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Foo Fighters To Replace NIN On MTV Awards

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MTV has issued a statement in response to NINE INCH NAILS' decision to drop out of the "2005 MTV Movie Awards" following a dispute over NIN's plan to incorporate an image of George W. Bush into their performance of the song "The Hand That Feeds".

NIN's decision to pull out of the show was announced Thursday (May 26) via a statement posted by NAILS frontman Trent Reznor on NIN.com.

"NINE INCH NAILS will not be performing at the 'MTV Movie Awards' as previously announced. We were set to perform 'The Hand That Feeds' with an unmolested, straightforward image of George W. Bush as the backdrop," Reznor wrote. "Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me. See you on tour this fall when we return to play in America."

In a brief statement, MTV expressed disappointment in NINE INCH NAILS' decision to drop out of the broadcast.

"While we respect NINE INCH NAILS' point of view, we were uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement," the statement reads, according to MTV.com. "When we discussed our discomfort with the band, their choice was to unfortunately pull out of the Movie Awards."

MTV announced that the FOO FIGHTERS would be taking NIN's spot on the show.

The "2005 MTV Movie Awards" air Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m.

Source: blabbermouth

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1. sycness14 writes:

Yeah, MTV wouldn't want a group that actually has something to say.....
"Better play it safe for all our poser fans"

# May 27, 2005 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. angry stoner writes:

i LOVE nirvana but there is something about the foofighters i dont like.

P.S every one who watches MTV and like it are posers in my book.

# May 27, 2005 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brokenwings13 writes:

No kidding.

# May 28, 2005 @ 12:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. anyway... writes:

mmmm anyway the united states of america sucks c*** very hard , f,ck you america f,ck you americans you are the scum of this planet , you and your sick society of proms cheerleaders gicks jocks and footbaaaaaall yeaaaaah , and your f,cking government always want to be the police of the world screw you f,ckers piece of sh**

# May 28, 2005 @ 2:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. a writes:

omg! why did the topic suddenly change? are you a nazi?

# May 28, 2005 @ 7:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CorrosiveMind writes:

i don't like getting in arguments with people....but i'm going to go out on a limb and assume that "angry stoner", "syncess14" are both pretty young....in this world, ESPECIALLY america, there is no such thing as a poser. everything is a trend, the music you like doesn't make you a poser, and i personally don't think it's fair to call anybody a poser....posers don't exist but in the minds of the feeble....everyone is their own person, so how can you call some one a poser? everyone is different and everyone likes different music, so stop using a word that shouldn't exist unless you're talking about a model and don't know her name...and you'll be like that poser chick who's in the magazine FHM or some crap like that. i'm in no way putting anyone down i'm just saying think before you speak because "poser" is a term that people made up and it makes no sense what so ever, to me that word is as bad as "bling bling" and "crunk" so please stop using it.......everyone has their right to free speech but i try to help educate the people when i feel like they need some advice....feel free to bash me or whatever it's cool i'm just trying to let you know that the term poser is stupid because there is no such thing....

# May 28, 2005 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BLACKDOG writes:

I like the FooFighters but what I wan't is ANOTHER f***ING PROBOT DISC DAMNIT !!!!!!!

# May 28, 2005 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brokenwings13 writes:

That Probot disc was the sh** man. Lemmy was great on it.

# May 28, 2005 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZerO writes:

yeah. foo fighters have some good lyrics, i love "the color and the shape" cd. Probot was the shiit.

# May 28, 2005 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. pigpiles writes:

nin sux donkey balls but foo fighters is okay ......... anyway... im from america and i think the same as you but oh well

# May 28, 2005 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ZerO writes:

NiN doesnt suck you a$$hole.

# May 29, 2005 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. pigpiles writes:

umm yeah they do their music is boring

# May 31, 2005 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BLACKDOG writes:

I don't think DAVE GROHL heard me.So I'll say it againe.ANOTHER PROBOT DISC PLEASE !!!!!!

# May 31, 2005 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. bradispissed writes:

lol nin is boring but the foo fighters will def. rock your face off huh?

f*** that sh** band. withteeth ripped some serious tits

# May 31, 2005 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ZerO writes:

word up, blackdog.

# May 31, 2005 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. seven writes:

It's very funny listening to some idiot saying NIN sux and another calling them boring when Dave Grohl played the drums on more than a few songs on With Teeth and is friends with Trent.

# Jun 5, 2005 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. pigpiles writes:

i dont care if dave is friends with trent that doesnt change the fact that nin sux a.s.s

# Jun 9, 2005 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. johnisgod writes:

How thr f*** can you say NIN sucks, Trent is one of the most talented mother f***ers to date. Listen to 'Hurt' and you'll understand. NIN paved the way for shock rock. Trent, you don't need f***ing MTV man. Piplies, go f*** yourself.

# Jun 12, 2005 @ 5:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Damn did anybody watched the ball last night with Dave Grohl and the Suicide Girls? I mean
they actually played real metal videos like Mercyful Fate and Voi Vod and the Celtic Frost
video was hiliarious! They need to fire that Jamey Jasta fag and put Dave on as the host I mean
the guy like his metal!

# Jun 12, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brokenwings13 writes:

Yep. I'm actually saying that same thing over on a Korn thread. Couldn't find this one to post it on.

Damn, Grohl did a good job. He even told the SG crew that Glassjaw was NOT metal. Thank you.

# Jun 12, 2005 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BLACKDOG writes:

f*** I missed it !

# Jun 12, 2005 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Rulin Kmadd writes:

It might be on at 3 am one this week on mtv2 you need to check this shiit out
blackdog!

# Jun 13, 2005 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. rulin kmadd writes:

one day this week

# Jun 13, 2005 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brokenwings13 writes:

Yep, I think tonight is when they reair it.

It was 100 millions times better than when Jasta hosts.

# Jun 13, 2005 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. BLACKDOG writes:

I'll be watching.

# Jun 13, 2005 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brokenwings13 writes:

You better be.

# Jun 13, 2005 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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