Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won their second Golden Globe Award after tonight’s ceremony. The award received by the duo is credited from their involvement in the score for Disney Pixar’s animated film Soul, which was co-composed by Jon Batiste. They received their first Golden Globe in 2010 for The Social Network soundtrack.
While Reznor is widely known for contributing his talents to multiple films over the years, he was ecstatic to share that his work with Soul was “the first piece of art I’ve ever made in my life that I can show to my kids.” Soul’s score was up against News of the World, The Midnight Sky, Tenet and Mank, which Reznor and Ross also contributed to.
Reznor and Ross first announced their contributions to the Soul soundtrack back in December of last year. The movie itself was released on December 25, just a week after the soundtrack had come out.
Aside from creating scores for films, the members of Nine Inch Nails recently covered David Bowie’s hits “Fashion” and “Fantastic Voyage” during a live stream tribute for the iconic artist. The event was held on January 6, which would have been Bowie’s 74th birthday. Just a few days later, January 10, marked the fifth anniversary of his death.
Nine Inch Nails was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past November alongside other music icons such Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, T. Rex, The Notorious B.I.G. and The Doobie Brothers. Since the ongoing pandemic has caused live events to come to a halt, the rock hall’s class of 2020 induction ceremony was held virtually rather than in person like past years.
In other news, Reznor’s name was recently mentioned amid the drama surrounding the Marilyn Manson allegations from Evan Rachel Wood. A passage from Manson’s 1998 autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell has resurfaced and claimed that Reznor had allegedly physically and sexually assaulted two women alongside Manson. Reznor has consistently called Manson out since the release of the autobiography by stating that the entire passage was “complete fabrication” considering he had cut ties with Manson 25 years ago. Reznor still denies the allegations to this day.
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