Trent Reznor Nails Courtney Love, Fred Durst,
Michael Stipe In New Video
The Nine Inch Nails video
"Starfuckers, Inc." that
Records has been trying to
hush-hush for the past month
debuted on MTV on Tuesday
(May 2) featuring all the
that we told you about
April 24) and then some.
The clip, which credits Robert Hales (former Art
Raygun magazine) as director at the front of the
then Marilyn Manson at the end of the clip, entails
Trent Reznor going on a date to a carnival with a
who isn't revealed until the end of the clip. The
course, is his former best friend and
and back-full-circle to partner-in-crime, Marilyn
The video opens with a view of a road similar to
of the movie Lost Highway, which features a
produced by Reznor. In the video, Reznor is first
the back of a limousine with tubes in his nose and
blue eye makeup like a mask (and also similar to
Manson's done his shadow many times in the past),
Manson disguised in a blonde wig. They show a
Pamela Anderson Lee and Donna D'Errico on their way
carnival and paparazzi outside of the limo.
During the carnival, Reznor trys his hand at the
you throw a baseball at a plate and try to smash
On the plates in the video are the faces of Marilyn
Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Kiss' Gene Simmons,
Stipe, and Mariah Carey. He also throws balls at
people -- one of which is of Smashing Pumpkins'
(wearing a Zero shirt), and another is of Reznor
But, the biggest diss of all is the part with an
Courtney Love look-alike wearing a tiara, holding
and sporting tape on her nose (to signify a nose
in a dunking booth with the word "waste" printed on
Shortly after, Reznor is seen throwing CDs into a
including Manson's Mechanical Animals.
This is nothing Records' second shot with
as the track was the first song from The Fragile
radio last year. They edited the song so it says
"Starsuckers" and changed the name as well to
and video airplay.
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