Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine spoke in an interview with Metal Wani and talked about their upcoming album.

He said that label company wanted 16 songs for upcoming album. Here’s the reason:

“Therein lies the rub, because this is our last record for Universal. And the label, the contract with them is for eight songs. The publishing company, the contract with them is for 11 songs.

So if I honor the publishing contract, I give them 11 songs. However, the record label, now, because of all of the P2P file transfers and streaming, and blah blah blah blah, they want CDs to contain way more than that.

So, the last I heard, the guy [from the record company] wanted, I think it was almost 16 songs. And it’s like, ‘I don’t know, man. That’s a lot. We gave you 15 on the last record, and it felt to me kind of like a few of those songs just were wasted, ’cause I thought they were really great songs.'”

On new album, he said:

“What we’re writing right now is really exciting. Kiko [Loureiro, guitar] and Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] have already come out here [to my home studio in Nashville] to play a little bit, and the stuff that they’ve done so far, I’m super excited. I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

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