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Will Nine Inch Nails' New Music Really Be F***ing Great?

It's rare that musicians or other people in the public eye actually admit they've been lying--unless they're found out, Tiger Woods-style--but Trent Reznor is excited about his own "betrayal" of Nine Inch Nails fans.

I guess the lie is okay when the truth stuns and excites millions of fans, right? Three months after announcing their return from a four-year hiatus, Reznor revealed via a Tumblr note that the Nine Inch Nails' eighth LP will be released by the end of the year. It will be the first new NIN music since 2008's The Slip.

"I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately," Reznor said in a press release. "For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails' record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great."

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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