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Green Day, NIN, Smiths Nominated for Hall of Fame

October 9, 2014

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 are in, and the list includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The rest of this year's hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic,...

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10 'Farewell' Tours That Didn't Stick

September 5, 2014

When Mötley Crüe raised the idea of a farewell tour, the band was stunned by their booking agents' reaction. "They said to us, 'This is a good marketing thing,'" says bassist Nikki Sixx. "It really bummed us out." It's hard to fault the Crüe...

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Fricke's Picks Radio: The Blues and Genius of Brian Jones

August 13, 2014

Here is a recent music milestone that went unmentioned: the 45th anniversary of the passing of the Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones. His death at 27 of drowning on July 2nd, 1969 (often cited, in error, as the 3rd) was the first tragically premature...

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Trent Reznor Not Leaving Beats Music, Contrary to Reports

June 2, 2014

Contrary to reports, Trent Reznor, Chief Creative Officer for Beats Electronics, will not be leaving the company following Apple's $3 billion buyout, a spokesperson for Beats confirmed to Rolling Stone. When asked about rumors that Reznor is no...

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Watch Nine Inch Nails' Full 'ACL' Show

April 7, 2014

It may have taken Nine Inch Nails a quarter of a century, but the industrial rock pioneers played the first television-specific concert of their career last week on Austin City Limits. The full, hour-long concert is now streaming here. The band's set...

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Watch Nine Inch Nails Bring Soul to ACL

April 1, 2014

Earlier this year, concert TV series Austin City Limits announced that a rare, hour-long Nine Inch Nails concert filmed last November would act as a prelude to the series' 40th anniversary. Now, Rolling Stone exclusively premieres "Sanctified," the moody,...

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Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden Embarking on Joint Tour

March 16, 2014

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are joining forces for a North American tour this summer. After setting off speculation by releasing similar tour teasers over Instagram last week, the bands made the announcement official late on Saturday. The tour kicks...

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Grammys Apologize to Trent Reznor

January 29, 2014

The Grammys may have enjoyed their second biggest ratings in over 20 years, but the show's ending wasn't as triumphant for Trent Reznor. The Nine Inch Nails frontman was tapped for a closing number that featured his band, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood...

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Queens of the Stone Age Thrash Grammys With Dave Grohl, NIN

January 26, 2014

The 2014 Grammys closed on gloriously weird note, thanks to a unique collaboration of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. The supergroup kicked things off with their take on Nine Inch Nails' "Copy...

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Trent Reznor to Score Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

January 21, 2014

Trent Reznor and frequent collaborator Atticus Ross will score David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel, Gone Girl, the Nine Inch Nails frontman confirmed on Twitter. The film stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, a man accused of murdering his...

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Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Launch Thunderous Joint Tour

July 20, 2014

Rock of real ambition and history can never just be about nostalgia. For Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, the push forward continues decades after each band emerged from disparate underground rock scenes. And now the pair have teamed for their first...

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Trent Reznor vs. 'Cowardly' Bands, 'Hip' Blogs

May 6, 2014

In an interview with Scotland's Daily Record, Trent Reznor spoke candidly about what he feels is wrong with rock music today. "When you see a lot more excitement generated from the dance tent, I do think a staleness has permeated [rock music]," he explained...

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Watch Two Nine Inch Nails Songs From ACL

April 4, 2014

Nine Inch Nails' appearance on Austin City Limits marks two milestones: The show is the prelude for the long-running concert TV series' 40th year, and stands as the industrial-rock group's longest televised appearance in two-and-a-half decades. Rolling...

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The Best NIN Spoof Video Ever

March 26, 2014

It takes a certain talent to spoof a band's style without coming off as corny or idiotic. It takes a master to build on that spoof with the perfect accompanying video. Pranksters Behind Chili Peppers Parody 'Abracadabralifornia' Tell All Earlier this...

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Preview Nine Inch Nails' 'Austin City Limits'

February 18, 2014

Nine Inch Nails' hour-long set at Austin City Limits will premiere on April 5th on PBS as a prelude to the concert series' 40th anniversary season. Filmed last November, the concert was NIN's first for Austin City Limits, and to mark the occasion,...

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Trent Reznor to Grammys: 'F--k You'

January 27, 2014

Music fans weren't the only ones disappointed by CBS pulling the plug early on the Grammys finale last night. About 45 minutes after the broadcast, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor unleashed an invective on Twitter at the awards show's organizers,...

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Trent Reznor on Beats Music and NIN's Next Plans

January 24, 2014

In addition to screaming his lungs out as frontman for Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor has a corporate job – he's chief creative officer for Beats Music, the new streaming-music service that launched earlier this week. Reznor recently spoke to Rolling...

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Dave Grohl, NIN Added to Grammy Show

January 21, 2014

The Grammys will end on a particularly loud note this year, with a closing performance that will feature Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham.   Check Out the 20 Strangest...

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See Trent Reznor's Favorite Album of 2013

December 19, 2013

If Trent Reznor were making a top 10 list for 2013, it's a good bet the Nine Inch Nails frontman would put David Bowie's latest album The Next Day at Number One. "He's proved himself so many times that I sit back and trust him," Reznor told The Hollywood...

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Go Inside Nine Inch Nails' Tour

December 3, 2013

After crafting the stunning stage show for Nine Inch Nails' several festival dates this summer, frontman Trent Reznor figured that the prep for his band's first official tour since 2008 would be a breeze. Then his own ambitions got in the way. "Let's...

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