.

Trent Reznor Gets Court Victory

Nine Inch Nails frontman wins nearly $3 million in court ruling against former manager

June 30, 2005
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor was awarded $2.95 million on May 27th, when a Manhattan federal court jury ruled that the musician's former manager had bilked him out of millions of dollars. During the three-week trial, which kicked off just as the new NIN album, With Teeth, debuted at Number One, Reznor testified that the manager, John Malm, had fraudulently withheld millions of dollars over almost fifteen years – leaving Reznor, who had sold 20 million albums worldwide, with just $400,000 in the bank. Malm's attorney, Alan Hirth, countered that his client had been loyal to Reznor and kept him informed of all business decisions. Says NIN's current manager, Jim Guerinot, "Trent's very pleased to have his property restored and have this chapter behind him."

This story is from the June 30th, 2005 issue of Rolling Stone.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Wake Up Everybody”

John Legend and the Roots | 2010

A Number One record by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in 1976 (a McFadden- and Whitehead-penned classic sung by Teddy Pendergrass) inspired the title and lead single from Wake Up!, John Legend's tribute album to message music. The more familiar strains of "Wake Up Everybody" also fit his agenda. "It basically sums up, in a very concise way, all the things we were thinking about when we were putting this record together in that it's about justice, doing the right thing and coming together to make the world a better place," he said. Vocalists Common and Melanie Fiona assist Legend on this mission to connect.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com