Robert Patrick wanted Nine Inch Nails to replace Guns N’ Roses in the Terminator 2 soundtrack

Robert Patrick wanted Nine Inch Nails to replace Guns N’ Roses in the Terminator 2 soundtrack

Guns and Roses and their songYou could be mine‘ are closely related to Terminator 2: Judgment Daynot only because of its use in the film, but also the fact that it featured in the official music video Arnold Schwarzenegger as T-800. The music video contained clips from the film, and Arnold even joined the band to record footage created especially for the music video.
It seemed like a perfect match – though it seems so Robert Patrykwho played the shapeshifter T-1000had other ideas…

Patrick wanted james cameron consider another option, with the song “Head like a hole” By Nine inch nails….

“When I was shooting Terminator 2, I was rehearsing for Nine Inch Nails’ Head Like a Hole because my younger brother, Richard Patrick, was their touring guitarist. I took it to Jim Cameron and tried to get him to use it on the Terminator 2 soundtrack, but he said, “No. Arnold prefers Guns N’ Roses”, who went on to cover You Could Be Mine, the original theme song for Terminator 2. It’s ironic because Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has now won several Oscars for his soundtracks. I also sing on the Last Rampage soundtrack, which was written by my brother, in a song called Oh Lord. I recorded it live with Alejandro Escovedo at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.

Robert Patrick said Guardian

Robert Patrick T-1000 Behind the scenes of Terminator 2

“Head Like A Hole” makes sense, especially regarding the T-1000 character, but apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger had the last word on the matter.


However, Robert Patrick may have promoted his brother’s band by wearing Nine Inch Nails (NIN) pins and t-shirts for promotional photos of Terminator 2: Judgment Day and “making of” featurettes.

Robert Patrick T-1000 wearing a Nine Inch Nails pin.
Robert Patrick wearing a Nine Inch Nails pin while filming for T2
Terminator 2 Robert Patrick T-1000 Nine Inch Nails Badge and T-shirt

Some Terminator fans also know that the trailer for McG’s Terminator Salvation featured NIN’s song “The Day The World Went Away”. So in the end, the T-1000 achieved its Nine Inch Nails goal.


Don’t forget to check out Robert Patrick in Last Rampage. recommended.

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