Trent fuckin tells it like it is
Keepin' it real.
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Everyone got the album 2 weeks ago.
Didn't expect this.
Why couldn't he put some of that anger into the album?
that'll show him
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That's kinda rude to ask, ya know? Just pirate w/o telling him.
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He's still pissed off after all these years.
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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.
Probably cos The Slip was free
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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.
This is taken so out of context it isn't even funny. Plus, it's old news.
Being against the name your own price method of selling an album =/= being against piracy.
It's definitely not out of context. Go read the full interview.
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.
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.
I see no problem here.
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Anyone wanna drink some tea with me though?
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only arizona raspberry flavor
Trent doesnt sugar coat shit
it's not arizona raspberry flavor im sorry my grey friend
awh maybe next time
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Maybe he should go fuck himself until he learns how to make good music
let it all out man we here for u
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!
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Didn't know Trent Reznor was secretly Lars Ulrich.
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fuck you, you, you, fuck you too, and you. fuck you all
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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"fuck you, you, you, fuck you too, and you. fuck you all"
I need to watch that movie again
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"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."
i dont find what rez said all that offensive tbh
I would tell my gothic homo fanbase to fuck off as well.
This news article is so out of context and overblown it could be from Ultimate Guitar.
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but thats your core audience karl!
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dude, I'm trying to piss off the NIN fanboys!
anyone that lets this shake them up needs to get a fucking grip on reality
Everyday, a musician tells someone to fuck off.
takes balls to do this shit bro
It's 10 dollars. My school lunch is $2.50.
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".
i'll put my 1st world problems in you
don't go all first world problems when you don't even live in the first world LOL silly americans
and i swear
by the moon and the stars in the sky
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i'll be there
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.
scandinavia / germany first world master race reporting in
where my canada / japan first world bros at
I've always wanted to be an ex-patriot. One day. One day.
sweden reporting in
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
Don't really like NIN although downward spiral was k
He should pay me to listen to his music
This is a sad excuse for music news...
what a dickhead..calm your shit, Trent. jeez.
Yeah, fuck artists for wanting to get paid for their livelihood. They're all swimming in money as it is, selfish bastards.
"Man, Trent, you're such a pussy as of late."
"Christ, God, Trent, calm down, you douche."
His whole existence is flawed
Meh, I'm not paying a dime for it
If you haven't seen the Trent Reznor Whitest Kids U Know sketch before then wow you're in for a treat
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"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..."
NIN fans are immature skin bags consisting of malfunctioning brain tissue and terrible music taste, of course he swore at them.
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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.
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!
Correct me if I'm wrong, also, but didn't he do the pay what you want thing once before?
Haha way to go Trent!
@DrGonzo Yeah he released his previous one the Slip for free, so this seems a bit hypocritical of him.
lol what I would expect from esteban after season 4 what a cunt
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.
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.
Agree with VicariousIntent.
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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
I'll gladly fuck myself.
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?
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.
This looks like an all time low.
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That you Lars?
Who cares? Shouldn't even be news.
What a dick. Same old Trent!
Why is this news? The man wants to get paid for his work like we all do. Good for him.
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.
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.
"His whole existence is flawed"
Actually laughed at that
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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.
hes a douche. you may twist and turn it as much as you like, but the fact does not change.
more musicsss should swear at their fans
thanks for that astonishing revelation ,Jack.
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.
That's a unpleasent surprise.
That you Lars?
Great way to get fans douche
I know what he is trying to say but he is going way too far
"Trent Reznor Says A Bad Word"
lol srsly who gives a shit
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Trent gave us TDS. For that he can say whatever the fuck he wants.
Trent isn't gonna take your shit.
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necessary bump, thanks
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not offensive. sincerely, God
any time my friend
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