Nine Inch Nail' Trent Reznor, currently bunkered in a New Orleans funeral home that's
been converted into a recording studio, says the NIN album (due in early '98) will hold a
few surprises for fans of the band's patented raise-the-dead cacophony. "I'm trying to get
out of the confined guitar-bass-drum rock-band formula," says Reznor, who's working
with a collaborator, NIN guitarist Danny Lohner, for the first time. Although he's been
soaking his ears in techno, Reznor says the new material "doesn't sound like what's
happening in clubs now--I'm trying to make an old Prince record, I think."