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Monday, July 18, 2011

Trent Reznor Calls 'Pretty Hate Machine' Reissue 'A Record Label Bulls--- Move'

by Jason MacNeil


Trent Reznor 
Steve Granitz, WireImage

At a time when artists seem to release a deluxe version of an album even before the actual studio album hits shelves, it's refreshing to see some musicians not sugarcoat what some reissues truly are. Today, that musician is none other than Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor.

Earlier today (July 14), Reznor took to his Twitter account to tell fans to ignore purchasing a new reissue of Nine Inch Nails' 1989 album, 'Pretty Hate Machine.'

"NIN fans, don't waste your money on this version of PHM that was just released," he wrote, linking to the reissue in question, which has a disclaimer stating this is "very similar to original TVT version. This is not a remastered release."

"...a record label bulls--- move repackaging the old version," Reznor tweeted shortly after. "Ignore please."

Nine Inch Nails gave the album the reissue treatment last November with all of the tracks remastered by Reznor and engineer Tom Baker while also including a cover of Queen's 'Get Down, Make Love,' the B-side to the 1990 single 'Sin.'

In related news, on July 12, Reznor's side project, How to Destroy Angels, posted a new photo labeled "recording" on their site. The group released a six-song self-titled EP for free just over a year ago, so let's hope this means more tunes are on the way, and soon.

Finally, Reznor also shared his excitement over the digital download system Spotify reaching American shores (which Spinner reported earlier today) by tweeting a link offering people a special celebrity invitation to try the service.

So, fans, please don't use Spotify to purchase the new 'Pretty Hate Machine' reissue. There's no use in getting on Trent Reznor's bad side.

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