Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor was asked in a new interview with Rolling Stone how he feels about the fact that the band is eligible next year for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reznor replied, "I feel neutral about it. It just seems so freaky. Being honest with you, the Oscar experience changed me. I've won Grammys in the past and it always felt like they didn't mean anything. I got them for stupid f***ing things like Best Metal Performance."
Reznor won an Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on the 2010 movie The Social Network and said that the win changed his attitude about awards. He explained, "I'm sure there are some bulls*** aspects to that whole organization, but getting a glimpse into the film world as opposed to the music world, I was immediately impressed by how much more they care about things. It felt like it had some weight to it, and I was flattered. Then I thought, 'Am I just being an a****le about the Grammys?'"
- While Reznor said he doesn't "spend all day allowing myself to feel good about anything," he told us winning both an Oscar and a Golden Globe was different: "I've got 'em up on the mantle and, I've got to say, never been much one for trophies or recognition, but when it's coming from someplace that feels legitimate, it makes a difference. And what happened I felt was unexpected and it was flattering and I've allowed myself to feel pretty good about it."
- Nine Inch Nails' first album in five years and first on a major label since 2007, Hesitation Marks, debuted at Number Three on the Billboard album chart last month, selling 107,000 copies in its first week of sales.
- Reznor reactivated the group earlier in 2013 after spending a few years working on film soundtracks and launching a new act called How To Destroy Angels.
- Nine Inch Nails is currently on a North American tour that next stops Monday night (October 14th) in Brooklyn, New York.
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Trent Reznor On Letting Himself Feel Good About Winning Awards
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