Nine Inch Nails frontman on anti-Bush album
Launch Radio Networks reports: NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor told Gigwise.com that the concept behind his upcoming “Year Zero” album was partially inspired by his feelings toward the Bush administration. Reznor explained, “I really wanted to focus on something that was at the forefront of my consciousness which is, as an American, I’m appalled by the behavior of our government, the direction that it has taken and the direction that it’s taken everyone else in the world and its arrogance. I decided to write an essay about where the world might be if we continue down the path that we’re on with a neo-con-esque government doing whatever it pleases.”
“Year Zero” is set 15 years in the future, when a totalitarian right-wing government has taken over the U.S. and is possibly putting drugs in the water supply to sedate the populace while it wages religious war. Reznor added, “There are no concepts in the story that aren’t rooted in things that already are happening.”
Reznor previously expressed his unhappiness with the current government in “The Hand That Feeds” from 2005′s “With Teeth”.
Year Zero”, which is reportedly the first of two concept albums, is due out on April 17.