|Nicholas Joseph Zinner
|December 8, 1974 (age 49)
History with the Rentals
According to Rentals frontman Matt Sharp, Sharp and Zinner became acquainted at a New Years party shortly after the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had performed a live cover of the Rentals song "The Love I'm Searching For" in 2006. Years later, Sharp contacted Zinner again and convinced him to work on the album. Said Sharp: "I asked him to come to my house and listen to these songs that take place in outer space, after playing him 25 songs, I asked if any of it connected with him. He pulled up his pant leg to show me he had aliens printed on his socks and the rest is history." This collaboration became the Rentals album Q36, released in 2020.
- TheRentalsQ36. "Hi Reddit. This is Matt Sharp of The Rentals. Our upcoming new album Q36 touches on subjects from paranormal activity to space exploration, NASA ＆ alien beings. The latest single “Conspiracy” was inspired by the late Art Bell of 'Coast To Coast AM’ fame. AMA" Reddit.com 24 April 2020. https://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/g7ddlq/hi_reddit_this_is_matt_sharp_of_the_rentals_our/fohpbim/