New NIN EP on the way/STP talks leftover songs

Nine Inch Nails are set to return to the stage at the Meltdown Festival on June 22, and frontman Trent Reznor says that a new EP will likely be likely available before that time comes.

The still-untitled EP was originally intended to be the final installment of a trilogy, but according to Reznor this disc won't adhere to the band's original vision for the series because the initial ideas were "too predictable."

He explains, “We started out with a pretty rigid concept of what the three EPs were gonna be, having not written them all but having a kind of blueprint for the trajectory and the sound. It felt like we were forcing things, musically and storytelling-wise and the whole trajectory. The reason this has been a little bit delayed is' it took us a while for what has become the third EP to reveal itself to us."

The trilogy began with 2016's Not The Actual Events and continued with one last year, called Add Violence.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS released a new, self-titled album this past Friday and in an interview with ALTwire, bassist Robert DeLeo was asked if any of the songs were holdovers from the band's 2015 sessions with LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington on vocals.

DeLeo replied: "There were, but they were kind of ideas and they didn't really get too far. Working on a new record with Chester was kind of a notion and it didn't really go too far before he said he could no longer do STP. We got together and played some ideas and that was about it. So these ideas were sitting there for a couple of years."

Bennington toured with STP and recorded one EP before exiting the band in late 2015. He committed suicide in July 2017. Original STP vocalist Scott Weiland was dismissed in early 2013 and died of a overdose in December 2015.

The new STP disc is the first with their new vocalist Jeff Gutt

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