Trent Reznorappeared to put much more effort into his joke, which referred back to one he’d played in 2009. Back then he announced a NIN album calledStrobe Light that didn’t exist. This year he and colleague Atticus Ross linked to a Bandcamp page that actually featured tracks corresponding to the titles announced a decade ago, though they turned out to be mashups of previously existing NIN pieces.
The tracks claimed to be “Intro Skit,” “Everybody’s Doing It (featuring Bono, Chris Martin and Jay-Z),” “Black T-Shirt,” “Pussygrinder (featuring Sheryl Crow),” “Coffin on the Dancefloor,” “This Rhythm Is Infected,” “Slide to the Dark Side,” “Even Closer (featuring Justin Timberlake and Maynard Keenan),” “On the List (She’s Not),” “Clap Trap Crack Slap,” “Laid Paid and Played (featuring Al Jourgensen, and Fergie from the Black Eyes Peas,” “Feel Like Being Dead Again,” “Still Hurts (featuring Alicia Keys)” and “Outro Skit.”
Meanwhile, Schon tweeted a picture of himself and Perry onstage before the singer left the band in 1998, saying, "It happened! Wehad that coffeeand are heading into the studio this coming week!"