Trent Reznor Says Biffy Clyro Fucked NIN’s Reading Set

Tom Breihan | August 26, 2013 - 9:51 am

Right now, Trent Reznor and his reactivated Nine Inch Nails are on a big comeback tour, bringing an elaborate show inspired by the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, drawing rave reviews from everyone who sees it. But when NIN played England’s gigantic twin Reading and Leeds festivals this past weekend, everything was not to Reznor’s liking.

On Twitter, Reznor called out the Reading promoters and the British rock band Biffy Clyro, set to take the stage after NIN: “Should be an unusual show tonight at Reading… the lying promoter and the band following us (whoever the fuck they are) fucked us on our production.”

Talking to NME, Reading organizer Melvin Benn says, “The truth is there’s no truth in the statement. The contract hasn’t changed since they signed up to it.” Either way, it’s fun to have Reznor talking reckless in public again, and Reading gets the gas face for booking Biffy Clyro after Nine Inch Nails. I know it’s England and England is different, but come on.

[photo by Moses Namkung @ Outside Lands]