Trent Reznor annoyed
Trent Reznor is said to be “pretty aggravated” by the fact that a reissue of NIN’s 1989 debut, ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ is to be released without any sexy extras.
He says that Rykodisc didn’t want to pay him to provide extra tracks or more artwork.
“I like Rykodisc, I think they are a good label, and I respect them. But the way that it happened is mind-blowing. TVT’s been a thorn in my side from the beginning. TVT defaulted on a huge loan and one of their assets is my first album. There’s an auction and the next thing I know it’s on Rykodisc.
“Now I’ve got Ryko asking me if I’d like to do a deluxe version. Yeah, I would. I would like to have a 5.1 version. I’ll do extra songs. I’ll redo the packaging. Everything. But I’m not doing it for free. They’re not willing to pay, so they put out whatever they put out. That’s that.”