Trent Reznor is among those performing today’s David Bowie birthday celebration. In an interview with “Consequence of Sound” ahead of the event, the Nine Inch Nails frontman talks about the late music legend’s influence, and their friendship.
Trent says Bowie’s influence goes beyond just the music – he was also a mentor, changing how Trent thought about making music professionally. Trent found a balance between putting food on the table while also being able to be creative, “have success at something and then throw it away and try something new.”
Nine Inch Nails ended up opening for Bowie in support of his 1995 “Outside” album – even though the band had just wrapped a two-and-a-half year tour. They said yes without hesitation. "What really left the biggest impression on me was that I was in a bad state of addiction and kind of going down the toilet," Trent adds about his relationship with Bowie. "And he was on the other end to have come out of it, there were a few kind of big brother / fatherly times.”
Source: Consequence of Sound