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Current Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese has posted some live drum cam footage online. The video features Freese performing the track "Letting You." John Freese commented on the video by saying:
"For a guy that doesnt warm up before shows this kicked my ass every night 2nd in the set. Also, it's a miracle I never had a seizure from the light show while trying to concentrate on this stuff. No added effects when I edited it together. You're basically seeing what I was seeing every night behind the kit."
Nine Inch Nails has posted up video footage of the band performing "Just Like You Imagined" live at LA's Henry Fonda Theater on September 8th, 2009, with special guest Mike Garson. The video was directed and produced by Rob Sheridan and KamranV, audio mixed by Michael Patterson, edited by Rob Sheridan. Other credits include director of photography Kevin Krupitizer, and cameras manned by Kevin Krupitzer, Daniel Christiansen, Jeff Myers, Matt Robertson, KamranV, Rob Sheridan.
Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor has issued an update about the reissuing of the band's seminal album "Pretty Hate Machine." Here are the details:
"I’m happy to finally announce the re-issue of the first Nine Inch Nails record “Pretty Hate Machine,” releasing worldwide 11/22. UMe and Bicycle Music Group managed to locate the original mixes, so I went in the studio with Tom Baker and remastered it for a greatly improved sonic experience. In addition, Rob reinterpreted Gary Talpas’ original cover to make for a fresh new package.
"It’s been an interesting trip watching the fate of this record float from one set of hands to another (a long and depressing story) but it’s finally wound up in friendly territory, allowing us to polish it up a bit and present it to you now. We had fun revisiting this old friend, hope you enjoy."
It is being reported that; Nine Inch Nails frontman and founding member Trent Reznor is currently in the development stages of creating a televevison series centered around the band's 2007 studio album "Year Zero." Trent Reznor commented by saying:
"We are in pre-production with HBO and BBC to do a miniseries. It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.
"BBC was the first to show interest and came on as the studio. Our writer is Daniel Knauf from ‘Carnivale’ and he’s busy with pages right now and revising the overall world Bible. It’s been an interesting collaborative effort but I’ve learned that [television development] moves at a glacial pace."
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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