Howard Stern recently interviewed Jonah Hill about his film Mid90’s, which is scored by Nine Inch Nails members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Stern praised Reznor as one of the greatest of all time.
“You wanted music in the film, so you contacted Trent Reznor, who is probably the greatest.”
Stern had up an NIN sticker in his studio in the 1990’s.
MarksFriggin.com reports that Howard said Jonah contacted Trent Reznor to score his movie and he asked him to do it for free? Jonah said not really in that way. He said that he’s sure he gets some back end in the show somehow. He said that this is an independent film. He said that they have Herbie Hancock’s ”Watermelon Man” in the movie. Howard said that’s a great one. Jonah said he loved that song. He said he’s passionate about that stuff.
Howard asked about Trent Reznor and how that worked. Jonah said that he loved The Social Network’s score. He said he liked the way it was cold and disconnected. He said that he wondered how they would score this film and they did it for him. He said their manager is Amos Newman who is Randy Newman’s son. He said he thinks Howard would like that little fact.
Howard said that Jonah’s father was the manager for bands. Jonah said he was an accountant for Axl Rose. He said he had the advantage of growing up in Los Angeles and understanding that movies are tangible. He said in Roosevelt Long Island they may not be.
Howard said his father thought he was insane wanting to be on radio. He said Jonah is saying that in L.A. you can be in show business and people won’t think you’re nuts. Jonah said he saw that and it was a huge benefit for him. He said people think that his dad being an accountant for Guns N Roses means more than it actually did.
Howard said he got Trent Reznor to do the score. Jonah said he’s never even met him. He said they did it all away from each other. He said that the guy is amazingly professional. He said he and Atticus Ross are so professional. He said that he was scared shitless that they were going to hand him something he doesn’t like. He said Trent said he had to give him direction and notes. He said he had to do that. He said he asked him to change some things. He said he wasn’t mature enough to do this until now. He said he had to be very serious and direct him on what to do. Jonah said they have a Nirvana Unplugged song in it and that meant a lot to him.