November 9, 2013 |
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.
September 27, 2013 |
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.
September 4, 2013 |
When Trent Reznor plays arena shows, he usually has a quiet spot to go hide from the crowd and rest his voice. Not so when the Nine Inch Nails founder played the Troubadour on Tuesday in celebration of his industrial rock act's comeback album, “Hesitation Marks.” “We usually have several places that we can go onstage,” he joked. “Back there I'm usually relaxing, catching up on 'Breaking Bad.'” At this point in his decades-long career, no one would blame him for taking time to kick back with Walter and Jesse.
June 8, 2013 |
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.
June 1, 2013 |
Up in a third-floor dressing room at the Wiltern, Joshua Homme is drinking Mexican beer and struggling to enjoy a borrowed ultra-slim cigarette. The singer-guitarist from Queens of the Stone Age looks and sounds the same as always, a big, wisecracking rocker with red hair cropped extra-short. Other band members wander in and out, trading hellos with the bandleader, but when new drummer Jon Theodore arrives, Homme asks, "You got a real ciggy, babe? How are you?" "I'm … fantastic," replies Theodore, bearded and grinning, as he pulls out a fresh pack.
May 28, 2013 |
Trent Reznor's been lying to us, but his fans probably won't mind. The singer, producer and composer announced on Nine Inch Nails' Tumblr today that his band (which he laid to rest in 2009) has completed a new album and has signed to Columbia. Nine Inch Nails had previously announced a return to touring (with a lineup of past NIN collaborators and members of King Crimson and Telefon Tel Aviv), headlining major American fests including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. But his Tumblr note is Reznor's first hint of new NIN music since 2008's "The Slip.