2013 saw Trent Reznor write a new Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks, tour heavily in support of the album with a stage show that is complete and utter eye-candy, and make an announcement for a new music streaming service called Beats Music which he has been working on with Dr. Dre. Yesterday, Reznor released a free 77-minute live concert film from the recent tour (which will be part of a live Blu-Ray DVD set for release in the Spring of 2014), and took to the internet to answer some questions from fans, via Reddit.Reznor revealed that Nine Inch Nails will definitely tour in 2014 with a different lineup than the current Tension 2013 Tour one, discussed – among other things – Beats Music, what his favorite synth to use is (a Prophet 12), the different aspects of production looked good on paper but wouldn’t translate to the actual stage, his favorite NIN album is The Fragile, attempts for he and James Franco to work together, his work with How To Destroy Angels, and some other funny banter with fans. Here are some excerpts from the session:On stage production –Rob and I have learned over the years that looking at renderings and imagining how things will look in real life always winds up quite different when you get to production rehearsals and see what you’ve built. Those few weeks of sitting in a warehouse is where everything comes together (hopefully). The end result of the Tension tour is very different than what we’d imagined, for a number of reasons, some of which are explained in the Vevo behind-the-scenes clip. For example, one of the many technical hurdles we didn’t expect: When we set up the two front semi-transparent LED screens we had custom made for this tour, we discovered that in front of each other their structure created a moire effect, weird black lines over any video content. We had to work around it (Disappointed is the only song that uses all three screens layered in front of each other, the sparse white lines minimized the moire effect).On The Fragile being a predominant album to choose from for the current tour:With the expanded lineup of Pino and the backup singers, I started reworking some older material at rehearsals and The Fragile became the most fertile place to pull from, for whatever reason (which is currently my favorite NIN album).On his work with Beats Music, and appeasing both artist and fan:I’ve spent the last 2+ years (along with Rob) designing this platform and genuinely look forward to presenting it to the world. Our goal was to create something we would genuinely be excited to use ourselves that focuses on the joy of discovering great music, ease of use, and was built from the ground up as something that becomes an asset to the musician as well. There’s much you’ll hear me say on this in the near future.His attempts to work with James Franco:James was set to direct an Amex Unstaged with us that we unfortunately had to cancel because we couldn’t get production together in time. I met with him several times and we had the start of a great idea. I am very disappointed this didn’t come together and hope we can do something in the future.Thoughts on touring:Here are some thoughts on touring: When we commit to a touring cycle, it usually is at least a year long, and can start to feel stale after X amount of time. What I’m doing this cycle is making each leg of the tour have its own identity. The festival run we did over the summer was very different from the Tension tour we just finished. We’re currently rehearsing with a new incarnation of the band for what’s ahead. This keeps things fresh from a musician’s perspective, but also keeps things interesting for fans in an era where every show ends up on YouTube. The setlist and presentation moving forward will be very different from what we just did. That’s part of the incentive behind releasing the Tension footage now. That was one very specific look at Nine Inch Nails in the Fall of 2013, that I wanted the whole world to be able to see (just like you can see the festival footage on YouTube, which was its own thing). Yes, we are planning to return to North America in 2014…Read the entire Reddit AMA session here.[via Consequence of Sound]
Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Football player touch female referee s breast! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before ANDRE LOTTERER wants build his own legacy at Porsche and will use his Formula E experience to build a title-challenging car.The three-time 24 hours of Le Mans champion bravely left constructors champions Techeetah to join Porsche in their debut season.Andre Lotterer aims to create his own legacy at PorscheLotterer was Jean-Eric Vergne’s teammate when the latter won two back-to-back titles with Techeetah.But the German hopes he can build his own legacy with Porsche.Lotterer said: “You can definitely shape things around you and around your driving style but its not like you have a thousand options.“There’s one way how the car works well and I have got a pretty good picture, thanks to my last year at Techeetah.“It’s been a good reference obviously with the results we had and this is something I try to chase constantly.“It’s something Vergne and me were on the same page and it makes sense to push the team to what feels natural to me and hopefully we will get it sorted step by step.”Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer are good friends after being teammates at Techeetah Lotterer is aware Porsche will be up against it in their debut season before they will be fighting at the front of the grid.But it’s the 37-year-old’s dream to win a championship with the German outfit, as they compete against Mercedes, Audi and BMW.He added: “It’s my dream, that’s the plan and hopefully that will unfold.“For sure it is going to be a difficult beginning. As teams have learned a lot about Formula E, all the little tricks as it is a different animal to all the other race categories.“You can’t come with revolutionary technology, but Porsche as an engineering probably has the best technology out there.”He added: “At the beginning we don’t know what to expect and how we will be.“I am very optimistic, I want to be on the podium in Riyadh, that would be fantastic, and I am doing everything for it. And we’re here to win.“Of course we may need to be patient at the beginning, but we don’t really know.”Jean-Eric Vergne becomes first two-time Formula E champion to retain his crown in New York 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!