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1. Lyrics von Vacant

2. Tapeworm is dead

3. Zitate von Leute die am Projekt beteiligt waren




Vacant by Tapeworm

(performed live by A Perfect Circle 1/31/00)

Dead as dead can be
From what the doctor tells me
But I just can't believe him
prefer the optimistic (one?)
I'm sure of your ability
to become my perfect enemy

Wake up to face me
rise up and show me
someday I'll say you're vacant
and maybe you're better off this way

Leaning over you here
cold and catatonic
I catch a brief reflection
of what you could and might have been
It's your right and your ability
... My perfect enemy

Wake up (again to / why can't you) face me
rise up and show me
Someday I'll say you're vacant
and maybe you're better off this way

Maybe you're better off this way
People better off this way
You're better off this way
2x you're better off this
Maybe you're better off

Wake up (again to / why can't you) face me, come on and
Rise up, (why can't you / I tell you,) show me (show me)
Some day I'll say you're vacant
and maybe you're better off this way

Go ahead and play dead
I know that you can hear this
Go ahead and play dead
I know that you can hear me
3x Why can't you turn and face me
You fucking disappoint me

(Transcription by The Tool Page)



 "Tapeworm is dead"                           10.05.2004 - 10:56 Uhr

Nine Inch Nails-Kopf Trent Reznor stellte sich den Fragen seiner
Fans - und erklärt das Scheitern des Tapeworm-Projekts.

Seit schätzungsweise acht Jahren (wenn nicht länger) spukt das Projekt
Tapeworm in schöner Regelmäßigkeit durch die einschlägigen Medien: Geplant war ursprünglich, dass Nine Inch Nails-Kopf Trent Reznor unter diesem Namen mit Tool-Frontmann Maynard James Keenan sowie den beiden NIN-Helfern Danny Lohner und Atticus Ross ein komplettes Album aufnimmt. Mittlerweile hat Reznor allerdings einen Schlussstrich unter das Kapitel gezogen. Im Originalwortlaut liest sich das folgendermaßen:      

"Tapeworm is dead for the foreseeable future. Let me try to explain as honestly as possible. Tapeworm wound up being about Maynard, Danny, Atticus and me working collaboratively together. I provided some music I'd been working on as a starting point and we began. Atticus and I would work on music, Maynard and Danny would show up when Maynard could around Tool's tour. We worked on a number of tracks and had Josh Freese play drums. Eventually, however, things got in the way. Managers, lawyers, record companies, needs and frankly my own enthusiasm for the material came into play to work against the project seeing the light of day. The bottom line is this: If the music had been great, all of this probably could have been worked out. Maynard is a dear friend and a great singer and writer. I'm sure we will work together in some capacity, but the planets were not aligned for that project. My apologies for getting people excited about it - but I was, too."

Zu finden ist das Statement unter

Autor: Falk Albrecht

Hier einige Zitate von Leuten, die am Projekt beteiligt waren.            oben

Ich habe das mal von der inzwischen irgendwie verschwundenen Seite "Charlie Clouser - The Remix Files" übernommen... Ich würd ja um Erlaubnis fragen, aber die Seite war so plötzlich weg und ich weiß nicht, wen ich fragen soll.

Jerome Dillon (Nine Inch Nails) = "As for Tapeworm... We are all basically tired of talking about it -with nothing to back it up. Trent [Reznor] and Danny [Lohner] decided to start working again a few months back and Atticus [Ross] from 12 Rounds is helping to flesh out new ideas... I did work on several of the tracks -but they were the basic ideas with Trent playing bass and programming and me playing drums..." (" Forum" June '02)


Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails) = I'm getting back into the swing of generating beats and basslines and stuff for new Tapeworm/nin/whatever projects, which Trent is also doing down in studio A as we speak. So the pile of half-finished song ideas gets bigger and bigger! But there has been a few bits and pieces of press announcing that Tapeworm will have a fall release date, so I guess we had better get on the stick fast... " ("The Remix Files" March '01)


Phil Anselmo (Pantera) = "Believe it or not, all I did was sing to f**king songs for them. It was just me and [NIN multi-instrumentalist] Danny Lohner f**king around. I really didn't know if anything was going to come of it. I guess since the Nine Inch Nails record flopped or something like that I guess they've been trying to figure themselves out." ("Kerrang!" February '01)


Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) = "The track everyone is talking about [played by A Perfect Circle during their Portland, Oregon show] is entitled 'Vacant' and was musically initially written by Danny, re-arranged by Charlie, lyrics and melody by Maynard, the chorus by me, and sung by Maynard with backing vocals by myself. This happened to be the first properly 'demoed' Tapeworm song of a collection of many. I have to admit I find it mildly irritating for it to debut in this fashion (APC's live set) before feeling it has been properly realized." (Official Nin Forum February '01)


Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails) = "I spent most of Nov./Dec. [2000] working here in New Orleans with Page Hamilton, writing more songs for his project and for my 'Tapeworm' songpile. We got a lot done and we're both pleased. (...) Trent has been talking lots about Tapeworm in the press, and the two of us made some new music beds to turn into songs for the future, so perhaps 2001 will actually be the year it happens!" ("The Remix Files" January '01)


Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) = "I'm hesitant to say too much about Tapeworm right now, other than it's a priority. Right now I¹m starting a new NIN record, working on Tapeworm and starting a new side project that is healthy for me as an artist. Tapeworm is getting its identity right now for their participation. People who have participated include Maynard from Tool and Page, ex-Helmet. Right now, I'm making sure that when Tapeworm does come out, it sounds like a band and not a collection of different singers over different sounding songs. There are people involved who I don¹t want to confirm until I know it can happen. The people you mentioned [Chris Vrenna, Richard Patrick and Marilyn Manson] are not out of the question." ("Yahoo!/Spin Chat" November '00)


Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails) = "I also finally finished a good mix of the Tapeworm song with Maynard and Trent, and I'm hoping to use this time to move that project forward with some other singers, since we may not tour again until after Christmas; but we may go out before then if we can get it together in time." ("The Remix Files" September '00)


Page Hamilton = "The Tapeworm stuff is still hanging out, waiting for a break in the Nine Inch Nails action. I guess I left them with maybe three songs worth of material." ("BowieNet Live Chat w/ Page Hamilton" September '00)


Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails) = "It looks like we may be in New Orleans for August and September or parts thereof. Also Maynard is writing vocals for another track that Danny and I did. I almost finished the first Maynard song, but not quite. That will have to wait until New Orleans also." ("The Remix Files" June '00)


Maynard James Keenan (A Perfect Circle / Tool) = "That's another thing that's buried on a computer somewhere. It's like the sasquatch or something, it's rumoured to exist. Every now and then a farmer in Nebraska will spot a riff or a melody....." ("Kerrang!" April '00)


Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails) = "I'll let you be the first to have a tidbit of info: I just finished a week of working here at my studio in New Orleans with Page Hamilton (Helmet) on a few new songs, three or four of which will probably be on his next album, and four or five of which will be Tapeworm songs. This is the second time we've done this; we were writing new material as well as polishing things from our first writing session last year. There are a few very heavy songs with Helmet-style guitar married to hype programmed beats, as well as some ambient-ish dark songs with no drums, and even a fast four-on-the-floor track with lots of dark tones." ("The Remix Files" March '00)


Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails) = "Well, I think that Trent's original idea for the Tapeworm project was that we all made some stuff together which doesn't fall into NIN criteria. We also added a few things that do not immediately sound like Nine Inch Nails, but they expand boundaries without destroying the very strong identity that he's (Trent) created over the years. As we were trying to create some ideas for the last record Danny and I created rhythm, bass and drum patterns, that were good and we wanted to work on them though they didn't seem right for a NIN record right away, so we tried to find a framework, that would allow us to work with different people like Maynard from TOOL, and Phil Anselmo from Pantera. We already got a few demos recorded that are somewhat different from "The Fragile", but they also don't detract the image that Trent had created for NIN over the years." ("Makakofonia" '99)


Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails) = "One song complete and recorded. (Maynard from Tool, and Trent singing) Three others demo'd and partially recorded (with Phil Anselmo and Page Hamilton, among others). Nine or ten promising tracks in the pile. But quite busy with band rehearsals right now. Hopefully finish more songs winter spring. (?)" (Official Nin Forum, '99)


Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) = "The idea behind it was - a couple of members of my band, Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser - it started as kind of a dumping ground for ideas they might have that weren't right for Nine Inch Nails, and it's kind of evolved into having its own identity where tentatively I'm more the singer/producer and they're wiring the music. It's more of a collaborative thing. (...) I want those guys to contribute things and once in a while I'll come up with something that I think is cool, but it's not the giant leap. Like, if I think the Nine Inch Nails record has to be all dobro and Jew's harp, then it has to be that. But maybe I'll write a cool fuckin' riff that isn't right for whatever new artistic plateau I'm hoping for Nine Inch Nails, and if I establish this other ground as a place to relax and have fun and maybe make even better music, that's what Tapeworm initially was." ("Raygun" '97).


Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) = "Tapeworm is something we had talked about for the longest time, but it got lost when I was doing "The Fragile". Today, it regains shape; there are some loan certificates. The starting point of Tapeworm, it is a democracy between the members of NIN, Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser in particular. We want to do something of rather obvious, fun, without pressure, of the good aggressive music, which would not tally with Nine Inch Nails, less considered, more spontaneous. It is a project really for the fun. We want to work with various singers for this disc: Maynard of Tool and Phil of Pantera - I am fan of Pantera! It is a good mean of escaping the constant pressure that there is with Nine Inch Nails. (Tapeworm will be) more "in your face" than Nine Inch Nails, something you can listen very loud in your car ! (...) In terms of recording, it is currently our priority. But there is the NIN tour; therefore I do not know too much when one will start to it. I think nevertheless that that should be available to spring 2000." ("Hard Rock" '99)


Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails) = "We did some really heavy NIN-meets-Pantera stuff with Phil Anselmo. We also did some mellow Pink Floyd 'The Wall'-type songs with him where he actually sings. The stuff we did with Maynard [James Keenan from Tool] has very psychedelic, groove-oriented verses and anthemic choruses. Tapeworm's music is electronic with big guitars, beats and melodic yet aggressive vocals. It's something that Trent will bring up every couple of weeks - and every couple of months we'll do some work on it." ("Kerrang!", '99)


Tommy Victor (Prong) = "I don't know how far that's going to go. They had a whole bunch of loops and drum program stuff for me to jam on top of. I think (Charlie Clouser)'s going to pile it all into the computer, and he'll see if he's going to use any Tommy Victor stuff on it. I'm pretty confident that a lot of the shit I came up with in the week I was down there working on it - some of it's pretty keepable." ("Rocknet" '97)