Charlie Clouser working on Tapeworm more..

Originally published in CDNow All Star Music News on January 1, 2000

Don't expect any new remixes from Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Charlie Clouser anytime soon. Tapeworm, the long-awaited, much-reported side project, is on the front burner for now, and Clouser's bandmates won't let him forget about that.

In a recent interview with allstar correspondent Murray Engleheart, Clouser said he's spending the spare time he would normally have to make a few extra bucks with a remix (most recently, he contributed to Rob Zombie's remix album American Made Music To Strip By) on Tapeworm "because every time I would be doing a remix, [NIN guitarist/bassist] Danny [Lohner] would hear it through the wall and come in and give me shit and say, 'What the hell are you doing that for? You should be working on the Tapeworm shit that's in your computer waiting for you to mix it!' So I've had enough of the damn guilt trips and I'm only working on Tapeworm for the next few months."

Trent Reznor has said in recent interviews that fans can expect Tapeworm by mid-2000. The initial idea for the project, which now includes guest contributions from Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Phil Anselmo of Pantera, and others, started as far back as 1996.

Meanwhile, NIN received two Grammy nominations Tuesday (Jan. 4) morning for Best Metal Performance for "Starfuckers, Inc." and Best Alternative Music Performance for The Fragile. See our complete coverage of the nominees in allstar's news section.

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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