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Trent Reznor, Flea, and Others Record Music for Banksy Hotel and Gallery

By: Maura O'Malley

March 8, 2017

The latest project from anonymous street artist Banksy comes in the form of a part-hotel-part-art-gallery called the Walled Off Hotel, located in the West Bank.

According to the website, the project is exactly what it sounds like: a fully operational hotel with rooms that’ve been customized by Banksy himself—so you’re literally staying in a work of art. The Walled Off Hotel will also give guests a view of the wall that divides Israelis and Palestinians.

It comes as no surprise that the hotel overlooks such a controversial region. The artist has made a name for himself with his often politically charged graffiti—so much that he’s become internationally recognized.

This all sounds cool and all, but what does this have to do with Trent Reznor and Flea? Glad you asked. The hotel is set to have a piano bar, and in said piano bar, there will be a mechanical piano playing music by Reznor, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea, Massive Attack, and notable film composer Hans Zimmer, giving guests a pre-recorded concert of sorts.

Reservations for the hotel open up on March 11th, and according to the website, it aims to remain open through the remainder of the calendar year.