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Filter’s Richard Patrick Says He Quit Nine Inch Nails Over Pizza

Filter frontman Richard Patrick used to be a member of Nine Inch Nails – until he quit the band over pizza.

Patrick told the story on the Stop! Drop & Talk podcast. He says the “final straw” came when he and Trent Reznor were in L.A. working on The Downward Spiral.

He says Reznor told him that a pizzeria down the street needed drivers and “maybe you can go make some extra cash over there.”

Unbeknownst to Reznor, Patrick already had a record deal lined up for Filter, and told his bandmate “I ****ing quit. I’m not gonna sell pizzas”.

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