Trent Reznor has written a farewell letter of sorts at nin.com. In it, he discusses how Nine Inch Nails is going on a tour with Jane’s Addiction and then it will be “time to make NIN disappear for a while.”
In discussing his respect for Jane’s Addiction, Reznor had this to say: “Fast forward to the present. Corporate rock STILL sucks. A friend tells me they saw the original Jane’s lineup play a tiny show in LA that was unbelievable. I break out my Jane’s records and am amazed by how vital they sound. These guys were the real deal and in this current climate mostly dominated by poseurs and pussies it was refreshing to hear something that sounded dangerous, volatile, beautiful and SINCERE.”
What makes the “Corporate rock STILL sucks, poseurs and pussies” parts of this statement highly ironic is that Reznor has been hanging out in the same studio as Britney Spears. You can’t find many musicians as mauled and molded by corporate rock as Spears, yet Reznor is reported to have said the experience has been a “treat.” So, then, who exactly are the “poseurs and pussies” Reznor is referring to?