A Reddit user named kyleliv3 recently shared previously unseen yearbook photos of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, which we reported on yesterday. He also shared an awesome story about Trent getting kicked out of a high school party.
“He didn’t know him very well. My coworker was a few years older. Like he was a junior when Trent was a freshman. He told me a story that he had a house party at his parents house (coworker) and Trent showed up in a kiss t-shirt. I guess he collected beer cans or something and Trent was trying to knock the display over so my coworkers friends threw him out of the party. My reaction to that was, you threw out a rockstar from your party… that’s pretty legit.”
He wrote, “Guy I work with found out that I’m a big NIN fan. He went to high school with Trent. Brought in his yearbook for me to see. This was from 1980. Thought I’d share.”
“Here’s another one. This is from 1978. I think Trent is a freshman.” See both photos below.
Trent Reznor discussed physical albums in a recent Juxtapoz interview, “With a physical album, aside from touching it, feeling it, smelling it, there’s another factor that I realized; I’ve got to figure out where it’s going to sit on the shelf. When I walk past all my vinyl, I’ll often look and think, ‘Oh, there’s that so-and-so record.’
I’m reminded of it. It’s in the world with me, like something on my desk. It doesn’t just disappear in the clouds, or on some fucking app somewhere. It’s a thing. The next time I move, if I move, I’m going to have to figure out what to do with it, do I want it anymore? It’s a thing living with me.”
He also discussed composing music for Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel project in Palestine. “We heard the rough framework, which didn’t include a lot of details, and then we just started working. It felt like we over-delivered on the expectation, and it turned into something else. It was all cool, though.”