Trent Reznor Sharpens His Knife

Busy guy. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Far be it from gloommeister Trent Reznor to rest on his laurels as bands

like Gravity Kills and Stabbing Westward re-work his riffs while the world

waits for the next Nine Inch Nails record. No, Reznor has been quite busy in

his bustling gothic manse in New Orleans. He's just finished co-production

duties on Marilyn Manson's next CD, Anti-Christ Superstar , due in

November, as well as scoring the latest video game from the makers of "Doom,"

entitled "Quake." Our sources tell us that Reznor will return to the studio in

September to begin work on the follow-up to 1994's The Downward Spiral

, with no concrete date set for its release. Although it hasn't been

confirmed yet, somewhere in there Reznor is also penciled-in to work on a score

for an upcoming big-budget Hollywood film, the name of which we could not

wrestle from his tenacious handlers.