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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross are giving away a free 5 song EP featuring music the team composed for the forthcoming theatrical release, "The Social Network."
"The Social Network" is the film documenting the creation of Facebook and it's founder Mark Zuckerberg. You can download the free 5 song EP at this location.
"The Social Network" EP trackisting:
1. Pieces Form the Whole
2. Eventually We Find Our Way
3. On We March
4. The Gentle Hum of Anxiety
5. Soft Trees Break the Fall
A full "The Social Network" soundtrack is set for release on September 28, 2010 through digital retailers.
"The Social Network" soundtrack tracklisting: More...
Trent Reznor has issued an update on what he's been up to, including writing the score to the film "The Social Network." Here's Reznor's update:
"I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN. Well, that plan didn't work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. I've always loved David's work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.
"Months later, I'm happy to tell you we're nearing the completion of this and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.
"As Atticus and I near the end of the scoring process, we're looking forward to the next phase - distilling the large amount of music we've written for this down to a satisfying record (or two). The film opens Oct 1 in the US with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that.
"Speaking of the film... it's really fucking good. And dark!"
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has issued the following update:
"Happy holidays everyone and thank you for an exceptional year! Sorry I haven't been around much lately, I've been working on not working for a couple of months, which for me is hard work. 2010 has a number of things planned including new material from nine inch nails and something else that isn't nine inch nails. I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention that feels unfamiliar, unsure and exactly what I need."
"In the meantime, here are some miscellaneous performances from 2009."
"Last" live from on stage in Holmdel NJ 6.06.09:
Deftones and CharityBuzz have now launched the final new batch of items for the Benefit For Chi Auction. These include guitars, autographed and donated by:
Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine
Trent Reznor / NIN
Plus other cool rarities, including artwork from Brandon Boyd of Incubus, plus autographed gear from My Chemical Romance, Trivium and Fall Out Boy.
FC Records is offering items from from Burning Empires (the new project from members of Misery Signals, Fall Out Boy, and 7 Angels 7 Plagues), merch from FC Records, an Autographed Drum Head from Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy/BE, and a Misery Signals merch package.
Two songs, "Hurt" and "The Fragile," from Trent's 2006 performance at the Bridge School Benefit, have been released on iTunes as part of The Bridge School Collection Vol 4. In iTunes the tracks can be purchased individually or as part of the full album. All proceeds go to Neil Young's Bridge School, a unique organization that uses creative approaches to educating children with severe speech and physical impairments.
Nine Inch Nails has issued the following update regarding the fan-produced DVD "The Downward Spiral: Live at Webster Hall."
"During the 2008 Lights In The Sky tour we began an open camera policy for stills and video during all NIN shows, inviting fans to capture the events with anything from a cell phone to a hi-def video camera. The results have been overwhelming, filling our own galleries with thousands of images and videos from every show, and inspiring a number of ambitious fansourced video projects within the NIN community. Some of those projects are starting to surface now, and we couldn't be happier with the way the fans have organized themselves and created some truly impressive work.
"On the recent Wave Goodbye tour, we were unable to professionally film the band's performance of The Downward Spiral at Webster Hall, due to exorbitant fees requested by the LiveNation venue. Our open camera policy, however, remained in tact, and as soon as the show ended fans took matters into their own hands, organizing online to track down everyone who had filmed HD footage of the show. Now, only two months later, the group has released a polished, edited, downloadable DVD of the full Downward Spiral performance from Webster Hall. The entire thing has been recorded, edited, and distributed entirely by fans, and it's the latest example of the amazing things fans will do when their creativity isn't limited by outdated, misguided restrictions.
"You can watch "The Downward Spiral: Live" in HD on this YouTube playlist. You can download it via torrent as a burnable DVD or an iPod/iPhone-friendly video from this page (click the question mark link on that page if you're new to downloading with torrents).
"We filmed all of the other final Wave Goodbye shows professionally, and you can expect to see that footage surface in some form or another in the future. In the meantime, we appreciate the efforts of The NIN Hotline, This One Is On Us, and everyone else who helped to immortalize the Webster Hall performance."
Here's the first video from the set to get a taste for the quality:
Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has issued the following update following the end of the band's extensive touring cycle:
"Ahh... finally catching my breath after it all. Thank you once again for the last wave of shows and your interest and support over the years. We're beginning work on a variety of things NIN and not-NIN related that we'll inform you of when the time is right. Check back from time to time and who knows what you'll find."
You can check out a ton of photos from their farewell tour on their flickr page.
Nine Inch Nails was forced to postpone tonight's show at The Wiltern (Saturday, September 5th) due to illness of mainman Trent Reznor. The show is now rescheduled for Thursday, September 10th, making it the last show. Full refunds are available for those unable to switch things around. For refunds, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new farewell schedule for Los Angeles now looks like this:
9/6 Echoplex (unchanged)
9/8 Henry Fonda (rescheduled date)
9/10 The Wiltern (rescheduled date)
Just For Fun
You can also download an MP3 of the song here.
If that intrigues you, you may be interested in downloading DJ Morgoth's "MetalMashMix 2009" - a single MP3 containing mashups of the following tracks:
1. Wu-Tang Clan vs. System Of A Down vs. Nine Inch Nails vs. Queens Of The Stone Age - Shame on a Bootlegga [ToToM]
2. Lady Gaga vs. Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Dance (Bullet For Lady Gaga) [DJ Schmolli]
3. Gorillaz vs. Rage Against The Machine - Dare to Testify [ToToM]
4. Rage Against The Machine vs. Shaggy - Killing Boombastic [DJ Zebra]
5. Metallica vs. Panjabi MC - Metallica Goes To Punjab [Wax Audio]
6. Pain vs. Black Sabbath - I'm Going Paranoid [DJ Morgoth]
7. The Prodigy vs. Judas Priest - You've Got Another Firestarter Comin' [DJ Morgoth]
8. Gorillaz vs. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades Feels Good [DJ Morgoth]
9. Ray Parker Jr. vs. AC/DC - ThunderBusters [Wax Audio]
10. Bryan Adams vs. Metallica - Enter You [Wax Audio]
Nine Inch Nails has been forced to cancel their Taipei, Taiwan show on August 12. Due to "circumstances beyond their control," production and venue issues forced the promoter to cancel the band's performance at Nan-Kang 101. Straight music house, the promoter, will be issuing all refunds and ticket holders will be required to submit a refund form before receiving their refunds. Forms and information can be obtained at straightmusichouse.com. Straight music house will begin issuing refunds on August 11th, 2009.
Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has posted an update about their final US tour dates:
"Getting right to the point, we're going to play a handful of shows in NYC, Chicago and LA starting August 22nd. They will be informal affairs in medium to small venues with longer set-lists, possible special guests, cool openers and other surprises. Upon reflection, the NIN/JA tour felt like we had to rush through sets due to a limited allotted set length and many shows were in daylight - it just didn't feel right to end NIN that way. An offer to headline a festival (being announced soon) set the idea in motion to play some FUN shows to end this up with. If we can get it together we'll film these shows, too.
"In NYC we'll be playing Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall and Terminal 5. In Chicago, the Aragon Ballroom. In LA we'll be at The Wiltern, The Henry Fonda, The Palladium and The Echoplex. These should be cool, unusual and unique shows and I hope you come out - this is it.
"So far, The Horrors will be joining us for some shows in NYC, Mew will be with us at other shows in NYC, Chicago and LA, and perhaps more.
"Details and ticket info will be announced shortly, so check back."
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has issued the following blog post discussing how small bands can distribute their music without the help of a label:
"I posted a message on Twitter yesterday stating I thought The Beastie Boys and TopSpin Media 'got it right' regarding how to sell music in this day and age.
"Shortly thereafter, I got some responses from people stating the usual 'yeah, if you're an established artist - what if you're just trying to get heard?' argument. In an interview I did recently this topic came up and I'll reiterate what I said here.
"If you are an unknown / lesser-known artist trying to get noticed / established: Establish your goals. What are you trying to do / accomplish? If you are looking for mainstream super-success (think Lady GaGa, Coldplay, U2, Justin Timberlake) - your best bet in my opinion is to look at major labels and prepare to share all revenue streams / creative control / music ownership. To reach that kind of critical mass these days your need old-school marketing muscle and that only comes from major labels. Good luck with that one.
"If you're forging your own path, read on.
"Forget thinking you are going to make any real money from record sales. Make your record cheaply (but great) and GIVE IT AWAY. As an artist you want as many people as possible to hear your work. Word of mouth is the only true marketing that matters. More...
Nine Inch Nails frontman TRENT REZNOR stated that the band's performance Sunday (early AM) at the Bonnaroo Music Festival was their last in the US. The band performed in the early morning hours after the 3 hour Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band set. "It just dawned on me that this is our last show ever in the United States," Reznor said around 2 am; "Don't be sad. I'll keep going. But I think I'm going to lose my mind if I keep doing this, and I have to stop." Recently, Reznor also announced that he was backing out of the social media world.
Nine Inch Nails just completed a U.S. tour with Jane's Addiction as part of the NIN/JA tour. The tour itinerary brings them next to Europe and Asia as part of the 33 date, "Wave Goodbye" tour which will end on August 12th. The farewell NIN tour commenorates the 20th anniversary of the release of their first album, "Pretty Hate Machine."
Bonnaroo 2009 was deemed a success this year as sales were "up dramatically" over last year. "I haven't seen the final counts, but we were at 75,000 at least [Thursday] morning, up from about 70,000 [last year]," commented Ashley Capps, president of A.C. Entertainment, co-producers of Bonnaroo with Superfly Presents.
Nine Inch Nails has announced a number of new European festival appearances for this summer:
24 June 2009: Prague, Czech Republic [02 Arena] - pre sale 27 April, on sale 04 May
26 June 2009: Milan, Italy [idroscalo] - pre sale/on sale TBA
05 July 2009: Werchter, Belgium [Rock Werchter] - on sale now
18 July 2009: Istanbul, Turkey [Rock N Coke Festival] - pre sale/on sale TBA
24 July 2009: Budapest, Hungary [Syma Sport and Event Centre] - On sale now
25 July 2009: Targu Mures, Romania [Peninsula Festival] - On sale: TBA
28 July 2009: Nimes, France [Festival de Nimes] - On sale 28 April
31 July 2009: Paredes de Coura, Portugal [Paredes de Coura Festival] - On sale now
Nine Inch Nails has announced new tour dates added for Paris and Athens. The details are as follows:
Paris, France [Zenith]
07 July 2009
On sale 20 April, presale 17 April @ 5pm
Athens, Greece [Vrahon Theater]
20 July 2009
On Sale 24 April, presale 21 April @ 5pm
Those are in addition to these recently announced European dates: More...
The organizers of the British leg of this years Sonisphere festival have announced that four more bands will be joining the bill at Knebworth. Welsh alternative rockers Feeder will be performing at the event, as will Skindred, Frank Turner and Taking Back Sunday. The lineup for the festival, which will be held between August 1st-2nd, is now as follows:
Alice In Chains
Bullet For My Valentine
Lamb Of God
Nine Inch Nails
Taking Back Sunday
Nine Inch Nails has added a number of European tour dates and festival appearances, listed below:
29 June 09: Dusseldorf, Germany [Philipshalle]
Pre sale: 7 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
30 June 09: Berlin, Germany [Berlin Arena]
Pre sale: 7 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
8 July 09: Amsterdam, Netherlands [Heineken Music Hall]
Pre sale: 6 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
23 June 09: Malta Festival in Poznan, Poland
9 July 09: Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Pre sale: April 7th (5pm)
On sale: April 10th
I was just alerted to an extensive forum post that Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor made a couple weeks ago about ticket scalping. It's a very informative and insightful post. Here's an excerpt:
"The ticketing marketplace for rock concerts shows a real lack of sophistication, meaning this: the true market value of some tickets for some concerts is much higher than what the act wants to be perceived as charging. For example, there are some people who would be willing to pay $1,000 and up to be in the best seats for various shows, but MOST acts in the rock / pop world don't want to come off as greedy pricks asking that much, even though the market says its value is that high. The acts know this, the venue knows this, the promoters know this, the ticketing company knows this and the scalpers really know this. So...
"The venue, the promoter, the ticketing agency and often the artist camp (artist, management and agent) take tickets from the pool of available seats and feed them directly to the re-seller (which from this point on will be referred to by their true name: SCALPER)...
"StubHub.com is an example of a re-seller / scalper. So is TicketsNow.com.
"Here's the rub: TicketMaster has essentially been a monopoly for many years - certainly up until Live Nation's exclusive deal ran out. They could have (and can right now) stop the secondary market dead in its tracks by doing the following: limit the amount of sales per customer, print names on the tickets and require ID / ticket matches at the venue. We know this works because we do it for our pre-sales. Why don't THEY do it? It's obvious - they make a lot of money fueling the secondary market. TicketMaster even bought a re-seller site and often bounces you over to that site to buy tickets (TicketsNow.com)!"
Reznor also comments on how Nine Inch Nails has fought against scalpers to give real fans the best chance to get the prime seats:
"NIN gets 10% of the available seats for our own pre-sale. We won a tough (and I mean TOUGH) battle to get the best seats. We require you to sign up at our site (for free) to get tickets. We limit the amount you can buy, we print your name on the tickets and we have our own person let you in a separate entrance where we check your ID to match the ticket. We charge you a surcharge that has been less than TicketMaster's or Live Nation's in all cases so far to pay for the costs of doing this - it's not a profit center for us. We have essentially stopped scalping by doing these things - because we want true fans to be able to get great seats and not get ripped off by these parasites."
Read the full article at NIN Forum.
Nine Inch Nails will be performing at Nan-King 101 in Taipei, Taiwan on August 12, 2009. On-sale and presale information are to be announced.
The Nine Inch Nails/Janes Addiction (NIN/JA) 2009 tour site is now live at ninja2009.com and features a free download with exclusive, previously-unreleased music from Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, and Street Sweeper. You can also browse tour dates, photos, videos, and listen to streaming music.
Additionally, starting today you'll have the option to remix two Jane's Addiction tracks and one Street Sweeper track on remix.nin.com.
The NIN/JA 2009 tour with Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, and Street Sweeper begins May 8th in West Palm Beach, FL, and continues through North America this summer. Nine Inch Nails will then continue on with a series of dates across Europe and Asia during July and August.
Here are the latest Nine Inch Nails tour dates: More...