Episode 10: Trent Reznor, Lorde and Franz Ferdinand

Nine Inch Nails frontman and How to Destroy Angels founder Trent Reznor stops by Studio Q for a feature conversation on everything from his storied career and his battle with addiction to his new band.

Plus a special performance from Kiwi singer/songwriter Lorde. Her hit 'Royals' is topping the charts around the world, a massive accomplishment for someone who's only 16.

And the boys from Franz Ferdinand perform songs from their latest record Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

What is Q: The Music?

Over the years, an impressive array of gifted performers have made their way through Studio Q. Collectively, they've created a music collection so good that we just can't keep it to ourselves.

We've curated our favourite and most memorable performances into a brand new weekly program, Q: The Music, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi! The show, which premiered in September, airs at 7 p.m. across Canada on CBC Radio 2.

The shows aims to showcase living legends, buzz bands, and undiscovered artists outside the mainstream.

We hope Q: The Music will be your Tuesday night go-to for a carefully curated mix of established and up-and-coming artists, from within North America and far beyond. A typical episode will feature three acts: one top-tier performer; one rising star, and one act that might fall just on the outside of the mainstream.

Please send thoughts about the new show and our musical medleys to q@cbc.ca, or write them in the comments below.

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