Reznor on Bowie

Posted: 06/30/2016 in Uncategorized

Back in 1995, Nine Inch Nails hit the road with David Bowie, and Trent Reznor had some nice things to say about the fallen legend in a new essay.

That’s Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie on stage together. If that sounds too good to be true, the two entities hit the road for a joint tour between September 1996 and February 1996. Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor still has a lot of love for Bowie, which he demonstrated in a new essay in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. Reznor wrote of Bowie:

“For me, every Bowie album has its own set of memories. Back in the heyday of records, I’d go over to my friends house and listen to his collection of records in his basement.Scary Monsters was the first one I related to. Then I went backwards and discovered the Berlin trilogy, which was full-impact. By the early Nineties, as I found myself onstage with an audience, I was in full-obsession mode with Bowie. I read into all the breadcrumbs he’d put out — the clues in his lyrics that reveal themselves over time, the cryptic photographs, the magazine articles — and I projected and created what he was to me. His music really helped me relate to myself and figure out who I was. He was a tremendous inspiration in terms of what was possible, what the role of an entertainer could be, that there are no rules.”

Read the full essay here, in which Reznor also talks about Bowie’s reluctance to rely on hit songs and his own battles with addiction. [Rolling Stone] 

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