Flashback: David Bowie Sings 'Hurt' With Nine Inch Nails

January 27, 2016

When Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie teamed up for a tour in the summer of 1995, they faced a pretty thorny question: Who would headline? At this point in their careers, Nine Inch Nails were a much bigger draw on the concert circuit than Bowie, but Trent...


Trent Reznor Recalls How David Bowie Helped Him Get Sober

January 26, 2016

In our new David Bowie tribute issue, out January 29th, various artists pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and pop innovator. In this exclusive recollection, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor reflects on the "validating and surreal" experience...



Trent Reznor Teases New Nine Inch Nails in 2016, Art Book

December 15, 2015

UPDATE: In addition to a tweet about the book below, on Friday, Trent Reznor wrote that "New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too." Nine Inch Nails and British artist Russell Mills will release a limited-edition book, Cargo in the...


Trent Reznor Recalls Making Early Albums, Moog Influence

September 30, 2015

Moog Music recently announced that, after 13 years, they would discontinue production on one of their most innovative devices, the Minimoog Voyager. The instrument was crucial to Trent Reznor on both a musical and personal level, and in a new...


Hall of Fame: Janet Jackson, N.W.A, NIN, Smiths Lead Noms

October 8, 2015

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 are in, and the list includes Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Janet Jackson, N.W.A, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths and Yes. The rest of this year's hopefuls...


Trent Reznor Talks Apple Music's 'Interesting Experiment'

June 30, 2015

Trent Reznor understands unhappiness. He's sung about his personal feelings on Nine Inch Nails records and dealt with his dissatisfaction with the music business behind the scenes. After spending years on a major label for most of his career, he felt...



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,...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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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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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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,...