Trent Reznor Joins Forces With Beats by Dre for ‘A Number of Very Interesting Projects’
Trent Reznor continues to expand his horizons, and he's now teaming up with hip-hop icon Dr. Dre to contribute to the latter's Beats by Dre company. The Nine Inch Nails mastermind revealed in a new posting that he's joined forces with the headphone maker on several projects that will begin to surface in 2013.
During a recent press event, the company announced that Reznor has taken on a consulting role, joining with rap icon Dr. Dre, music mogul Jimmy Iovine and Beats by Dre president Luke Wood in defining the future products to come. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Iovine, Dre and Wood made the announcement while rolling out new products at a press event in New York City.
As for his involvement with the company, Reznor played coy for the time being, confirming that while he was taking part in the product development, there was nothing he could share as of yet. In a Facebook post, he wrote:
Some of you may have read that I have begun working with Beats by Dre. For the past year I have indeed been involved with Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and the rest of the team on a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year. I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. The process has been challenging and fascinating and as much as I’d like to tell you about the things we’ve dreamed up … I just can’t. Not yet … (I can tell you it’s probably not what you’re expecting!)
The speculation can begin on how Reznor's partnership will play into his musical output. In the meantime, he is set to release a new EP from his band How to Destroy Angels later this year, and he also confirmed earlier this year that he's started work on new Nine Inch Nails music, as well.