Trent Reznor leaves Beats after Apple acquisition - report

NINE INCH NAILS frontman TRENT REZNOR has reportedly left his position as Beats' Chief Creative Officer following Apple bosses' acquisition of the headphones and digital music streaming company on Wednesday (28May14).

Last year (13), the rocker was hired to lead the organisation's new music subscription service, Project Daisy, serving as "tastemaker", offering up suggestions to listeners with new music they may enjoy.

However, after Beats, the company rap mogul Dr. Dre founded in 2008 with record boss Jimmy Iovine, was acquired by executives at the technology giant, USA Today reports that Reznor has left the company.

Reznor has previously been very critical of Apple, notably in 2009 when the Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral app was banned from the iTunes Store.

He said, "You can buy The Downward F**king Spiral on iTunes, but you can't allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it.

"Hey Apple, I just got some spam about f**king hot Asian teens through your e-mail program. I just saw two guys having explicit anal sex right there in Safari! On my iPhone! Come on Apple, think your policies through and for f**k's sake get your app approval scenario together."

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