As we all know by now, Trent Reznor “waved goodbye” to the live incarnation of Nine Inch Nails last week, putting the moniker on an indefinite concert hiatus after an epic final run of shows. In a last interview, just moments before taking the stage at LA’s Wiltern Theater for the final NIN gig, Reznor spoke to Pink is the New Blog’s Trent Vanegas about his favorite memories from touring and teased a few upcoming projects.
Reznor’s self-released string of EPs Ghosts I-IV was a huge success a few years back, earning him Radiohead comparisons for its free component and lots of cash from its tiered pricing scheme. So it’s no surprise that he’ll be giving that type of project another go. “I am sure there’ll be another Ghosts record before too long,” Reznor said, adding cryptically, “I’m working on some other things with some other people that may become a new band.” Many of our commenters seem to think Reznor’s “new band” may include fiancée Mariqueen Maandig, who left her band West Indian Girl last month.
Also, Reznor took a funny stab at the ‘07 Reading Fest lineup, in which NIN openers Fall Out Boy, The Used, Lostprophets, Funeral for a Friend, and Billy Talent didn’t provide his idea of a good festival appearance. “If we’re playing Reading Festival in the UK,” Reznor recalled, “and we’re after 8 pop punk bands that I hate, the audience is all a bunch of people I don’t like, [who] probably don’t like me, we’ll gear the set to either antagonize or win them over.”
I guess Trent wasn’t kidding when he told NME just before that show, “I doubt you will see me on the side of the stage for Fall Out Boy.”