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Less than 90 minutes after I began downloading Apple’s new mobile-phone operating system, the voice of London grime rapper Skepta was yawping in my headphones: “This ain’t a culture/ It’s my religion.” Those lines could almost describe how, for most of the past decade, many devotees have approached the company that Steve Jobs built; the… More »

It’s finally the time of year where there are more movies in theaters than I have time to see, especially in NYC with earlier premieres. That’s not a bad place to be, because a lot of them have been good and a lot of them have used music well. It was only once I’d finished… More »

August is, generally speaking, not such a great month. It’s the dead zone between blockbuster season and Oscar season, and the moment before TV’s fall schedule kicks off. So then, this month my favorite soundtrack moments came from all over — from one glorious blockbuster to end the summer, to good-but-not-amazing movies I happened to… More »

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Trent Reznor On Nine Inch Nails’ Return

Trent Reznor seems to be back at the office after a crazy and celebratory week. He visited the Nine Inch Nails forum to update fans on his upcoming projects in a post called “Gold statues, silver bullets, tattoos and the continued destruction of angels.” After thanking fans he mentions that he and Atticus Ross are… More »

By: jessica / March 7, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Watch Trent Reznor’s Oscar Acceptance Speech

He won the Golden Globe, and now Trent Reznor — along with co-writer Atticus Ross — have an Oscar for their mood-setting Social Network score. Once again, it was strange to see Reznor up on stage, but he and Ross both looked and sounded like your regular old, very humble Oscar winners (and, surprisingly, another… More »

By: jessica / February 28, 2011 - 9:57 am

Trent Reznor Wins Golden Globe

Trent Reznor was surprised when he was nominated for the Best Original Score Golden Globe, so he was even more surprised that he and co-writer Atticus Ross actually took the award home last night during the first hour of the show’s live broadcast. Also surprising: he and Ross actually attended the ceremonies — Reznor mentioned… More »

By: jessica / January 17, 2011 - 9:58 am

Trent Reznor Nominated For Golden Globe

Reznor’s much-loved score for The Social Network has earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He’s up against A. R. Rahman, Alexander Desplot, Danny Elfman, and Hans Zimmer, who did the score for Inception (BRUUUUUUGGGHG). Listening to Reznor’s soundtrack clips on their own probably didn’t do much for you, but if you’ve seen The Social Network,… More »

By: jessica / December 14, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Download Trent Reznor’s Social Network Score

We mentioned Trent Reznor’s score to the much-anticipated The Social Network, and you’ve seen the Kanye West and Radiohead soundtracked trailers. Now you can pre-order the score, and even download a free sampler with five tracks. Reznor’s work (co-written with Atticus Ross) will be available on regular CD, Blu-ray (5.1 surround and high resolution stereo)… More »

By: jessica / September 17, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Radiohead Soundtrack Social Network Trailer

Well, Scala & Kolacny Brothers’ cover of “Creep” to be precise. It works extraordinarily well in this preview of the David Fincher-directed, Aaron Sorkin-adapted, surprisingly great-looking movie about Facebook. Watch it here. (Also, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross wrote the score.)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 15, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Courtney Love May Redeem Behind The Music

If you’ve caught the revamped Behind The Music series, you know Lil Wayne’s episode was a quote factory. The clip below of quotables from Courtney Love’s interviews hints that her show may top his. Love’s episode of VH1’s Behind The Music airs June 21 at 8:30pm EST, but they’ve been rolling out sneak previews o… More »

By: jessica / June 17, 2010 - 11:35 am

Download How To Destroy Angels EP For Free

As we mentioned, starting today you can download a free 320 kbps version of How To Destroy Angels’ debut self-titled EP with the below widget. For a $2 upgrade, you’ll get it in your choice of high quality formats (FLAC, Apple Lossless and 24-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV) along with their “The Space Between” video. Try… More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2010 - 1:34 pm

How To Destroy Angels – “The Believers” & EP Information

If you’re not that into the frequently photographed Mariqueen Maandig’s singing, “The Believers” just might be the How To Destroy Angels track for you. At least for the first three minutes. After that, she whispers that slinky trip-hop whisper, as heard on previous HTDA outings. This time, though, the music’s a bit more Atari 2600… More »

By: brandon / May 27, 2010 - 2:05 pm

Nine Inch Nails – “Theme For Tetsuo: The Bullet Man”

Trent Reznor is a man of his word: A year after promising the filmmakers behind Tetsuo: The Bullet Man an original song for their film, he sent them this ambient track in February. It’s perfect exit music that goes from harsh to beautiful to grand and climactic over its five minutes. The Bullet Man i… More »

By: jessica / May 25, 2010 - 2:19 pm

How To Destroy Angels – “The Space In Between” Video

A Drowning” was the first taste from How To Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor’s new project with his new wife Mariqueen Maandig, but “The Space In Between” gets the first proper video. First thoughts on the clip? What a terrible honeymoon. Maandig sings, while Reznor and Maandig bleed to death, then catch on fire in a… More »

By: jessica / May 17, 2010 - 11:15 am

How To Destroy Angels – “A Drowning”

We were introduced to Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig’s How To Destroy Angels via the birth of a website and a 40-second clip of Maandig playing a Korg MS-20. Now we have a full-on song, “A Drowning,” and as the above press photos suggests, Maandig is again the focus. It’s seven minutes, icy, slinky,… More »

By: brandon / May 4, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Meet How To Destroy Angels, Trent & Mariqueen’s New Band

Last year Trent Reznor handled his midlife crisis the way most any rational adult would: He quit Web 2.0, dissolved his iconic musical project, got married to the press-photo scene-stealer from West Indian Girl. Textbook midlife crisis stuff. After cleaning out his closet, and making room next to the dresser full of black muscle tee… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 28, 2010 - 9:40 am

The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times — the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps
folks just are getting stir crazy from lack of fresh air, sitting in front of their laptops/4-tracks while their bodies slowly give way. Whatever the case, bands were super bitchy this year. Some fight… More »

By: brandon / December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm

Pearl Jam, R.E.M., NIN Seek Guantanamo Torture Playlist

They’ve enlisted the NSA to uncover records detailing how loud music is used as an interrogation tactic. Previously unearthed documents suggest NIN, Drowning Pool (they’re flattered), and RHCP were blasted along with the Meow Mix jingle. More here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 23, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Trent Reznor Donates Reworked NIN Song, Voiceover To Fringe Promo

Now that Nine Inch Nails are done touring, Trent has time for exciting new projects. Like a commercial for the ridiculous pseudo-science drama Fringe? Apparently he refused compensation, just wanting “to have fun and be part of something cool.” Watch. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2009 - 3:24 pm

Trent Reznor Gets Married

The NIN frontman wed former West Indian Girl singer Mariqueen Maandig Saturday. Guitarist Danny Lohner broke the news on Twitter (“Goths the world over will mourn this day”) with a pic of the couple dancing. Gossip blogger Trent Vargas attended and has photos here and here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 19, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Trent Reznor Still Mouthing Off About Chris Cornell

Nine Inch Nails waved goodbye to New York this week with gigs at Bowery, Webster (featuring The Downward Spiral in its entirety), and Terminal 5 (featuring Peter Murphy). Chicago, Toronto, and LA are on deck, and then it’s an “indefinite hiatus” for NIN while Trent focuses on QAing Android apps or something. One thing’s clear,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 27, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Trent Reznor Previews Tour, Disses Prince In Fan Q&A

A few weeks ago, Trent sat for a crowdsourced interview with Digg’s Kevin Rose. It looked like a success, but (surprise) NIN fanboys weren’t satisfied with the questions. Never one to shy away from interacting with his followers, Trent agreed to answer ten more questions direct from his fan forum (via TwentyFourBit.). The interview wa… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 6, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Apple Rejects NIN App :( Trent Gets Engaged :)

First the bad news. Only a couple weeks after we told you about Reznor demoing and launching the NIN iPhone App, he’s angrily (reasonably so) posting on his webboard about Apple rejecting an update because of its inclusion of “objectionable content,” aka 1994’s “The Downward Spiral.” He calls out the company’s hypocrisy, comparing them to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2009 - 10:31 am