View Full Version : "Trent wants to be mainstream now"

08-30-2013, 01:15 AM
found this article pretty humorous.

Industrial-rock titans Nine Inch Nails are still hoping to tour Australia in the not-too-distant future despite declining to join the bill for hard-rock festival Soundwave next year.
The first wave of Soundwave artists was announced on Friday and, following strong industry rumours, many were expecting to find Nine Inch Nails at the top of it. There was further talk that the band were being held for a second line-up announcement but it has since been confirmed on Twitter by both Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah and Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor that the union is off.
Reznor was dignified, tweeting: "Australia: we love you and we're coming. Didn't feel Soundwave was the right vibe for us or our fans working on a better scenario."
Maddah, who isn't exactly known for his diplomatic skills, was less pleasant. When one Twitter follower asked where Nine Inch Nails were on the Soundwave bill, he replied: "Up their own arse sadly."
He told another: "Trent wants to be mainstream now and reach Justin Timberlake's audience," later adding that those words came from the Nine Inch Nails camp and were "not mine".
Maddah appeared to further quote from such interactions intimating that Reznor said "he no longer wants 'goths & people in black' & feels the need to find a 'more sophisticated audience"'.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/nine-inch-nails-still-hoping-to-tour-australia-20130824-2siai.html#ixzz2dQPlxpTZ

AJ's a well known douche and is no doubt expressing some butthurt at being turned down (NIN's played his festival before). it's also pretty laughable to think of trent reaching justin timberlake's fan-base while playing... well, the majority of NIN's back catalogue.

but what do we think, is trent leaning towards a more "mainstream" audience this tour? i don't know too much about the international festivals/venues he's booked, but is he catering to more "sophisticated audiences"?

08-30-2013, 01:19 AM
i don't know too much about the international festivals/venues he's booked, but is he catering to more "sophisticated audiences"?

Well, Lollapalooza requires MENSA membership to get a ticket...

08-30-2013, 02:00 AM
AJ needs to fuck himself so deeply that he implodes into himself and ceases to exist.

08-30-2013, 02:05 AM
Ha ... MENSA membership!

08-30-2013, 02:11 AM
lol... imagining Trent standing next to this guy IRL and him saying that stuff to Trent's face:



Silly fat fuck.

08-30-2013, 02:12 AM
Wow, he seems like a charming fellow.

08-30-2013, 02:13 AM
Looks like he's ready to eat that microphone.

08-30-2013, 02:13 AM
Uh, Trent has been "mainstream" for a while now.

08-30-2013, 03:10 AM
AJ is a loose cannon. He loses his shit like a child when something doesn't go his way, you only need to follow him on Twitter to realise this. Having said that, he does have some good qualities to him. For instance he directly answered my question about when Deftones were due to be on stage at their Brisbane gig. And he has produced some of the best festival lineups I've seen (this year is terrible though, that's probably why he's so pissed he didn't get NIN).

I'm happy that Trent's not doing Soundwave though, it means Brisbane might get a headline show which I'm all for. I don't want to travel to Melbourne again.

08-30-2013, 04:37 AM
Isn't like 4 #1 Singles in a row on the "Rock Charts" kinda mainstream?

You know, THTF, Only, EDIETS and Survivalism were kinda #1s....

08-30-2013, 05:24 AM
He's an arrogant fat fuck that makes no sense who insults people over twitter and wouldn't say shit like that in real life. Kill him, next.

08-30-2013, 06:00 AM
Damn, this guy really pissed you off...

08-30-2013, 06:03 AM
It's the "Insult A.J. Maddah!" thread. Let's show him what happens when you badmouth our Lord and Savior! Post your favorite photos of this pudwhack so we can rip him a new one. I'll start:


"During the interview, A.J. got tired of waiting for dinner and began to gnaw on his knuckles, mistaking them for sausages..."

08-30-2013, 06:16 AM
This same guy trolled Garbage & fans not long ago.

08-30-2013, 07:39 AM
He does have a douchebag look to him.

08-30-2013, 07:46 AM
This thread and that guy don't need to exist.

08-30-2013, 08:51 AM
EDIT: He's wearing a fedora.
Disregard all words from his brony scum mouth.

08-30-2013, 09:09 AM
guys, make fun of him for being a douche, even wearing a fedora...but i don't think the fat jokes are necessary.

08-30-2013, 09:45 AM
guys, make fun of him for being a douche, even wearing a fedora...but i don't think the fat jokes are necessary.

He does kind of look like Paul Bearer from the WWF with a tan and goatee though.
@Lt. Randazzo (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=3) Lock it up.

08-30-2013, 09:46 AM
Never heard of this guy before, but he sounds like an asshole of cataclysmic proportions, reading this and obout everything else he's done...

08-30-2013, 09:48 AM

My loins burn for him.

08-30-2013, 10:00 AM
This is old news. Everyone grow up.

Copy of A
08-30-2013, 10:13 AM
Threads like these are what make fans like us look like morons. The music is great. If it reaches a larger audience, then that's awesome. That's the point. Good for Trent. Keep it up

08-30-2013, 10:14 AM
Over and out.