Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine has been keeping fans updated on the status of their new album by making the most of social media - posting Twitter updates and Facebook postings on all the latest happenings. He most recently posted news yesterday that three new tracks were almost complete.

Mustaine followed up on that news with more detail, posting the photo seen here on Twitter citing some inspiration for his vocal chops, saying, “Cutting vocals today! Some inspiration! Jesus and Clint Eastwood!” The picture, seemingly depicting a photo of Clint Eastwood as his character Josey Wales from the 1976 Western flick ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales,’ sits alongside a crucifix. Next to the in-studio inspiration lies what could perhaps be the lyrics to one of the new Megadeth songs, titled 'Nothing To Remember.'

The new Megadeth disc is being produced by Johnny K. Although no drop date has been officially announced, the disc is slated to come out sometime in 2013.

It's not all work for Mustaine over the holidays though, he also posted that he went to see the new film 'Les Miserables' starring Hugh Jackman and seemed to enjoy it, expressing, "Saw Les Miserables last night. If Hugh Jackman doesn't get nominated for an Oscar I will be surprised. He was superb!"

Hopefully all this new inspiration will convince Mustaine to keep up the great first-person coverage of all the Megadeth magic going down in the studio while fans wait patiently to hear the new music.