Monday, September 19, 2005

This might be a tough one, from the website:

THE REBUILDING STARTS NOW

NINE INCH NAILSTRENT REZNOR, A FORMER NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT,
CALLS FOR SUPPORT OF THE VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE



As we hone in on a new city (TBA), Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails—one of the headliners for the October 29-30 event—has reinforced his commitment to the event, a New Orleans tradition for the past six years.



The ambition of this year’s event has changed, as the VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation have partnered to raise critically needed funds for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.



Reznor, a former New Orleans resident who had maintained a recording studio in the city, stated today: “It means a lot to me that the Voodoo Music Experience is continuing on and I look forward to being a part of this amazing New Orleans tradition. It’s great that other cities have opened their doors to this year’s event, and the New Orleans spirit will definitely remain in the air—that’s something the floods cannot wash away. We are going to be part of the rebuilding process and we are asking the entire music community to join us.”



Stephen Rehage, founder and independent producer of the annual VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE says, “I’m thankful to Trent for remaining committed to us as we transition this year’s event. As a former New Orleans resident, he understands the importance of rebuilding the local music community. Our goals are the same in that we both seek to bring our hometown of New Orleans back to life.”