Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor agreed to do a Reddit Q&A the other day, to promote the release of his side project How To Destroy Angels’ debut album.
One sarcastic super fan — I swear it wasn’t me — gave Reznor a little what’s for: “Why did Trent announce a new NIN tour at the same time your new album is releasing if he is trying to not be a frontrunner of the band? Odd coincidence in my opinion.”
The question continued: “As millionaires, why did you sign up with a record label to promote your new album? Especially when Trent has had a history of being screwed over by said labels and managers. If it’s really about the music and getting it out to as many people as possible, why not release it all for free? I understand if you want to make money. It makes sense to want money for your work. However, I don’t buy the ‘get it to as many people as possible’ excuse for signing up with a label. Again, especially when Trent conveniently places a spotlight on his former cash cow a few days before your band releases this new album. Good marketing, Gene Sim-, er, Trent Reznor.”
The fan also asked, “When can I get my NIN toothpaste? EDIT: Also, this one is for Trent. How did you manage to get back into the thought process of performing live when you had your farewell tour 3.5 years ago? Must have been hard to get back into the groove.”
Reznor replied to the question in a way only Trent would.
“Sorry, the wifi on our yacht is having issues, we can’t get your full question to load. Try sending me an email at [email protected]”
Well, to be honest, the fan made some valid points and asks some reasonable questions. They didn’t go about it well, but…valid.
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