Many of you concerned readers may have spent
the entire past 30 days or so agonizing over pondering upon, and losing sleep
in regards to the strange Scene Missing
frame that appeared smack dab in the middle of last month‘s cover story on nine
inch nails’ Trent Reznor. You’ve torn page 37 to virtual shreds, trying to peel
the unpeelable nuisance off and scan the juicy morsels under it. Well, hey, we
sure like to deliver you the goods, but unfortunately, now and again, there
comes a time when people‘s personal, private lives take precedence over hype
and gossip-mongering. And besides, we didn‘t want a bunch of lawyers calling up
and whining and ruining our Christmas vacation.
huH number 5 had all but gone to press
(already a week late) when urgent requests were made that we delete the brief
paragraphs in which Mr. Reznor discussed the nature of his ill-fated
relationship with Hole‘s Courtney Love. The nine inch nails team basically just
wanted any bickering to be nipped in the bud. So with all due respect to Mr.
Reznor (who was kind enough to grant us a dandy interview) and his publicists
and lawyers we eventually agreed to retrieve the article and delete the comments.
Whatever. They weren’t that big of a deal anyway to tell you the truth. And, as
Mr. Reznor himself said, when questioned about editing his work for MTV: “If
nothing else, if you can edit it to there censorship, I think that in itself is
Anyhow, the rock-gossip grapevine is always
well-coated in Miracle-Gro, so before the issue was even jetted out in the mail,
a curious Courtney Love rang our office just to what was up. Pleased that the
comments (which, by the way, she to be untrue) were stricken from the record,
but concerned that the “Scene Missing“ frame still had negative connotations, she
requested that we relay the following sentiment to both Mr. Reznor and you, the
reader. In her words: “When it comes to
the relationship between me and Trent Reznor, I whole-heartedly agree: Scene
Missing. I‘ve been a bad judge of character at times, too. Let‘s all forget it
ever happened. And then we’ll all be one big happy, fucking, smiling family.“
Let s all go get some sleep now. No matter who
we might (or might not) be sleeping (or have slept) with. Sweet dreams.