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Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Dan Bozek, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Pretty excited about today's announcement, but I gotta say that I for one wish you were in the upcoming line up. I imagine the timing of it doesn't really jive with all the stuff you've been posting about coming up like, you know, producing music and planning a wedding, etc...

    And it is really nice to see señor Avery get another cool gig!! Perry throwing him under the bus after NINJA and accusing him of "cashing in" (wasn't the "reunion" tour billing a blatant plan from the mind of Farrel to cash in from the start? I should have been...) always rubbed me the wrong way, so Garbage and NIN give nice reasons for Team Eric to "meh" all of that.
  2. I for one would like to see you with NIN too, but Avery is one hell of a player as well, pretty cool style, and all in all I'm pretty happy NIN is back! Can't wait too see them this year!

    Justin, I saw a video of nin playing live...and you were playing a silver? jaguar bass? with matching headstock....is that thing stock? Or was it a custom color? Thanks!
  3. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Eric's the right fit.
  4. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    I dig Avery, but what I'm really stoked about is Adrian Belew joining NIN. The possibilities...
  5. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    + 1,000,000. Eric is a great bassist, but the Belew part is HUGE news for the fanboy in me!!
  6. Jawbone


    Jul 15, 2010
    Humboldt County
    Sorry you didn't make the cut! Eric's awesome.
  7. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    There was no "cut". I didn't even submit myself as being available or interested. Trent has had these plans afoot for a good long while.
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I'm a huge Justin fan and if he isn't playing I'm not interested just my opinion guy is a beast.
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    LOL...make the cut ;) Gee, I wonder which pays better...producing hit records or playing bass for NIN? I'm going to go out on a limb and say "producing hit records."
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Eh, not a word of disrespect intended, but NIN existed before Justin and will exist after Justin. I don't always like everything Trent has done, but on every album I can find enough spots of genius to keep me interested in hearing the next thing he comes up with. Plus Adrian Belew on guitar...how can you NOT be interested with Adrian playing?
  11. This...
  12. Yeah, totally. Jeordie and Lohner were just as awesome before JMJ for that iteration of the NIN live experience, and Avery will be great too, I'm sure. If there is one thing that has been consistent, it's that everything Trent works on (in my opinion at least) is always gold.

    I didn't mean to start an argument. I just posted because while I was having a mini-stroke from the excitement of seeing Nine Inch Nails live again this summer, I had a little pang if disappointment that Justin wasn't going to be involved. Mainly because his other work in the last few years has been so good and because I've been enjoying this little community.
  13. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
  14. MetroBass


    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    From the demo's on the site NIN has headed into a totally different direction just like Trent points out. A lot of synth bass tones so not sure what value Avery brings except to play bass on the older material. Plus, tours can be pretty grueling and I'm sure JMJ likes driving to work "most" days.
  15. Demos, you speak? ‘Splain to me, Lucy!!
  16. wonderjosh


    Nov 19, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    Hopefully Eric Avery looks a little less uninterested playing for NIN than he did with Jane's.
  17. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Don't get me wrong, I love touring. But I like sporadic touring. :) The kind I'll likely do a bit more of with Beck this year. Stoked though, because obviously with my producer success, there's no shortage of work for the time being.

    Anyway, yes: the thing about Eric is that, like me, he can play everything. So it'll work out well for the NIN scenario regardless of repertoire.

  18. wonderjosh


    Nov 19, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    But his hair isn't nearly as cool. ;)
  19. OK... So here is something I've always been curious about: Lights in the Sky, normal white-fro. NINJA, cut short. Both looked great. What was the reason for the change? Stylist? Practically easier to maintain? Just curious. :) My hair doesn't do anything, so I don't know what factors are involved with maintaining such a fine hair sculpture on the road. ;)
  20. Fixed cause the original was dumb.

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