MTV: Do you think your place on this tour is an increase in respect for industrial music
in general and for nine inch nails in particular? Do you think industrial will cross over
into the mainstream?
Trent Reznor: I don't know. I don't know that we're an industrial band, we've been tagged
as that, and I don't mind the tag so much. If we are an industrial band we're on the
outskirts. We're not a classical example of an industrial band. If it turns people on to
music we like and influenced us, that's cool, but as for it being the next big thing I don't
MTV: You're actually opening up for Guns 'n Roses in Europe, how did that come about?
Trent: Well, axle likes us and we kinda made friends with and came on the tour. It will be
an experiment [laughes]. I'm excited about it, we've been fans of theirs, so it kinda works
MTV: Any plans for a new nine inch nails record?
Trent: Yeah, I'm working on it right now and um, the writing procedure and should be
done i would hope by the end of the year.
Trent: Even if there wasn't one band I wanted to see, as a consumer I would go see this.
Potentially have a lot of fun.
On not being able to play in Phoenix:
Trent: I guess what happened was a lot of our equipment was sitting out baking in the
desert heat. Since we are an electronically based band, when the main part of your show
becomes ruined, becomes melted which is what I think happened, it's cutting out and
becoming a nightmare it was an incompitence on the crew's part became an embarresing
situation, so we'd liek to apologize to our fans they came out to see us because we really
wanted to do a good show, but it was a nightmare. We're prepared for a really hostile
reaction; but I think it will be all right, it can only get better from here It's hard to have
our show in an outside daylight enviroments so we'll see what happens.