Nine Inch Nails Drummer Spreads His Wings With Film Song - 05/15/2000

(5/15/00, 3 p.m. ET) - Nine Inch Nails drummer Jerome Dillon recently worked on the soundtrack to the new John Waters film, Cecil B. Demented, which comes out in August.

Dillon, who wrote the song played over the closing credits of the film, came on board the project via his friend, soundtrack producer Zoe Poledouris. Poledouris also brought in her father, world renowned film-music composer Basil Poledouris, to put down strings to the punk-tinged soundtrack.

Dillon told LAUNCH about the creation of his song, "Chow." "I got back from the Australian tour, literally got right off the plane. Went straight to the recording studio, met with John [Waters], had lunch with him," he said. "We listened to the stuff and I kind of got reaction from him, and kind of felt out where he was coming from, and what he liked and what he didn't like, and so did she. We worked with the musical editor and actual film editor, and went into the recording studio the next day and started laying down drums and guitars, and it just kind of went from there. One thing led to another; I was asked to write a piece of music for the end of the film. The crew liked the ending credits sequence, and that was about it."

"We did the entire thing inside of eight days," Dillon added. "Everybody seems to be really pleased with it."

Cecil B. Demented is set to premiere in John Waters's hometown of Baltimore, where it was shot, and is scheduled for limited national release on August 11. The movie stars Melanie Griffith and Stephen Dorff, and the plot centers around an off-centered independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers, who kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

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