Michael Buckner, Getty Images Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor announced…
- Posted on Mar 7th 2011 2:40PM by Jason MacNeil
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He took to his band's official message board earlier today (March 7) to fill fans in as to his various projects, including the fact that Nine Inch Nails is far from dormant.
"By having a few different outlets for my work I'm finding more inspiration within each one," he said in a post titled 'Gold statues, silver bullets, tattoos and the continued destruction of angels.'
Adding: "No, Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next."
Reznor revealed that he's currently funneling his music into "three columns": film work, How to Destroy Angels (a side project with wife Mariqueen Maandig) and, much to the relief of longtime fans, Nine Inch Nails.
However, it appears he has to tackle a few things already in the works first, including another project with Atticus Ross, scoring the upcoming film from director David Fincher called 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' "We've been composing quite a bit of music for this, and have just begun to see some of what's been shot," Reznor said. "Trust me when I say this film (and of course the music!) will not disappoint."
As well, Reznor clarified earlier reports that the album from How to Destroy Angels was completed, stating "it is not."
"We've been working since last summer on it and are due to mix it this summer for a fall release," he said. "We've spent a lot of time experimenting and finding our own sound and identity this time around and we're very happy with the results."
Finally, the musician said he has become friends with director Timur Bekmambetov and was asked by Bekmambetov if he would score a new film the director is doing with Tim Burton called 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.'
"I was familiar with the book, read the script and it felt like an interesting challenge as a composer -- very different from the Fincher films," Reznor said, adding that plans for a small cameo in the film are obviously no longer under wraps.
"I was considering this when I awoke a few days ago to the news I am now STARRING in ALVH (which is obviously not true)," he said. "F---. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore. So...do me a favor and act surprised, OK?"
While a cameo in a Tim Burton film is nothing to sneeze at, it's the NIN update which will surely cause the most chatter today. The band has been sorely missed since Reznor announced in early 2009 he would make "NIN disappear for a while" after completing their 'Wave Goodbye' tour, which culminated in a series of farewell shows marking the group's 20th anniversary.
Nine Inch Nails released its last studio album, 'The Slip,' in 2008.