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Wow. I can't believe this article was published half a year ago. Where is the new Nine Inch Nails news?!
I came here looking for more as well, tonight. SAD that I won't see Trent play again, at least for now. I wish his son would become his prodigy and do his gig all over again in the future for my son to see what NIN is. I will take my son on a tour of NIN as he ages. Sadly, that tour will be in my collection of NIN records, CDs, and YouTube lol.. .
Never say never. Trent usually says one thing and does another. Even in the breadth of the same interview he goes from 'he may never tour again' to 'he would like to tour (but not for a commitment of a year)'. Trent is a pretty fickle dude, so nothing he says is ever set in stone. Remember: he retired NIN around 2009 only to make another NIN album in 2013.
He's 50 bro, and he loves his kids. I'd do the same if I just scored a big gig as the creative director with a Beats/Apple partnership at his age. I, as a fan, will miss him, but he needs time for his boys. I have a 1 and a half year old and I could give two sh*ts about having a beer at my local pub anymore. I don't know if you have kids, but when you do, if you're not a loser, they are the world sir. NIN will live on through his kids I pray. I truly hope my boy gets to see my idol's boys rock on and fulfill his legacy, as my boy will mine.
I've been a lifelong fan of his, but his blatant disdain and alienation of the Midwest - and by way, the people that live there - is kind of gross, self-indulgent and arrogant in this article; considering a good portion of his income comes from those people that buy his concert tickets & albums (from iTunes of course...). I find myself liking him less and less these days - he's very intelligent and is obviously an amazing musician; but the occasional bouts of random sophomoric (and probably somewhat political) injected rhetoric has to be questioned.
I think it would be awesome if Trent took a voice acting role. Even if it was for a disney movie.
The incredulous uptight tool moderator at Echoing the Sound who keeps banning me for saying Trent is working on new NIN material can now officially eat my dong!
"Ownership is waning. Everybody is comfortable with the cloud -- your documents, who knows where they are? They are there when you need them. That idea that I've got my records on the shelf doesn't feel as important even to me as it used to. I just think we haven't quite hit the right formula yet."
Trent is confusing ownership with location. I own my stuff in the cloud, too. I better, anyway, or we have a problem... No, I dont care "where it is", but I do own it.
I would love for Trent to dabble in some witch house.
Watch the video above! Trent says he's working on new NIN material! YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"I'd like to get it to a place where it's not a commitment of a year of being away, because I don't want to miss being a father -- being present. I would like to create more, in quicker intervals, rather than make an album, disappear for years, go on tour."
Probably the best thing I've read this fall. : )
I can relate, as a father. His children deserve him. We got the best of him, but it's never enough with Trent!
I wish they'd ask him if he has a new album he's working on..
EDIT: In the video Trent says he's working on new Nine Inch Nails! This just made my year and my next year!
I like the fact that he's thinking about new ways of touring. : )
Trent looking to be more creative more consistently and shave down his touring cycles... Sounds good to me! So long as we get more, that's all that matters!
Dummy, you probably listen to Kanye. OMFG, TAYLOR SWIFT, LOL.
Right. Boring. Now why don't you get back to listening to taylor swift?
Excellent interview. Very insightful & intriguing.
Trent, if you're reading this, you KNOW you want to write a children's book. :)
He's not reading this. And, no.
This is one of the best interviews I've read, props to the interviewer. Some really excellent questions, and TR really comes across as a smart guy. He's an artist who's been on the cutting edge of the writing/ packaging/releasing music for decades, it's interesting to see what happens next - combining the weight of Apple and the expertise of Reznor...
Have to disagree. Being on the cutting edge of writing/ packaging/releasing music has nothing to do with coming up with something unique to solve the technical/design/business problem
I don't get that. I didn't say TR would be the guy to 'run' the business. But there's very few people with MORE knowledge about what works and doesn't work in the music industry. If anyone can come up with how to transform the music industry, TR is a good bet.
I get that. Maybe we disagree about what the problem is, then. It is not a problem of what "works or does not work in the music industry", like a problem of which genre, which sound, which album cover, which marketing campaign. What we have is a technical problem. It is a problem that was unleashed in the 1980s when the record industry rushed headlong into selling a new product (CDs) in the same old way that they had sold the old product (vinyl and cassettes). That problem has never been addressed. Instead, the problem has been ignored, with everyone just hoping, with blind fideism, that some new revenue stream will make everybody forget that there is a problem and just be happy with the money they are making. Hence, the freefall that the music industry has been in ever since then. (Incidentally, it has never been solved for videos, books, and games either). If you keep turning to "music guys" (e.g., Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor), the problem is never going to get fixed. Like any other problem that you want fixed, you have to turn to innovators, i.e inventors. We are actually a very innovative country (the USA). There has hardly been a problem we have not been able to solve. But you have to actually turn to the people to fix it, or it is not going to get done. The music industry has never had to do that in its entire history. (Sure, scientists have brought them new technologies, and they have employed them. But they have never had a technical problem before that has cratered the industry like this one). What about Google, Apple and Amazon, you say? Aren't they innovators?? Yeah, sure. And they could fix it if they wanted to. But it is not their problem, it is the content industries' problem. Why should they fix the content industries' problem? The chances of it conflicting with one of their business models are too high (e.g. the venerable "Opt-out" rather than "opt-in" at Google.)
He looks good. I'd let him hit it.
This made me smile. :)Never heard that kind of expression, but then again English isn't my mother tongue.
Tee hee ^.^