In 2016, Nine Inch Nails obtained their first nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honor that hasn’t been repeated within the two years since. (It’s the yr of Roxy Music, child!) But when you’re feeling dangerous for these good industrial-rock boys and ready to take a pilgrimage to plead your case to the Cleveland overlords, maybe it’s greatest to channel your power into one thing that really issues, as a result of entrance man Trent Reznor couldn’t give two shits in regards to the snub, or the Grammys whereas he’s at it. “I noticed any person write one thing on-line or touch upon Twitter like, What may very well be much less rock and roll than the fuckin’ Hall Of Fame. And that's authentically how I really feel about it,” Reznor defined to Stereogum. “I’ll say this: It’s good to be appreciated. It’s nicer when it seems like that’s coming from a spot that you just care about. Like, a Grammy doesn’t imply a fuckin’ factor. It means a number of assholes in a room which might be attempting to make a TV present have good rankings deciding, Let’s give it to this man. It doesn’t really feel prefer it has any which means behind it.”
What Reznor does consider has which means behind it, although, is the Oscars, which awarded him and his inventive associate Atticus Ross with Best Original Score for The Social Network in 2010. “When you see what goes on behind the scenes there and the completely different guilds and the way many individuals are concerned and the way critically they take it, I’m nonetheless fairly blown away by that,” he mentioned. “I’m not saying there isn’t politics and bullshit concerned too however it feels prefer it’s coming from a way more important place and from the neighborhood that’s honoring you than a pair dudes attempting to get rankings for a TV present just like the Grammys.” But, uh, again to the Rock Hall for a second. What would Reznor and the band even do in the event that they’re inducted, anyway?
“I don’t give a fuck! You know what I imply? The worst could be if we did get inducted after which what? We’d must fuckin’ present up and jam?” Reznor mentioned. “I can’t even think about what that will be. I’m not saying this as bitter grapes. I truthfully couldn’t give much less of a shit. I’m not gonna sleep any higher. Included or not.” Well, if his nightmares are realized and Cleveland comes calling in 2020, perhaps then can take a web page from Dire Straits’ playbook.