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Nine Inch Nails Signs Record Deal with Roadrunner Records

In a very surprising twist, a spokesman for Roadrunner Records has released a statement to the press early this morning announcing that they have inked a deal with industrial rock giants Nine Inch Nails, which, following suit of Radiohead, independently released "Ghosts I-IV" through label The Null Corporation after splitting with major label Interscope Records, ending an 18 year long association.

Roadrunner spokesman Joseph King enlightened us with the following report:
“As I’m sure fans of music everywhere are aware, Roadrunner is always trying to improve its catalog of musicians by bringing in the best artists in all genres of music. After the recent selling phenomenon of the independently released ‘Ghosts I-IV’, which sold out within days of being available, Roadrunner simply had to see if we could work something out with the collective genius that is Nine Inch Nails. As soon as we heard about the bands’ latest effort, we got in touch with Mr. Reznor, who was a lot more accommodating than I’ll admit we expected! Talks went back and forth, we gave Trent figures, he wanted to know if we wanted a solid band or would we allow him to continue using guest musicians on any future work, and so on and on. I understand that the details are still forthcoming, but I am permitted to divulge that it is thanks to the deal between NIN and Roadrunner that the band has very recently been reformed! Trent is giving the band a few months to learn the ‘Ghosts’ material before setting off on a North American tour to support the release, which will be followed by many more dates in many more locations. There is nothing planned yet for a follow-up, but we are very proud to say that it will be pushed on you incessantly by Roadrunner Records.”

No word has yet come from Trent Reznor on the specifics of the Roadrunner deal or the reasons for the move away from The Null Corporation back to a major label. It was only weeks ago that Reznor slammed Radiohead’s release of "In Rainbows," saying that to him it “feels insincere,” and that “…the way [Radiohead] parlayed it into a marketing gimmick has certainly been shrewd.” The dates for the Nine Inch Nails North American tour, as previously reported, are as follows:

Jul. 25 - Pemberton BC @ Pemberton Festival
Jul. 26 - Seattle WA @ Key Arena at Seattle Center
Jul. 28 - Edmonton ALB @ Rexall Place
Jul. 29 - Calgary ALB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Jul. 31 - Winnipeg MAN @ MTS Centre
Aug. 02 - Minneapolis MN @ Target Center
Aug. 05 - Toronto ONT @ Air Canada Centre
Aug. 07 - Uncasville CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 08 - Worcester MA @ DCU Center
Aug. 12 - Knoxville TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Aug. 13 - Duluth GA @ Gwinnett Arena
Aug. 15 - Oklahoma City OK @ Ford Center
Aug. 16 - Houston TX @ Toyota Center
Aug. 18 - Dallas TX @ American Airlines Center
Aug. 20 - Saint Louis MO @ Scottrade Center
Aug. 22 - Cleveland OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Aug. 23 - Auburn Hills MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 27 - East Rutherford NJ @ Izod Center
Aug. 29 - Philadelphia PA @ Wachovia Center
Aug. 31 - Lexington KY @ Rupp Arena
Sep. 02 - Morrison CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sep. 03 - Salt Lake City UT @ The E Center Of West Valley
Sep. 05 - Oakland CA @ Oracle Arena (formerly Oakland Arena)
Sep. 06 - Inglewood CA @ The Forum

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1. mh writes:

Thought they are really happy to be able to work independently finally?!
Besides I thought that they are working on new material and won't tour with Ghosts.
So...wtf? A Ghosts tour sounds rather boooring

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. dethmonkee writes:

someone either did a lot of hard work looking up those venues for a nice april fools

or

this is an actual news post which incidentally is being reported on april 1st

its probably the former

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hard work? writes:

dethmonkee, you're a moron
those tour dates are copy/pasted from nin.com

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Eggrorl writes:

**** SPOILER ****

It should also be noted that the rumors circulating about a "special guest" taking the main stage at Warped Tour coincide with dates-off on this tour, while NIN will be in close proximity.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. iwannabeer writes:

Oh....Mr. Joe-King

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. iwannabeer writes:

happy a fools day

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dethmonkee writes:

to be honest, i dont give a sh** about NIN

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. mytitssmelllikeboobs writes:

I smell fish. Oh wait, that's me.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. iwannabeer writes:

look at the name of who's quoted: Joseph King...Jo-king...JOKING!
totally untrue...happy april fools

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Liar! writes:

Eat three asses.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. P.S. - By Liar!/Eggrorl writes:

That was meant to all who said it's untrue.

Look at the nin.com website, morons.

Then eat two more asses for being that much wronger and stuffs.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

APRIL f***ING FOLLS IS ALWAYS MORE FUN ON METALUNDERGROUND.COM...
AND ALEXI LAIHO IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF FINLAND...LOL....JK xAPRIL FOOLSx....

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Txmetalhead writes:

Now I knew this had to be a April's Fools joke! ROCK N ROLL - nice article.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Tam writes:

and nin doesn't care about you. = )

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