Dave Mustaine says that he doesn’t want to “perpetuate false information” by giving Lars Ulrich songwriting credit on “No Life ‘Til Leather”.
This was made official in a recent interview published by Kerrang magazine.
Saying that the last time he spoke to Hetfield was when the METALLICA guitarist/vocalist called him to talk about the “No Life ‘Til Leather” re-release, Mustaine recalled:
“He was trying to get me to give publishing over to Lars, despite James and I being the sole songwriters. Lars wanted a percentage and I just said no. I love James, he’s a terrific guitar player, but yeah, I can’t do that.
“The songs are already out there. I’m not going to release something just to have a product to sell — especially if they are perpetuating false information. Lars did not write the songs. It was just me and James. Period.”