Trent Reznor Still Looking For New Album Sounds

Originally published in MTV on June 1, 1999

Trent Reznor, aka Nine Inch Nails, has told a Finnish magazine that his next album is going to utilize a variety of vocalists, musicians and exotic instruments.

Reznor, notoriously tight-lipped about his works in progress in the past, told Soundi magazine that he's gathered pieces from different styles over the last few years and that he's trying to find a way to mix them. The discussion with Reznor was part of an article centered on the use of computers in writing and recording music.

Previously on the NIN tip, guitarist Adrian Belew told fans that he had been in the studio with Reznor in February and had laid down guitar work for roughly 14 songs or song fragments. There were no vocals at that point.

Meanwhile, net sources contacting Interscope have been told the album tentatively scheduled for release in November. Previous reports say the working title is "The Fragile." Reznor's publicity firm declined to comment other than to say they could not confirm any of the information.

In related news, former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna is close to signing a deal with Almo Records for his new band, Tweaker. Vrenna's latest studio project is sessions with Alanis Morissette. He's recently worked with Green Day, Seal and Hole, among others.

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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