Tuesday, 8/26/14

New trailer for Gone Girl, complete with new music

Last night, 20th Century Fox released the latest trailer for Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher, with a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The film is released nationally in the US on October 3rd, and should a commercially available soundtrack come out, it's a fairly safe bet that we'll be seeing that in late November. In the meantime, here's a preview of things to come:

Thursday, 6/05/14

Tension Release

nine inch nails live: tension. blu-ray. dvd. digital. spring 2014. The banner at the top of the Tension page on nin.com, where we all first streamed the concert film, has read that for most of this year. Spring is fast advancing into summer, and the last anyone's heard about it has essentially been when that full concert was posted online. Since then, the band's been touring the world, their Austin City Limits performance aired & streamed online, Trent's been creating a soundtrack for Gone Girl, Apple Inc. bought Beats Music, and another North American tour featuring Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, and Death Grips was announced. What of Tension? Here's the latest.

"The Tension release is still coming. We’re working on making it bigger & better, with more content from different shows on the Hesitation Marks tour cycle."

That's a good sign that it has not been relegated to the cold hard drives that store all that Wave Goodbye footage. I understand that more details will be available in the near future. I want to speculate about how it would make a lot of sense to put such a video out around the time the band returns to American venues, but that would just be speculation. Don't worry though - there's no shortage of cool things coming down the pike this year. Stay tuned...
Monday, 6/02/14

Apple acquires Beats - here's everything you need to know

Hey guys, I'm trying out this misleading headline thing that seems to be all the rage these days. So, the first part is true - you've already heard that Apple bought Beats. You may have seen lots of pictures of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - and maybe even watched the video of Dre potentially breaking his NDA. But since you're here on this website, you've wondered where Trent Reznor lands in all of this.

Given that Rob Sheridan is still involved with Beats post-merger, it was something of a surprise when USA Today reported that Reznor "reportedly left the company". Reportedly is one of those words, a big blinking sign that says "hearsay".

Over at Rolling Stone, Jason Newman picked up the phone and called Beats, who confirmed " Trent Reznor, Chief Creative Officer for Beats Electronics, will not be leaving the company." I then tweeted about it, saying something about using 470 words to say "Trent Reznor hasn't left Beats"

It only took me 160 words to get there.
Thursday, 4/03/14

UPDATED: Nine Inch Nails on Austin City Limits Season Premiere

Nine Inch Nails ©KLRU photo by Scott Newtonimage PBS will air a performance by Nine Inch Nails on Austin City Limits, Saturday April 5, 2014. Check your local listings for channel and air time.

You can watch 3 songs now:
"Came Back Haunted" on acltv.com
"Satellite" on SPIN.com
"Sanctified" on RollingStone.com

Photos from the performance here.

You can watch the full broadcast of the performance online here.

Watch the ACL interview with Trent Reznor
Sunday, 3/16/14

NIN + Soundgarden North America tour dates announced

The much anticipated NIN + Soundgarden north american tour has been announced. NIN presale is Monday, March 17, 2014. Visit tour.nin.com for more info.

07.19.2014 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood
07.21.2014 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07.24.2014 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07.26.2014 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07.27.2014 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07.29.2014 Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
07.30.2014 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08.01.2014 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
08.02.2014 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08.04.2014 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
08.05.2014 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08.07.2014 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
08.08.2014 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
08.10.2014 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
08.11.2014 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08.14.2014 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
08.16.2014 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08.17.2014 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08.19.2014 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
08.21.2014 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08.22.2014 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08.24.2014 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
08.25.2014 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
Wednesday, 3/12/14

Cold Spring Records releases unearthed Coil/NIN remixes on CD, Vinyl

NIN RecoiledWhenever possible, I like to link you directly to the source. I posted about Recoiled about two months ago, but seeing photos of the packaging by people who have it in their possession, I had to post about it again.

I had personally only ordered the limited edition vinyl, so I haven't received my copy yet (what's a NIN related release without a delay? They're shipping soon-ish), and I think I'm supposed to get some copies from the label (read: future freebies for fans, hopefully), nonetheless if you're a fan of those late 90s Coil remixes and you haven't checked any of this out yet, you really should do yourself a favor.

It's available on iTunes and Amazon MP3 on the cheap (and with alternate cover art!), and physical versions can be had direct from Cold Spring or slightly cheaper from Amazon.

Thanks to Demogorgon and poro765 from ETS for the photos!

The Downward Spiral turned 20, The Quietus reflects

The subheadline reads "Val Siebert revisits an album that sounds even more like the future 20 years later." The quote I'll pull from the story is:
Also celebrating a twentieth anniversary currently is Soundgarden's Superunknown, which happened to be the only record that kept Downward Spiral off the top of the U.S. charts when they were both released twenty years ago. Possibly owing to the clarity of Reznor's production, it's mind-blowing that these are from the same decade, let alone the same month – Superunknown sounds so 'retro' in comparison.

Val sure talks about the future a lot, maybe he was having a premonition.

Also holy shit, The Quietus reviewed Recoiled, and Harry Sword spoke at some length with Trent about Coil. If you don't know what Recoiled is, then you read this post before I finished the one that's going to appear above it.

The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame is looking at festival performances

USA Today has the story, wherein they detail the upcoming exhibit

The exhibit, which opens April 25, will cover more than 50 years of festivals — from the 1938 From Spirituals to Swing concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, seen as the prototype of the music festival, to modern destination festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza. But Common Ground isn't just about the music: The hall plans to embrace fans' stories.

I locked myself out of my car at the 1999 HFStival, which was bad enough, but that same night, my dad's minivan got stolen, so I had to drive him, my brother & his friend, my sister & her friend back up to Pennsylvania in my "nothingmobile" 1989 Dodge Colt hatchback. Hall of Fame, I await your embrace.

Sorry, got sidetracked. Aforementioned Hall of Fame is asking for you to vote for the most greatest festival moments in rock & roll history, and NIN's legendary Woodstock '94 performance is one of the options. Really, given that the Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, that cesspool (I say that with love, although it was only a one night stand at the opening of the Fragility tour) from which Nine Inch Nails sprang, it's probably only a matter of time before they really start cashing in on that connection, but why not give them a little incentive to get started early. It looks like all you have to do is click a checkbox to vote for Nine Inch Nails. Or, you know, whichever moment you prefer. No pressure.

This one I got from Kyle's post on ETS. Thanks, Kyle!

Jean-Michel Jarre, John Carpenter, Trent Reznor, and more

Over on Dread Central's Dailymotion channel, John Carpenter let slip this tasty morsel:
"[Jean-Michel Jarre] is doing an album and he's collaborating with various people on this album: David Lynch, Trent Reznor, and I am one of them." According to Carpenter, the album is "all electronic, very moody, very much like a score."

The quote comes in around the 27 minute mark during the show, but I lifted it word for word from Nyx's post on the NIN Spotting thread on Echoing the Sound.

Selections from John Carpenter's soundtrack work was played in the minutes leading up to Nine Inch Nails' performances during the Tension 2013 tour.
Monday, 2/17/14

Trent Reznor talks Gone Girl, new tour, Grammys, The Fragile...

Did I get your attention? Because none of that's made up. You can read the details of David Farrier's interview with Trent Reznor as the weeks and days tick down leading to the upcoming tour. It's a particularly good one, which isn't surprising given who's doing the interviewing.
Monday, 1/27/14

Watch NIN + QOTSA (+ Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham) close the Grammys

Update: The Grammy's have pretty effectively scrubbed streaming media of the performance. If you didn't catch it, your best bet is to chase down a torrent somewhere.
Tuesday, 1/21/14

And one last announcement today - TR + AR composing "Gone Girl" soundtrack

This was likely lost in all of the Beats Music launch news, but it's particularly exciting news to me -

and yes, Atticus and I are scoring David Fincher’s upcoming Gone Girl!

— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) January 21, 2014

Beats Music launches in the US with NIN remixes

Trent Reznor announced today via Twitter that Beats Music has launched in the US

Beats Music has launched in the US. I've been working on designing this for the last few years with @rob_sheridan http://t.co/Kq9WOeVfq6

— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) January 21, 2014

With the launch came the announcement of "Seed Eight (Remix 2014 EP)", a remix EP available exclusively through Beats Music.

Seed Eight

Discuss Seed Eight.

Watch this short promo about the vision for Beats Music narrated by Trent Reznor

Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham will close the Grammy Award

Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham will perform at the close of the Grammy Awards this Sunday, January 26th. The awards show airs at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.

You can read more about the performance announcement on SPIN.COM

Discuss here.
Saturday, 1/18/14

Previously unreleased Coil remixes of NIN out on vinyl, CD

Nine Inch Nails RecoiledWhen going through his DATs, Coil's Danny Hyde came across earlier versions of remixes that Coil had done for Nine Inch Nails. Through the efforts of members of a great online music community, a free digital release of these remixes happened a little over a year ago. This garnered enough attention that Mr. Hyde was approached by the famed experimental electronic label Cold Spring records, who compiled the most compelling of the remixes into an LP release - these tracks have been remastered, and an additional Eraser remix, located after the previous release, is included in the track listing.

Today, pre-orders have gone live for the digipak CD, vinyl LP, and a limited edition of 500 spattered black/brown color vinyl. Hopefully you're able to get your order in today, as the store was buckling under the pressure for this release. I'll admit, I waited to tell you about it until I put my own order in for the limited edition vinyl. But look on the bright side - I posted it to the website instead of Twitter or Facebook! Let's see if I can make a habit of that again.

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