"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.
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