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end to lack of updates
whew. been out of town a lot for the past two months, as well as a residential move. and after all that, we had dns and internic problems. but all has subsided and i've wrote a new program to help in updating the site and making things easier to update on a more regular (daily/semidaily) basis. please continue to submit news once again :) the downtime wait is over. and i hope to bring with it a bit of official news as well, like the bit below about the site.
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nothingrecords.com
things are moving well on nothingrecords.com. yes the site was hacked (which we are dealing with currently, have traced where it came from, etc) and some religous material was posted, but it's "all better now". cookware/comspace is where the site resides, so i have nothing to do with the administration of that box unfortuantely (can we get sshd running yet? grr). anyway, things are moving along. as i said before things were <i>not</i> moving along so well a few months ago due to disorganization and problems of that sort. i'm under nda with cookware and nothing, so i can't divulge more than that until i find out if i can. :) timeframe? it's a race between the site and the album it looks like.. we hope to beat the album date, so there's a ballpark for you.
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nin album news
from sonicnet: "NIN Hammer Away At More Collaborative LP"

After close to a year's work, gothic industrial-rockers Nine Inch Nails are nearly halfway done with what is turning out to be a more collaborative follow-up to 1994's The Downward Spiral, according to NIN keyboardist/drummer Charlie Clouser.

Holed up in their high-tech New Orleans studio nearly every day, the band, led by dark mastermind Trent Reznor and featuring Clouser and guitarist Danny Lohner, is "right in the middle" of recording the album, Clouser said, adding that each member has contributed to the songwriting this time around. "[We've got] more than a few songs finished and mixed, and more than a few left to go," Clouser said earlier this month while calling from New Orleans. Although past efforts have sprung almost entirely from Reznor's tortured head, Clouser said that he and Lohner are being given more of an opportunity to offer their ideas on the record, which the band's publicist said would likely not come out before the first quarter of 1999. "As always, Trent is charting the course, and has a clear vision of how he wants things to sound," Clouser said. "But I've been able to contribute a fair amount, and some of the songs we're working on have grown out of sessions with all of us fiddling around in the studio, so it does seem like a more collaborative process than before."

While Clouser and Lohner are the only full-time bandmembers working with Reznor on a daily basis -- former programmer/producer Chris Vrenna left the group more than a year ago -- band publicist Sioux Zimmerman confirmed the participation of a number of outside musicians on the album.

Among the guests scheduled to appear on the CD are former King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew (who also lent a hand on The Downward Spiral), Helmet guitarist Page Hamilton, Ministry drummer Bill Rieflin, former Chic/Power Station drummer Tony Thompson, keyboardist Mike Garson (currently on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins) and producer Steve Albini (Page & Plant, Nirvana), who has assisted in an undisclosed capacity.

The untitled album will be NIN's third studio album of all-new material since the band's formation in 1988. In addition to their 1989 debut, Pretty Hate Machine, which featured the alternative hit "Head Like a Hole", the band has released 1994's The Downward Spiral and a number of remixalbums, including 1992's Broken and Fixed EPs and 1995's Further Down the Spiral.

Attesting to the long layoff between albums, broken only by the inclusion of the new NIN song "The Perfect Drug" on the 1997 Lost Highway soundtrack, Clouser said it is simply a matter of how the band creates its lush electronic symphonies. "The way we work is very time-consuming," Clouser said. "So it will take a while, but I don't mind. The process is the enjoyable part for me, more than the celebration atthe end, so I'm happy."

Although the band's notoriously loyal fans have been eagerly awaiting new music, at least one longtime follower said he thinks he understands the lag. "The continuous delay in the album has been very frustrating," fan Brian Hough Jr. wrote in an e-mail. "But I realize that perfection takes time, and Trent seems like he wants this album to be perfect."

The West Virginia-based webmaster of the unofficial NIN site "Halo Zero" said he's been listening to former Reznor protg shock-rocker Marilyn Manson in the meantime, along with industrial act Gravity Kills. "But mostly I've been getting into a lot of Trent's outside works," he added. "I've been collecting remixes he has done and also finding phantom songs and bootlegs. It really hasn't filled the void but just helps pass the time faster." <thanks prophet8@hotmail.com seth>

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clouser news
from sonicnet: "[Zombie's solo album] was co-produced by Zombie and Scott Humphrey (Mtley Cre, Metallica) and features beats from White Zombie drummer John Tempesta, as well as Mtley Cre's Tommy Lee, and guitar work from Nine Inch Nails' Danny Lohner. Another NIN member, Charlie Clouser, was slated to help co-produce the album and actually spent time working on tracks with Zombie, but was called away to continue work on the still-simmering new NIN album.

Clouser, 30, who programmed beats on the 1995 White Zombie album Astro-Creep: 2000 and its remix companion, 1996's Supersexy Swingin' Sounds, said he first got together with Zombie a year ago to begin writing material for Hellbilly during a break from recording with NIN.

'It was me and him with a computer, trying to figure out a direction we wanted to go in,' Clouser said. 'We had a pretty good idea of the kind of elements that would be included and an overall concept of the segues between songs and the musical interludes. We even started coming up with the core riffs for the album, but then our schedules just got insane.'

Clouser had to decamp to New Orleans to join NIN leader Trent Reznor, but not before he introduced Zombie to Humphrey, his Los Angeles roommate. The only song that Clouser worked on which made the cut was 'Superbeast.'" <thanks telex@stlnet.com anagrama> also he has done some work for rammstein: Stripped ( is for the Depeche Mode tribute album : For the Masses ) Motor Music GmbH PolyGram LC 4909. Distribut by Island Records.

Playlist:
1. Stripped 4.25
2. Stripped Psilonaut Mix by Johan Edlund-Tiamat 4.28
3. Stripped Heavy Metal Mix by Charlie Clouser 5.12
4. Stripped Tribute to Dsseldorf Mix by Charlie Clouser 5.10
5. Stripped FKK Mix by Gnter Schulz-KMFDM 4.35
6. Multimediatrack - Wollt Ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen - Live Arena, Berlin '96 5.01
<thanks jj.wagner@tcnet.ch bobby>

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raygun interview
there's a short interview with trent in raygun magazine for being one of the 50 most influential people in pop culture. he says the new record will be a double cd with something around 45 tracks. he talks about the making of the record, his working with dr. dre and ice cube; and hopes the new record will be out in the fall. <thanks milkie@aol.com milkie>
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manson info
"mechanical animals", the new manson album, is due out on september 15. the video for "the dope show" premiered today. zimzum has quit and has been filled in for by rob lowery of two. the website www.marilynmanson.net is to go live soon. for more info, check seems like salvation.
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vrenna news
from stabbingwestward.com: Stabbing Westward will resume its tour in support of the band's critically-acclaimed new album Darkest Days with ex-Nine Inch Nails' drummer Chris Vrenna and Killing Joke's Geoff Dugmore filling in on the skins while Stabbing's drummer Andy Kubiszewski recuperates from a rollerblade accident. Vrenna previously played with Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus in a very early incarnation of Stabbing Westward and has most recently produced How We Quit The Forest, the forthcoming album by Stabbing Westward labelmates Rasputina. <thanks SomeLucky@mail.utexas.edu>
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independent remixes
there's a new cd compilation of indepentant remixes of nin now available: Hey, there's two new Nine Inch Nails independent remix CDs, Broken Machine volume 1 and 2. They're pretty cool and I thought you might be interested. I spent a lot of time and worked with a few people in making them and they turned out pretty cool. Check it out if you want. http://www.sitehorizons.com/brokenmachine/ <thanks sean [redearth@sitehorizons.com]>
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mtv 1998 vma's
david bowie's "i'm afraid of americans" video has been nominated for the mtv video music awards in the category of best male video. <thanks proxy@ibm.net stefan>
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