Bootleg: Nine Inch Nails Deliver Greatest Hits Show

Reznor largely eschews new album 'With Teeth' in favor of classic tracks

Nine Inch Nails
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Nine Inch Nails onstage in Los Angeles, California.
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March 13, 2006
Civic Coliseum
Nashville, TN

Nearly a year into his world tour, Trent Reznor seems to have little interest in promoting 2005's With Teeth – only five of its tracks are played at this show, compared with ten from 1989's Pretty Hate Machine and 1994's The Downward Spiral. The crowd seems fine with the greatest hits set list, however, and Reznor and Co. deliver note-perfect versions of "March of the Pigs," "Closer" and "Terrible Lie." They wrap up with a slow, haunting singalong version of "Hurt" before launching into a ferocious rendition of 1989's "Head Like a Hole."

This story is from the May 4th, 2006 issue of Rolling Stone.

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