"I'm re-energized, my life's in order, and I'm ready to combat shitty music," says NIN's Trent Reznor, who is recording in LA. with Rick Rubin. Although he's months away from completing the CD, Reznor knows how the finished product will sound. "It's a complicated concept record reduced to simple songs," he says. "It's not epic in scope. It's minimal and a bit brutal."
This story is from the April 1st, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.