Digg Dialog’s 4th installment was with Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor. Judging by the name of the blog, it’s obvious that I would have an interest with what Reznor has to say about the current state of the music industry, distribution, and most importantly what lies ahead with NIN. Some of the questions I felt were ho-hum, but that’s what you get with a system like Digg that requires votes and popularity to make it into the top 10.
Even if you’re not a fan of NIN, chances are you’ve heard what he’s been doing for music distribution. This was talked about a little with Reznor during the interview, but seemed to be highly edited and cut short for time reasons.
It’s obvious that the man behind the songs that originally drew me to NIN has grown up, so to speak. Closer, Reptile, Terrible Lie, and even some of the tracks from his Fragile album seem to be a distant past. I would have preferred to hear what he has to say about the genre of music he’s currently releasing and if there will ever be a throw back to what originally excited me about a new NIN release.
Troublesome, would best describe my feelings at the end of the Digg interview with Reznor. Nothing was said that we didn’t already know, except for the cute story about blaring unexpected music before a show. Furthermore, Reznor indicated that NIN would be going away soon, but not saying for how long. I suspect the latest tour schedule has finally started taking it’s toll on the now 43 year old influential rocker.
Oh well, as long as he never goes back down in it.