Gary Numan says his collaboration with Trent Reznor will jump from the live stage to the studio: The “Cars” singer told the Quietus he plans to work with the Nine Inch Nails leader in the near future. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Numan joined Reznor onstage during Nine Inch Nails’ final Wave Goodbye concerts in Los Angeles. NIN have quit performing live, but Reznor has vowed to continue working in the studio.
“I think he’s going to be pretty busy for a while,” Numan said, referring to Reznor’s upcoming marriage to former West Indian Girl singer Mariqueen Maandig, “so i’ll either be later this year or early next.” Numan told the Quietus that the collaboration will probably be “just a few songs to start with and see how it goes on. It’ll be cool.”
Over the past year, Reznor has stayed busy in the studio, recruiting all four original members of Jane’s Addiction for sessions that produced two of the best songs that band has recorded in almost two decades.
Reznor has long named Numan as one of his major inspirations, and took a moment during the final NIN concert to pay tribute to The Pleasure Principle singer. “Trent on the last night stopped it at one point and went to the mic and did this really lovely little speech about me and how important I was,” Numan said. “You don’t want to be really, really humble, because it looks as if you don’t appreciate it, and you don’t want to be going ‘oh yes’ because it looks like you’re full of yourself. It was really awkward.”
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