Apparently the feud between Trent Reznor and the leaders of Filter was blown
out of proportion. Either that or success has soothed the savage beasts. Asked
about the reconciliation that took place earlier this month when Filter's
Richard Patrick played guitar with NIN on "Head Like a Hole" at the Nothing
Records CMJ showcase in New York, Patrick's partner, Brian Liesegang said, "We
still have mutual friends in NIN. I ran into Trent a few months ago and we hung
and it was cool. We ran into some friends and they told us about this secret
show and invited us to come by and we just did the same old thing. Trent and
Rich and I all have a penchant for Budweiser and tequila, so we just sat there
and drank a while, then Rich said, 'Hey, I want to play "Head Like a Hole"
again,' and Trent said, 'Okay.' Simple as that. It wasn't any big deal. I
thought it was cool. Trent came over to him and said, 'Smash the fucker.' And
he dutifully did it." Liesegang also said that he and Patrick are considering
creating some music for some Sony Playstation games. If so, they'll likely use
a different name, possibly Philtre. "We love making music," said Liesegang.
"Sometimes the music we make isn't necessarily Filter music, or a 'Filter
Artistic Statement,' so we need to find other avenues of expressing that stuff.
We're working on a semi-ambient record, but we need to find a way to make
people understand that's it's not the next Filter record."