Posted in music on February 25, 2013

NIN @ T5, 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor is gonna be real busy for the forseeable future. While we already knew his new project How to destroy angels_ would be touring this year (including two shows in the NYC area), he's also reviving Nine Inch Nails as well. Says Trent:

I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.

The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.

Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.

TR

UPDATE: Billboard says NIN are playing Lollapalooza.

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Comments (65)

frick yeah

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:41 AM

NIN with eric avery? yes please.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:42 AM

lolla for sure

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:42 AM

how do the people who paid a boatload of money for the "last" shows a few years ago feel? this is kind of ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:44 AM

eric avery is ok with me..... he was smart enough to stay far, far, far away from navarro

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:44 AM

Adrian Belew From Presidents of the US of America?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:45 AM

10:44, welcome to the real world. Where have you been? Every old band from The Who, to Ozzy, to the Stones, to David Bowie, to KISS have at some point in their careers announced their "final tour", only to go back on their word. This is nothing new.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:46 AM

The money is too good not too! LCD next year and then REM the year after that?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:47 AM

10:44a Trent reznor never said nine inch nails was done, just done for a while. So that's your fault for buying into it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:48 AM

KING CRIMSON + NIN + TELEFON TEL AVIV?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:51 AM

amazed at how little hate there is in this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:03 AM

As someone who went to all 4 of the NY Wave Goodbye shows....
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:05 AM

F YES!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:07 AM

If LCD is going to do it, they'd better do it soon. I don't think people will give a shit about them in 10 years.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:10 AM

Tickets for those T5 shows were like $40. If you paid more from a scalper you should have felt like an idiot then.

Not only did he not say it was over forever at the time, he explicitly said in fact that they would be back in some way shape or form in the future.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:13 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:14 AM

I guess destroying angels doesn't feed a man and pay for drugs. Time to cash in on the "reformation - oh no it was just a hiatus" wagon.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:14 AM

Going to concerts is the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:15 AM

^ ah there's that brooklyn vegan ignorance. I knew it was too good to be true.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:16 AM

"Going to concerts is the worst."

yeah concert-going is so 2007

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:19 AM

Those final NYC shows were fucking great anyways. Would've gladly paid double

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:21 AM

Ever notice a lot of people just talk throughout entire concerts and take pictures with their smartphones?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:24 AM

Bands have farewell tours to rake in lots of dough. Then they either get bored, broke, or worried that they're becoming insignificant so they go out on the road again to have a greatest hits tour, a "we half-assed a new album" tour, or a "here's our most popular record played in its entirety" tour. People buy overpriced tickets for these shows and the vicious cycle continues. But that's just my opinion.

I saw Soundgarden this year so I guess I'm part of the problem.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:30 AM

11:24. Yes. That's annoying. People go just to brag to their stupid Facebook friends that they were somewhere cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:30 AM

11:30 - To your point, bands think retiring is a good idea at the time, until they realize that they just killed off their main revenue stream, and that their pet side-projects are not as lucrative as they thought they would be (I'm looking at YOU, James Murphy).
But in the case of NIN, I'm sure Trent is doing fine money-wise, now that he has been scoring movies.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:37 AM

Yes, 11:37 I agree. Just saying bands in general these days, Not necessarily NIN but good counterpoint.

- 11:30

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:40 AM

BRING LCD BACK!!!!!!!i!!!!!!!!!!! LCD + NIN + Bjork + T5 = dreams come true

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:42 AM

I Do Not Want This.


Just kidding yes I do. Fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:43 AM

No Robin Finck? No Danny Lohner. No Chris Vrenna?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:45 AM

11:30's analysis of veteran acts (which NIN is now) is accurate.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 11:57 AM

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:04 PM

11:45 - agreed. No finck or vrenna, sup with that? Will still go though. Wave Goodbye was amazing...

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:04 PM

No Aaron North?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:05 PM

No James Murphy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:11 PM

Adrian Belew? Interesting....

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:23 PM

Eric Avery AND Adrian Belew!?!?! Sick!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:29 PM

So 2 lame ass Black Flag reunions and Rollins is singing for NIN now. That's fucked up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:36 PM

11:42 there is no dream that comes true involving T5

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:39 PM

No Marylin Manson? How about a duo with Lady Gaga?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:47 PM

10:44. I paid $60 to see Aragon Ballroom. I'm sure if you paid $60 or $250 to see them at Bowery Ballroom you could give two shits. It was worth every fucking and penny and much more.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:50 PM

The NIN farewell show at Webster, which opened with NIN playing "The Downward Spiral" in its entirety, was freakin' epic.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:59 PM

I can't wait to pummel people in the pit during March of the Pigs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 1:04 PM

roid rage

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 1:06 PM

I hope they play Spoonman.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 1:08 PM

The thing that makes going to concerts the worst are the other people that go to the concerts. That and the horrible bands like NIN.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 1:17 PM

their Bowery show was one of the best i've been to in a long time

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 1:37 PM

1:17, stay away from me during March of the Pigs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 1:38 PM

I can't wait for the guy that takes all NIN music seriously and personally come into the most pit with a claw hammer and kick a little ass on you clowns

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 1:59 PM

Lot of good points here. Trent Reznor def doesn't seem to need the money. Who knows? Maybe these artists really DO like to revisit their classic works or record new material and hopefully rein in new fans or reunite with old ones.

Everyone has their own idea it seems as to why these bands go on tour again or whatever. Could be for money, nostalgia, inflated egos, etc. Truth is we will never really know and hopefully bands you know and love and miss will come around and you'll get a chance to see them one last time.

Just hopefully not Van Halen again. Zing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 2:01 PM

Oh please be a headliner at Outside Lands in SF....what better place for a NIN show? Fog fog fog.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 2:13 PM

I don't know if I could take Trent Reznor singing: "I wanna fuck you like an animal" seriously anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 2:17 PM

I agree with 1:17. You go to a show to see the band and listen to their music. Not to record it on your iPhone or talk through all the songs with your friends or act like a drunk asshole yelling along with the lyrics.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 2:20 PM

everyone loves NIN. that being said, playing a 'wave goodbye' tour less than five years ago and then having a tour now is a dick move.

that's not even a hiatus, so much as a 'we're bored and wanna score movies' amount of time. not worth making fans think they wouldn't be touring in the next decade.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 2:21 PM

I have a RIP RFTC shirt, and I am still excited they decided to reunite.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 2:56 PM

2:20 you have to be the most boring person on earth.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:06 PM

YES!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:14 PM

3:06. Are your poor or just stupid?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:22 PM

Reznor farts and you smell roses

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:26 PM

3:22 your comment speaks for itself

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:27 PM

I don't think anyone who went to a Wave Goodbye show is upset they're coming back. Poorly named tour, maybe, but more NIN is always a good thing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 4:10 PM

What's wrong with recording a show with your phone? I do at every show so I can watch my favorite songs live over and over. And have it be from a show I was actually at and not some live album

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 8:58 PM

taking a few photos at a show it whatever. but when I have to watch the whole thing through your lcd screen im gonna knock it out of your hands.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 9:11 PM

i wonder if he buys canned sweat and just douses himself before each show

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 9:40 PM

Trent Reznor is aging amazingly. Adapting to modern times, and is still so F'ing hot. He's incredibly intelligent and understands technology and the world and is basically a genius. Shoot. My comment in my mind started short and then it became insane. Trent Reznor drives me crazy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 1:22 AM

Weirdly happy for Eric A

Posted by Smashy | February 26, 2013 4:08 AM

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