5.31.00
Press continues to applaud NIN performances[13:31 EST]
The latest review to hit the media comes from the Omaha World-Herald, in an article penned by Niz Proskocil. Amongst interviews with exuberant fans at the show, Proskocil proclaimed "The band, especially the drumming of newest Nails member Jerome Dillon, was impeccable, and Reznor was a razor-sharp inferno." Apparently, 'The Fragile' made its way into the encore again. (static is a lucky mofo)

Also in the news, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch did a write up about the rainy St. Louis show, where special to The Post-Dispatch Cory Blackwood writes:

A dizzying barrage of lights popped and exploded in time with the machine gun fire of Jerome Dillon's drums. The first sign of color in the stage presentation wasn't until Nine Inch Nails first tread on new musical ground with "The Wretched." Guitarist Robin Finck and bassist Danny Lohner put their instruments at war as a wash of sickly blue and green lights glimmered overhead.
Thank you Dawn for sending that link in. Next up, the Kansas City Star breaks down the Kansas show on their site in an article subtitled "Nine Inch Nails rocks the phonies out of Kemper". Again praising a good show, this one including Somewhat Damaged at the start, Derek Donovan writes;
Even though Nine Inch Nails is primarily known for the bombast and raw power of its most brutal moments, the concert proved that much of that power comes from its creator's keen sense of contrast. When Reznor held the audience rapt throughout "The Frail," a quiet instrumental that recalls Erik Satie at his most minimal and sedate, it became clear that his music is very different from the bluster of Slipknot or Rammstein. The mood then morphed into the relentless, rolling gait of "The Wretched," one of Reznor's most subtly hard-edged songs, and the definite musical highlight of the concert.
Derek's written about NIN before in the KC Star, he's the fellow from Love Among Puppets who wrote a real nice review of the Fragile before :) Thanks to sarah for transcribing the article, and to UrbanLegend for forking over a link.

On a personal note: those of you trying to get in touch with me and who haven't heard back from me - I was in New Orleans for a couple days, I came back to several hundred emails. I -will- get back to you, I just need to play catch up first.

Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
5.30.00
Phoenix, AZ show moves to larger venue[21:36 EST]
According to A Perfect Circle news, the Phoenix, AZ show on June 4 is moving to a higher-capacity venue. Quoted from the site:
Sundays's June 4th show in Phoenix, Arizona has moved venues from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the America West Arena. Apparently,Veterans Memorial Colisuem seating capacity is only 9,000, whereas, America West Arena holds approximately 17,000.

For everyone that already has tickets to the Veterans Memorial Colisuem show, hold on to them, they will still be good at the new venue.

Thanks to Rose for sending this information in. Apparently, the page listed the venue change as being for the June 3rd show in San Diego earlier today, but has since revised their news.
Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
5.29.00
The True Test of a NIN Afficionado[18:56 EST]
You think you like Nine Inch Nails? You think you're a die-hard fan? Then step right up and take the Official Meathead Perspective NIN Quiz and find out just how cool you really are.
Updated by meathead@theninhotline.net
Clouser to Remix Splatter Cell and Theremin Info[09:12 EST]
Morpheus Technopagan over at The Remix Files recieved all of this information right from Charlie Clouser yesterday.

According to Charlie, "the SplatterCell remix has just been finished (last week) and is on its way to mastering. It clocks in at a massive 12 minutes or so!" The SplatterCell remix album featuring Charlie's remix (among others) will be released in the US on August, 22 on 75ARK Records.

The Theremin Charlie uses on stage is infact a Bob Moog Etherwave. Here's what Charlie told Morpheus about the theremins:

"The theremin I'm using IS the Bob Moog Etherwave model, and it is fantastic. The best-playing theremin I've tried, except for its big brother. Truly a fine electronic instrument that is sensitive, expressive, and durable (!), despite its somewhat plain appearance. I'm running it through a TC Electronics FireWorx effects processor to add distortion, delay, filters, pitch changers, etc., which is quite helpful at livening up the somewhat sterile sound of a 'dry' theremin. See Big Briar's website for ordering info!"
Keep Checking the News section of The Remix Files for more info, and look for a brand new Theremin section.
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
5.28.00
MTV Latin America Interviews Trent Reznor[16:00 EST]
MTV Latin America recently interviewed Trent Reznor. Trent discusses a possible tour in Latin America among other things. Stephanie was nice enough to transcribe it for us, so heres the english version of the interview.
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
JournalStar.com Interviews Reznor[15:50 EST]
JournalStar.com recently interviewed Trent Reznor. The Interview is one of the better ones lately.
Q: You're obviously not gripped by commercial considerations -- three full-length albums in 10 years isn't a mark of hunger for sales. But there had to be some relief in the success of "The Fragile" (which debuted at No. 1), knowing that people still wanted to hear what you had to say musically.

A: Very much so. I've convinced myself we're starting from scratch. I didn't know if everyone was still out there. I had to tell myself, it's a new era, a new climate. A lot of things have changed. The business has changed -- record labels don't appear to like music anymore. It's a very hostile climate for bands.

So I put out a record that's longer than most, denser than most, costs more than most, requires you to listen harder. What could I expect? I'm surprised with the success it's had. I'm also surprised with the lack of support Seagrams (owner of Interscope Records) has given it. The development of art means nothing to them. It's all, "What's the next Britney Spears?" That's disheartening to see a climate like that, to see your favorite labels like 4AD or Creation evaporate.

Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
Arizona Venue Changed![15:45 EST]
According to The Arizona Republic newspaper, the venue for the Phoenix, AZ Nails show on June 4th has been changed. The venue has been changed from Veteran's Memorial Coliseum to America West Arena. Call your local Ticketmaster office for more information.
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
NIN.com has Starfuckers Specials[15:41 EST]
The Feature section of Nin.com is offering 3 pages of images and videos from the shoot. One of the videos is of the band playing that wasn't included in the Starsuckers video. So go check it out at the Official NIN Page. Thanks Erebus.
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
Playlist From Reznors MTV2 Picks[15:32 EST]
Yesterday Trent Reznor made a guest DJ appearance on MTV 2 yesterday. Along with the half hour Fragility 1.0 Special, and a two hour documentary on the Fragility 2.0 tour, Trent Reznor played his favorite videos for five hours.

Here is the list of the songs that he picked, its extremely diverse, and taps into Reznor's influences and favorite artists. Reznor also discussed Napster, Fred Durst, Puffy Combs, Marilyn Manson, the tour and a possibility of an unplugged set.

Thanks to Stephen among others who sent in the setlist.

Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
5.26.00
Playlist From Reznors MTV2 Picks[15:27 EST]
Yesterday Trent Reznor made a guest DJ appearance on MTV 2 yesterday. Along with the half hour Fragility 1.0 Special, and a two hour documentary on the Fragility 2.0 tour, Trent Reznor played his favorite videos for five hours.

Here is the list of the songs that he picked, its extremely diverse, and taps into Reznor's influences and favorite artists. Reznor also discussed Napster, Fred Durst, Puffy Combs, Marilyn Manson, the tour and a possibility of an unplugged set.

Thanks to Stephen among others who sent in the setlist.

Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
Schedule for Upcoming NIN Specials on MTV2[22:56 EST]
Samanki was nice enough to send us the schedule of the upcoming Nine Inch Nails special that are to air on M2 this weekend. This will have brand new live footage, and more. Heres the schedule:
  • Saturday, May 27
    8:00am-1:00pm : Trent's Video Requests
    1:00pm-1:30pm : NIN Concert in Europe
    4:00pm-6:00pm : NIN Tour Documentary

  • Sunday, May 28
    8:00am-10:00am : NIN Tour Documentary
    12:30pm-1:00pm : NIN Concert in Europe
    1:00pm-6:00pm : Trent's Video Requests
  • Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.25.00
    NolaLive.com Article on Nothing Studios[15:11 EST]
    Nola Live.com has put up an article describing the massive Nothing Studios on Magazine Street in New Orleans. The Article, Magazine Street studio a high-tech sanctum, offers a peak inside the studios, describing it like: "The main studio room of the 17,000-foot facility is a bunker-like space in what was the funeral home's chapel. A massive 72-input control board is augmented by banks of recording gear." The article also talks about how Nothing Studios recently became a commercial studio.

    Thanks Allison.

    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    NAILED TO NEW ORLEANS preshow article[17:05 EST]
    A special in the entertainment section of nola.com contains a pleasant article about Mr. Reznor and how New Orleans has influenced his music. The article obviously quickly runs through Mr. Reznor's history up to his move to New Orleans, and then delves into a more detailed synopsis of his activities in the Big Easy. It's interesting and definitely worth the long read. Click here for the article. Thanks to Steven Flores for the news.
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    Dallas Morning News reviews show[16:38 EST]
    On May 23rd NIN hit Dallas. The Dallas Morning News has the review on their website. Click here for the article. Towards the end, the reviewer critiques APC vs. Tool material. Also, if you haven't already picked up APC's debut album "Mer de Noms"... do it soon. It's a beautiful disc. Thanks to Carolyn Huffman for the info.
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    Trent gets a visit from the gaming industry[15:11 EST]
    Trent and Daisy May were blessed with the presence of John Carmack, Co-founder, owner and lead programmer of ID Software. Yes doom/quake fans he's the man behind the games. Though many might say that Mr. Carmack is just experiencing red-eye from the camera, if you look closely you might see new screenshots burned into Mr. Carmack's pupils (million plus hours behind a computer monitor) from the upcoming expansion pack for quake 3. Check out the picture here. Thanks for everyone who submitted.
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    5.23.00
    Starsuckers Video Available on nin.com[21:24 EST]
    Well, if you haven't been lucky enough to catch the Starsuckers video on MTV, its now available on The Official NIN Page. There is a link to the video right off of the main page. There are both Real Video and Windows Media streaming videos available. Pictures from the video shoot are on the way, and there is also a link to vote for the Starsuckers video on the page.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Meathead Makes Things Right[20:07 EST]
    This week, The Meathead Perspective attempts to correct some of the mistakes it has made in the past, in order to start again with a clean slate. Whoopee!
    Updated by meathead@theninhotline.net
    A Perfect Circle's Album Hits Stores Today[13:49 EST]
    A Perfect Circle's debut CD, Mer De Noms, hits stores today across the U.S.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.22.00
    The NIN Hotline exclusive interview with Kim Prevost[23:49 EST]
    Continuing to bring you a look into the lesser-touched-on sides of Nine Inch Nails, we're proud to bring you an exclusive interview with Kim Prevost, the name you might recognize from Into the Void and The Day The World Went Away. Prevost sang backing vocals to these tracks, and to many NIN fans, she may be a new name amongst the credits, she is well known amongst the New Orleans jazz scene, and 1999 winner of the BET National Jazz Discovery Award. Check out the interview, which was conducted Sunday by Nancy Lockyear. Well worth the reading :) And if you didn't already know - we interviewed Alan Moulder, who co-produced The Fragile in mid-January, and conducted another exclusive interview, this time with programmer Keith Hillebrandt in mid-February. We've got more coming up, pending a sluggish approval process, but we hope you're enjoying these specials :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    A Perfect Circle contest[19:35 EST]
    Musique Plus , a Montreal music video channel has launched a contest for A Perfect Circle. You can win a 4-day trip to Los Angeles to see APC live with hotel accomodations. To participate, you must watch Fax every weekday at 6 pm (eastern time).
    Updated by maelina@theninhotline.net
    A quick interruption[19:24 EST]
    A quick note for everyone that enjoyed Synthetic Minister's utterly awesome remix of "The Day the World Went Away", the mixing master has released an album that you can check out at his mp3.com site. Now back to your regularly scheduled NIN news ;)
    Updated by news@theninhotline.net
    Further info on 'Nine Inch Nails on Tour' MTV2 special[10:40 EST]
    We've gotten in touch with some folks involved with the MTV2 special next weekend, and here's the straight-up information we received:

    NINE INCH NAILS TAKE OVER MTV2 ON SATURDAY, MAY 27

    "Nine Inch Nails On Tour" Features Exclusive Look at one of Music's Most Adventurous Artists

    Trent Reznor to Program His Favorite Videos from 8 AM - 1 PM

          New York, NY, May 18, 2000 - MTV2, the sister channel of MTV, announced today that the channel will present a special weekend of music programming with nine inch nails on May 27 and 28. Currently on the road with the hugely successful "Fragility v2.0" tour, nine inch nails' Trent Reznor will program 5 hours of his favorite videos beginning at 8 AM (ET) and talk about his music with MTV2 VJ Chris Booker. Immediately following that special, MTV2 will air "Fragility," a concert special from nine inch nails. Beginning at 4 PM (ET), viewers can check out the world premiere of "nine inch nails on tour," which chronicles the band on the road and features exclusive interviews and rare footage with the band. This is the first music documentary for MTV2, which will also air on MTV at a later date.

          The weekend kicks off on Saturday, May 27 at 8 AM with Trent Reznor making his video choices and talking about his music. The five hour show features a wide range of music, including Queen w/ David Bowie's "Under Pressure," Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show," Peter Gabriel's "Digging in the Dirt," Erykah Badu's "On and On" and many others.

          At 1 PM, MTV2 viewers can check out "Fragility" to see nine inch nails live on stage. Currently earning rave reviews for the "Fragility v2.0," this special will give MTV2 viewers the chance to see what everyone is talking about.

          "nine inch nails on tour" will give fans a unique look at one of music's most influential bands. Airing at 4 PM, the two-hour special takes viewers inside the life of nine inch nails with access to the band backstage, on the road and through live performances. The special also features the complete video collection of the group and exclusive video footage that fans have never seen before.

          The nine inch nails programming will repeat throughout the weekend. "We are very excited to present our nine inch nails weekend. Trent Reznor gave us incredible access for the weekend, so music fans can look forward to a very special look at one of music's most influential artists," said David Cohn, General Manager, MTV2.

          MTV2 plays music videos 24 hours a day with a format focusing on showcasing new artists and clips from the early days of music video. "nine inch nails on tour" is produced by Allison Corn and co-produced by Patrick Lope. David Cohn and Dave Sirulnick are executive producers. MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., owns and operates five cable television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION. MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite and Nick at Nite's TV Land -- all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. Information about MTV and MTV2 is available on MTV Online, on American Online (Keyword: MTV) and the World Wide Web (http://mtv.com).

    Hopefully that should answer any questions about this weekend that you might have, except perhaps "How the hell do I get my cable company to give me MTV2 before the special starts!" Anyone want to tape it for me? :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    5.21.00
    Reznor, Clouser and Lohner Thanked in APC CD[19:02 EST]
    Trent Reznor, Charlie Clouser and Danny Lohner are all mentioned in the 'Thank you' section of A Perfect Circles debut CD, Mer de Noms which comes out in the US on Tuesday.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.19.00
    MTV2 to air Nine Inch Nails special Memorial Weekend[13:14 EST]
    From the now-functioning nin:access, denofbeats posts some information regarding MTV2's Memorial Day Weekend Special revolving around Nine Inch Nails' Fragility v2.0 tour. During the weekend of May 27 & May 28, MTV2 will feature five hours of videos hand picked by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, a two-hour special behind the scenes of Fragility v2.0, plus a half hour of live concert footage! This is all the information we have at this point, but as we get more we'll be sure to post it. Makes me wish that York, PA had MTV2 :b
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Nine Inch Nails perform 'The Fragile' at lastnights show[09:17 EST]
    Fans who attended the concert at the Lakeland Center in Florida lastnight were treated to a performance of 'The Fragile'. Lord Morpheus from evendeeper.net phoned me from Florida lastnight/this morning to fill me in, but my computer was off and I was already on my way to slumber :) The Fragile appeared during the encore of lastnights show, between The Day The World Went Away and the fiery Starfuckers, Inc.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    5.18.00
    Lakeland area newspaper preps for NIN performance[11:57 EST]
    In an article entitled A Hint at a Light of Optimism, Elizabeth McCormick writes for The Ledger,
    While the new tour may have a tinge of optimism, the band will not alienate faithful fans and will continue to rely on its strengths
    McCormick interviews Robin Finck for this article, and touches on the origins of The Fragile and how it's translated into a live setting. Thanks to Crystal for sending the link in.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Radio station broadcasting Manson with NIN[10:22 EST]
    According to Matt Vice, Ohio station 97.3 FM has been playing a clip from the Madison Square Garden show. Twice during the past week, Matt caught the recorded performance of 'The Beautiful People' featuring NIN playing backup for surprise guest Marilyn Manson. "It sounded great and Trent did a wonderful job at the end on the guitar," Matt commented.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Washington Post reviews performance in Columbia, MD[10:18 EST]
    Richard Harrington of the Washington Post made a nice write up of the second outdoor performance by NIN during Fragility v2.0. Citing Robin Finck and Jerome Dillon as particularly manic, the review sets the show as well balanced, complemented with a connected audience.
    At Merriweather Post, it proved a still-powerful combination, particularly on the opening full-frontal-lobe assaults "Terrible Lie," "Sin" and "March of the Pigs," early works that are as soul-wrenching and teeth-rattling in the new millennium as they were in the early 1990s when NIN and Ministry launched the industrial rock revolution. Reznor, suitably dressed for the apocalypse, screamed out his frustrations--only to have them screamed right back by the crowd in a stunning showcase of rock concert as group therapy.
    The article can be found in its entirety at the Washington Post's website for about two weeks. Check it out :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Brief TR interview in June AP Magazine[10:00 EST]
    Thanks to Crystal and Lucid Empress for sending this in! In the latest edition of Alternative Press, there's a stout little interview with the man behind Nine Inch Nails. Check it out;

    Nine Inch Nails' founder is anything but fragile.

    Q: What was the response to NIN to the rest of the world?

    A: Really good. We wanted to catch the rest of the world up with America because we've never had the resources to tour outside the United States much due to shitty record labels. Walking onstage in Barcelona and having everyone know the lyrics to "Somewhat Damaged" was pretty weird.

    Q: You said on an MTV.com Web chat that you would stay on tour forever to promote The Fragile.

    A: I was being dramatic. Here is what I'm faced with: The only thing that has ever gotten the word out on NIN was touring. So either I let the record vanish or I do whatever it takes to get the word out. That means touring. When we're done, we'll go do some festivals in Europe. And then I'll assess the situation. If people are still interested here, I'll go out for another round, if it's done in a different context.

    Q: Any new Nothing Records plans?

    A: The mysterious Tapeworm project and another thing from me are my priorities at the moment. Clint [Mansell, formerly of Pop Will Eat Itself] is doing another record right now.

    Q: Filter's Rich Patrick: wacky person or genuine loser?

    A: I don't know what has short circuited with that guy lately. I genuinely like Rich and I know him enough to know that he's the kind of guy where you add a little fame to the situation and the personality-distortion machine kicks into full gear and has to run its course.

    Q: Did all the people who were genuine music fans 10 years ago give up music for marriage, mortgages, and kids? Are we like the last soldiers stranded on a remote island and no one has told us the war is over?

    A: I think there's a truth to what you're saying, but I also think that the love of music didn't die off with our generation. I think that people innanely want to be challenged. I can't believe that people think that what's out there now is great. I don't think everyone is lined up at the candy machine waiting for the next 'N Sync single to poop out. I'm going to keep plugging away at what I think is good. You can sit back and bitch about it, or you can try to change it.

    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    5.17.00
    Happy Birthday[13:46 EST]
    As many of you already know, today is Trent Reznors birthday. He turns 35 today.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Starsuckers on TRL - almost there - need your further help[10:28 EST]
    I'm a pretty inventive fellow, but there are only so many comment lines I can come up with when submitting to TRL. If we're going to make a script that doesn't look completely bogus, it's going to have to post to TRL with more than just one comment. Seeing 2,000 votes with "NIN ROCKS!" as the comment begins to look suspicious. So if you have a little time, please send me an email with a couple lines (or a hundred lines) of 'comments', to be inserted into our TRL script. Please double space the email, so seperating comments will be easier. Don't worry about spelling, and relevance isn't completely important. But submit your comment lines to me at this email address. Your assistance is much appreciated!
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    5.16.00
    New Spanish NIN Site Opening[22:01 EST]
    Theres a brand new Spanish NIN site thats going to be opening tonight. The site, NIN En LatinoAmerica is set to open tonight and offers a great selection of NIN related information, all in Spanish. The best Spanish NIN Site I've seen.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    A Perfect Circle To Play Conan Tonight[21:06 EST]
    A Perfect Circle is set to appear on the Conan O'Brien show tonight. The show starts at 12:30am and A Perfect Circle will probably play two songs.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Sacramento Valley Show Confirmed[21:01 EST]
    98 Rock in Sacramento has confirmed the Nine Inch Nails show. NIN is to play the Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre June 15th at 8pm. Tickets for this event go onsale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 20th at noon.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Please Meathead, Don't Hurt 'Em[18:13 EST]
    What does The Meathead Perspective have in store for this week? There's only one way to find out...
    Updated by meathead@theninhotline.net
    Starsuckers on TRL - Update[16:59 EST]
    We've been hearing a lot of positive response, and we're heavy in developing a few, erm, helper applications, to forward the cause. Thanks for all the emails, your support is continually appreciated, and if we can get Starsuckers on TRL, I'll go out of my busy way to put out some cool stuff for readers of this site. Help do what we can to expose TRL viewers to some proper music :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    KROCK posts some picks from their booth at MSG[16:44 EST]
    While we're on a kickback to New York last week, we'll send you to this link at NYC's KROCK website, which features a few shots of Trent with soem DJs, but mainly pictures of fans at MSG stopping by the station's booth. Thanks to Josh from God Money's Altar.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    VH1 Reviews the Madison Square Garden show[16:39 EST]
    Yeah, so we might not have Starsuckers on TRL yet (give us a week) we're seeing support from VH1 for the boys in corn starch. This review by Charles Bottomley of VH1 rightly applauds last weeks fantastic show, giving it a five-pick rating, and speaking very highly of the whole evening.
    The mosh pit undulates like a trailer park in tornado season, soaked by Poland Spring poured by the band off the stage. "March of the Pigs" seamlessly accelerates into "Piggy." Onstage, it's a mess. Keyboards fall over, Trent falls over, and then he plummets in front of the stage to pass the mike to a crushed fan so they can wheeze along with the line "Nothing can stop me now..."
    Don't forget to vote for the show while you're there :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    5.15.00
    Starfuckers Makes the Cut on Smash or Trash[22:52 EST]
    MuchMusic's show, Ed The Sock, had its Smash or Trash segment today. The Starsuckers video was brought up for the smash or trash test. The video got a 6 to 2 Smash over Trash vote, which will increase the videos rotation on MuchMusic.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Don't forget to vote for Starsuckers, Inc. on MTV's TRL[14:28 EST]
    In brief: click here and vote for NIN. Turn off your cookies, vote as much as you can. Help the band out!! I don't have MTV, I've only seen a Realvideo version of this video, and I still vote!

    Extended Version: We need some creative people to help us fix Total Request Live. Right now, it's broken, it keeps playing the same stuff over and over. If we can come up with a solution to this error collectively, it would be very good for the entity we know and love, Nine Inch Nails. If you want to assist with some CGI scripts I'm fiddling with, please get in touch with me. If you don't know that CGI crap, but want to help out, turn cookies off in your browser, and vote a couple times, ten times, twenty times, but put in new information each time. If you don't know what turning cookies off means, well, we're working on that.

    If you're going to email us and say 'I don't want to see NIN on MTV ever' then save your efforts to dislodge my personal favorite band for some other elitist moron who thinks that it helps the band to not-show-support.

    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Happiness In Slavery Nominated for ONYA![10:28 EST]
    Congrats to John Raptis over at Happiness In Slavery. His site was nominated for the prestigious ONYA Awards (Australian Online Music Awards). The site was nominated for best Australian Fan Site. Go Vote! for the page!
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    DWWA Used In K-Rock Ad[10:25 EST]
    K-Rock aired an ad for a donation to the poor program yesterday, and in the background they had The Day The World Went Away on. Then they played the Perfect Circle song, Thinking of You.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.14.00
    MTV News Update[16:15 EST]
    This morning around 3 AM Central time (I know this due to my horrible sleeping patterns) Mtv ran a news update that rehashed the reunion of Reznor and Manson. It quickly touched on the NYC concert where Manson joined Nine Inch Nails onstage to perform the last bit of Starfuckers Inc. and The Beautiful People. Clips from the wonderful camera work of the NIN crew that you can view in the video section of Nin.com and the clip of Beautiful People on Manson's website. Following the clips, Mtv showed a short interview with Reznor and Manson speaking about how they came up with the idea for the Starsuckers Inc. video and why they wanted to insult so many other musicians. Towards the end of the interview, Mtv made a comparason of Starsuckers to Eminem's new single The Real Slim Shady. Manson mentioned that Eminem tries for more of a comedy look in his video than Starsuckers was envisioned to be. Reznor mentioned that Eminem was "smart" for what he did in the video.
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    5.13.00
    News on Reznor/Manson [04:11 EST]
    Thanks for the news Samantha for this one. Here is a bit of news about the Reznor and Manson reconciliation. The article comes from Lanches music website. You can go straight to the article by clicking here.
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    News on Reznor/Manson [04:08 EST]
    Thanks for the news Lanches music website. You can go straight to the article by clicking here.
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    5.11.00
    New York Times Reviews MSG Show[14:54 EST]
    The New York Times did a review of the Madison Square Garden show at which Manson appeared. The Review Done By Jon Pareles gives the show a good rating, and has a picture of Reznor taken at the show.
    Introducing the viciously mocking song that has been retitled "Starsuckers Inc." for its release as a single, he said it was about "a friend," and then the friend it denounced, Marilyn Manson, joined him onstage, publicly ending a long feud. ( Manson has also directed the video clip for the song.) Nine Inch Nails then backed Manson singing his own song, "The Beautiful People"
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    'The Lost Weekend' Ticket Sales[14:47 EST]
    Nine Inch Nails will be playing The Lost Weekend shows in London on July 1st and 2nd as we posted last week. Heres info on the tickets:

    Tickets for 'The Lost Weekend' are priced at £20 for one day, or £35 for both. You can buy them from the box office (0207 538 1212), a credit card hotline (0115 912 9129) or from Stargreen (0207 734 8932). Thanks Nodie.

    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    New York Daily News applauds MSG show[11:29 EST]
    In a praising article penned by New York Daily News Music Critic Jim Farber, the bands' skill and the articulate sound setup were brought together for a powerful performance on May 9.
    While head Nail Trent Reznor has been fashioning an increasingly self-involved and difficult sound in the studio (having created his hermetically sealed albums almost entirely by himself), in concert he made his dark style rousing, aided by four sadistically skilled musicians. They helped give Reznor's material greater momentum than at any show I've witnessed by him in the band's 10-year history...

    ...amid today's sunny pop scene, dominated by toothy teen stars, it was especially refreshing to witness artists of such dark power in their prime.

    You can follow this link to read the full article, which includes a little TR photo and more laudate authoring. Thanks to Taylor for sending in this news.
    Updated by news@theninhotline.net
    5.10.00
    Reznor Calls K-Rock about Show Cancellation[21:31 EST]
    Trent Reznor called K-Rock around 8:30pm today to explain the show cancellation (which was explained in the press release, scroll down). Then Trent also talked about the setlists of the shows this time around. He said that the Self Destruct shows were just 'assault...assault..assault', but these shows left more of a companionship with the crowd at the end of the show. He said he really liked that feeling he gets from the crowd after the shows, and that alone is enough to make him tour for a long time. I only caught the last half of the call, so if you heard the rest... tell us! On another note, an estimated three hour roundtrip drive to the Nassau Colesieum took me seven hours... only to see the nice 'show cancelled' sign. :-)
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Marilyn Manson / NIN @ MSG, NY Update[19:36 EST]
    Two items of interest regarding the special appearence of Marilyn Manson last night at the Madison Square Garden. Marilyn Manson.com the official site for the band has updated with a clip of The Beautiful People that Manson performed with NIN last night. It seems to be a continuation of the video on nin.com of the duo performing Starfuckers, Inc.

    Also, MTV's site has added a small blurb of a Trent Reznor & Marilyn Manson Interview by Kurt Loder..you can find the RealVideo clip here

    Shout out to the Hotline's own Cunnykick for spotting these.
    Updated by static@theninhotline.net
    Tonights Uniondale, NY Show cancelled[19:28 EST]
    Press release from NIN regarding tonights cancellation of the Uniondale, NY show:
    NINE INCH NAILS CANCEL NASSAU COLISEUM SHOW DUE TO SWOLLEN VOCAL CHORDS AND VOCAL STRAIN

    May 10, 2000 – New York, NY – nine inch nails have announced the cancellation of tonight’s Nassau Coliseum concert due to swollen vocal chords and vocal strain of nine inch nails’ Trent Reznor.

    Ticket refunds available at point of purchase.

    nine inch nails are currently in the midst of their 43 city "Fragility v2.0" tour which wraps in Denver on June 18.

    Updated by static@theninhotline.net
    Vote for Starsuckers, Inc. on MTV's TRL[15:11 EST]
    It's 3:10pm and where are your votes? Turn those cookies off, put in a good ten or so votes at MTV's Total Request Live page. Help the band out, play your part...
    Updated by news@theninhotline.net
    Starfuckers Clip[01:28 EST]
    Everyone check out the new Starfuckers clip at nin.com featuring Marilyn Manson at the MSG show this evening! This you won't want to miss. :)
    Updated by news@theninhotline.net
    More On Manson at MSG[01:17 EST]
    Marilyn Manson joined NIN for a few songs tonight at MSG. At the beginning of Starfuckers, Trent said to the crowd "Heres a song about a friend of mine." Then, after the "dont you... dont you" part, Marilyn Manson joined NIN on stage to take vocals with Reznor. As soon as the song ended the intro to 'The Beautiful People' kicked in. Marilyn Manson did the vocals with Trent on guitar. The stage was rocking, the crowd flipped. I'll have a few pictures uploaded on Thursday. NIN rehearsed The Beautiful People before the Philly show (around 4:30 or so) as some of you at the show may have heard from outside.

    The show went pretty well, other then some soundboard difficutly during the first few songs. Among the fans were Leviathant, Ca9, Morpheus, FlyerBitch, Choser, and I.

    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Special Guest Appears at Madison Square Garden[00:06 EST]
    This evening Marilyn Manson joined Trent and the band at the Madison Square Garden show in NYC. Together they did the encore of Starfuckers, Inc. followed by The Beautiful People. Thanks to Matt Schwenk from Spin and Rich for this bit of information. :)
    Updated by crimsonplague@theninhotline.net
    5.09.00
    Meat has arrived...[18:27 EST]
    Hey kids! This week, The Meathead Perspective responds to the new "Starsuckers, Inc" video! Hooray!
    Updated by meathead@theninhotline.net
    APC feature and short interview on Mtv.com[17:07 EST]
    Mtv.com updated with a feature on A Perfect Circle including a short interview on how they began touring with Nine Inch Nails, etc. Check it out here. Thanks to Sart Mistress for the update.
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    Philadelphia review: Beautiful[14:58 EST]
    Kathleen Atkins submitted a great review from the Philadelphia Inquirer which comments on Mr. Reznor's pain and the impact of his show on fans. The Inquirer beautifully describes the show to the reader. Check it out. http://www.phillynews.com/inquirer/2000/May/09/magazine/NINE09.htm
    Updated by teknolust@theninhotline.net
    A Perfect Circle To Play on Conan O' Brien Next Week[09:03 EST]
    A Perfect Circle is set to play on the Conan O'Brien show on Tuesday, May 16th. The Conan O'Brien show starts at 12:30 on NBC.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.08.00
    KRock To Broadcast from MSG Show, Interview[21:49 EST]
    K-Rock has been giving away tickets to the NIN concert at MSG all week long (and the Nassau show). Kane will be broadcasting from inside the venue (no live stuff). Booker, who broadcasts from 12-6, will be doing an interview with Trent Reznor on Thursday. He also interviewed Trent over the summer, though I doubt it will be the replayed.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.07.00
    Fragility 2.0 Journal Down Temporarily[21:16 EST]
    The amazingly popular Fragility 2.0 Tour Journal has temporarily gone off-line because it was taking way too much bandwidth for the server to hold. Luckily, the hosts put TheFragile.com back up, but the Tour Journal may be down for a day or two. Dont be afraid to send your reviews this way in the meantime.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Metal Hammer Interview[20:14 EST]
    Metal Hammer magazine interviews Trent Reznor in thier July 2000 issue.. and Maelina was awesome enough to transcribe it for us. The interview, done by Pete Gabler, deals with The Fragiles structure, Manson, and the live shows. Worth a read definitely.

    "I think I'm over a necessary hump in my own creative development that I would hope doesn't stall me out for another several years. I've gained a lot of confidence in the studio and a lot of self-respect, and I sincerely don't believe that I'm on the verge of another travel down that horrible road, which would prevent me from doing anything. I feel very optimistic right now."
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Live Nails show on MTV2?[19:48 EST]
    Gary was watching MTV2 when the Starfuckers Inc. video came on, and along the bottom of the screen, the following message was marqueeing by:

    Nine Inch Nails is taking over the airwaves...tune in for thier live concert and behind the scenes footage throughout the weekend of 5/27... only on MTV2" This looks like its for real, though no confirmation yet.

    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Nails in London[19:45 EST]
    The latest issue of Kerrang! magazine has an article about Nails playing in London this July. Nails and APC are set to play the "Lost Weekend" on July 1st and 2nd. The venue is said to be the Docklands arena, and tickets are 20 pounds.

    Also playing are Machine Head, Rollins Band, Skunk Anansie and Queen Adreena. Thanks to Nodie for finding this.

    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Philadelpia Review[19:40 EST]
    Well, even within this crazy heatwave we've been having I still had the ability to type up a cool review (corny). Anyway, lots of us Hotliners including Leviathant, Meathead, Crimsonplague, WhiteChapelMolly, Mamoulian and I, along with Ca9, Abbey, Lasher, the guys from EvenDeeper.net, GaryTheRetard, Randy, Kim (the bassist from Zeromancer) and some other friends went to the Philadelphia show.

    With the Fragility Tour Journal being down, I typed up a small review of the show, and GaryTheRetard gave me the setlist.

    Leviathant is at the Pittsburgh show right now, so expect a review of both shows by him tomorrow sometime.

    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.05.00
    Taking the turnpike to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia?[22:44 EST]
    Follow my sorry ass! Try to catch up with me before the show, if you're driving to Pittsburgh like I decided to do. We can organize a mini-caravan across PA to the next show. Unless I'm the only wacko making the drive. Anyway, hope to see you in Philly and Pitts., it's going to be a fun weekend :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Don't forgt to cast your votes...[15:43 EST]
    I still haven't seen any results, folks! Click here and vote for Starsuckers, turn off your cookies, vote again and again, but lets get this thing going!
    Updated by news@theninhotline.net
    Hartford Courant Interviews Robin Finck[14:06 EST]
    The Hartford Courant recently did an interview with Robin Finck. The interview, done by Roger Catlin, deals with Robin's work outside of Nails and some info concerning the Fragility 2.0 tour and more.
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.04.00
    Newsday does NIN Article[20:01 EST]
    New York based newspaper, Newsday, had a cover special on NIN in thier nightbeat section. This article shows some of the excitement floating around the New York area for the show (I know its hit me!).
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Alternate route to access your @thefragile.com email[17:03 EST]
    Due to some server problems at thefragile.com, a lot of you are probably having trouble accessing your email. Don't fret - you can still get to it, even though the site is down. Simply go to this address and log in as usual.

    Also, if you haven't heard about it already, there's a nasty bit of virus going rampant today. If you get any emails with the subject "ILOVEYOU", do -not- open them, do -not- run the attached file, delete the email.

    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    The NIN Hotline to cover Philadelphia PA on 5/6[14:57 EST]
    While we certainly can't boast the presence we had in Cleveland, we're hitting the Philadelphia area pretty hard for a big ol' get together. Hotliners paul, Leviathant, meathead, mamoulian, WhitechapelMolly, and Crimsonplague are amongst those meeting up in the city of brotherly love. We're going to be on-site at the First Union Spectrum sometime between 5:00 and 6:00, so keep an eye out :)

    With all this presence, we'll be covering this show pretty hardcore. Try and meet up and say hi, too, it's good to get to meet our viewers & peers :)

    On a side note: - if anyone else is planning to travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and would like to organize something like a caravan for the cross-state trip, please email Leviathant :)

    Updated by news@theninhotline.net
    New England Newspaper Reviews[14:42 EST]
    Robin sent in a few links to 3 New England newspapers that did reviews of the show in Worchester, MA last night. All three articles give the show a very positive review. Heres the links:

    Providence Journal: Reznor a star with guitar, but less of a grudge
    Boston Globe: Nine Inch Nails hammer as hard as ever
    Boston Herald: Reznor's NIN-ergetic band Nails it

    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    5.03.00
    Nine Inch Nails on chartattack.com[23:20 EST]
    In an overwhelmingly positive review of the show at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Eric Cardiff writes for chartattack.com:
    NIN may very well be the best rock band to appear in the last decade. Forget about the retro-camp and pop/rock nostalgia - rock has its best band. NIN.

    (I think they liked the show)

    For the full review, follow this link, and for six nice photos of TR by Richard Beland, click here. Thanks to greg for sending in the link.

    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Tons more of the Incite interview on incite.com[22:53 EST]
    Incite magazine has 8 pages of straight-up Trent Reznor interview available on their website. Trent takes time to talk about compiling the soundtrack and sound effects for Quake, and Clan Pud. :) There are also plenty of hi res scans of the man, if that's what you're out to get, scattered throughout the interview. It's definately a good read, one of the better interviews I've gone through while helping out on the Hotline. Thanks to tperfect of 9inchnails.net and to Kort for sending the linkage :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Spin.com tells their take of Starsuckers, Inc.[19:47 EST]
    In an brief write-up entitled New NIN Video Contains Games, Dishes, Spin.com gives some spoilers to the video, hitting the highlights, and concluding that the video is 'actually quite funny, and well done.' Thanks again to Trinity for keeping an eye out.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Please take some time out and vote for Starsuckers[15:31 EST]
    It's 3:30pm. If you haven't already done so, request Starsuckers on MTV's TRL. It only takes a few seconds, you're only helping the band out, and think of all the MTV kids you'll be helping. Make it a little routine, voting each day :) Every little bit helps. Support the talents you enjoy!
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    In search of more German translators[15:18 EST]
    We're looking for a few good men, women, anyone with a pretty good ability to translate English to German. A basic knowledge of HTML is helpful, but you don't need to be a whiz to use our update system. If you are interested in becoming a member of The NIN Hotline, translating for theninhotline.de, please, contact webmaster@theninhotline.de. Thanks!
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Download Judith Video[10:56 EST]
    For everyone who missed the debut of A Perfect Circle's (NIN's opening band) video for Judith, you can download it from thier page. The video section of thier page contains streaming RealVideo and Windows Media versions of the video (directed by David Fincher by the way).
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Hotline Slight Redesign / Things to Come[03:40 EST]
    As you may or may have not noticed, the NIN hotline has updated its graphics a bit to make things work a bit sleeker and more efficient.

    You will notice the hotline's sections starting to evolve a bit with the new design over the next month or so. Also a new addition to the hotline is on the way.. a Mailbag section, where we feature a selected email from our viewers in a weekly opinion column..Look for the first choice from the mailbag on Thursday to start things off.

    Just a reminder that all of you attending shows for NIN's Fragility v2.0 tour to submit all of your reviews and tour-related material to the collaboratory Tour Journal!
    Updated by static@theninhotline.net
    Incite Magazine's Reznor Interview[03:17 EST]
    Thanks to the toil of David Wells, you can check out this article written by Paul Semel for Incite Magazine. It's definately a cool interview, coming from a completely different angle than your typical music/celebrity magazine. If you want the accompanying pictures, your best bet is to fork out some cash and buy the magazine, so Paul Semel gets next months paycheck.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    First reactions to Starsuckers, Inc. from net media[02:55 EST]
    While we won't see much commentary from traditional music publications, the first report on Starsuckers, Inc. from a general music news website comes in at CDnow's AllStar daily music news. Carrie Borzillo's article details the celebs bashed in the video (though she misses a few of them) and gives a play by play. If you don't want to spoil the surprise, don't read the article. Thanks for the heads up, Trinity! :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    5.02.00
    New Meat Product   [20:29 EST]
    This week, The Meathead Perspective catches up with the latest goings-on regarding Trent 'n pals and their rockin' Fragility v2.0 tour. How about that?
    Updated by meathead@theninhotline.net
    Nine Inch Nails featured in Line 6 magazine   [20:12 EST]
    LayneStaley scanned the image to the right and sent it to me in #nin99. Line 6, who's been pumping out amp-modelling hardware such as the Pod (seen in this pic from nin.com) lists a section in their company magazine Studio2Stage where Line 6 gear has been sighted in popular recording artists' rigs. According to this tidbit, Reznor's entire guitar rig during the Fragility tour consists of two Line 6 pods, layered together. To read more about how Line 6 stuff was used in recording The Fragile, click on the thumbnail to the left to view the higher resolution scan of this image. Thanks a lot, LayneStaley :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Screen Shots from Starsuckers, Inc. [spoiler warning]   [17:24 EST]
    What a video! I can't wait to see it... no cable and all that. Anyway... check this out - over at God Money's Altar, ten shots from the video have been posted by Josh. We strongly recommend that you watch the video first, it's much more fun that way, but if you want to peek, check out what they've got. These were taken by R7i1c3K, who runs IRC undernet #nailed, and nailedonline.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    And take some time out to play your part   [15:21 EST]
    Voting for the new video is as simple as going to this URL and filling out some information. You can also call MTV up and request the song. If long distance bills aren't your thing, sign up at dialpad - free long distance to anywhere in the US. Wanna request several times? Turn cookies off in your browser :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Just a Reminder   [15:12 EST]
    The Starfuckers video will premiere TODAY during MTV's TRL, which starts in half an hour. Make sure not to miss!
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    TNN Arena Football Poll...   [14:14 EST]
    It looks as though something is screwy at TNN Arena Football, according to a link sent in by NINa. The poll on this page for arena football pits Nine Inch Nails' Into the Void up against Methods of Mayhem's Get Naked. But once you vote, it turns out you've actually voting on a Carolina Cobras vs. Tampa Bay Storm poll, according to the results.

    When you vote for NIN, you're voting for the Cobras. When you vote for Methods of Mayhem, you vote for Tampa Bay. Right now, the Cobras lead 73% to 26% :)

    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    NIN Fragility Tour Itinerary Update   [13:55 EST]
    We recieved a brief email from Kip Winger to let us know that Pollstar has updated with the full tour itinerary. The 7/1 London Arena show is listed here as well, although the official tour page has at this point not confirmed the date.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    PC Gaming magazine Incite features TR cover issue   [10:48 EST]
    We've been getting all kinds of reports about this, I've just been trying to find a copy myself, to get pictures and transcription online, but just so you know that we know and want you to know...

    Incite magazine (www.incite.com) features Trent Reznor on the cover of their June 2000 issue. The article features several pictures, discusses PC game soundtracks, which leads of course to TR's involvement in the Quake soundtrack. All in all it sounds like an interesting article, not your typical NIN interview. Thanks to everyone who's emailed us about this :)

    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Trent Reznor interview in Canada's Globe and Mail   [10:22 EST]
    We got email from Kezghan, who frequents nin: access about an article featured in today's Globe and Mail, a Canadian national paper. In talking to reporter Pete Nowak, who praises The Fragile as an artistic endeavour that will outshine other records of this time, Trent speaks quite unfavorably about the music industry and it's pawns. (personally, I got a kick out of the bit about selling dish-washing liquid). Click here to read this interview in full, on globeandmail.com. Thanks Kezghan!
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    5.01.00
    Online premiere of APC's Judith tonite, TRL tomorrow   [23:37 EST]
    This came in today from the digital street team for A Perfect Circle.
    The video for "Judith" is going to premiere online before MTV gets it. I
    just got a call from Virgin and they'll be putting up the video tonight
    here: http://www.virginrecords.com/aperfectcircle/

    I'm told that the video will premiere on MTV tomorrow, which is also the
    same day that Nine Inch Nails' new video will premiere. I hear the video is
    amazing, I can't wait to see it.

    So don't forget to vote doubly-hard tomorrow for each band. I think if we work on this together, we can get these songs into heavy rotation. Thanks to #nin99 regular, haloless, for forwarding this my way.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    More on CFNY, Trent Reznor...   [22:51 EST]
    Here's some rational thinking by DraVeN
    TR had a talk down at edge 102 the day of the toronto gig, and last night they where playing some old interviews from TR's pre-NIN bands (ie. Option 30). My best guess is that It will probably be A) A replay of the the interview from the 28th or B) a recording of an old interview.
    Personally, if nothing's on by eleven, I'm going to sleep :) Thanks for the email, DraVeN!
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    TR on Toronto station CFNY tonite?   [22:40 EST]
    We just got an email from VR, who said that a DJ on The Edge 102 in Toronto announced that Trent will be on the station tonite. Their website, edge102.com has links to listen to the station in several different streaming formats. We'll keep listening...
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    Starsuckers Debut Confirmation   [21:00 EST]
    A Press Release was sent out by Nothing Records today concerning the Starsuckers Inc video. It states that the video will Debut TOMORROW during MTV's Total Request Live.
    NEW NINE INCH NAILS VIDEO - "STARSUCKERS, INC."

    TO DEBUT ON MTV¹S "TOTAL REQUEST LIVE" TUESDAY, MAY 2:


    NINE INCH NAILS "FRAGILITY V2.0" TOUR CONTINUES ACROSS THE U.S. TO SOLD-OUT AUDIENCES AND RAVE REVIEWS:
    May 1, 2000 ­ New York, NY ­ nine inch nails announce today the release of their new single and video "Starsuckers, Inc." to radio and video outlets nationwide. The video for "Starsuckers, Inc." is scheduled to debut on MTV¹s "Total Request Live (TRL)" on Tuesday, May 2. The track was produced by Trent Reznor and Alan Moulder and is featured on nine inch nails current release, The Fragile....
    Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
    Montreal's Gazette rocks along at NIN show   [16:27 EST]
    Eric sent us a link to an article on Montreal Online. Written by T'cha Dunlevy for The Gazette, the article applauds the show with a triumphant ending to the positive review;
    The band was flawless, Reznor was afire, and rock music temporarily found salvation - millennium style, with pieces of all that pop music means for today's over-stimulated, under-nourished youth - in the art of one of its elder, morbid and more-than-able statesmen.
    The link also features a sharp shot of Reznor taken by Phil Carpenter for the Gazette.
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
    NINavan West Cost - Fragility 2000   [12:05 EST]
    Attention West Coast folks attending several NIN shows. E___E from nin:access is planning something that should make things easier, and a little more fun when hitting these shows. And because the more, the merrier, we're going to post a little something about it. If this were an East Coast thing, I know I'd tag along, it sounds like a blast :)
    We are arranging a caravan of fans traveling from concert to concert. Currently the caravan is starting in Los Angeles traveling to Vegas, skipping San Diego, traveling to Phoenix (with a photo-op stop in Nothing AZ, hopefully to be posted to nin.com), and finally traveling to Anaheim. We will be booking a group rate for Vegas, so the more attendee's we have the better the rate. The hotel will only be booked at a group rate - however paid directly by the individual. Hotels will not be booked in Phoenix or Anaheim.

    If anyone else would like to start the caravan earlier than this date and extend it longer then they need to speak with me immediately. I need a rough number of attendee's by the end of next week. If anyone is planning to stay in Vegas (or another city) for only one night and would still like to be involved please contact me immediately. We are researching tank tops to be printed for the NINavan at a minimal cost (they will NOT resemble official NIN tank tops). Following is a rough outline of data:

    contact: E___E
    current departure dates:
    Leave Los Angeles early evening June 1st to arrive in Las Vegas mid evening.
    Leave Las Vegas morning June 3rd arrive in Nothing, AZ by noon.
    Leave Nothing, AZ and arrive in Phoenix early afternoon June 3rd.
    Leave Phoenix early morning June 5th. Arrive in Los Angeles mid afternoon.

    Note: Please contact E___E about this, we at the Hotline aren't the ones organizing this trip. Good luck! Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to get from Philly to Pittsburgh to New York this weekend :)
    Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net