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For all his charisma and sinew and theatrical flair, Trent Reznor was a deeply unlikely rock star — more unlikely, even, than his mixed-up gaggle of early-’90s peers. Reznor was a keyboard nerd from Ohio with milk-paste Midwestern skin and an undying fascination with video games. Especially early on, he learned more musically from the… More »

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

The first time I heard Nine Inch Nails, I was barely fourteen, hanging, unsupervised, with my friend at the time and his older brother — a “bad kid” judging by his pierced ear and Grateful Dead T-shirt. We sat on his dingy floor while he sparked a joint and asked us if we wanted to… More »

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Nine Inch Nails Ask Canadian Politicians To Stop Using NIN Logo On Novelty T-Shirts

A trio of Canadian politicians got asked to stop after posing with a campaign t-shirt that used the Nine Inch Nails logo. The photo of…
James Rettig | July 8, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Someone Mashed Up Carly Rae Jepsen With Nine Inch Nails Again, And We Really Really Like It

A mash-up of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "I Really Like You" has no right to be any good…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 2:44 pm

The Body & Thou – “Terrible Lie” (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

The avant-garde sludge bands Thou and the Body both released excellent albums of their own in 2014 -- Heathen and I Shall Die Here, respectively…
Michael Nelson | January 7, 2015 - 11:42 am

Nine Inch Nails Fan Creates Humongous Torrent Of Every Available Concert Bootleg

Since 2008, an obsessive and extremely dedicated Nine Inch Nails fan has been collecting the band’s live audio from a massive pool of sources i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 19, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Trent Reznor Discusses NIN’s Failed Sessions With Arcade Fire Producer, Skepticism About Rock Hall Nomination, U2’s Devaluing Music

Trent Reznor recently sat down with Billboard for a great interview which touched on a wide range of topics, including his Gone Girl score, failed…
James Rettig | October 31, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees

Once a year, around this time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a whole new class of inductees who might be inducted into…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2014 - 9:27 am

Watch Trent Reznor Discuss His Gone Girl Score On CBS This Morning

Here's your occasional reminder that we're living in a world where this guy is invited to appear on smiley TV morning shows. Trent Reznor stopped…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2014 - 9:42 am

Director Mark Pellington Details His Falling Out With Trent Reznor

Mark Pellington is a music video director most famous for doing Pearl Jam's iconic "Jeremy" clip. He also directed the movies Arlington Road and The
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Trent Reznor Talks Apple’s Beats Acquisition, New NIN Tour Production, Gone Girl Score

As always, Trent Reznor has a lot on his plate. In a new interview with the Associated Press, he touches on everything he has going…
James Rettig | July 19, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Cold Cave, Dillinger Escape Plan, & Korn Oneohtrix Point Never Replace Death Grips On NIN/Soundgarden Tour

In addition to breaking our hearts by breaking up, Death Grips also left Trent Reznor hanging by canceling all of their tour dates after they…
James Rettig | July 14, 2014 - 2:11 pm

This Baby Loves Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks

Hesitation Marks, the 2013 Nine Inch Nails post-hiatus comeback album, was a master-class in how a reunited band can return to its original sound while…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2014 - 10:07 am

Friend Roulette – “Piggy” (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

Friend Roulette already put out their Grow Younger EP earlier this year, and it was a big, bright burst of experimental chamber pop. So it'…
Miles Bowe | May 9, 2014 - 11:24 am

Preview Trent Reznor’s Score, Richard Butler’s “She” Cover In The Gone Girl Trailer

The first time Trent Reznor and frequent collaborator Atticus Ross got together to score a David Fincher film, it was The Social Network, and they…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Girl Talk & Freeway – “I Can Hear Sweat” (Feat. Jadakiss)

Tomorrow, we'll get to hear what happens when Gregg Gillis makes rap beats for extended periods of time and doesn't shoot them full of Bo…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Episode Of Austin City Limits Video

A full teaser episode to promote its forthcoming 40th season, PBS' live-music show Austin City Limits temporarily posts the hour-long set of Nine Inch Nails
Taylor Law | April 7, 2014 - 11:26 am

Watch Nine Inch Nails Play “Survivalism” On Austin City Limits

The PBS live-music series Austin City Limits will kick off its 40th season this fall, and among the performances scheduled is a one-hour, 10-song set…
Michael Nelson | April 4, 2014 - 10:53 am

NIN Parody “This Is A Trent Reznor Song” Gets A Video

Earlier this year, one Freddy Scott recorded and posted an affectionate and near-perfect Nine Inch Nails spoof called "This Is A Trent Reznor Song." He'…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Announce Summer Tour With Death Grips Opening

As we all pretty much surmised last week, Alternative Nation royalty Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails will be hitting the road together this summer, setting…
Michael Nelson | March 16, 2014 - 11:56 am

Alt-Rock Sleuths Suss Out Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Summer Tour

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden celebrate two big anniversaries today as both The Downward Spiral and Superunknown turn 20 years old (which resulted in some…
James Rettig | March 8, 2014 - 5:01 pm
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