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Metallica Demo Box Set Put On Hold

Metallica fans will have to cool their jets for the release of the "No Life 'Til Leather" demo the group was planning to release this spring.

The group had planned to expand the 1982 demo collection into a full box set. But drummer Lars Ulrich tells Metal Forces that the project became mired in legal issues and ultimately "decided that it wasn't worth it getting bogged down in all the unpleasantries, because this was supposed to be a celebration and not end up being a tug of war, so we thought, 'You know what? F*** it, we'll just move on...'"

Metallica still hopes to release the "No Life 'til Leather" collection sometime in the future.

...Meanwhile, Metallica will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its "Load" album with a new limited edition series of etched glasses being sold through its Met Club online. The 500 glasses will go on sale at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday (June 16), selling for $39.99 each.



Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.