Trent Reznor Responds to Nine Inch Nails ‘Dance Party USA’ Video


Story by Cat Badra

Nine Inch Nails frontman takes to Twitter to explain ‘80s TV appearance

Last week, a pretty funny clip from a TV performance that Nine Inch Nails appeared in sometime in the late-‘80s on USA Network’s “Dance Party USA” TV show somehow found its way online, and the snippet had fans rolling over in laughter. In the clip, lead singer Trent Reznor and the guys perform their debut single “Down In It,” and the clip shows off all the over-the-top ‘80s attire one would expect from a video coming out of that time period.

It’s wasn’t long before Reznor noticed the video raking up views online, and he went to his Twitter account to enlighten fans about why the group appeared on the dance show. “Many years ago, a young and naive Nine Inch Nails were asked what TV shows they’d be interested in appearing on,” Reznor tweeted. “As a joke (and likely drunk), they thought of the most absurd choice they could come up with at the time. They were then informed their bluff had been called and were actually booked on said show…They had a laugh making fun of the people, their fashion choices and hairstyles. Life was good… Years later, the internet is discovered… There’s a moral in there somewhere… Come to think of it, Skrillex may indeed owe me some publishing on that hairdo… “

Right now, Reznor is likely more preoccupied with creating new music than defending himself over a random ‘80s dance video. Reznor recently told Billboard that, indeed, will be working on new music for Nine Inch Nails in 2012. “I’m going to be writing for Nine Inch Nails this year,” Reznor said, adding that right now, he doesn’t “have any particular goal in mind other than… my voice as a songwriter feels like it needs to speak up or at least work out a little bit to not atrophy. I think I have something to say that feels unique to who I am right now, and that’s when it tells me it’s time to do something.”




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