Trent Reznor has been working on a secret project with Dr. Dre and his Beats headphones.
The details are sketchy, but Reznor said he was keen to challenge himself with the project.
"Some of you may have read that I have begun working with Beats By Dre. For the past year I have indeed been involved with Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and the rest of the team on a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year," he wrote on his Facebook page.
"I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. The process has been challenging and fascinating and as much as I'd like to tell you about the things we've dreamed up... I just can't."
To dampen rumors of some kind of 'Beats by Reznor' headphone product, he added "I can tell you it's probably not what you're expecting!"
So what could it be? Perhaps he's putting his sound design skills to use with some kind of music that is enhanced for the Beats products. Maybe he's working on some new psychoacoustic trickery which only works at high audio fidelity, which is a much better sell that Neil Young's cruddy Pono system.
While it might seem an unlikely collaboration, Antiquiet highlight that Reznor and Dre have in fact worked together in the past with Dre mixing "Even Deeper" on Nine Inch Nails' "The Fragile" album.
What do you think the secret project could be? Share your guess in the comments.