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The woman is clearly pretty. Dark hair, high-collared leather jacket. Slightly pensive, thousand-yard stare, despite the black bar of neener-neener. But is it the work of the marriage between Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig? The gossip mill is burning up with fevered discussion.

Sent just several hours ago, a brief press announcement stated that a band, How to Destroy Angels, would release a “Self-titled 6-track EP out this summer. Exact date TBA.” Typical Reznorian shortspeak? Possibly. But the black-painted nails twirling knobs in the clip on the official “band” website would certainly produce the type of darkly sexual noise the Nine Inch Nails frontman and his former West Indian Girl specialize in.

And now back to your 118th viewing of “Born Free.”

 
  1. If this is truly Reznor’s new side project, I almost feel sorry for the guy because he obviously doesn’t know how to stop embarrassing himself. After revealing himself last year to be a crybaby over Twitter when fans give their opinion of him and his aggressive comments, actions, etc, the guy is ridiculous. If this is truly Mariqueen involved, whoa, that’s not good. I used to see her old band in Hollywood all the time and she is horrible. Horrible voice, horrible stage presence, and just all around a bore. I expected Reznor to really work with someone who is talented, ie, Amanda Palmer, Sade, you get the point. Another problem I have with him is, if you’re doing a project…just say it! All the secretive crap isn’t fun, it’s stupid and it’s annoying. My friends and I are no longer fans, nor are most people anymore. Wave Goodbye Trent, it’s over for you, if this is what 20 years of privacy and great reputation are bearing. Absolutely horrid.

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    Chris Reply:

    @Luke Boren, u mad

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    Wade Reply:

    @Luke Boren,

    I still feel Trent has a lot of talent, and even though the Twitter thing was stupid, NIN fan girls are obsessive and annoying, so it’s somewhat justified. Mariqueen, imo, is a good musician, albeit her vocals other story. I feel you should give this project a good chance before totally denouncing it.

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    j shirely Reply:

    @Luke Boren, Stop being a cry baby and let people live their own lives and do their art how they see fit. It’s not about you!

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    Andy K Reply:

    Dude, Luke, are you really crying about what someone did, on a Twitter account? and i don’t know what rock your living under, but you said, quote ” My friends and I are no longer fans, nor are most people anymore.”, you are wayyyy off. maybe your not a fan, but i know for a fact that Nine Inch Nails, and Trent Reznor, have/has a massive amount of fans…most are good fans too, not including you! All of What you said was opinion, and that’s just it, it’s YOURS, not ours, so don’t speak for anyone else but yourself.

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  2. Not at all!^^
    Just stating an opinion Guy. That’s what the comment section is for, right? I come to this blog regularly and saw the topic, so I commented. I used to be a huge Nails fan back in college during the 90s so anything with “NIN” in it makes my ears perk up.

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    misstrixxxie Reply:

    @Luke Boren, in some way, I do understand what you mean.

    I stopped being a huge fan after 1) i saw his attitude at the airport 2) i saw his behaviour on twitter

    and no, Luke isn’t mad. these other fangirls will never know what we mean.

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    Lauren Reply:

    What happened at the airport?

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    keo Reply:

    @Lauren, i think he flipped out. i dont quite remember. he went off on a fan for something really uncalled for.

  3. You mad.

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  4. How did he “embarrass himself” on Twitter?? He mostly dealt with a shitload of immature morons that weren’t prepared for him to evolve musically and in life. You were probably one of them.

    Also not sure how you can trash this. You haven’t even heard anything yet. Close minded much? Fan, my ass. Go bury yourself in your black NIN shirts that you bought all those years ago. Sorry you can’t enjoy evolution.

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    HOQ Reply:

    @Mike Burke, OH LOOK TRENT”S PR INTERNET PEOPLE HAVE ARRIVED, I MEAN TRENT.

    everyone knows he trolls ANYTHING to do with NIN and looks like he found this place.

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    FERABAD Reply:

    @HOQ, Yep, everybody knows he has nothing better to do. Seriously, I’M TRENT MOTHERF*CKING REZZZZZZNOR!!! XD

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  5. “My friends and I are no longer fans, nor are most people anymore. Wave Goodbye Trent, it’s over for you[. . .]”

    Really, Luke?

    Because his last album, The Slip, which was initially released FOR FREE peaked at Number 13 on the Billboard 200. Downloads from his website were over 2 million and still, almost 100,000 people went out and BOUGHT it when it was released as a physical.

    You need to come down off your throne of self-importance a bit and realize that facts are stubborn things and they just shat all over your opinion.

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    Double Standard Reply:

    You just *know* this info off the top of your head?? Bye Trent. Get a life and stop worrying about what strangers think of you.

    @OllieJ,

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  6. Wow! The Trent Reznor Army is strong tonight! God forbid someone have a contrary opinion about Trent. Look, this is a FAIL, pure and simple. To call Mariqueen a “good musician” is like saying Mike Tyson is a “good musician.” lmao It would be a lie!
    NIN fans need to grow up. Everytime something is said about your God you don’t like it doesn’t mean A)It’s a jealous fangirl who wants him, or B)If you don’t like him or his music, you’re jealous.

    This no fangirl here. Fact is, Reznor has been playing with your minds for 20 years. Guy goes on his “final” tour and stages a publicity stunt when he’s never mentioned a word EVER about his life, tells you to kill yourself on Twitter, act like a maniac gorilla in general raging out on his fans and even innocent musicians that he feels like he’s better than *ahem* jealous of,, and everyone who brings it up are the crazy ones? Just stop.
    I”ve been wanting this project actually. If one is going to make a fool of themselves, one should go all the way. Team Reznor! lmao The topping on the copycat cake though is the Coil album name. Reznor should write a book on how to con people, because he’s done a marvelous job.

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  7. Carlyle- Did you not notice that the first argument is “Twitter blah blah, Wife blah blah” then something about an airport?

    What does that have to do with anything? It is in the first post. Bitching about stuff that have nothing to do with the music in the clip. Maybe if whenever Trent Reznor and his wife were mentioned the first thing people talk about is stuff that happed A YEAR AGO that has nothing to do with you then NIN fans can take the comments seriously. But it is not that way. It is “Trent gets angry when I bad mouth his wife. How dare he?” Well of course he did. That is what people do in those situations. He has a reputation for getting angry (see every NIN album ever and the majority of interviews since 1990).

    How did you feel about the clip? Did you even listen to it or did you rush to the comments to talk about a stranger’s wife even though you guys are SO not obsessed. You just make it the subject of every post on every article. An incident that happened A YEAR AGO and only the “Not obsessed at all” “completely objective” “not fan boys/girls” seem to bring up or remember.

    What would the logical conclusion be? Obsession.

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    Get A Grip Reply:

    LMAO
    TrentStans are hilarious. No grasp on reality and believe everything boils down to obsession. LMAO Jealousy and Obsession are two words that can only be applied to people who actually have something special, and real.
    NO. Fact is, Reznor is about as relevant as bell bottoms, and just about as cool. Mariqueen is about as interesting as rocket science and nobody is going to buy/support this project besides TR’s few insane fans-who are all at NIN.COM mind you. Everyone knew he’d lost his mind last summer. He’s toast.
    Oh Oh, I better enjoy this comment because big Rez likes to troll when the comments aren’t to his liking.

    @Mel,

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    whatchootalkinboutwillis Reply:

    @Get A Grip, But bell bottoms are in style this year! Listen first and critique later.

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    Double Standard Reply:

    When said stranger actually has a “wife” it’s another story. Reznor got what he deserved and he knew what was going to happen when he recruited this woman to act a certain way online. You can’t live life in a double standard. HE didn’t mind badmouthing Chris Cornell, but nobody better say a word to him? That ain’t real life Bro.

    @Mel,

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    Mel Reply:

    @Double Standard,
    Oh, so YOU are the one.

    People badmouth the music of NIN all the time. No one cares that much. Trent Reznor said bad things about Chris Cornell’s music NOT his wife. If you cannot tell the difference between those two things then that just shows the type of person you are. I get criticized for my work. That is part of life. But no one says to me “your paper was terrible and your mothers a whore.” THAT is not the real world.

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    Mel Reply:

    @Double Standard,
    I also want to add that Chris Cornell is one of an innumerable amount of artist Trent Reznor has badmouthed over the past 20 years and he HAS been ripped apart many times for it in the press. Sometimes he would apologize, sometimes he would not. So acting as if there were no consequences is not accurate. Everyone knows who he is. For you and me there are no consequences. No one has to know who we are on the internet.

  8. Mel, you need to up your meds Buddy. We’re supposed to forget FACTS that happened just a year ago because you say so?? Sounds to me like you have the obsession. Reznor isn’t a daily topic, but I sure as hell agree with Carlyle. What do you care whether or not he watched the clip. It was 40 seconds and some fingers, it’s not the Beatles. Grow up and loosen up the grip on Reznor’s sack.
    Also, anyone else noticed how these obsessed NIN fans actually believe it’s only one person who doesn’t like Trent, thinks he’s corny, and basically thinks he’s full of crap? Once again, grow up because there are many who aren’t fooled by Reznor. He should know that by the way his concerts don’t sell out any longer.

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  9. Oh yes, and “evolving in life” means ridiculous moronic Tweets. I forgot. Silly me. lmao If what TR has done over the past year is evolving in life/music/whatever, God help us.
    I can’t take the stupidity here.

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  10. ehm, those 30 seconds on their website sounded pretty dope :) productionwise better then the slip. Fan from way back, didnt really enjoy with teeth (well certain parts), year zero was too much of the same (so you propably hate it or love it. anyways. hope its as good as this snippet

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  11. raging out is fun! come on!
    you are doing great at it so far!

    i can’t wait to hear it **joy!**

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  12. Lauren- No, the twitter thing is not relevant. Someone brought it up out of the blue and thinks that others are going to respect their opinion about the music (the point of the article).

    And if you are not a fan of NIN why do you care so much that it is worth remembering? Oh it is because YOU were one of the twitter stalkers that were threating his wife, calling her racist things and telling him to stick with white women. That was you wasn’t it. Then he yelled at you. So now you have to prove that you are NOT crazy by trying to show that everyone else is crazy. Right? And mature. Of course you ar mature. It is mature to attack a complete stranger because they are getting married. Oh, but he is a celebrity so that makes it better and not pathetic at all. Your right I should grow up and not think so logically and sanely. Sanity is for children. You are so not obsessed or immature.

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    Lynn Reply:

    Once again Mel, you’re completely off topic. If anyone made fun of Mariqueen, she was fairgame being from what I heard she had no problem making fun of people via her own Twitter and saying racist things. She’s a person of color though, so it’s ok, right?
    Get off your high horse because you sound like an Idiot. You live in a fantasy world. If your Mother acts like a whore via Twitter, then yeah, she’s fairgame to be called one. Get real though, if Reznor cared about Mariqueen being talked about he never would of put her out there like that. For someone as old as Reznor he sure doesn’t understand how this thing called life works. You can’t give crap and expect not to take it.
    Stay on topic though! This project will suck, but I”ll keep an open mind though. :}

    @Mel,

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    Mel Reply:

    @Lynn,
    Did you read what I have been writing? I was commenting on others bring up the twitter thing. THE PEOPLE ON TWITTER told her racist things and threatening her if she stayed with Trent Reznor. She did not do anything back. HE got angry. They got angry at him because they felt that he had no right to be angry.

    Is that real life to you? Try it sometime. Go up to some stranger and say things like that then find out how “life” handles it.

    Then there the fact that she was acting like a whore. How? No one ever says how. They just heard it from somewhere. You heard she said racist things. I am sure you heard allot of things.

    Stay on topic. That is what I have been saying. But others are trying to argue that this is relevent. I ask how and people start rambling on. What they want to say is “People should be able to attack others without consequence.” Well that is not how real life works. And it works even less like that on the internet.

    But good for you for keeping an open mind.

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    Flip Reply:

    Mel, Dude, you sound real ridiculous bringing race into this. Mariqueen could be purple and after the way she presented herself on Twitter as an Idiot who has the mind capacity of a 5th grader, only more shallow..and I still wouldn’t be interested in anything she’s selling. It’s called image Dear. Tell Trent that, since you seem to be up his butt. Once you present yourself as a Fool(mariqueen) to your audience, which is only going to be Trent’s audience, you can’t change. Seems like someone should’ve planned more.

    How arrogant of you to think most people even know who Reznor is, let alone give a flying hell what color of the woman with him. He should “stick to” whatever makes him happy.

    @Mel,

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    Mel Reply:

    @Flip,
    See above. They did care about her race. That is way I am surprised so many people defend them. No one was arguing their lack of respect for her as an artist. They were talking about everything but that.

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    DallasDweller Reply:

    You’re reaching Dude. When all else fails, you always bring up the racism tactic. Not working Trent. Mariqueen could’ve been orange and she’s still bland, boring, and untalented. Plenty of people say she’s untalented. Open your eyes. She’s a joke and so are you. “Mel” :-)

    @Mel,

    Mel Reply:

    @DallasDweller,
    Wait… What are you talking about? Those were the things actually tweeted.

    @trent_reznor fucking asian eating pussy cumdumpping in asian sluts like @mariqueen, Nasty stanky asian slut. Your happy about that slanteye

    — sammiesam2 #1587048474 on April 22, 2009

    So this is not real. Thank god. I thought that there were really nasty people in the world. I am glad you set me straight. It was just a delusion.

    Kandy Reply:

    Get a life Mel! The only person stuck on this is you. So what someone said that to Mariqueen. Grow up.

    @Mel,

  13. I thought it was pretty cool. I also like NIN’s music.

    Seems that those that hate it are more obsessive than those that don’t. Oh well.

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  14. Aaliyah’s corpse>Mariqueen
    Of all the people he can work with who actually have talent and something to say and aren’t just a puppet.

    I”d just like to know what’s leading him to make such a fool of himself and his musical legacy. This 30 second clip and some fingers, ok. Absolutely no originality. She’s wearing a black leather jacket just like TR did for his “Slip” cover art, or whatever it was, and she’s even posed like TR. Someone, commit TR.
    I feel bad for Rob Sheridan who obviously had to take these photos, as there is no originality like I said and this is so him art direction wise.

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  15. -Trent announces he is going to marry after a thousand years being single (about time).
    -A bunch of retarded assh*les start to insult him and his fiancée just because they have nothing better to do and feel really b*tthurted because they were banned from nin.com or because he didn’t want to marry them and their fat ugly ass*s or just because they are completely crazy and bored and enjoy to f*ck with the private lives of celebrities because they dream with being the next worst gossip tabloid journalist.
    -Reznor obviously tells them to f*ck off and to kill themselves like any other ordinary guy would have done in his situation.
    -Retards become even crazier and start to fill every possible site with the word “Reznor” on it with their insane sh*t, and if someone dares to disagree with them, then he/she is obviously just a brainless fanboy/girl that sadly joined nin.cult and there is no hope for him/her, while the cool people like them keep continuously insulting a musician and his wife just for getting married (what a crime!!!).
    -One fuck*ng year later they keep spamming their sh*t wherever they can, but hey, at least they aren’t as obsessed with NIN or Reznor as his poor deceived fans… XD

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    Marodi Reply:

    @FERABAD,

    I still love you, Ferabad! :D

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    FERABAD Reply:

    OFF-TOPIC: Thanks. XD If you read this, please try to find out why I can perfectly login on nin.cult but I can’t post nor pm nor register with a different account just to ask if I was banned or something (not even with a proxy, which always works fine for ETS when it’s necessary XD). I ask you this here because I don’t have your e-mail address and I e-mailed some other mod but he/she ignored me (thanx to said mod btw XD). You can contact me here: fran.recio3@gmail(dot)com <—Just created this for Marodi with a fake name, etc… Everybody else can spam it as much as you want, I don't care. XD,

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    FERABAD Reply:

    OFF-TOPIC: Marodi thanks. XD If you read this, please try to find out why I can perfectly login on nin.cult but I can’t post nor pm nor register with a different account just to ask if I was banned or something (not even with a proxy, which always works fine for ETS when it’s necessary XD). I ask you this here because I don’t have your e-mail address and I e-mailed some other mod but he/she ignored me (thanx to said mod btw XD). My account there is abaddonFER, I can enter but can’t do shit. :( XD

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    Marodi Reply:

    @FERABAD,

    Yes, I’m afraid you were banned a while ago.

    Send me a DM on Twitter and I’ll give you my email address

    http://twitter.com/marodi

  16. NIN fans are hopeless. Everyone is “obsessed” when they don’t like what Trent is selling. lol It’s a sickness with you people. Who gives a damn who is single/married/whatever?? No one. Never have I seen a group of fans who like to rewrite history. Suddenly Trent and her are victims?? lol Don’t make me laugh. They started all the vitriol they are receiving.

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  17. I think people need to just realize that Trent has gotten married and moved on! Lets wish Trent and Mariqueen much happiness,evencthough they are celebrities they are human as well. Who the flip cares about them personally we dont know them. Good luck to mariqueen and the new album, whether she sells 1 album or 1 million albums she doesnt have to worry . Mariqueen and TRent are already laughing there way to the bank. So whatever !

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  18. Who cares who got married? There is nothing to “move on” from.
    It’s like all NIN fans think anyone cares or is mad that Trent did that. Nobody cares. The bad stuff Trent gets is because he’s a prick. Mariqueen has nothing to do with it.

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  19. All of these comments are by the same lonely, sad, pestering trolls that stalk him on Twitter. They live in their own isolated fantasy world fantasizing about Reznor non-stop.
    Don’t believe me? Check these out:
    http://twitter.com/danajon
    http://twitter.com/sheez_naasty
    http://twitter.com/manqtheho
    http://twitter.com/IrelevantReznor
    And so on. What you’re reading here is these lonely losers writing back and forth making you believe there’s a group of people agreeing with their insanity.

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  20. I’m just going to comment on the subject at hand and not waste time on bullshit.

    This project has promise, i can’t at all get too giddy over a 40 second clip but i liked what i heard, fact of the matter is i am interested and will give this a chance when it surfaces as an EP.

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  21. who gives a shit what everyones carrying on about, as long as Trent is still making music I’ll be buying it. I’ve been a fan for 20 years and will continue to be a fan whether he’s married to Mariqueen or a dead cow, the man is talented. Get over it people, he’s married, I don’t see how this will effect his music, unless he starts writing sappy shitty loves songs then we can complain. You can still hear NIN in this project, I actually thought it was NIN until I read the name, and I’m not Trent and I’m not a troll, just a fan, thanks

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    j shirely Reply:

    @Jade, Well said! The track “I’m Drowing” is fantastic! I love everything about it, especially Mariqueen’s voice!

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  22. No Thanks!

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  23. I just listened to the clip and it sounds and looks like NIN with a female hand twisting the knobs to add some fem to his usual aggro-rock. I’ll have to hear more, but so far there’s nothing evolutionary in the clip…hope this is going to be more than female vocals over a typical Reznor beat. To my knowledge,based on her time in WIG, Mariqueen doesn’t have a strong enough musical background to be able to lead or hold her own when it comes to givingsignificant creative input to this endeavor. Good-luck to them, hope it works out for the best.

    An aside, the Health track he did wasn’t that good.

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    Just Listened Reply:

    @Just Listened,
    I should add that since he’s moving on from NIN he should move on from the old NIN marketing tactics. Just announce you’re collaborating with your wife and the sound will drop in the summer. This peek-a-boo sh** he does was getting old a couple of years ago, resuscitating it is kind of annoying for people who aren’t looking to play RPGs. People get tired of the constant tease, especially if they’re not regular listeners and don’t find your personal life fascinating enough to hold their attention until you decide to drop the music.

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    FERABAD Reply:

    @Just Listened, Like you said, it’s called marketing, not just “NIN marketing”, everybody does it since decades ago, get over it.

    I can imagine you in a theater completely mad yelling at the screen when a teaser trailer for a movie is released: “STOP THIS MOTHERFUCK^NG SECRETIVE BULLSHIT AND SHOW ME THE MOTHERFUCK*NG MOVIE ALREADY FOR F*CKS SAKE!!!!” XD

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    Lorne Reply:

    Bullcrap. Good marketing, which Reznor doesn’t know anything about, isn’t what this mess is. He’s outdated and needs to just go home. Prince doesn’t market like this, neither does Kanye, oh, and neither does anybody else relevant. There is good marketing out there and “everybody” doesn’t do it like this.
    Reznor is not an innovator, he’s an old man stuck in his old ways and I guess nobody around him cares enough to speak up. If you’re doing a project, say it, drop it, and go on. Doing the same crap over and over again for every project isn’t innovative. Manson must be somewhere laughin his butt off.

    @FERABAD,

    Just Listened Reply:

    @FERABAD,
    First, I didn’t know he wasn’t involved in Health because I don’t pay that close attention to the day to day. I just saw the mention on-line and took a listen. I assumed he was involved because they used name association to promote the release. This leads to my second point, I’m not invested in Reznor or NIN to the point that you are. I know about his RPG and the fact that his fans have complained about his secretiveness with projects he’s doing. I just think it’s time to stop the go-to marketing strategy that he’s done with NIN and “evolve” into something new. The “keep watching until I reveal something” tactic is going to backfire in today’s world because people expect immediate satisfaction or they walk away. Peek-a-boo works on the hardcore fan who likes titillation but the moderate to curious buyer will move to the next shiniest act before they’ll sit and refresh websites all day.

    Lorne Reply:

    THIS.
    Stop with the tired old NIN peak a boo tactics. This is why no one is checking for Reznor any longer. Get some new tactics Dude, and BTW you should’ve had this PR firm managing yourself this past year. I could get behind a new project if it didn’t look like the same old NIN bullcrap. Same graphic+Same tactics=boring as hell. Reznor complains about people bringing up his personal life, well I wonder why? That’s why he never had this problem for 20 years, because his “relationships” weren’t used to sell EPs. He’s only mad that no one is biting. Also, stop believing that anyone who is tired of Reznor’s tactics is a fangirl or gives two flying figs about his personal life. He put it out there.Get over it Dude.
    Before anyone asked, yes, just watched the video and I concur 100% with “Just Listened.”

    @Just Listened,

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    Just Listened Reply:

    @Lorne,
    There’s also the marketing problem of drumming up interest by banking on the animosity built-up between “pro” and “anti” people raising interest on the Internet as they slaughter imaginary dragons. To hell with “haters” and “likers”, just put out your music and let it fall on the ears to speak for itself. If the sound is off the chain it will move, if its the same old sh** or worse it will die a quick death and you guys can move onto something new. My concern is that the “wife of” always takes brutal heat from the less accepting fan base, especially if they’re in the business themselves. This sample sounds like NIN which is going to screw Mariqueen over if the rest doesn’t sound like something completely new and her presence is not felt outside of the vocals. Lastly, before it starts, they wouldn’t have released the sample if they didn’t want interest…with interest comes commentary. Some of the comments they’ll like some they won’t. To me, as long as it isn’t rehashing that b.s. coming from all sides last Spring, and focuses on the music and the marketing, then there’s no harm in speaking. I just want to know about the sounds everything else is Telenovela nonsense for unoccupied people on all sides. Twitter is a rank pit.

    DallasDweller Reply:

    Exactly! He complains about people bringing up his personal life because they didn’t latch on the way he’d hoped and had the audacity to mention it. If people had’ve taken to this the way he hoped, you would’ve never heard the “ooooh, everyone is jealous” which is a complete lie. You put things out there, people are going to talk about it. Someone let Trent know that even Jesus got talked about.
    He’s the one using his personal life to sell records. Never once has Reznor used the “Reznor and girlfriend making a record” tactic until now when nothing else has worked to keep him of importance. Very sad actually. If you’re going to do this angle, make sure the chick is talented. I’m talking Joss Stone, Leona Lewis, Joan Jett talented.
    Stick to your audience though because it will only be his koolaid drinking fanbase who hears this and/or buys this. Mariqueen was of no interest in WIG and same here. Cool leather jacket though.

    @Just Listened,

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  24. People bitching out Trent/Mariqueen and otherwise discussing stuff which happened a year ago and doesn’t have anything to do with the music: Head back to Metal Sludge, kids. I know it’s exciting that you’ve got a new medium to spread your vitriol but it’s getting really OLD.

    Re: HTDA—I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of it. I didn’t like Mariqueen’s solo stuff on her MySpace (which appears to no longer exist) and her backing vocals in West Indian Girl were only okay, but from the promo (short as it is), it sounds like this project has potential. Let’s save the criticism for when something longer than 40 seconds is released—when we actually know more about the goddamn music we’re trying so hard to trash.

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  25. He didn’t do any HEALTH track, it was just recorded at his studio, but the track was written and produced by HEALTH themselves without Reznor’s help (if I remember well it was mixed by Alan Moulder, not by Reznor). And anyway I did like said track, so whatever. XD

    And nobody here can say shit about this new project for just 40 f*cking seconds, wait until it’s released or leaked and then you all may say how much it sucks or how cool it is. I’ve liked every NIN album so far (yeah, I am a poor brainless soul controlled by Reznor’s evil mastermind and I’m glad to be robbed by him when I buy his shitty music XD), but if this project sucks I’ll honestly say so, and that will be just my opinion. But like I said, I’m all gay for Reznor and now I also like his hugely hated wife (the fact that some retards hate her so much makes me like her even more), so I’ll probably buy this crap with a smile in my face. :D

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  26. Oh my! Looks like the Metal Sludge trolls have found this place.

    All aboard the trollercoaster!

    http://tinypic.com/r/f3rrdl/5

    Some of you ladies should really hit the gym though:

    http://tinypic.com/r/um24g/5

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  27. FERABAD-
    You can’t reason with these people because they’re not reasonable. They have no point and are only here to hear themselves ramble.
    Remember, this is not a conversation.

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  28. I can’t wait for this to fail, yeah, I said it, because Reznor is a pompous jackass.
    The headline on Rolling Stone from his rant over it is gonna be epic.
    I always thought if he had the balls to really work with a female, she’d atleast be talented. No Ma’am! Mariqueen is horrible. WIG was the joke of the LA band scene because of her. I don’t care if she’s going to be singing over Reznor’s recycled tracks, only a miracle of God could make her a musical talent. She doesn’t even have the charisma of a Rihanna or a Gaga. #FAIL
    It would be nice if Reznor stepped out of his industrial b.s. for once. Nobody is going to support this but LA hipsters who want Reznor to produce their own failed albums–the really good producers are already taken.

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  29. Forgot to add, I like how everybody who doesn’t like Reznor’s new direction is from MS(what the hell is MS anyway?), jealous of Mariqueen, or just obsessed. Get over yourselves please. Trent should’ve been a cult leader instead of a musician.

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  31. The graphic design matches the increasingly dull visual style which NIN used in the past few years. The sample sounds like NIN. Should’ve just called it NIN because I’m fairly sure it’s obvious to everyone that this is a NOT “solo project” by MQ and what’s the point of naming a “band” after another band’s album anyway? This project is already showing a severe lack of creativity. I have nothing more to say until the full material is released.

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  32. I foresee this project to be Trent’s actual Last Goodbye. I also foresee Mariqueen running off with his money after she is done with him. Trent lost all credibility and integrity by marrying this “woman”.

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    John Reply:

    Why do people assume that? How stupid. I read her tweets and this girl is functioning on a mildly retarded level. She’s not smart enough to steal Reznor’s money. If you haven’t figured out yet, HE is running this ship,,and horribly too. You’re right about his credibility being gone for good though. He needs to grow some nuts and realize people don’t have to like you or your music and they have the right to say so.
    Back to the topic on hand though, this album will suck. TR can expect to be really pissed for a really long time. He’s gonna be mocked so hard I kinda feel for the guy. NOT.
    As someone said up top, “Cool Leather Jacket.” That’s all I got.

    @Crazy,

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    Myself Reply:

    @Crazy,

    Well excuse you.

    And this clip is like 40 seconds so I don’t know how people can automatically deem it to be a failure.

    And lol at Lorne, ‘Kanye doesn’t market like this’ oh yeah guys, we better run this marketing strategy by Kanye to see if it’s deemed worthy or not.

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    John Reply:

    Say what you want, Kanye is a success and he’s relevant. His publicity stunts WORK. From his outrageous comments to blowing Taylor Swift’s moment up at the VMA’s. This is the best publicity stunt Reznor could do, and it’s weaker than day old coffee. Yes, it’s a stunt, and a bad one. This whole thing has unfolded like a horrible Mexican soap opera.

    @Myself,

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    PixiePinkyPissy Reply:

    @John, When your argument consists of the VMAs and Taylor Swift, you know you’re grasping at straws. Wow. Stick with your Demi Lovato records sweetie. Perez?

  33. This shit is just comedy. Get a life people.

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  34. It’s funny how those who used to kiss Trent’s ass all over the internet, now act like a jealous broad. We all know that most of the trolls are butthurt fangirls.

    You like the music, fine. You don’t, find something else to listen to. I’m not crazy about Q as a musician, but this project could have some potential. Personally, I liked what I heard, but I’m going to wait until they release something more than that 40 sec clip.

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  35. This isn’t interesting, so no, I’m not interested in hearing it.
    Trent and his minions can pretend everyone who doesn’t want to hear this project are “butthurt” “jealous” whatever, but the truth of the matter is, Trent is over. Nobody wants Trent. He’s not cool, it’s not 1995 anymore. Get over it obsessed fangirls/boys. Savagestar, go get laid, please.

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    savagestar Reply:

    @Marie,
    I’m masturbating right now, listening to NIN and thinking of you, Marie.

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    PixiePinkyPissy Reply:

    @Marie, Yeah, he’s sooooo over you just had to comment. If it was so over, you would have just gone on to the next article honey. Remember, cut sideways and across the wrist, not lengthwise.

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  36. You have got to be joking. Reznor pulls another rip off of another industrial band, Coil. My God, this is too stupid. The 30 second clip sounds like the dumb SLIP album (which I am glad I did not purchase).

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  37. You know why Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails is a GREAT artist? You can tell because people either love him or hate him. Just look at all the jilted fangirls in the comments….angry jilted cutters are absolutely the worst.

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  38. All these people working sooooooo hard to diss Reznor only prove how relevant he is….if you didn’t care, you wouldn’t have posted in the first place. You certainly wouldn’t have posted a 200 word screed to tell us why you love, er I mean, hate Trent Reznor. He dominates you, you wake up pissed because he’s Trent and you are just you and you’ll always just be you and he’ll always be Trent….pretty awesome deal….if you’re Trent. NOt so much if you are you.

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  39. Why because someone doesn’t think TR is awesome, must they be a fangirl. Please stop. Max, you’re an Idiot. Seriously, you are. You two with the Idiot name above me.
    You “fans” are sick, and are really the ones who desire Trent.
    It’s either Trent himself, or his psycho fans posting that someone is somehow jealous of this has been. Grow the heck up.

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    PixiePinkyPissy Reply:

    @Coles, No, but when someone feels the need to post and go on and on about how Reznor sux DOES MAKE THEM JEALOUS FANGIRLS. Now please, go ahead and prove me right. Tell us how you just don’t care about TR and that lack of caring forces you to respond! Go ahead! HA HA HA HA HA HA.

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    Ignore Them Reply:

    @Coles,

    The people coming on here defending Reznor, against what I don’t know, are part of a self-appointed covert-ops team that go through sites looking for negative comments so they can accuse those fan-”girls/boys/hermaphrodites”, etc of being trolling, fat losers who are just totally jelz. They should be more concerned that this little endeavor of his is generating very little feedback positive or negative…worse than anger….indifference. Does Reznor have a hateful group of troll scum harassing him on-line? Yup. Is his level of harassment greater than any other celebrity on Twitter? Nope(see Miley Cyrus, former Twitterer). Are all the people expressing their POV on here trolls? Not even close to it. I’ll be taking my jelz troll self back under my bridge and wait to see if this new EP is worth spending my money on or not.

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    I Agree Reply:

    That’s very VERY true. I agree with all of this. It’s like a little crazed army that feels that they have to shield a grown man from his own actions and people who have an opinion on him.

    Reznor has proved himself enough to me. I’ve been bored of him for a few years and I used to be a huge fan. His true self and his true motives as he’s shown them since last year make me completely indifferent to him ever creating music again. If this is all he could come up with, maybe he really should call it a day. He’s become a novelty act. Doing more and more outrageous stunts to be seen, heard, and get Twitter alerts.
    I won’t be paying any attention to this “project.” Mariqueen has a bad energy and she’s talentless. This doesn’t seem the slightest original or interesting to me. This is really generating ZERO buzz as you said, nobody cares. I only know about it because it got retweeted to me by a friend who is still a fan.

    @Ignore Them,

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  40. Get a boyfriend PPP. ^^^^^
    Once again, you’ve missed the total point. NO, TR really just may suck, that’s why someone says it. Doesn’t make them a jealous fangirl. Put down the koolaid and go get laid.

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  41. I’ve been an NIN fan since the “Fragile” era, and agree that while the “Year Zero” and “GHOST” one-two was a great combination – like leading into the stratosphere – “Slip” was a few steps backwards. It was all “hate myself and want to die” from 20 years earlier. I’m not saying he didn’t have a point back then, but he matured – musically and personally – since 2000 I’d say. “Zero” – a political concept record! “GHOST” – 36 little film soundtracks! Wow! I wondered what NIN would do next – but “Slip” was a disappointment. I will pay attention to any new instrumental from NIN, but HTDA is self-referential and bordering on parody. You don’t have to grow old gracefully Trent, but sensibly would do.

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  42. THIS is the girl Trent married?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMZp-fcRlpk&feature=related

    I thought he was better than that. Jealous? No. Disenchanted because my teenage idol is just another dumb guy who will get with a retarded skank? Yes.

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  43. I don’t think Trent gives a toss about peoples opinions on his music, he is making the music he wants to make, if you don’t like it – sod off! This stuff isn’t exactly that fresh, just NIN/Atticus Ross with female vocals, but more NIN isn’t that bad my opinion. Oh and the moron blabbering on about Kanye (yes he does have a surname) West should bog off, Mr. West is a useless tit, whose biggest hit was a Daft Punk song which he slurred all over….. also Gaga Rihanna etc are just cheesey manufactured novelty acts, sorry.

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