A fan with an overactive imagination is once again causing nothing but
headaches for Nine Inch Nail's Trent Reznor. The fan in question, who runs a
NIN/Trent page and who has reportedly been served with two cease and desist
orders over his unofficial rantings, has once again managed to fool the press
(some of them anyway) with erroneous information about Trent Reznor and Nine
Inch Nails, according to Reznor's management company.
A Reznor management
source told ATN that, contrary to several published reports including one in a
recent issue of England's Melody Maker:
1) Reznor has not secured
remix help from a homeless "bum" who resides in the alley outside his studios.
2) Reznor has not completed an new album called Impossible Pain.
3) Nor has Reznor completed a remix album called Improbable Pain
4) Trent Reznor's "half-brother," Bob Reznor, will not appear on said
album, mainly because there is no such person or album.
5) And finally,
none of this (as reported in Melody Maker) is according to a new
interview with metal mag Kerrang! because Reznor never sat for an
interview with that magazine (Kerrang! also got the erroneous
information from the wacky fan's web site. One guy, so many headaches.
NIN management did tell us is true is that Reznor and the boys will
appear in a Mark Romanek (Beck) directed video for "The Perfect Drug," the new
NIN song from the soundtrack to David Lynch's Lost Highway. The video
debuts on MTV this Sat., Jan. 18. "Trent is performing in it more so than
previous videos," said our source. "It's more of a role, a character he's
playing, but Trent's own personality definitely took over the character, so
it's still him in a way."
Although drummer Chris Vrenna appears in the
video, don't look for him to be behind the kit in the future, since he is no
longer a member of NIN. We understand that Vrenna, who has been by Reznor's
side since NIN's debut, Pretty Hate Machine, recently left New Orleans
for Los Angeles and, as of last Tuesday (Jan. 7) was on the road with the
Smashing Pumpkins serving in an undisclosed capacity. "He's not performing or
playing live with them," a source close to Vrenna told ATN. "But he's a real
computer wiz and he's working on some new soundtrack recordings with them,
helping out with some technical aspects." The Pumpkins' publicist confirmed
that Vrenna had recently joined the Pumpkins posse, and that the band is
working on a song for the next Batman movie.
Oh yeah. Also true:
Reznor is writing the next NIN album in New Orleans and Los Angeles.