Nine Inch Nails Press Release

December 1999

NINE INCH NAILS FIRST-EVER CONCERT SPECIAL TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON MTV ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST AT 11:00PM ET/PT:

FIRST TELEVISED PEEK AT THE BANDıS SOLD-OUT, CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED EUROPEAN TOUR:

PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE CULLED FROM THROUGHOUT THE EUROPEAN TOUR AND SHOT BY BOTH FANS AND PROFESSIONAL CAMERAMEN:

NINE INCH NAILSı GRAMMY AWARD WINNING TRENT REZNOR TO HOLD HIS FIRST-EVER ONLINE CHAT LIVE ON MTV.COM AT 11:30 PM (ET)/8:30 PM (PT):

NIN.COM AND MTV.COM TO PREVIEW THE SPECIAL ONLINE:

December 15, 1999 - New York, NY - nine inch nails have announced that their first-ever concert television special will air exclusively on MTV on Tuesday, December 21st at 11:00pm (ET/PT). The 30-minute television event will provide fans with the first televised peek at the bandıs sold-out, critically lauded European "Fragility" tour.

In reviewing nine inch nailsı London show, Melody Maker stated, "Pretty great machine...thereıs no one who uses the word f*ck quite like Trent Reznor...Reznor is a law unto himself...Reznor has the mystique of a dark angel, a presence that permeates every awe-filled onlooker." In Milan, La Republica stated, "hard, intense, visionary music...nine inch nails have literally driven to collective exaltation the people gathered at The Alcatraz in Milan...it was the hardest and most fascinating rock show of the year."

The footage for the special has been culled from shows in Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Tilburg and London, and was shot by both fans - picked randomly from the crowd - and professional cameramen.

On the night of the special, Grammy Award winning Trent Reznor will hold his first-ever online chat on MTV.com. Online users can chat with Reznor at 11:30 PM (ET)/8:30 PM (PT). nine inch nailsı official Website - nin.com - and MTV.com will preview the special with images taken from the tour. Reznor currently appears on the cover of Spin magazineıs January 2000 issue, which names his CD "The Fragile" "ALBUM OF THE YEAR." Since September, Reznor has graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Raygun, Pulse and Alternative Press magazines.

The band plans to tour the U.S. in early 2000. Watch nin.com and MTV.comıs nine inch nails A-Z page for special tour announcements and information.

"Into The Void," the second single released off of nine inch nails "THE FRAGILE," was the #1 most added song at Active Rock radio and is currently top 15 at Alternative radio. Watch MTV for the debut of the video in coming weeks.

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nothing records was founded by musician Trent Reznor and his manager John A. Malm, Jr. in 1992. nothingıs roster features Reznorıs nine inch nails, Marilyn Manson, Autechre, The Bowling Green, Einsturzende Neubaten, Plaid, Plug, Pop Will Eat Itself, Prick, Squarepusher, 12 Rounds and The The.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., owns and operates five cable television programming services -- MTV: Music Television, MTV 2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, and TV Land -- all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. Information about MTV: Music Television and MTV 2 is available on MTV Online, on America Online (Keyword: MTV) and the World Wide Web (http://mtv.com).

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