Trent Reznor Disses Prince And Rivers Cuomo

Trent Reznor File Photo
Trent Reznor File Photo

Trent Reznor File Photo

While Dr. FB is out practicing his golfing skills, I thought I'd post something that is sure to spark up a good conversation.

Just recently Trent sat down with Digg.com founder Kevin Rose to answer some of his user's top questions.  The interview was very interesting but in the end Nine Inch Nails fans felt misrepresented , so they (as any unhappy fans would do), took to the message boards and complained.

Reznor responded by offering NIN.com users their own Digg-Style interview and this time the singer wasn't holding back.

"I'm not Prince or Rivers Cuomo who brags about having hundreds of great songs.  And to that I would say, Prince, if you have a hundred great songs or a thousand, how about picking a few and putting them on your record that you've put out because your last several have sucked.  Same for you, Rivers. I say that constructively, you know".

Constructive Criticism, you know......

Comments (15)
  1. prince hasn’t been innovative since around the world in a day & parade w/ the revolution. And as for weezer, well I’d say it’s pretty easy to tell that they’ve been shit post blue album. I mean have you hear their new single “memories” or whatever? just fucking awful. trent has more talent and originality in the head of his penis than ever member of weezer put together.

    Oh and debbie maybe step out from under that rock of yours, trent reznor has been a HUGE name in the music industry for over a decade

  2. I think what Trent was trying to say is this :
    “I’m not Prince or Rivers Cuomo who has hundreds of great songs. And to that I would say, Prince, if you have a hundred great songs or a thousand, how about picking a few and putting them on my record because your last several albums have made mine sound like shit . Same for you, Rivers. I say that constructively, you know”.

    What do u guys think…. :)

  3. OMG! What a narcissist!

  4. When did NIN do anything at all relevant? The song “Closer”? and nothing since. He calls his music “industrial”, just what the hell does that mean anyway?

  5. I’m surprised at Trent Reznor’s musical ignorance in saying this.

    The ‘Lotusflow3r’ album alone stands up 2 any album Prince has ever recorded, and I go WAYYY back.

  6. That was not constructive criticism. In fact, I don’t know what that was. Trent is cool for doing his own thing but I must ask, who’s checking for new NIN anyways? When was the last time they came out with a new CD? Prince has debuted in the top 3 with every release for the last 5 years so as the poster up there said, one mans trash is another persons gold. Tell Trent to sit his azz DOWN!

  7. “2 all the haters on the internet, nobody’s lookin’ at u!” :) hehe

  8. Well you know what they say…OPINIONS ARE LIKE …___________!LOL
    Find it disturbing that he could possibly think he is in a position to critique a man’s work who would surpass his own within 2 albums worth!Let’s hope that he looks into himself and tries to create something more other than just “Closer” for us to remember him by!Until then …offer up something positive or that we actually care to hear about!Brings to mind a certain song and I would like to dedicate it to Mr Reznor.God bless!


    Ahhh Yea!
    Drop it now
    Don’t stop it now
    Come and get it now

    Here he comes again
    He’s gonna try and ruin my day
    Never had a reason to dog me
    They’ll never make him do what they say
    9 times out of 10
    I ask him if he did he say no
    “I’ll never be a turn coat never be the one to sell your name at the grocery store”
    You come around funny stuff be going down ask him how it happened
    Yo, he don’t know

    But I don’t care what people may say
    I ain’t gonna let it ruin my day
    The best remedie for a basket full of lies is F.U.N.K
    Ain’t nothin like funky music
    Start me on my day
    Gotta give me some of that music

    Here she comes again
    She got to tell a story her way
    What you call a girl that’s doing something she don’t wanna
    Taking money when crime don’t pay
    Every now and then
    I’ll hear a lil’ something-something that they said
    One man’s justice is another man’s fears
    Don’t you wish that you could sleep in my bed?

    But I don’t care what people may say
    I ain’t gonna let it ruin my day
    The best remedie for a basket full of lies is F.U.N.K
    Ain’t nothin like funky music
    Let the music play

    I’m crazy for cover rock

    Well it might not be the Grand Progression but it sho’ is funky

    How you gon’ cap and be gone
    I hate to let you know but it’s on
    You may not like the taste but I’m still gonna stick your face in this F.U.N.K
    Stick your face in it

    Gossip again, ho hum
    Listen to my drum
    (Scat Talk)
    Digital music disappears in the daytime
    Fer’ sure, your face
    Listen to my bass
    (bass break)
    Time will tell who we are
    Listen to my guitar
    (guitar break)

    We don’t care what people may say
    It ain’t gonna ruin our day
    The best remedy for a big fat punk is
    Ain’t nothing like funky music
    Turn the music up

    You talkin’ to me?
    Somebody call 9-1-1

    Ya’ll trippin’

    Come here weave-a-licious
    let me talk to you
    Bring your boyfriend too
    Rght now
    Ever run up on me again with words or otherwise…
    (words fade)

    Now thats funky…

    There you have it world that is passing away
    We don’t care where you go
    But you’ve got to get out of here

    Craps, cronic fatigue, ugly or just plain cold
    I love all ya’lls
    Don’t you ever mess with me no more
    Hoo! What time is it?
    Aight then, that’s it ya’ll
    I’m out like the Wolves in the first
    Oh, but we gonna get it together though
    Pookie, the limo warm?
    Aight cool, peace ya’ll
    Mm, stay funky
    Right on, right on

  9. One word :HATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. criticism is a good thing when it is constructive and in love. Sorry but i don’t feel the love here nor is there anything constructive….no suggestions…i wonder why?

  11. Maybe I’m missing something here…but I don’t recall Prince ever bragging about having hundreds of great songs. Though I’m sure, in that secret “vault” he supposedly has, there are thousands of amazing songs just waiting to be heard and videos waiting to be seen.

    Trent is a successful artist in his own right. Just the fact that he calls Prince out and he’s able to form an opinion about him means he HAS listened to Prince’s music…which is never a bad thing. And he’s entitled to his opinion, just like every other person.

    When was the last time you played an album and considered EVERY SONG A GREAT SONG?? I’m sure on most Prince albums, there are a few songs we hear and say to ourselves, “Okay, next?” and hit the forward button on the player. The thing is, don’t forget that saying about one man’s trash being another man’s gold. There is probably someone out there that LOVES the songs we FF through.

    I can’t say I take what Trent said as an insult to Prince. They’re both great minds…albeit one, more tortured than the other…But their opinions about the music industry and its practices don’t differ too greatly. So I don’t take his statement as a bash…but more as a request to keep on putting out GREAT MUSIC. I think underneath it all there’s great respect there.

    “Don’t hate…CELEBRATE!”

  12. Sigh…
    Planet Earth did suck pretty bad.
    But Lotus flow3r has the jams on it.
    When was the last time NIN had a hit record????

    Trent Reznor is a idiot.

  13. Blow it out ur u-know-what Trent.

    So I wonder if Prince considers this “constructive criticism from a smart person” which he says he liked in his Tavis interview…

  14. Trent’s only been right 3 times:

    1) Bowie is god.
    2) Fred Durst is a moron.
    3) Smack made him talented.


  15. What a twat i never even heard of him, goes to show how good he is

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