Nine Inch Nails Has A Tapeworm
Side Project In The Works; Rick Rubin Producing NIN Album In the
ever-growing world of superstar side projects, the latest to rear its
ugly head is Tapeworm, featuring members of Nine Inch Nails. A
source says that the band includes guitarist/ keyboardist/ bassist
Danny Lohner, drummer Chris Vrenna, and Sean Beavan, who has
worked with NIN and Marilyn Manson as an engineer and/or remixer.
Although Trent Reznor has told his bandmates that he will sing in the
project, our source says it may not happen. Regardless, the band is
looking to have a few singers handle vocal duties for Tapeworm.
"Trent may be nervous that Tapeworm might take off ala Manson, and
he has a serious competitive streak," says the source, referring to the
fact that Reznor would not want to lose bandmates to a band which
may become as successful as Marilyn Manson, whom he also helped.
"He claimed that Tapeworm tapes were his since they were done in
his studio," the source continues. "Bandmembers threatened to leave
[so] he said, 'I'll do [vocals] for you,' and everyone was satisfied. I
think he's lying to keep the sidemen happy. He hasn't done anything
on the project; he's keeping everyone on a string."
Meanwhile, noted producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers (see
story above), Johnny Cash); the president of American Recordings, is
said to be producing the new Nine Inch Nails record... via phone? "I
wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't last," says the source. "He phones
in his advice."Another source says that Reznor and Rubin have met,
Reznor's flown to L.A. to talk with him, and that it's unlikely that any
real producing is being done over the phone.
Reznor, who has been in New Orleans, is said to be thinking about
renting a house somewhere in California soon to write the record. The
only new NIN song we know about so far is "Perfect Drug," which will
be on the soundtrack to the forthcoming David Lynch movie
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