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Trent Reznor Reveals Queens of the Stone Age Collaboration During Online Chat

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Musical mastermind Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels recently took part in an open Q&A session on Reddit.com. Reznor participated in an ‘AMA’ session, which means, “Ask Me Anything.” With no barriers in place, fans submitted a mass of questions, which led to some insightful revelations from Reznor, including news that he has been helping out Josh Homme with a new Queens of the Stone Age song.

Check out some of the Reddit conversations between Trent Reznor and his fans:

AmeliaLaChida: Aside from destroy angel’s new EP, what’s next for you?

A number of things. Tweaking some things for the HTDA full LP (coming in Spring), helping Josh out on a new QOTSA track, working with Roy, starting rehearsals for two bands.

toastercookie: Could you talk a little bit about how involved you were with the lighting setups for your NIN shows?I went to Lights in the Sky in 2008 and I have to say it was the best lighting / visual setup that I’ve ever seen at a concert. How does that all come together? Do you plan out the setlists and then sync up specific lighting sequences to the songs beforehand or is it a bit more of a live, fluid process? I would kill to see NIN again, what a great show.

Thank you. I spend a lot of time and energy thinking about how music is presented live. Lights in the Sky was probably my favorite live show I’ve worked on so far. This was a real collaboration between myself, Rob, Roy Bennett, and Moment Factory. We set out to make an experience and I really felt proud to put that on every night. Cryptic additional comment: 2013.

link343: Hi Trent. Thanks for the years of music. What’s the status on The Fragile reissue? I know you talked about how Alan was doing a 5.1 remix a few years ago during a New York Times interview during the promotion for ‘The Social Network.’

The 5.1 mixes are done and sound amazing. Alan was the only person who could have possibly done it, and he did not disappoint. There are a couple other elements involved that we want to get right before we put this into production. These involve packaging and additional content. Patience, my friends.

dim85: What was the first computer and software you used for music?

I had a Commodore 64 with, I think, the Sequential Circuits Model 64 Sequencer Cartridge. And it was the greatest thing in the world (or so I thought at the time). Moving on… The first “real” platform I used for composition was a Mac+ running Performer. Pretty Hate Machine was done with this.

Couto: Someone really has to ask this, so there it goes… Can you disclosure [sic] any future plans for Nine Inch Nails?

Sure I could.

Check out more of Trent Reznor’s Q&A session on Reddit.

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