It feels like we've been covering Megadeth writing a new album for pretty much eternity at this point, but it seems like we're almost at the finish line! According to Megadeth guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine, he's only got one song left to wrap up vocally before the band moves on to all the background stuff in the songs.
"Thankfully, my partner is coming back out to Nashville, and we're gonna be commencing on some guitar tracks and solos and some ear candy to wrap all that up. We've got probably about another… I've got one song left to sing, and then another song I've got one sentence that I've gotta finish.
"Other than that, all the vocals are done on this record, and it'll be time to focus now on background vocals and the remaining stuff with solos and, as we say… I know I've said it so many times — 'ear candy.' For you guys that don't know what that is, it's just what it sounds like — it's sticky, sappy, syrupy crap people put on records that help to — I don't know — make the song sound better. When you're thinking about AC/DC, you don't usually think about percussion."