During in a recent interview with Sofa King Cool, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has shared his thoughts on their upcoming album.
He also revealed why younge people don’t buy albums anymore. He said that they’re using Spotify and they buy one song or a couple of songs.
Here’s the statement:
“We’re doing it now. We’ve been working on it, compiling riffs and putting things together. It’s just kind of the process of the nature of how our songs work. We’ve never been a band where we get in the room and [we say] ‘Hey, bro, let’s jam.’ It’s never been that. It’s kind of creating a riff and an idea, and we sort of start piecing them together.
We had, really, two or three years of [touring in support of] ‘Dystopia’, which is a lot for an album. So we’re at this interesting moment in the band where, obviously, people wanna hear new music, because we continue to make good records, so they wanna hear them.
And, yet, they still… Like tonight, I’ve noticed on ‘Basstory’, I’ll throw out some stories and it’s almost like a lot of people weren’t born before 1985 or 1990, and I’ll tell [them] about, ‘Hey, did anybody see the ‘Peace Sells’ tour?’ and it’s like crickets. And I’m, like, ‘Oh my God! This is a really young audience.’ We’re really blessed. 35 years of Megadeth — we’re in our fourth decade — so four generations of Megadeth fans.
So we’ve got really young kids. And it’s funny — the young kids are going back and getting into the earlier stuff; they’re the ones that are digging into the ’80s and the early ’90s. And then we’ve got fans probably our age, who have grown up with the band.
I mean, there was a day when I was ‘Junior.’ At 18, starting Megadeth with Dave [Mustaine, vocals/guitar], I was like one of the young, young guys on the campus, and now I’m one of the elder statesmen of the genre. But it’s so cool to just have a whole world, kind of just a global tribe, that we’ve all grown up together.”
On young people, he said:
And it’s great that the young people are growing up and wearing our shirts and listening to our songs. They’re hearing it on Spotify — they’re not buying albums. Young people don’t buy albums — they buy one song or a couple of songs. And hey, that’s how they buy music. It’s all right.“
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