Record Store Day is this Saturday, and there is an official ambassador. One Mr. Dave Grohl! And he’s super stoked for Metallica’s release of their 1982 demo ‘No Life Til Leather.’
Dave says, “I bought the first Metallica album on cassette from a mail-order catalog in 1983,” Grohl tells Atlanta’s Creative Loafing. “I had never heard of them. I didn’t know anything about them other than they had a cool name, and the description said ‘thrash metal.’ I didn’t even know what that meant. I had listened to tons of punk rock music, and I loved Motörhead, but thrash metal? That sounded scary and cool.”
Grohl then sent his money in the mail and received Metallica’s debut album Kill ‘Em All on a cassette tape.
“I will be a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die because of that experience,” Grohl says. “It was like someone had sent me the Holy Grail.””
In addition to serving as ambassador, Grohl will also be releasing a record for Record Store Day: a 10-inch EP called Songs from the Laundry Room, featuring demos of early Foo Fighters singles “Alone + Easy Target” and “Big Me,” plus a cover of Kim Wilde‘s “Kids in America,” and a previously unreleased track called “Empty Head.”
Be sure to come hang with The Buzz on Saturday at Grimey’s for Record Store Day. Halestorm will be playing a few songs!
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