“NIN as a touring live band or live band that’s on the road all the time is stopping,” Reznor said. “I’ve 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.”
One of those non-music projects could be a proposed HBO series based on the Nine Inch Nails’ 2007 concept album Year Zero. He pitched it to the network almost a year ago, although there hasn’t been much news about it lately.
Still, it sounds like no matter what Reznor decides to do in the future, these final NIN shows won’t be the last we see of him on a concert stage – especially considering the woeful state of the music business. “It’s nice to get a paycheck,” he acknowledged, “and now the only way to get a paycheck is to play live.”
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