Nine Inch Nails Hits The Road

Frontman Trent Reznor promises new songs

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails perform in Las Vegas, Nevada. Denise Truscello/WireImage

"We are punishing you with new songs," Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor told the crowd in Davis, California, during a late-March warm-up lap for his first tour in five years, which hit small venues from Fresno to London. In addition to classics including "Hurt," "Closer" and "Head Like a Hole," NIN played six or so tracks each night from their new CD, With Teeth, due out May 3rd. The band – which now includes bassist Jeordie White, formerly Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson – begins a theater tour on April 27th in San Francisco and will headline Coachella on May 1st.

This story is from the April 21st, 2005 issue of Rolling Stone.

From The Archives Issue 972: April 21, 2005