Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

A Dispute With Dave Mustaine May Have Shelved Metallica’s “No Life ‘Til Leather” Set


If you follow Megadeth vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine on Twitter these days, you’ll know that his relationship with certain members of his former band Metallica can often be a point of friction. Mustaine of course was involved in the band in their early years before being ejected on a tour largely due to his then well documented problems with drug and alcohol abuse.

An emotional meeting in Metallica‘s ‘Some Kind Of Monster‘ movie took place many years later with Megadeth eventually touring alongside Metallica on the big four tour. However, in the years since, things have certainly felt a bit more tense and it seems we may now know another reason why.

Replying to a fan on Twitter earlier today (November 30th,) Mustaine spoke of a planned “No Life ‘Til Leather” set of the band’s early recordings that was in the works and how talks derailed following a dispute with Mustaine and Ulrich over songwriting credits. That tweet can be read below:

While the above tweet opened the door to various Twitter users bashing other members of Metallica, Mustaine didn’t take part and instead came to their defense. In fact, Mustaine also defended Lars‘s playing and called for an end to the Metallica bashing comments that ensued.

That said, Metallica eventually shelved the “No Life ‘Til Leather” set, with Ulrich citing “unexpected difficulties on the legal side.” Reading what Mustaine had to say today, it seems like the dispute over song credits may have been a big part of that.

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