Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails have changed management for the second time in their 25-year career, according to Billboard. Reznor announced that he had parted ways with his previous manager, Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz Management, last Friday (December 6th). But Reznor wasted no time in finding a new handler, inking a new deal with John Silva of Silva Artists Management.
Silva also handles clients like Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Beck and others, while Guerinot's roster includes Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, the Offspring and Robbie Robertson.
- Reznor had been with Guerinot since 2004, after parting with longtime manager and business partner John Malm. Reznor told us at the time why he made that split: "After I got sober, I got rid of my longest friend and partner, manager. I could see that the relationship was unhealthy. I could see how I kinda went crazy when we got famous, but in clarity I could see how he got crazy in his own way."
- As of Monday (December 9th), links to Nine Inch Nails and How To Destroy Angels, Reznor's band with wife Mariqueen Maandig, were erased from the Rebel Waltz website.
- John Silva got his start working for Nirvana's management and helped get that band its deal with Geffen Records. Silva has represented Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl for nearly his entire career.
- Nine Inch Nails has been touring behind its eighth album, Hesitation Marks, the first new NIN record in five years.
- Following a recently completed North American trek, Reznor announced that a streamlined lineup of the band will return for another round of North American dates early next year.
- Trent Reznor ended up suing former manager John Malm in 2005, claiming that Malm had tricked him out of millions of dollars in earnings.
- Reznor filed a civil lawsuit at the time against Malm and accountant Richard Szekelyi.
- Reznor signed a management contract with Malm in the late Eighties when Nine Inch Nails landed its first recording deal. Reznor and Malm were also partners in their own label, Nothing Records.
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Trent Reznor On Parting Ways With His Original Manager
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