Marilyn Manson & Trent Reznor Collaboration Could Be In Works


Marilyn Manson discussed becoming friends again with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor in a new Beats 1 interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his quotes.

“I liked Defiant Ones, because it also made me think about Trent, it made me reach out to him. He’s the one who actually sent me an email, we had sort of mended ways after a long time through Tyler Bates strangely enough. It was probably at an awards show, based on scores or something, I don’t remember the occasion, but he emailed me and said, ‘I’m just passing a song from Jimmy [Iovine], so I can say I did it.’

He said something in the email along the lines of, ‘It really pisses me off that music isn’t dangerous anymore. It reminds me of how great you were, and I was, and that era.’ Nine Inch Nails was obviously huge to me, and to meet and interview Trent Reznor, and have him sign me, had a big impact on my life. All of the past, any sort of squabbles or arguments, that just went away. Especially seeing that Defiant Ones, and him telling me about it.”

He also said he wants to collaborate with Reznor again.

“Absolutely. We’re playing a show with them, its two nights in a row. We’ve been speaking about things, I don’t know what will happen, I would love to. He taught me how to do a lot of things.”

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  • Kooler Than Jesus

    I grew up in the 90s with all the alternative rock/metal bands of the time, and I remember becoming a huge fan of NIN and MM during the TDS/POAF/ACSS days, both bands also helped me to find out many other great bands, so I’m still a huge fan of them both, and I’m glad they are talking again.

  • Trovoid

    Holy shit they’re getting along again

    • Marc Brousseau

      For now.

      • Trovoid

        Things could go south again but everyone’s getting older now. I mean Courtney Love and Dave Grohl buried the hatchet, Billy Corgan is talking to his old lineup and (some) of those Guns N’ Roses dudes are playing together again. I feel everyone is mellowing out. You never know though.