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Trent Reznor and his bandmates in How To Destroy Angels went on Reddit on Wednesday (March 6th) for an "Ask Me Anything" q-and-a session, but one reader's rather nasty attack prompted an equally sharp response from Reznor. Apparently incensed at Reznor's decision to sign How To Destroy Angels to a major label after vowing years ago never to work with one again, one participant wrote, "As millionaires, why did you sign up with a record label to promote your new album? . . . I don't buy the 'get it to as many people as possible' excuse, especially when Trent conveniently places a spotlight on his former cash cow a few days before your band releases this new album . . . When can I get my (Nine Inch Nails) toothpaste?"


Reznor responded, "Sorry, the WiFi on our yacht is having issues. We can't get your full question to load. Try sending me an email at gof***yourself@youc***.com."

  • When some other readers did question whether the announcement last week of Nine Inch Nails' return was timed to help promote the release of How To Destroy Angels' first full-length album, HTDA member Rob Sheridan later replied, "The answer is we DIDN'T WANT TO ANNOUNCE NIN yet. We put it off as long as possible to give HTDA time to breathe before getting steamrolled by NIN news, but when you book festival gigs, they have their own marketing rollout that is beyond our control and have specific times they need to announce their lineups."
  • Sheridan also addressed the "millionaires" remark, saying, "No one's getting rich off HTDA . . . We're doing it because we think it's cool and we like making art and that's really it. We want as many people as possible to hear about that art, so that led to the record label idea."
  • How To Destroy Angels' debut album, Welcome Oblivion, was released on Tuesday (March 5th).
  • Reznor revealed last week that he was officially resurrecting Nine Inch Nails after a four-year break for an extended tour that will kick off this summer.

CHECK IT OUT: Read the entire Reddit chat at


  • Was that question unfair or valid? Did that reader have any real reason to attack Reznor like that?
  • What difference does it make whether Reznor releases his music through a major label or by himself?
  • Was Reznor's response totally appropriate or should he have let it go?

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