Reznor Takes Time From NIN Album To Shoot Bowie Video

Originally published in MTV on October 8, 1997

Trent Reznor took time away from his recording compound in New Orleans on Friday to join his friend David Bowie on the set of Bowie's next video, "I'm Afraid Of Americans."

Reznor will turn up in the clip, and (as we previously reported) produced several remixes of the track for an upcoming EP that should hit stores next week.

When asked about when his next NIN project is coming, and about reports that it will veer from the typical industrial NIN sound in favor of more of a hip-hop influence, Reznor told MTV News, "The record, I guarantee it will piss everybody off. No one will like it, and it will be ridiculous, and if it wasn't then I wouldn't do it."

"That's the territory we both meet on," Bowie added. The thin white duke noted that the two men subscribe to the notion that if you anger the right people, you must be doing something right.

"We seem to have got that art down pretty finely," Bowie said.

"That's the point," Reznor chimed in. "If it's safe it's ridiculous. It has to be dangerous."

We'll have a complete report on the Bowie/Reznor video shoot this weekend in "The Week In Rock."

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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