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Nine Inch Nails has posted a live video of "Letting You" shot from the stage at Soundwave Festival in Brisbane, Australia on February 21, 2009. You can watch the video below. The video was filmed by Rob Sheridan with the Canon 5D Mark II and audio mix by Blumpy. More...
A new HD video from the stage of Nine Inch Nails performing "Burn" at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia on February 25, 2009 has been posted online. You can watch the video below. More...
A video of Nine Inch Nails' 1,000,000, live from the stage at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney, Australia, February 22, 2009, has been posted online. You can check it out below. More...
I wasn't so sure from the initial announcement that the Nine Inch Nails and Janes Addiction tour was a done deal, but apparently it is. Trent Reznor has confirmed it and stated that tour dates will be announced shortly.
The tour, which will celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, is expected to go worldwide, but with less production than their Lights In The Sky tour. Nine Inch Nails is expected to go on hiatus for an unknown duration after the tour.
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has posted an update in which he mentions plans to tour again in a more raw form, possibly with Jane's Addiction, in celebration of the band's 20th anniversary, before going on hiatus for a while. Here's the complete update:
"Towards the beginning of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane's Addiction. These performances essentially created and defined the term "alternative" rock in the US, created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving (Lollapalooza), set the stage for Nirvana to shift popular taste a few months later, and were really fucking FUN to play and attend - truly the best times I've had. The shows were epic. So epic, they propelled NIN to the "next level" (whatever that means), but caused Jane's to implode. The band broke up at the end of that tour.
"Fast forward to the present. Corporate rock STILL sucks. A friend tells me they saw the original Jane's lineup play a tiny show in LA that was unbelievable. I break out my Jane's records and am amazed by how vital they sound. These guys were the real deal and in this current climate mostly dominated by poseurs and pussies it was refreshing to hear something that sounded dangerous, volatile, beautiful and SINCERE.
"Emails were sent, phone calls were made, dinner was arranged, ideas were discussed and the next thing I know we're in the studio experimenting. We laugh, we get to know each other, we cry, we yell, we almost quit, we record LOTS of guitar solos, we discuss, we actually begin to all communicate, we yell some more, we become FRIENDS, we laugh again and we do some great things. I get to see first hand why they broke up all those years ago but I also get the chance to see four distinct personalities that become an INCREDIBLE band when they're in the same room.
"In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while. Last year's "Lights in the Sky" tour was something I'm quite proud of and seems like the culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after night and left us all a bit dazed. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year. The approach to these shows is quite different from last year - much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye. I reached out to Jane's to see if they'd want to join us across the US and we all felt it could be a great thing. Will it work? Will it resonate in the marketplace? Who knows. Are there big record label marketing dollars to convince you to attend? Nope.
Does it feel right to us and does it seem like it will be fun for us and you? Yes it does.
"Look for tour dates soon and I hope to see you out there."
Msnbc is reporting that pop mogul Britney Spears has been rehearsing for an upcoming tour at the same facility as industrial act Nine Inch Nails.
“Brit has been sharing the same rehearsal space with NIN for the past few weeks and they are getting along famously,” her manager, Adam Leber, told the site. “Maybe we should ask Trent Reznor to remix ‘Circus?’”
“I can hear the thumping low end of Britney Spears,” Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, prepping for his own tour, told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s been a treat having them here the whole time we’ve been here.”
Read the full article at Msnbc.
Nine Inch Nails has announced that they will be performing at the Bonnaroo Festival on June 13, 2009 in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale February 17th at noon EST.
Other than the previously announced Down, the only other relatively heavy (stress on "relatively") band that has been announced is Coheed and Cambria. More bands are to be announced, however. You can see the current lineup here.
Nine Inch Nails has posted about 405GB of HD footage online from three stops on their Lights in the Sky tour. The footage was recorded with multiple consumer HDV cameras during three shows, and can be downloaded via bit torrent:
This is raw, unedited, un-color-corrected HD footage, which will be primarily of interest to advanced users, who may wish to attempt to edit it together into something (more on that here).
Although no official response has been released, there are reports that Rage Against The Machine will be joining forces with industrial legends Nine Inch Nails for a North American tour next year. The rumoured tour is expected to begin sometime in the spring.
Nine Inch Nails has wrapped up their 2008 "Lights In The Sky" tour and frontman Trent Reznor has issued the following update:
"The LIGHTS IN THE SKY era has come to a close, and I'd like to once again thank you for your support. I am very proud of what we pulled off - it was an immense amount of work and worth it all.
"I'd like to thank Josh and Alessandro for being an integral part of this for the last few years and I wish them all the best.
"No rest for the wicked here, though. We start rehearsing the new band/format first thing next year and as I mentioned, we'll be announcing some final waves of dates. North America, UK/Europe, Pacific Rim and elsewhere.
"Oh yeah - we may have a small holiday gift for you soon. Check back."
Trent Reznor has posted a message online regarding Nine Inch Nails' music being used at Guantanamo Bay for torture:
"It's difficult for me to imagine anything more profoundly insulting, demeaning and enraging than discovering music you've put your heart and soul into creating has been used for purposes of torture. If there are any legal options that can be realistically taken they will be aggressively pursued, with any potential monetary gains donated to human rights charities. Thank GOD this country has appeared to side with reason and we can put the Bush administration's reign of power, greed, lawlessness and madness behind us."
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has issued the following update about the band's current tour and DVD filming plans:
"File this one under lost opportunities.
"I'm very proud of the show we've put together for this tour and have been working hard the last few months to find a way to capture it. I had an amazing situation lined up that would have allowed me to film the show in 3D with James Cameron's team for a theatrical release as well as DVD / BluRay, etc. We had an extra date added to the tour that we were going to give away all the tickets for and have a filming party / thank you show.
"I made two critical mistakes. One was to approach a certain record company that owns some of the song rights about producing / funding. The second was to allow said company to fuck around as usual for months before saying um... no. We then achieved the impossible by finding alternate production / funding but the timetable is too rushed to get it filmed comfortably with the remaining time left on the tour. This tour and a lot of the personnel involved finish at the end of this leg, so we can't push filming into Jan / Feb.
This was an amazing tour and production - certainly the best thing I've ever been involved with and likely the final tour for NIN on this scale. Thank you to those who came out to see it and forgive me for having a Kanye West moment, but this was FOR SURE the best show of the year and any bullshit end-of-the-year poll you may read in the next few weeks that says otherwise simply has it wrong. Those of you who saw it know I'm right.
"The shows we have announced in 2009 and any more that may be announced will be a completely different approach with some different personnel and will likely be the last for the foreseeable future."
The shortlists have been announced for the 2009 Grammy Awards which will be held at the Staples Centre In Los Angeles, California. The nominees and categories are as follows:
Best Hard Rock Performance
Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"
Judas Priest - "Visions"
The Mars Volta - "Wax Simulacra"
Motley Crue - "Saints Of Los Angeles"
Rob Zombie - "Lords Of Salem"
Best Metal Performance
Dragonforce - "Heroes Of Our Time"
Judas Priest - "Nostradamus"
Metallica - "My Apocalypse"
Ministry - "Under My Thumb"
Slipknot - "Psychosocial"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
David Gilmour - "Castellorizon"
Metallica - "Suicide & Redemption"
Nine Inch Nails - "34 Ghost I-IV"
Rush - "Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)"
Zappa Plays Zappa - "Peaches En Regalia"
Best Rock Album
Coldplay - "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends"
Kid Rock - "Rock And Roll Jesus"
Kings Of Leon - "Only By Night"
Metallica - "Death Magnetic"
The Raconteurs - "Consolers Of The Lonely"
Nine Inch Nails has announced the 2009 tour dates for Australia and New Zealand. Presales for the February 17th Auckland, NZ date begin December 9th at 9am. The tour dates are as follows:
02.17.09 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena
02.21.09 Brisbane, QLD Soundwave Festival RNA Showgrounds
02.22.09 Sydney, NSW Soundwave Festival TBA
02.27.09 Melbourne, VIC Soundwave Festival Melbourne Showgrounds
02.28.09 Adelaide, SA Soundwave Festival Bonython Park
03.02.09 Perth, WA Soundwave Festival Steel Blue Oval
Nine Inch Nails has announced Lostprophets drummer Ilan Rubin to the lineup, who will replace Josh Freese, who is parting with the band at the end of the current North American leg of the tour. Here's the announcement from Trent Reznor:
"With great pride and excitement I announce the addition of Ilan Rubin to the lineup beginning next year. I had the chance to see Ilan playing his ass off at Reading and Leeds a couple summers ago and he blew me away. We recently invited him out to rehearse with us and he blew US away - the perfect guy to pick up the sticks after Josh leaves us at the end of the year.
"Stay tuned for some 2009 tour announcements soon."
Boris is back again, not only for the previously announced rash of arena shows with the almighty Nine Inch Nails, but also for a pile of dates through the Midwest and East Coast playing shows with Clouds, Growing and more.
Boris US & Canada Tour November-December:
11/11/2008 Scotiabank Place - Ottawa, ON w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/12/2008 Bell Centre - Montreal, QC w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/13/2008 Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON w/ Orn
11/14/2008 Copps Coliseum - Hamilton, ON w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/15/2008 Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/16/2008 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Baroness, Coliseum, Minsk
11/17/2008 Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OH w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/18/2008 Allen County Memorial - Fort Wayne, IN w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/20/2008 US Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, IA w/Nine Inch Nails
11/21/2008 Mizzou Arena - Columbia, MO w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/22/2008 BOK Center - Tulsa, OK w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/24/2008 The Picador - Iowa City, IA
11/25/2008 Target Center - Minneapolis, MN w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/26/2008 Mid-America Center - Council Bluffs, IA w/ Nine Inch Nails
11/28/2008 Triple Rock Social Club - (Minneapolis, MN w/ Clouds, Zebulon Pike
11/29/2008 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Clouds
11/30/2008 The Pike Room - Pontiac, MI w/ Clouds
12/01/2008 Soundlab - Buffalo, NY w/ Clouds
12/03/2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY w/ Growing, Clouds
12/04/2008 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Growing, Clouds
12/05/2008 Heirloom Arts Theatre - Danbury, CT w/ Growing, Clouds
12/06/2008 The Livingroom - Providence, RI w/ Growing, Clouds
Tapulous has released the NIN edition of their popular iPhone/iPod Touch rhythm game, TapTap Revenge. The game includes 13 NIN tracks from The Slip and Ghosts I-IV, multi-player mode, and NIN-themed graphics. To get the game on your iPhone or iPod Touch, visit the iTunes store.
Additionally, Tapulous is giving away floor tickets for every NIN show between 11/8 and 12/12 - and one winner will get a Les Paul guitar signed by Trent. To enter, just submit a score of over 150,000 points on any track in the game. Each submission counts as one contest entry, so you can submit as many times as you like. For full contest rules, click here.
Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has issued a post South American tour update, in which he also mentions that Josh Freese will be parting with the band on tour at the end of the year. Here is the update:
"South America, thank you very much! We had a great time performing for you and hanging out in your neck of the woods. I promise we'll be back before long and again I apologize for the cancellations (those were OUR fault and not the promoter's).
"On another note, Josh Freese fans be sure to check out a show on the upcoming North American leg of the tour, as sadly they will be the last ones he's playing with us. He informed me he's leaving the tour at the end of this year. Yes, we are still dear friends. No, I'm not sure what we are going to do. See you in Mexico!"
Nine Inch Nails are reported to be planning their own version of the iPhone music game TapTap Revenge. The bands version will feature sixteen songs from the bands recent albums, "The Slip" and "Ghosts I-IV." Some of the tracks have been re-mixed or edited for the game and it is said to be given it's own look and feel to relate to the band. The game will be out at the end of the month and will cost five dollars.
Moment Factory, the company who provided the unique interactive systems used on the current Nine Inch Nails tour, made a short video detailing some of the video effects and how they work. You can watch the video below (after the jump). More...