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By Trent Reznor, and others

MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/08 8:47 AM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

Facts:

1. "Fixed" is a 12" of remixes from the "broken" EP. It is tentatively due out on November 24. I gave various people I respect full creative control to destroy any aspect of the original song and see what happens... Remixers include Coil and J.G. Thirlwell of Foetus. This record is not meant to a grand statement of a new direction, it's just a 12".

2. The new full album I'm working on will probably be out next summer ('93) and we will tour extensively from that point on.

3. I'm not dead (yet), I am mad (still).

4. NO, that is not me in that Gatorade commercial. (We are investigating legal recourse.)

love, TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/10/92 7:53 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/08 12:24 PM
TO: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
FROM: SHAWN LINDSEY (SGPB96B)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

huh.?.
trent.?.
no-way.
whats your favorite color.
the TR.
nah.

*bukka&

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/10/92 7:54 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/08 2:58 PM
TO: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
FROM: BRIAN LEE (SSWN25A)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

Ok, assuming you are really the real Trent Reznor, why, might I ask does SPIN magazine consider you the instigator of the "industrial" revolution When up until recently, you had only put out one album under the name Nine Inch Nails and have been milking THAT for the LAST THREE YEARS? I'm sorry, but writing music on midi is a breeze, how can it take you 3 years to record another one?

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/10/92 7:55 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/08 3:26 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: SIMON HURLEY (XNTC54D)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

Sheeah, right, as if!! You guys are all such a bunch of suckers, you'll believe anyting you read. So, Mr. "Reznor", answer me this question, who was your last girlfriend that inspired all this music (which is NOT easy to do on a MIDI, it takes time and talent) and made you so bitter about the way the world works. Don't try dodging, 'cause I will know that you are and will only get you kicked off the board for a false ID, and don't give me a bogus answer, cause I know the answer already.

Wellll, we're waiting..........

the eternal slave

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/10/92 7:55 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/09 3:42 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

Shawn: green

Brian: 1. the Spin interview was set up under false pretenses. 2. never anywhere have i said that NIN is an industrial band - the media has, and obviously i can't control that. 3. we toured for nearly two solid years (which takes time) and fought a long and painful legal battle with our now former record label (which takes time) during which we couldn't record or do anything. 4. the statement 'writing music with MIDI is easy' is the words of a fool. 5. you spelled Madonna wrong.

Aaron: i don't remember, i've met a lot of people.

Simon: -you sound like you're from florida. am i right?

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/10/92 7:58 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/10 11:28 AM
TO: JOHNNY CRAWFORD (FNRJ53C)
FROM: LISA ROBINSON (EXPT05B)
SUBJECT: MINISTRY

My hunch is that Trent Reznor wouldn't say he was on this board, don't you agree?

Lisa Robinson

PRODIGY service Rock Music Expert

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/10/92 10:14 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/10 11:29 AM
TO: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
FROM: LISA ROBINSON (EXPT05B)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

I take it back. Maybe this is really you. Tell me something about Stu Silfen if it is.

Lisa Robinson

PRODIGY service Rock Music Expert

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/10/92 10:15 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/12 4:50 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: SIMON HURLEY (XNTC54D)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

Don't bother leaving any more notes for "trent" on the boar, guys, I got him kicked off. Right now he is getting a "Your ID is suspended from the Bulletin Boards" note every tim he tries to get in. Later, hoser!

the eternal slave

P.S. Goodbye, "trent", goodbye!

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/13/92 10:17 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/13 2:23 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

hello again...

(still here, Simon)

My you people can get vicious!

Here's some facts to further confuse you as to my TRUE identity. Over time, you will see that these are all true. Hmmmn...

1. I've done a few interviews lately that will be coming out over the next few weeks/months. Alternative Press (#54 -Jan 93) i'm on the cover (photos by Marina Chavez, somewhere in there they make fun of the contents of my kitchen). Musician (tent. 1/3 of the cover) and Melody Maker (the cover) (that's an english paper, Simon)

2. Track #4 on 'fixed' is called 'throw this away'. It's 4.14 in length and contains parts of 'suck' and 'last'. Look for Butch Vig's name in the credits.

3. I've completed a video for 'happiness in slavery' with director Jonathan Reiss. It features performance artist Bob Flanagan (from LA) and you will definitely not see it on MTV due to content (it gets bloody). There is a short video for 'pinion' directed by Eric Goode that features a toilet. As of today, MTV rejected it due to S&M overtones. (I'll explain what S&M means in a private note, Simon) 'The Box' however, is going to show it. I just finished filming one for 'wish' with Peter Christopherson (of Coil) but we haven't edited it yet. I'm wearing black rubber gloves in it and it also features Rich Patrick, James Wooley and my original drummer, Chris Vrenna. (Chris Vrenna has a funny nickname i gave him, a special prize will be awarded to the computer nerd that guesses it correctly. Hint- it appears on an album that he played on.) Let's see... I'm trying to make a video for 'gave up' (which is my favorite track on the EP) but so far attempts have failed.

4. 'Fixed' will have the same artwork as 'broken' with the opposite color scheme. (that means it will have a blueish tint, Simon)

5. I did a remix for Megadeth (the 'gristle mix') that is originally 9.50 long. THey edited it down for the cassingle and video...they may include it in it's entirety on an album of all remixes they are talking about doing in spring/summer.

6. I did two mixes for Queen: 'Stone Cold Crazy' and 'Tie Your Mother Down'. I'm not sure what Hollywood records plans to do with them.

7. To whoever asked me a list of specific questions... Allegheny College (Meadville,PA), computer engineering, i found 'Psychocandy' inspiring, but i don't like them now, yes, i did a production deal with Sire, but i haven't produced or remixed anything for them yet (and they are very cool to deal with)

So there!

If anyone out there has any intelligent comments to make or questions to ask (other than what i had for breakfast), i'll check in every once in a while to shake you up a bit.

(that is, if Simon doesn't kick me off the network)

Love (as always)
TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/14/92 9:37 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/16 7:22 AM
TO: ALL
FROM: CHRIS VRENNA (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

Hi everybody...

It's me, Trent, writing through my assistant's ID# (go ahead & check before you believe). Yes, i can recieve mail, and yes, i have been suspended from the boards. (I feel like such a rebel)

I supposedly have to prove my identity to these idiots (who will not return any messages) which i am not going to go to any trouble to do. (did you have to?)

So...

...thanks for the nice notes everybody.

I've added Prodigy to the list of things i don't like.

silenced by simon,
TR

(i miss you all...)

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/17/92 0:57 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/16 7:42 AM
TO: ALL
FROM: CHRIS VRENNA (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: C.MANSON

To J the III and all:

Read into Charlie a little more before you make a judgement. Regardless of whether he's right or wrong, sometimes he says few things that are worth thinking about. By the way J, I happen to be writing this on my friend's ID from the living room of the Sharon Tate house...just on vacation. See you when I get back to So. Flo. We're playing the Treehouse in Hallandale Nov. 25 (all ages)

bye for now
Marilyn Manson



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/17 9:36 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

After a thorough cavity search...

... i'm back.

TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/18/92 7:57 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/18 8:45 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN-MUSIC-DISCUSSION

Once again...

'fixed' is a collection of remixes from the 'broken' EP.

It is tentatively coming out Nov. 24 and it might be a limited edition release.

(a lot of record company people are concerned that it may create 'confusion in the marketplace' among consumers)

It should be substantially cheaper than 'broken' because it technically is a single.

TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/19/92 11:56 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/18 3:01 PM
TO: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
FROM: KEN GRIEST (CHXM03A)
SUBJECT: NIN-SERIOUSQUESTIONS

Okay, let's not quabble about who's the biggest fan, or who doesn't believe so-and-so's identity, who's got the biggest IQ, and all. If you still don't believe it's Mr. Reznor, don't bother posting here. He's another human being with a computer, and he happens to be on prodigy. Whoopie. Good. This is the question I asked while you were suspended, so it got returned.

QUESTION: I'd like to know how your studio is set up. You probably work in a few different places with different equipment, but I'd like to know what your most used pieces are.

1) Do you like Roland, Yamaha, KORG, Ensoniq, etc? I have pretty obsolete KORG stuff: a DW-8000 k-board, and a DDD-1 dum machine.

2) What sampling units do you use?

3) What was your first synthesizer?

You probably have other questions from other people to answer, so I won't mind if you don't write back right away, or not at all. I just wanted you to know that I admire your work and try to emulate it when I can. The saying about the highest form of flattery applies I guess. Good luck with Fixed and your videos.

Good to have you back.

(Any one else who posts, please try to keep this subject civilized. If Simon shows up, don't drop to acknowledge him)

- Ken at WPI

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/19/92 11:56 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/18 8:23 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN-SERIOUSQUESTIONS

First of all, i'm impressed by your retention of useless knowledge (wow!) ...and i didn't think anyone cared !

To update you:

I've recently pretty much bought an entire studio to record the next several records with. It's currently in LA but will probably move back to New Orleans...

MIDI stuff:

Macintosh Quadra w/ lots of hard disks running Opcode's Studio Vision, Pro Tools, Turbosynth and Samplecell. Studio 5, 2 Akai S1100s, Waldorf Microwave, Kurzweil K2000R, Pro One, MiniMoog, OB8, Xpander, Prophet VS, Arp 2600, Arp Odyssey and an old Mellotron.

Recording stuff:

Amek Mozart 56 input automated console, lots of outboard stuff..., 2 Studer A800 24 track recorders.

*TIP* a very cool relatively inexpensive effect is the Zoom 9030 (great on vocals)

TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/21/92 10:37 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/21 5:12 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN-MUSIC-DISCUSSION

Hello everybody...

Thanks for the interest and all, but unfortunately i don't have the time to answer all of your questions.

But, just to keep you informed...

'Fixed' has been delayed (by WEA) and is now due in stores Dec. 7.

Regarding 1000 Homo DJS...

Al J. & i are friends, we were together in Chicago while he was working on 'Supernaut' and i ended up singing it. (this was happening at the same time i was doing Pigface)

I foolishly told my record company (TVT at that time) and they created all kinds of problems for Wax Trax (1000 homo DJS label) to the point where i finally told Al to redo it without me. The version that Wax Trax put out is Al, the version on the NIN (bootleg, i might add) single is me. There are no plans at this point of us (me & Al) collaborating on anything else. We are however friends and on good terms.

a side note:

Wax Trax just did a distribution deal with TVT...

TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/22/92 8:54 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/22 6:13 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: COIL NEW RARE CD

Hi this is Peter Christopherson of COIL. Just visiting! I was amazed and impressed to see the COIL section on this board. Thanks - in answer to availabilty of our CDs, most of the people who ordered by mail order from Threshold House should be getting their stuff soon. England has been a very difficult place to get things together recently but we are just about up speed now. For those that haven't already contacted us write to THRESHOLD House, BM/CODEX, London WC1N 3XX, England or fax 011 44 81 995 2961.

We are also looking for contributions to a book we are assembling on the subject of the Black Sun. Anybody who might be interested or with access to information / photos of tattoos etc please get in touch.

Thanks again for your continuing interest.

Best wishes,
'Sleazy'

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/22/92 8:56 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 11/25 8:20 AM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN-MUSIC-DISCUSSION

Hello again!

First of all, fact update:

Frank! Wow! Nobody ever asked me about that particular sample before (middle of 'sanctified'). When we were recording the record (PHM) we were experimenting with hiding various things very far back in the mix. That sample is from one of my favorite movies, 'Midnight Express'.

It's the scene where he is writing a letter explaining his rather unpleasant situation in prison.

Thanks for listening so close!

Next, sorry, the rumors of live shows are just that. NIN will NOT be performing live in the near future. I am assembling the live band and will start rehearsing (casually) in January and we may do some surprise shows around L.A. after that.

And yes, if we do, i'll post them here.

Halo is my numbering system for NIN's catalog. Halo 6 is 'fixed'.

Extra lyrics? There were some lyrics that i had written that i couldn't fit into the songs as i was combing lyrics with music. I included them because i liked them and also because they could be discovered by the person that took the time to read the lyrics.

Regarding the warning for 'mono' devices...

Without getting too far in detail, a scientific property of sound is it's 'phase'. When recording music in stereo, you're supposed to be aware of it's phase. If not, certain parts of the sound will disappear when it's played in mono. So, we discovered that by messing around with the phase, we could make elements of the music stand out rather oddly.

(remember Q-sound? -it's based on the same type of principle)

So...certain songs on 'broken' we mixed out of phase

(because we felt like it)

BUT...

The songs don't sound right on mono devices (like some radios or TVs). Has anyone heard 'happiness in slavery' on the radio? I heard it on KROQ in LA and the snare drum was gone through most of the song. (and yes, it kind of destroys the groove!)

So, basically, that's what that means.

Blah, blah, blah.

I have some comments on your 'trendy' discussion, but i'll save them for another time.

Love,
TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 11/27/92 9:08 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/03 2:40 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN-MUSIC-DISCUSSION

Hi everybody.

Today's update:

'Fixed' release date has been delayed once again (by WEA) to Dec. 7 (for sure).

I am not on any other networks (except PAN), so Ender or whatever his name is is wrong. Sorry.

MTV rejected the 'pinion' video but for some reason aired it unedited last 120 min. I think it was an error on their part. Does anyone really find that clip offensive?

(side note: MTV's reason for rejecting it was: 'we can't show the human form in any sort of bondage.' my response: 'what about Madonna?' response: 'Madonna is Madonna.' -true story)

Speaking of MTV, 'wish' will debut on 120 min. this week. I heard the feared words 'buzz bin' so it may go into some sort of rotation. I seriously doubt it will be overplayed due to the abrasiveness of the track, but who knows.

Regarding the 3" CD that seems to have confused many...

The last two tracks were leftovers from a 12" that should have been released when we did lollapalooza, but due to record labels.... ...so, i thought they were good enough to be released, but did not fit with 'broken', so, i wanted to give them away but keep them separate from the EP, so, i came up with the 3" CD idea, but, my record label informed me that it cost so much to manufacture that they could not break even EVER regardless of sales, so, i compromised and allowed the first 250,000 to have the 3" CD, and the rest to have them on tracks 98-99 (so nobody would be ripped off).

That's about it.

Oh, is anybody out there familiar with the comic book 'the crow'? If not, check it out and later i'll tell you about an upcoming film project we may be involved in.

TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 12/04/92 10:41 AM



TO: ALL
FROM: JEFF ANDERSON (JNGN42B)
SUBJECT: NIN - HALO LIST

Halo 00 - Suck/Super Naut
Halo one - Down In It
Halo two - Pretty Hate Machine
Halo three - Head Like A Hole
Halo four - Sin
Halo five - Broken

Is that all of them that are out now? Jeff in S.D. CA.

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 12/05/92 6:08 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/05 8:33 AM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN - HALO LIST

WRONG!

the 'suck/supernaut' single is a bootleg, the halo # is crap!

TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 12/05/92 6:27 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/10 8:45 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: DAVID BRUNO (PTFX87E)
SUBJECT: NIN BROKEN VINYL

i saw an advertisement for broken in a british magazine that said now available on tape compact disc and limited edition vinyl. does anybody have the le vinyl or know where to get it?

freshly squashed fly

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 12/12/92 6:08 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/11 7:52 AM
TO: DAVID BRUNO (PTFX87E)
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN BROKEN VINYL

Regarding 'broken' on vinyl:

Our European record label, Island, put out both 'broken' and 'fixed' on vinyl (because it still sells over there).

'Broken' has tracks 1-6 on side one, side two is blank, and there is a 7" single with 'physical' and 'suck' on it.

'Fixed' splits the songs over both sides. No extra tracks, but they look cool (weird to see them real big!)

Also....

...look for a promo only 12" (vinyl) of 'happiness in slavery' that contains additional unreleased remixes (including a bizarre one by Adrian Sherwood!)

TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 12/12/92 6:35 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/12 6:25 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN - FIXED AT LAST-

Attention K-Mart sample finders:

PHM had loads of samples from other people's records, in fact, i think almost every drum sound was 'borrowed' as a starting point for manipulation. Longer and more obvious ones' creators were listed in the credits (this was before sampling became such a legal issue).

However... i purposely didn't use any samples for 'broken' or the tracks i did on 'fixed'.

EXCEPT during 'pinion', the yelling and dissonant guitars in the background are from the end of 'it's no game' on David Bowie's 'scary monsters' record. (played backwards) Jim Thirlwell sampled a lot of Timothy Leary for track 5 on 'fixed'.

-ALSO-

If any of you have any knowledge of 'old-school' rap and have some time on your hands...

I sampled the drum loop that is prominantly used on 'get down, make love' and i forgot where it came from...

... if anybody knows, please E-mail me. Hint: i know the source record is from 1988-89.

TR



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/16 9:09 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN- Q SOUND?

I'm bored, so here's a little story for you.

While recording at A&M Studios in L.A., i noticed among the hundreds of old tape machines littering the hallways a strange podium sized metal box with a computer monitor on top. On the side it said 'Q-Sound'. Upon further investigation, i learned that it was indeed the infamous Q-Sound device (covered with dust, i might add.)

They told me when it first came out, the cost to use it was either one or two points (percentage points of the artist's profit from sales) of the record. That is a LOT. A producer may get up to four points, usually one or two.

Well, guess how much it costs now?

$100 a day!

Q-Sound didn't turn out to be quite the revolution they had hoped. So we hooked it up while we were mixing 'suck', but the mix 'suck'ed, so we aborted it.

Q-Sound does work, but you have to be in a controlled environment. It doesn't work in headphones or cars.

TR



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/16 9:14 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN-NOTHING RCRDS.??

For the time being, send any tapes to our info address:

P.O. Box 16681
Cleveland OH 44116

They will eventually get to me.

Thanks,
TR


MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 12/30 4:18 PM
TO: LIZA POST (DNDJ87B)
FROM: LUCES KUMIKO-CASE (WTHW03E)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

i'm starting to wonder....was there a girl ??? maybe...but head like a hole is about how people worship money and don't care about anything else, terrible lie is about god being a jerk, down in it could be about anything, sanctified is about hellraiser 2, kinda i want to is about peer pressure, the only time is about self-doubt and alchoholism, and ringfinger is about satan worshipping. so that leaves>>>>>>> something i can never have, sin, and that's what i get. maybe there never was a girl, and he just sort of fictionalized the songs to convey the mood he wanted to. that's what robert from the cure does, cause he's married, and maybe trent took characteristics from movies and books and things to make "the girl", but she doesn't really exist. just a thought, and no one tell me how wrong i am about my quick-take interpretations, there's really more to the songs, but i didn't want to write that much. you get the idea........luces kumiko case

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 01/03/93 6:30 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 01/02 10:31 AM
TO: LUCES KUMIKO-CASE (WTHW03E)
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NINE INCH NAILS

Ringfinger is about Satan worshipping???!!???

not quite dead yet,
TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 01/07/93 11:58 AM



MUSIC
TOPIC: TECHNO
TIME: 01/10 5:24 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN MUSIC DISCUSSION

Hi everybody,

I'm still around, just not as much. The inane discussions on the modern rock bb have left me dulled so this bb (even though i hate techno) is a welcome surprise.

Nothing much is new i can tell you about, except we were nominated for a grammy in the metal category ?!?

- figure that one out. (i hope we don't win)

Also in case anybody was wondering, the 'down in it' single was only going to be released on vinyl (because my old record label sucks) so i put most of it on the 'head like a hole' single (which obviously IS on CD) - then the greedy record label releases 'd.i.i.' on CD which is quite redundant. Sorry if you feel ripped off.

Oh, try to find the import 'h.l.a.h.' single. It has the artwork that was intended for the original release but was rejected by TVT because it cost too much (it had color).

It also has a cool other version (like you need one) of 'h.l.a.h.'

Bye,
TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 01/14/93 1:42 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: TECHNO
TIME: 01/13 12:36 PM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN MUSIC DISCUSSION

Greetings.

New music & tour news: the new full record will PROBABLY be out in august or september with an EP/12" single out in may / june. We will PROBABLY have two songs on the soundtrack for the upcoming (summer release) film version of 'The Crow' which is based on the comic book (we are also appearing in it). One of the songs is Joy Division's 'dead souls'.

We will not officially tour until after the full record is out. When we do, we will probably go around the states twice, with different shows. We are only playing smaller venues where we can be seen and interacted with, so in some cities we may play multiple nights.

NIN mainstays for touring have been: Richard Patrick, guitar; Chris Vrenna, drums; Jeff Ward, drums; James Woolley, keyboards.

'now i'm nothing' started as a joke, later became the name of a tour we did, and then was a lyric in a mini-song/ intro for 'terrible lie' that we used for lollapalooza-era shows.

We have never done a cure cover.

And finally................

the cover of PHM is a photo of the blades of some sort of turbine stretched vertically so they would look somewhat like bones or a rib cage.

sleep well,
TR



TO: ANDREW BROWN (HNDC96B)
FROM: KAREN HETZEL (GKXG60A)
SUBJECT: NIN-ANTI CHRIST?

People don't tell you you must devote your life to God or be damned. They are believing in God's Word -The Bible- and it clearly states that "Unless you are born again you will not enter the K ingdom of Heaven". Also, it states "That if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, you shall be saved." They are not making up their own "rules". They are just following what the Bible says. If someone doesn't believe in the Bible, then I guess there's not much to say.

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 01/14/93 2:05 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 01/13 5:30 PM
TO: KAREN HETZEL (GKXG60A)
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN-ANTI CHRIST?

no karen, you've got that backwards...

... if you DO believe in the bible, you don't have anything to say.

the Anti-christ,
TR

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 03/04/93 12:29 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 03/04 8:33 AM
TO: ALL
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN UPDATE

...really bored and just checking in...

no, i wasn't at the grammys, but i did see michael jackson at a party afterwards (he did NOT look human in real life).

NIN won! So what!

Remember, the awards and nominations are chosen by select industry people, not the public. If you check out who was nominated in some of the categories (including me for metal) you realize how out of touch these people are.

We (Peter Christopherson & myself) are working on a compilation video & laser disc for 'broken'. It should include videos for pinion, wish, help me..., happiness..., and gave up. If we are allowed to sell it, look for it in late May.

Look for a new single/12" in June, and full all-new record in Aug. or Sept. followed by lots of touring.

I am producing a band called 'prick' which will come out this fall on my label.

Once again, the 3" mini-disc came with the first 250,000 copies of 'broken'. It cost the record label too much money in manufacturing to continue making them.

'Fixed' was limited to 60,000 copies, they have sold out - we just released 20,000 more so you should be able to find it soon if interested.

The colored HLAH single (the import) is the way i intended it to be released, but TVT released the black & white one with all the extra (i think boring) mixes & ugly cover.

Bye
TR



TO: ALL
FROM: MELODY MASON (DTST47E)
SUBJECT: NIN: SUCKS

My EX-boyfriend was in love with trent Reznor. He is a proud gay man now. NIN is just an eighties version of TECHNO. TECHNO SUCKS. It's just one guy playing with computers and getting off on it.

GET A REAL BAND

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 05/12/93 9:58 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 05/10 9:29 PM
TO: MELODY MASON (DTST47E)
FROM: CRISTIN GOODRICH (DTST47B)
SUBJECT: NIN: SUCKS

Hey, Melody,

My EX-BOYFRIEND was just like that. OBSESSED with TRENT. Maybe it's that smeared blood on his face that makes the boys turn.

Cristin

P.S. HE became a PROUD GAY MAN too!!!

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 05/12/93 10:00 PM



MUSIC
TOPIC: MODERN ROCK
TIME: 05/11 1:42 AM
TO: MELODY MASON (DTST47E)
FROM: TRENT REZNOR (XXXXXXX)
SUBJECT: NIN: SUCKS

wow!

tasty stuff, everyone!

thanks for breaking up the monotony...

TR