‘Terminator 2’ Robert Patrick Wanted ‘Head Like a Hole’ for Movie Soundtrack
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Whether Arnold Schwarzenegger had different musical tastes, Nine inch nails could have been on the Terminator 2 soundtrack.
In an interview with The Guardianactor Robert PatrickWho Played Villain T-1000 In 1991 Sequel, Shares What He Asked The Director james cameron to include NIN’s “Head Like a Hole” in the film.
“When I was doing Terminator 2I was practicing on “Head Like a Hole” by Nine Inch Nails, because my little brother, Richard Patrick, was a touring guitarist for them,” Robert recalled. Richard, of course, would then go on to form the band Filtered.
When Robert pitched “Head Like a Hole” to Cameron for inclusion in the soundtrack, the filmmaker replied, “No. Arnold prefers Guns N’ Roses.”
GN’R, of course, would bring his song “You Could Be Mine” to T2.
While being included on the soundtrack of 1991’s highest-grossing film would probably have been a welcome boost for a then-promising Nine Inch Nails, it’s probably safe to say that Trent Reznor and the company’s career has always gone down well with their millions of albums sold and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And, as Robert notes, Reznor has also had a lot of success in the film world.
“It’s ironic because Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has now won a few Oscars for his soundtracks,” Robert says.
By the way, Nine Inch Nails will eventually make their way into the terminator franchise when a remixed version of their song “The Day the World Went Away” was used in the 2009 trailer Hi Terminator.
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