Will Nine Inch Nails' New Music Really Be F***ing Great?

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It's rare that musicians or other people in the public eye actually admit they've been lying--unless they're found out, Tiger Woods-style--but Trent Reznor is excited about his own "betrayal" of Nine Inch Nails fans.

I guess the lie is okay when the truth stuns and excites millions of fans, right? Three months after announcing their return from a four-year hiatus, Reznor revealed via a Tumblr note that the Nine Inch Nails' eighth LP will be released by the end of the year. It will be the first new NIN music since 2008's The Slip.

"I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately," Reznor said in a press release. "For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails' record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great."

According to Reznor, the band's new music is the motivation for their reconfiguration and the upcoming summer arena tour. He admits that his other musical projects really fueled his creativity, and it made him want to take Nine Inch Nails to a new place.

Since allegedly putting NIN to rest, he's worked on many acclaimed soundtracks including The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo--and he's also created some atmospheric rock and incredible stage productions with his band How to Destroy Angels, which includes his wife Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross, and designer Rob Sheridan.

With a lineup that now includes Telefon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis, King Crimson's Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Robin Finck, and Ilan Rubin, NIN singed with Columbia Records and will officially make their debut on July 26 at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

I suppose the only question left for Reznor is a simple one: Why the f*ck did he keep it so secret if it was so f**king good?


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Maybe it was a big secret because almost every prior album was leaked in some form or another.  He was publicly pissed!  Perhaps the only way to surprise his fans is to act in secrecy.  Not to mention, the media isn't harping on him constantly asking, "When are you releasing a new album?"  After 20 years doesn't he deserve to call his own shots?  He's still delivering, I'm not complaining.

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