Nothing can stop Trent Reznor from making music, not even the Nine Inch Nails frontman himself.
After retiring his career as a live musician with a farewell tour this past summer, then retreating even further to settle down and marry in October, the muscular alt-rocker is already getting a little restless, surfacing to promise fans a new album in 2010!
In a post to his band's website, Reznor announced his return in the new year. "2010 has a number of things planned including new material from Nine Inch Nails and something else that isn't Nine Inch Nails," he wrote. "I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention that feels unfamiliar, unsure and exactly what I need."
Ohhh, exciting! And mysterious! While Reznor didn't provide more details about the new NIN material, the "something else" he refers to could be a project with synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan.
The "Cars" singer joined NIN onstage during their farewell tour, and even told Quietus that he and Reznor planned to hit the studio after the "dust settles" from the rocker's marriage. "It'll either be later this year or early next," Numan said. "It'll be cool." Indeed!
But the promise of new material isn't the only Christmas present Reznor has for fans. He closed his post with new HD video footage of NIN performing live at "miscellaneous performances from 2009." Watch "Last," filmed live in New Jersey June 6, below.
And there's more! Reznor also took to his Twitter account over the holiday break to write, "Nine Inch Nails fans kick ass. Blown away," alongside a link to a collaborative concert video that the NIN crew made with their fans. Titled Another Version of the Truth: The Gift, the video was filmed during three concerts on the band's Lights in the Sky tour in 2008 with plans for a major release. But after a disagreement with NIN's label, the raw footage was made available to fans for editing. The finished product is available as a free download at This One is On Us.