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May 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Two days after Eric Avery revealed in a Facebook post that he'd left the band in order to "focus on my musical life here in L.A.," Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails announced Friday that Robin Finck had rejoined the influential industrial-rock group. The guitarist has toured and recorded with Nine Inch Nails at various points over the last two decades, including on the 2008 album "The Slip" and during the so-called NIN/JA tour in 2009 with Jane's Addiction. Finck has also played as a member of Guns N' Roses.
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November 9, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
A great rock band requires a source of tension. It can be almost anything: the relationship between melody and noise in Nirvana, for instance, or the competing interests of creative co-captains like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones. During its original run, Nine Inch Nails drew on several such sources, including frontman Trent Reznor's uneasiness about the celebrity he'd attained and the obsession in his lyrics with submission and domination. The group packaged a sense of danger for a mass audience.
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April 22, 2008 | Randy Lewis
You win some, you lose one. Guns N' Roses has landed a new management team headed by veteran rock manager Irving Azoff just as the band abruptly learned that guitarist Robin Finck is returning to his place in Nine Inch Nails for that band's summer tour, which reaches the Forum on Sept. 6. "Robin's plans caught everyone in Guns, as well as our fans, a bit off-guard," reads a post on GNR's website. "Neither we nor management, etc., know any more in this regard and we prefer not to speculate or offer opinions at this time."
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September 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is Trent Reznor a secret soul-music man? After spending the summer earning concert reviews filled with words like "brutal" and "wrathful," the Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed the lineup for the band's upcoming Tension 2013 tour, and it features some perhaps-unexpected R&B veterans. According to a tweet from its official account, the influential industrial-rock group will perform as an eight-piece, including bassist Pino Palladino (who's played with D'Angelo and Jose James) and backup singers Sharlotte Gibson and Lisa Fischer, the latter of whom tours regularly with the Rolling Stones.
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June 8, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Mere hours after Nine Inch Nails released a new single , Adrian Belew revealed that he's left the recently revived group ahead of an extensive world tour set to begin next month. The guitarist, best known for his work with the influential prog-rock band King Crimson, announced his departure in a tersely worded post on Facebook. "Concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn't work," he wrote Thursday. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners Belew is the second member of Nine Inch Nails to quit since frontman Trent Reznor reconvened the L.A.-based group earlier this year.
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September 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is Trent Reznor a secret soul-music man? After spending the summer earning concert reviews filled with words like "brutal" and "wrathful," the Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed the lineup for the band's upcoming Tension 2013 tour, and it features some perhaps-unexpected R&B veterans. According to a tweet from its official account, the influential industrial-rock group will perform as an eight-piece, including bassist Pino Palladino (who's played with D'Angelo and Jose James) and backup singers Sharlotte Gibson and Lisa Fischer, the latter of whom tours regularly with the Rolling Stones.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
A great rock band requires a source of tension. It can be almost anything: the relationship between melody and noise in Nirvana, for instance, or the competing interests of creative co-captains like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones. During its original run, Nine Inch Nails drew on several such sources, including frontman Trent Reznor's uneasiness about the celebrity he'd attained and the obsession in his lyrics with submission and domination. The group packaged a sense of danger for a mass audience.
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October 26, 2009 | Ray DeTournay, Ray DeTournay is a retired television producer. Nine Inch Nails disbanded as a touring group in September.
In a man's lifetime, he finds he has little influence over two important things: growing older and choosing his neighbors. Usually these two items run separately, but on occasion they come together in unexpected ways. A little more than a year ago, my wife and I were in one of those situations. We were in a local sports arena standing at the edge of the crowd when a security guard came over. "Sir," he said, "no offense, but do you know where you are?" "Sure," I said.
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May 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Dave Grohl will perform Saturday night with the Rolling Stones at Anaheim's Honda Center, the latest in a series of guest appearances the Stones have arranged on their 50 & Counting tour. PHOTOS: Rolling Stones in Las Vegas The band revealed the news Saturday afternoon on its Twitter feed, perhaps in an effort to goose ticket sales for the concert, which hadn't sold out four hours before show time. At the tour's first date at Staples Center this month, Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban appeared with the group, while Tom Waits, John Fogerty and Katy Perry have turned up at other shows.
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September 27, 2002 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Axl Rose, the long-lost bad boy of metal, will return in early November with a reconstituted Guns N' Roses for the band's first North American tour in nine years, although the status of the group's oft-promised new album remains uncertain. The Guns N' Roses of 2002, scheduled to kick off an arena tour with a Nov. 7 performance in Vancouver, Canada, is far removed from the volatile rock outfit that first rattled the scene in 1985--frontman Rose is the only founding member still on board.
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June 8, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Mere hours after Nine Inch Nails released a new single , Adrian Belew revealed that he's left the recently revived group ahead of an extensive world tour set to begin next month. The guitarist, best known for his work with the influential prog-rock band King Crimson, announced his departure in a tersely worded post on Facebook. "Concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn't work," he wrote Thursday. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners Belew is the second member of Nine Inch Nails to quit since frontman Trent Reznor reconvened the L.A.-based group earlier this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Two days after Eric Avery revealed in a Facebook post that he'd left the band in order to "focus on my musical life here in L.A.," Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails announced Friday that Robin Finck had rejoined the influential industrial-rock group. The guitarist has toured and recorded with Nine Inch Nails at various points over the last two decades, including on the 2008 album "The Slip" and during the so-called NIN/JA tour in 2009 with Jane's Addiction. Finck has also played as a member of Guns N' Roses.
OPINION
October 26, 2009 | Ray DeTournay, Ray DeTournay is a retired television producer. Nine Inch Nails disbanded as a touring group in September.
In a man's lifetime, he finds he has little influence over two important things: growing older and choosing his neighbors. Usually these two items run separately, but on occasion they come together in unexpected ways. A little more than a year ago, my wife and I were in one of those situations. We were in a local sports arena standing at the edge of the crowd when a security guard came over. "Sir," he said, "no offense, but do you know where you are?" "Sure," I said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2008 | Randy Lewis
You win some, you lose one. Guns N' Roses has landed a new management team headed by veteran rock manager Irving Azoff just as the band abruptly learned that guitarist Robin Finck is returning to his place in Nine Inch Nails for that band's summer tour, which reaches the Forum on Sept. 6. "Robin's plans caught everyone in Guns, as well as our fans, a bit off-guard," reads a post on GNR's website. "Neither we nor management, etc., know any more in this regard and we prefer not to speculate or offer opinions at this time."
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May 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Kanye West is scheduled to perform Saturday night on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live," where the rapper is widely expected to preview material from an upcoming album that may be released on June 18. A day before that rather conventional media appearance, though, West took to his Twitter feed Friday evening to announce something more unusual. "NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS," he wrote, directing viewers to his website for locations that included spots in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris, London, Sydney and West's hometown of Chicago.
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June 6, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Nine Inch Nails released a new single, "Came Back Haunted," late Wednesday evening, ending a hiatus that began after the influential industrial-rock group's Wave Goodbye Tour in 2009. The song, which you can hear below, is the first sampling from a studio album, "Hesitation Marks," to be released Sept. 3 by Columbia Records. Co-produced by frontman Trent Reznor along with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, the disc will serve as Nine Inch Nails' follow-up to 2008's "The Slip. " Last month Reznor wrote on Tumblr that he'd been "less than honest about what I've really been up to lately" and revealed that he'd finished a Nine Inch Nails album, which he called "the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again.
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