NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE) via Individual Inc. -- In an exclusive interview in an upcoming issue of SPIN, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails angrily lets loose with some pointed words about the current state of alternative rock, a genre he was highly instrumental in bringing to the masses.
- On the state of alternative rock: "From Stone Temple Pilots on down the line, they've (alternative rock imitators) got some good songs -- give them credit -- but their whole premise, the house they built, is ridiculous. They're not saying anything."
- On chart-topping British grunge band Bush: "It shocks me to see Bush No. 1. Not to single them out, but I just can't respect them...I cannot respect or tolerate the lack of innovation."
- On popular British pop quintet Oasis: "I look at Oasis: dumb idiots just living life. You know, ignorance is bliss. And there's a truth to that. I guess I just don't want it."
- On MTV: "I watch MTV and think it sucks and I think most videos are sh--ty. But I watch because I like knowing what's going on. I want to know that the last No Doubt video sucked so I don't do it myself."
- On why he's only written one new song in three years: "I'm a videogame addict. I could have written 15 more records in the amount of time I've spent playing Doom."
- On the abundance of bands who borrow from Nine Inch Nails' sound: "I'm sure after Nine Inch Nails had some success, other labels asked, `Who sounds like them?' Do I think Stabbing Westward and Gravity Kills were part of that? Yeah, I do. Were they ripping me off? Yeah."