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Trent Reznor Clarifies Nine Inch Nails Hiatus

By July 14, 2009

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In the wake of Trent Reznorís announcement that Nine Inch Nails would play one final American tour at the end of the summer, the biggest question has been what that would mean for the bandís future. Would Reznor record music under another moniker? Would it sound totally different than NIN? Reznor offered some clarification in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

ďNIN as a touring live band or live band thatís on the road all the time is stopping,Ē Reznor said. ďIíve just reached the point ... where it has invaded every other aspect of my life. Also I think creatively, my time would be better spent on other stuff that could be NIN or outside NIN. Some of it may be collaborative things. I have a number of projects that are not music-related which I have put on the back burner for a long time.Ē

One of those non-music projects could be a proposed HBO series based on the Nine Inch Nailsí 2007 concept album Year Zero. He pitched it to the network almost a year ago, although there hasnít been much news about it lately.

Still, it sounds like no matter what Reznor decides to do in the future, these final NIN shows wonít be the last we see of him on a concert stage Ė especially considering the woeful state of the music business. ďItís nice to get a paycheck,Ē he acknowledged, ďand now the only way to get a paycheck is to play live.Ē

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