Well, we didn’t see this one coming. The über-talented Trent Reznor has teamed up with the sort-of-cool Beats by Dre headphones. Reznor recently revealed that he would be returning to major label, Colombia, for the next How to Destroy Angels EP, but this collaboration is especially surprising given his tumultuous relationship with Interscope. Via Pitchfork:
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.
(I can tell you it’s probably not what you’re expecting!)
Check out this interview with Trent Reznor before NIN when he was all hardcore.