Star Producer Rick Rubin Signs On For Nine Inch Nails Album

On the cover of Time. Guess those Time editors can't get enough of "The Perfect Drug."

American Recordings honcho Rick Rubin (Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Tom

Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers) has agreed to produce the next album from Trent

Reznor's Nine Inch Nails.

Sources close to both parties told ATN that the

pair, who worked together previously when Rubin produced "Piggy (nothing can

stop me now)" on 1995's remix CD Further Down the Spiral (featuring Dave

Navarro on guitar), are slated to get together once Reznor finishes preliminary

songwriting and arranging, which he is currently working on at his New Orleans

studio.

Meanwhile, as previously reported in ATN, Reznor has summoned a

number of name remixers to work on "The Perfect Drug," (May 13) his

drum-and-bass single from the Lost Highway soundtrack.

Reznor,

currently gracing the cover of TIME magazine as one of the "25 Most

Influential People In America (1997)," will get his song worked over by The

Orb, Space Time Continuum, Plug (aka Wagonchrist aka Luke Vibert, an artist

Reznor recently signed to his Nothing record label), Aphrodite and Meat Beat

Manifesto.