Trent Reznor has tapped David Lynch to direct NINE INCH NAILS‘ video for the band’s new single, “Came Back Haunted”. Earlier today, Reznor a photo of the duo on Twitter with a caption of their initials (“tr;dl”).
“Came Back Haunted” will appear on NINE INCH NAILS‘ new album, “Hesitation Marks”, which is scheduled for release on September 3.
Reznor, who produced the soundtrack to Lynch‘s 1997 film “Lost Highway”, told Rolling Stone magazine at the time: “I’m a huge David Lynch fan — we used to hold up NINE INCH NAILS shows just so we could watch the latest ‘Twin Peaks’. So we set up a weekend for him to come to my place in New Orleans. At first, it was like the most high-pressure situation ever. It was literally one minute, ‘Hi, I’m David Lynch,’ and he’s cooler than I even imagined he would be. Three minutes later, he’s saying: ‘Well, let’s go in the studio and get started.'”
Six years after his NINE INCH NAILS contract with Interscope Records expired and he became an independent artist, Reznor has signed a new deal for NINE INCH NAILS with Columbia Records, marking NIN‘s return to the major label industry. Reznor‘s other act, HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS, made a deal with Columbia last year, so extending the partnership to NINE INCH NAILS doesn’t seem like much of a stretch.
Reznor officially resurrected NINE INCH NAILS a few months ago after a four-year break for an extended tour that will kick off this summer.
The band is performing at a number of festivals, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Leeds, Reading, Made In America and the Voodoo Festival.
The new band lineup will debut on July 26 at the Fuji Rock festival in Japan. The show will mark NINE INCH NAILS‘ first live performance in nearly four years.
Reznor officially put NINE INCH NAILS on hiatus after the final shows by the last version of the group in September 2009.
Since then, Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross have scored two films, including “The Social Network”, for which they won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in 2010.
Along with Reznor‘s wife, singer Mariqueen Maandig, Reznor and Ross also launched HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS, whose debut disc, “Welcome Oblivion”, came out in March.