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Trent Reznor revealed on Tumblr moments ago that How To Destroy Angels, his current project with wife Mariqueen Maandig Reznor and Atticus Ross, ”will likely do some form of touring in 2011 after a full length release,” but a larger (albeit personal) tidbit that fans will fly into a frenzy about is his last (typically deadpan) sentence: “We’re working on the record and all having babies this year.”

So there you have it. Trent Reznor to be a father? If so, a million and one congrats are in order!

In less speculative news, the trio’s self-titled debut EP was released as a free download on June 1. Physical copies are due out on July 6th via the Null label.

Photo by Rob Sheridan

 
  1. That’s going to be one short baby.

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  2. I guess that’s why he’s selling all that stuff on eBay … baby is going to need tons of money for therapy.

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    nikki Reply:

    @deanna
    damn i so agree with you

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    TockeruLAvian Reply:

    @deanna,
    That’s pretty funny.

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  3. Poor kid. Some people really shouldn’t procreate.

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  4. What I don’t get is, why would she have to say on a private facebook page to friends and family she was pregnant? Wouldn’t they already know? Also, why would Trent Reznor be so casual on Tumblr of all places about “having babies” when he knew it would generate some talk???. I can’t stand the attention grabber he has become. The EP is bad so I guess this is the next card to play.
    btw Mariqueen seems about as motherly as that woman who drowned her kids a few years ago. Trent as well. Damn shame if this is true. After the way he’s acted the past year I’d feel sorry for any child in either of these two’s life.

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  5. If he thinks he’s going to be able to work on an album with a new baby screaming in the house, waking them up at all hours of night and then possibly go on tour in 2011 – the man clearly has no idea what raising a child is going to be like.

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  6. I’m sure he’ll be a better parent than you fat bitches that troll him all the time.

    BLESSED BE MOTHERFUCKERS!
    DONUTS FTW

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    Tangent Reply:

    @Renee Bloom,
    I’m with you! :)

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  7. You’d think when one has Mommy issues as he does he’d be more proactive in getting a woman who actually has good mother potential. The cycle of self destruct and self loathing continues. I don’t know Mariqueen but I saw enough of her twitter last year to know that this will be disastrous. Trent-well that speaks for itself. Not very good genes this kid has to pull from.

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  8. trent has been carrying on for a while about wanting to have kids. looks like he just needed an empty uterus to incubate his sperm. mariqueen is really nothing more than that. they knew each other 9 days before getting engaged, they were engaged 6 months before getting married, and she got pregnant 4 months after being married. does trent rush everything he does?

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  9. I think all of the haters commenting here should get a life and find a new obsession. If you hate it so much why are you here wasting your time and ours? Trent and Mariqueen are entitled to a happy life on their own terms as much as anyone else. True NIN followers can recognize the genius of this newly formed trio and we are excited to hear the beautiful gifts they bestow upon our ears.

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    Pokemon Reply:

    @Russ, If this trio is what you’d call genius, your standards must be pretty low.

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    Justin M Reply:

    @Russ, amen!!!! Reznor Rules and his sound is amazing

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    sillygirl Reply:

    @Russ, Amen Russ! Oh god I am seriously getting stressed reading this all I did was google HTDA tour and I somehow ended up here!
    It is quite humorous to see the haters shall we say commenting on something they could not even touch with a ten foot pole. What are ya all jealous he got a hot girl?
    Who gives a shit how long they knew each other really?? What the hell has it got to do with anything!
    You all must be friggin Justin whatshisface fans. You dont have to Love NIN to think Trent is talented. But you must be a blind fool to think she is not gorgeous and she can sing.
    Honestly I bet you pimpled fools never leave the PC. GET OUT THERE IN THE REAL WORLD AND LIVE!

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  10. 10-10-10 as a due date? Coincidentally that’s a type of fertilizer I use around the yard. Anyone suspect this might be a joke? A way of tormenting the last remaining rabid fan girls/ex-fan girls? Makes much more sense than those that maintain he ripped Year Zero off from some woman’s blog that no one has ever seen.

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  11. F*@K You, Joe! Trent Reznor did so steal the concept of Year zero from my blog and he hacked my computer! I’m glad HTDA is failing!!1!

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    Zapper Reply:

    @Marlene Teter,
    Sssshhhh Marlene! I told you I’m working on it! And stop posting as Sludger on Metal Sludge.

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  12. Are you people serious??? Trent Reznor is a genious. Pure and simple any NIN fan will agree here. SO what about his personal life? Does it matter to ANY of us?? Good luck to him, he found a woman who is gorgeous and talented and hopefully it all works out. Best of luck I say and all I care about is if he makes some more music ! Because this pop SHIT that is out there is actual shit.
    His personal life is of no concern to me as mine is to him, seriously people get off your high horses. If you dont like it then simply eff off and and listen and DO something else. The fact anyone cares about any celeb/ musicians personal life is disturbing and proves you have way too much time on your hands.
    All I care about on this issue is, if he;s still putting music out there that is good and listenable (sic) and it makes my day.
    Honestly , opinions are like assholes. We all have one but does anyone really give a shit?

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  13. I just listened to this. Mind you I love Trent and his music AND his voice. I was happy it was Trent’s sound but when the singing started I thought to myself, “Why is it so low? Why is it so EMO? And what the hell is she saying?”

    In my opinion you need a stronger voice to go with that type of sound.

    I don’t like it :/

    But NIN has given us a lot over the years so I am content with the albums I have. If he ever picks it up again, I will look forward to hearing it.

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  14. Really?! 95% of what has been posted on here is rabid BS. So, not everyone out there was/is a coddled rich kid mad at his parents with misplaced anger issues….your lfe must be grand! Who are any of you to judge the person that posted above you let alone Trent and his wife (or band for that matter) and their future addition? I happened here by accident, read the article and then the (mostly) ridiculous comments that you ‘self-professed’ perfect child rearing, psychosis evaluating, delusional miscreants wrote…..does his life affect you? Does his having a child remove something from your life? let it be……

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  15. I’ve just rad this whole rant of comments.
    People, Treznor’s music may not be the best, I suppose NIN fans have a reason to be disappointed. Also, HDA is mostly a style developed over the years, but can you imagine his wife singing as an Indust. Metal artist?
    May be, but I can’t exactly say it’d be anything as good as Trent’s old work. This style of ‘Pop’ has been slowly hit towards us since “The Slip”.
    If you don’t like their new style of music, I think the only thing you can do is to make your point and try to gather others.

    Being a fan of Reznor, I think he should really go back to NIN, or atleast try to. HDA is kind of boring to listen to — no wonder it was so cheap.
    But his personal life and “having babies” doesn’t fully make sense to me.
    How is he suppose to tour with a baby on his hands aswell? The stress would be unbelievable~. Reading that they’re not exactly the best of parents or would be, I suppose you can’t really judge that. (Though, I agree). With said depression, I don’t think as a baby/ gorwing child that I’d be in the best care in a third-person kind of veiw?
    I think the issues and what’s happening in Trent’s life (atm) will cause somewhat maturing, and maybe the experience will help him?
    I don’t know… Saddly I don’t too much about Treznor’s life to really comment but hell I’ll rant if you gimme some talk.
    I can believe that Trent DID “rip off” someone else’s work but also I can believe that it was morely coincidence or something?
    Either way… You decide what you want to believe and think, hope you enjoyed this rant, check back later! xD

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  16. Ok seriously everyone is taking his words way too literal. Anyone who is a fan of Reznor would know that he has been doing a lot of projects other than HTDA. The soundtrack of the Social Network, Re-release of Pretty Hate Machine remastered. Doesn’t anyone think that it COULD be possible that the man was just talking about his other “projects” which some musicians tend to refer to as their “babies”. My god people get your heads out of your asses. And I am in no way a fan of Mariqueen, but if that is who he chooses to be happy with that is up to him. I hope he has babies and they can carry on the awesomeness of the Reznor genes.

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  17. Anybody else getting a Yoko Ono vibe lolz… I kind of thought they would be going in a different direction with the music but oh well. Also yes we all love Reznor and NIN, but just because you love something doesn’t mean you have to accept what is distinctly average. He may be talented but nonetheless he is a man just like you or I, he eats, shits, sleeps and will eventually die so can people stop putting the guy on a pedestal because that would probably piss him off in equal measure to people doubting his capabilities of being a father.
    However just to make all this redundant….
    NIN RULE ALL AND ARE THE BEST BAND EVER (and I’ll probably go see HTA on tour anyway)

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