As always, Trent Reznor has a lot on his plate. In a new interview with the Associated Press, he touches on everything he has going on. He made his first public comment (besides this tweet) on Apple’s acquisition of Beats. “It kind of caught me by surprise but I’ve had time to think about it,” he said. “Always having had an immense amount of respect for Apple, it’s a tremendous opportunity, and we can continue the mission that sort of fascinated me in the first place, which was to try to create a place where people can listen to music and actually elevate that experience. To be able to do it with the scope and scale of Apple, that keeps me interested very much.” He said that he views himself as a “futurist” and thinks that “music deserves to be treated as the fine art that it is” and that Beats is the way to do that in the digital realm.