April 14 [10:00 EST] -- Head Nine Inch Nail Trent Reznor and producer extraordinaire Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds rank with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell among "Time" magazine's 25 most influential people in America.
The April 21 issue, which hit newsstands on Monday, hails Reznor as the "anti-Bon Jovi... the lord of Industrial" and credit his "vulnerable vocals and accessible lyrics" with sparking "an Industrial revolution: he gave the gloomy genre a human heart."
The magazine also hails Babyface as being the "yin to gangsta rap's yang." "Time" also praises Babyface's music as being "everything that today's often raucous pop music usually isn't."
Also leaping from the pop culture landscape into the select ranks of the influential are "X-Files" creator Chris Carter, talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, and cartoon office serf Dilbert...
"Time" is quick to point of that it's list should not be
seen as a "hot and not" type of collection. "The Time 25 is not about the trendiest people of the hour, nor is it a power list. It's about energy, vision, and talent," the magazine's managing editor Walter Isaacson has said.