Trent Reznor Swears at Fans

2013-09-10 by Apollo | 104 Comments
In a recent interview, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor told fans who were looking for free handouts of his newest album Hesitation Marks to "go fuck yourselves" if they are unwilling to pay $10. This remark flies in the face of some recent bands decisions to post albums on a 'name-your-price' basis. A debate could be started for both sides of the issue.

http://propertyofzack.com/post/59562143881/trent-reznor-it-costs-10-bucks-or-go-fuck-yourself

Tagged: Nine Inch Nails

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leviathan05
September 10th 2013
105 Comments


Trent fuckin tells it like it is

StallionMang
September 10th 2013
7633 Comments


Keepin' it real.

YoYoMancuso
September 10th 2013
12582 Comments


Dear Trent,

Everyone got the album 2 weeks ago.

Sincerely,
Everyone

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NightmareCinema16
September 10th 2013
2016 Comments


Didn't expect this.

Andrewffcc
September 10th 2013
171 Comments


Why couldn't he put some of that anger into the album?

Greyvy
September 10th 2013
5787 Comments


that'll show him

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


That's kinda rude to ask, ya know? Just pirate w/o telling him.

BigPleb
September 10th 2013
48783 Comments


He's still pissed off after all these years.

zxlkho
September 10th 2013
3491 Comments


This interview is about a month old. I think there was a discussion about it elsewhere on sputnik.

But anyway, fuck you Trent, you fucking hypocrite. I know you're a member of what.cd so shut the fuck up.

anarchistfish
September 10th 2013
25581 Comments


Probably cos The Slip was free

Parallels
September 10th 2013
8843 Comments


It's just funny because he told people to steal his stuff in 2007, and all because he was pissed at his record label's ridiculous pricing of Year Zero in certain countries (the CD changes from black to white with heat and he paid for it out of his own pocket so his fans wouldn't have to). Still, he could have made a fair amount of bank if he continued the pay-what-you-can model from Ghosts on Hesitation Marks.

tlhk
September 10th 2013
318 Comments


douche

Deadwing42
September 10th 2013
198 Comments


This is taken so out of context it isn't even funny. Plus, it's old news.

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Deadwing42
September 10th 2013
198 Comments


Being against the name your own price method of selling an album =/= being against piracy.

zxlkho
September 10th 2013
3491 Comments


It's definitely not out of context. Go read the full interview.

MosesMalone
September 10th 2013
1836 Comments


Trent was down with music piracy just a few years ago. I mean, if I was a musician I'd want to be paid for my shit too, but it's kinda lame to do a turnaround like that. Especially now that he's not in the spotlight he used to be.

Deadwing42
September 10th 2013
198 Comments


I did about two weeks ago when it came out. Everyone's making it look like he said he's anti pirating, which isn't the case. He's famous for uploading collections of the best of NIN on Pirate Bay for fuck's sake, and he made the Closure documentary available for free recently- hardcore fans would have shelled out for that big time.

I think a big part of his negativity here is probably related to the failure of Niggy Tardust, where he implemented the pay what you want method. He didn't do this for The Slip- that was straight up free, a gift for the fans, and Ghosts used different pricing options. Barely anybody paid anything for the Niggy Tardust album, to the point where Trent considered it a failure. He just seems like a guy that has experimented with different pricing methods, and now that he's in a better relationship with a new record label, this works the best for him.

Also, how is the title "Trent Reznor swears at fans" in context? Granted, I am a huge NIN fan, so I am also quite biased, but the media in general often presents one shallow understanding of an issue, which I think is the case here.

Calc
September 10th 2013
15348 Comments


I see no problem here.

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Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


Me neither.

treeqt.
September 10th 2013
16877 Comments


Anyone wanna drink some tea with me though?

Greyvy
September 10th 2013
5787 Comments


only arizona raspberry flavor

Minus.
September 10th 2013
2694 Comments


Trent doesnt sugar coat shit

treeqt.
September 10th 2013
16877 Comments


it's not arizona raspberry flavor im sorry my grey friend

Greyvy
September 10th 2013
5787 Comments


awh maybe next time

tommygun
September 10th 2013
26429 Comments


m/

Nomos
September 10th 2013
1217 Comments


Maybe he should go fuck himself until he learns how to make good music


whoops

Greyvy
September 10th 2013
5787 Comments


let it all out man we here for u

Wizard
September 10th 2013
20071 Comments


Thank fucking god I stole this album cuz it sucks immense amounts of dick.

Why couldn't he put some of that anger into the album?

I might have paid for it!

zaruyache
September 10th 2013
16040 Comments


Didn't know Trent Reznor was secretly Lars Ulrich.

Green Baron
September 10th 2013
22987 Comments


fuck you, you, you, fuck you too, and you. fuck you all

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
September 10th 2013
21429 Comments


after all trent does for his fans, i agree these ppl should fuck off. he does literally everything he can to create a solid artist to fan relationship so we should be able to give a little bit too.

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TheGreatQ
September 10th 2013
2437 Comments


"fuck you, you, you, fuck you too, and you. fuck you all"

I need to watch that movie again

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ButcherNate
September 10th 2013
45 Comments


"after all trent does for his fans, i agree these ppl should fuck off. he does literally everything he can to create a solid artist to fan relationship so we should be able to give a little bit too."

x2

Ire
September 10th 2013
41948 Comments


i dont find what rez said all that offensive tbh


Wizard
September 10th 2013
20071 Comments


I would tell my gothic homo fanbase to fuck off as well.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
September 10th 2013
37909 Comments


This news article is so out of context and overblown it could be from Ultimate Guitar.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
September 10th 2013
21429 Comments


but thats your core audience karl!

Wizard
September 10th 2013
20071 Comments


Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dude, I'm trying to piss off the NIN fanboys!

chemicalmarriage
September 10th 2013
2834 Comments


anyone that lets this shake them up needs to get a fucking grip on reality

Wizard
September 10th 2013
20071 Comments


Everyday, a musician tells someone to fuck off.

Green Baron
September 10th 2013
22987 Comments


takes balls to do this shit bro

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


It's 10 dollars. My school lunch is $2.50.

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


But I'm not a starving African child. Don't go all "first world problems" on me because that phrase should be changed to
"relevant problems on my life".

chemicalmarriage
September 10th 2013
2834 Comments


i'll put my 1st world problems in you

treeqt.
September 10th 2013
16877 Comments


don't go all first world problems when you don't even live in the first world LOL silly americans

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 10th 2013
30257 Comments


and i swear











by the moon and the stars in the sky

Relinquished
September 10th 2013
34480 Comments


i'll be there

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


Treeqt is rite tho. But Europe aint got much to brag about either!

That may be the most patriotic thing I've said in my life.

treeqt.
September 10th 2013
16877 Comments


scandinavia / germany first world master race reporting in

treeqt.
September 10th 2013
16877 Comments


where my canada / japan first world bros at

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


I've always wanted to be an ex-patriot. One day. One day.

Relinquished
September 10th 2013
34480 Comments


sweden reporting in

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


When I was in 8th grade, I had to do a report on Sweden and the entire time I was researching, I'm thinking "why can't I live
there?"

mindleviticus
September 10th 2013
8926 Comments


Don't really like NIN although downward spiral was k

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


Damn.

thespaceforthis
September 10th 2013
518 Comments


He should pay me to listen to his music

Flagran12
September 10th 2013
66 Comments


This is a sad excuse for music news...

Acrosstheshield13
September 10th 2013
797 Comments


what a dickhead..calm your shit, Trent. jeez.

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013
30968 Comments


Yeah, fuck artists for wanting to get paid for their livelihood. They're all swimming in money as it is, selfish bastards.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
September 10th 2013
37909 Comments


^^^

PuddlesPuddles
September 10th 2013
4796 Comments


"Man, Trent, you're such a pussy as of late."

"Christ, God, Trent, calm down, you douche."






His whole existence is flawed

TheSupernatural
September 11th 2013
1616 Comments


Meh, I'm not paying a dime for it

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 11th 2013
54749 Comments


If you haven't seen the Trent Reznor Whitest Kids U Know sketch before then wow you're in for a treat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4H5h-oHvuo

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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 11th 2013
54749 Comments


"The only reason i have heard of Trent Reznor is because he made the Main Theme for Black ops 2, and the song is actually pretty good..."

oh boy

someguest
September 11th 2013
27923 Comments


NIN fans are immature skin bags consisting of malfunctioning brain tissue and terrible music taste, of course he swore at them.

VicariousIntent
September 11th 2013
1626 Comments


I'm with everyone else: he's done so much for his fans in the past and he's been one of the first big name artists to experiment with different pricing options. I don't find it too outrageous for him to ask us to pay for a record he's really proud of.

And artists should be able to charge what they want anyway.

DrGonzo1937
September 11th 2013
12310 Comments


He has a point though.... Then again, I'm a musican too, so I can understand how frustrating it is when joe blog wants all music for free.

Bitch gotta get paid!

DrGonzo1937
September 11th 2013
12310 Comments


Correct me if I'm wrong, also, but didn't he do the pay what you want thing once before?

henryChinaski
September 11th 2013
3571 Comments


Haha way to go Trent!

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Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
September 11th 2013
37909 Comments


@DrGonzo Yeah he released his previous one the Slip for free, so this seems a bit hypocritical of him.

Penlord
September 11th 2013
204 Comments


lol what I would expect from esteban after season 4 what a cunt

DrGonzo1937
September 11th 2013
12310 Comments


Hypocritical, sure, but how I see it, he's done it before and has a right to do what he wants. This is solid gold media right here.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
September 11th 2013
37909 Comments


Yeah I agree this is fairly justified and has been taken out of context for this news article, however it is a tad hypocritical whichever way you spin it.

OldCrime
September 11th 2013
185 Comments


Agree with VicariousIntent.

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Math8w
September 11th 2013
4 Comments


You're all fools, this was old story Trent told in an interview back in August 25th

"I'm not saying offering things for free or pay-what-you-can is wrong. I'm saying my personal feeling
is that my album's not a dime. It's not a buck. I made it as well as I could, and it costs 10 bucks,
or go fuck yourself." - Trent Reznor

http://www.spin.com/featured/trent-reznor-upward-spiral-nine-inch-nails-spin-cover-september-2013/

TenSecondsToThink
September 11th 2013
1542 Comments


I'll gladly fuck myself.

HomerPimpson
September 11th 2013
252 Comments


What does this say about the album he put out for free then? Did he not make it as well as he could have? Should we still fuck ourselves for not paying for that?

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 11th 2013
495 Comments


This man is an artist who takes his work seriously. He puts everything he has into his career, countless man hours to bring us these products. Hack art school students get paid $200+ for abstract, one tone colour pieces; I think Trent Reznor deserves $10 for his best work in years.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
September 11th 2013
4165 Comments


This looks like an all time low.

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DikkoZinner
September 11th 2013
4906 Comments


That you Lars?

guitarded_chuck
September 11th 2013
11490 Comments


Who cares? Shouldn't even be news.

jrschaef
September 11th 2013
5 Comments


What a dick. Same old Trent!

GarlicBreath
September 11th 2013
153 Comments


Why is this news? The man wants to get paid for his work like we all do. Good for him.

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 11th 2013
495 Comments


^^^^

SteveRogers
September 11th 2013
190 Comments


This is pretty bad journalism. This news story is a link to another news story which takes a quote from a completely different news story/interview totally out of context. I mean, this is like Newsception or something.

zulop
September 11th 2013
174 Comments


So many tards in these comments. Read the interview, pay 10 dollars for his album and shut the fuck up. Or do not. There is nothing wrong here.

ReAnimator
September 11th 2013
356 Comments


"His whole existence is flawed"

Actually laughed at that

Apollo
September 11th 2013
10669 Comments


I'm not a fucking journalist, I just posted a link to something I found interesting and here we are almost 100 comments later. Calm your butthurt selves down.

iamSeraph
September 11th 2013
903 Comments


hes a douche. you may twist and turn it as much as you like, but the fact does not change.

larrytheslug
September 11th 2013
1587 Comments


more musicsss should swear at their fans

xxm
September 11th 2013
223 Comments


@YoYoMancuso
thanks for that astonishing revelation ,Jack.

froghawk
September 11th 2013
182 Comments


iamSeraph: I get the opposite impression from reading interviews with him, including the one this quote is from. I don't think he meant that aggressively at all - it was more that he expected people would actually pay a decent amount for NiggyTardust and they didn't, so he's not doing that again.

TheVermMaremagnum
September 11th 2013
252 Comments


That's a unpleasent surprise.

DrGonzo1937
September 12th 2013
12310 Comments



That you Lars?

lol

Telekinetic
November 17th 2013
82 Comments


Great way to get fans douche

Telekinetic
November 17th 2013
82 Comments


I know what he is trying to say but he is going way too far

StallionMang
November 17th 2013
7633 Comments


"Trent Reznor Says A Bad Word"

demigod!
November 17th 2013
49061 Comments


lol srsly who gives a shit

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conesmoke
November 17th 2013
5466 Comments


Trent gave us TDS. For that he can say whatever the fuck he wants.

Tunaboy45
February 11th 2014
13678 Comments


Trent isn't gonna take your shit.

climactic
February 11th 2014
22218 Comments


necessary bump, thanks

PorcelainRain
February 11th 2014
536 Comments


not offensive. sincerely, God

Tunaboy45
February 11th 2014
13678 Comments


any time my friend

PoodleRapist
September 1st 2014
268 Comments


late to the party, but i had to point something out - none of the people who mention the slip being released for free ever mention that it was the only album he gave away (ghosts was pay-what-you-can). whatever you think of the album, the fact is that he gave the fans a gift. so it is not at all hypocritical for him to want to get paid for this one, and not at all a commentary on the quality of the slip. I know it's sputnik and I should anticipate idiots, but this was overload



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