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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
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BSODs have been plaguing NIN on their current tour. In fact, one has been popping up on the giant display behind them at just about every concert. So what's the deal? Will Trent be forced to fire his tech guy? Hardly. The truth is that it is all part of the act. The BSOD pops up for a split second near the end of the song The Great Destroyer, and there are videos after the break from two separate concerts to prove it. We all know Trent is a Mac man--so this is obviously a subliminal jab at Windows. I'm sure the nerds in the audience get a kick out of it. [Gizmodo] (thx die)
Health is playing some shows with NIN. So is Boris (who recently headlined a show at the South Street Seaport). Boris dates below...

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Health @ P4K Fest 2008 (more by Joseph Juechao Xu)
Health

Health, currently at work on a new album, will be playing at least 18 shows before the end of the year. Nine of those shows will be as opener on a portion of the previously announced NIN tour. That includes the show on November 6th at House of Blues in Atlantic City. Tickets for that go on presale Thursday. Tickets are on sale now for a Health headlining show one day later at the Kntting Factory in NYC.

Boris and The Bug were also added as openers on some of the upcoming Nine Inch Nails shows. All Health dates below...

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photos by Zach Dilgard

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails isn't generally given to diverting any energy from his music by speaking much from the stage. But after playing the first of several encores at the Izod Center last night in East Rutherford, Reznor said he "felt suddenly possessed to talk." The singer pointed out how primed he and his band mates and crew felt backstage, talking about they couldn't wait to "blow these peoples' minds tonight." (Except that instead of "peoples," he used a word that rhymes with truckers.)

Reznor and company went on to do just that, with a two-hour audiovisual, senses-blurring assault that made most arena-rock shows seem lazy and locked in the past. The leading-edge, three-dimensional lighting effects were spectacularly attuned to the intensity of the music, which was a blend of the sophisticated and the visceral, the electronic and the organic, the angst-driven and the moodily atmospheric. [NJ.com]

More pictures from last night's show and the setlist, and new tour dates below...

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Dog and Bradford at McCarren Pool

"Over the weekend, Cox, doing what he's done countless times before, gave away free music on his blog, this time in the form of a "Virtual 7-inch" that contained two Atlas Sound songs. The only problem was that this time, when fans attempted to download the tunes, they somehow ended up also downloading the entire contents of Cox's MediaFire account (he had accidentally left it unlocked) -- which included demos, song sketches, two fully completed albums and a whole bunch of photos of his friends and family.

Naturally, when that material began to make their way around file-sharing sites, Cox reacted much in the same way anyone would: He sort of lost it, posting (and then deleting) a series of messages on his blog that ran the gamut from denial to anger to bargaining and finally, at around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, acceptance. Basically, he rifled through the entire grieving process in a little more than 12 hours. Could he have taken a step back, perhaps counted to 100, or physically separated his fingers from the keyboard? Yes. Did he? No. And maybe neither would you or I, for that matter.

Of course, on Monday, when I wrote about the entire incident on MTV's Newsroom blog, I wasn't considering any of that. I basically recapped the entire event in a condescending tone, put words in Cox's mouth (the whole "Blames You" headline), and did not bother attempting to contact him for further comment or clarification. I was irresponsible and one-sided. In other words, I covered the whole thing the way your average blogger would...." [says MTV's James Montgomery]

The "Monday" that James (not your average blogger) refers to was two days ago. On Tuesday (yesterday), this happened:
"Today, more than two months before its physical release, Deerhunter's third LP Microcastle has made its way to the iTunes Music Store. The disc is still due in physical form October 28 via Kranky in North America and October 27 on 4AD in the rest of the world, but it remains an iTunes digital exclusive until then. [Pitchfork]
BUT more importantly, even more Deerhunter tour dates were announced in addition to the recent last minute Mercury Lounge show and in addition to the upcoming tour with Times New Viking that includes two more NYC shows. The new (to this site at least) NYC date is September 9th at Le Poisson Rouge. That's less than three weeks away. Tickets are on sale I think. All dates below...

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photos by Bao Nguyen

NIN @ Virgin

NIN @ Virgin

Kanye West took a bit of a jab at the festival's schedule, specifically the choice concertgoers had to make between his performance and one from Nine Inch Nails happening at the same time at the other end of the park (a dilemma faced by fans at Chicago's Lollapalooza a week earlier). "It's not a black-or-white thing, it's not a rap-or-rock-and-roll thing," he exclaimed. "It's a good-music thing. We jam about good things from the heart. How can you pick between me and Trent Reznor?" [MTV]
Nine Inch Nails (and Kanye West) headlined Sunday night at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore (Aug 10, 2008). NIN also headlined Lollapalooza in Chicago exactly one week earlier. Check Ticketmaster for tickets for upcoming shows in Jersey, Massachusets and other places. Virgin Fest pictures & setlist below...

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NIN @ Lollapalooza (more by Zach Dilgard)
NIN @ Lollapalooza

We regret to announce that due to illness, the Worcester show originally scheduled for Friday, August 8th at the DCU Center has been rescheduled for November 9th. The band is sincerely sorry for the last minute announcement, but unfortunately Trent's recurring throat ailment has left him unable to perform.

All tickets purchased for the August 8th concert will be honored on the new date. For those unable to attend the rescheduled date of November 9th, a refund will be available at original point of purchase.

Note from Trent:

Hey everyone -
Just want to personally say how sorry I am to have to do this. I never take postponing a show lightly and if there were any possible way I could pull this off I would. This is a very frustrating and maddening situation for me and I appreciate your understanding. I'll make it up to you.
Thanks
TR

Deerhunter was supposed to open tonight again. Last night NIN & Deerhunter played Mohegan Sun Arena in CT. NIN's next scheduled show is in Baltimore

NIN @ Lollapalooza 2008 (more by Zach Dilgard)
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The Black Keys @ Lollapalooza 2008 (more by Zach Dilgard)
The Black Keys in Lollapalooza

today in NYC
* DANCE
* FREE STUFF
* Neil Diamond in CT
* Panda Riot @ Rehab
* NIN & Deerhunter in CT
* The Police & B-52's @ MSG
* Lincoln Center, Out of Doors
* Tapes n Tapes @ Sound Fix Records
* The Duke Spirit @ the Apple Store
* Bloc Party & Longwave @ Webster Hall
* Jason Collett & Tift Merritt @ Bowery Ballroom
* Mates of State, Takka Takka & Telepathique @ Highline
* Trey Anastasio & Classic Tab @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Black Keys, Tapes n Tapes & Love as Laughter @ McCarren Pool

The Spinto Band cancelled tonight's Union Hall show and I noticed they added one at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Download a new song by Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval.

Deerhunter open for NIN in CT tonight. They also just announced a whole new tour.

Mates of State, Trey and The Duke Spirit are all bands playing shows tonight that are also playing All Points West which starts tomorrow. Here's a map of the grounds.

Read This Week In Metal.

What else?

photos by Zach Dilgard

NIN @ Lollapalooza

8:22 p.m. Sunday: Nine Inch Nails comes onstage decked out like an urban S.W.A.T. team and proceeds to lay waste to the north end of Grant Park. Trent Reznor is scary-intense, sounding possessed on blistering versions of "Discipline" and "March of the Pigs," the aural equivalent of being run through an industrial sawmill. Despite the intensity of the music, the crowd [that probably contained many less 'bros'] doesn't respond with the mindless violence that interrupted Rage Against the Machine's performance on several occasions the night before. It could be that Rage directs its anger outward, whereas Reznor's music internalizes all of the pain and frustration ("I'm all alone," he yelps on the scalding "Terrible Lie"). (AD)

8:40 p.m.: Kanye West enters, and right away it's apparent that the hip-hop giant with the oversized sunglasses and an even bigger ego has retooled his set rather than rehashing the ambitious space opera he brought to the United Center a few months ago. This is more of a greatest hits set, with a cracking band. West brings his usual intensity, but this time there is an air of celebration. He was clearly thrilled with his performance on the same stage two years ago, when he shared the spotlight with fellow Chicago rappers Common, Lupe Fiasco and Twista. This time, there are no cameos, but West carries the show with no shortage of energy. "We put the city on the map," he crows. "I put the city on my back." With the city spread out before him on another just-right summer night, who could blame West for strutting his stuff? (GK)
[Chicago Tribune]

And that's how Lollapalooza ended last night in Chicago. More pictures, and the setlist, from NIN's performance below...

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Guinness World Record holder for the Most Pierced Woman, Elaine Davidson, poses for a photograph in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland showing some of her five thousand nine hundred and twenty piercings on May 16, 2008Guinness World Record holder for the Most Pierced Woman, Elaine Davidson, poses for a photograph in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland showing some of her five thousand nine hundred and twenty piercings on May 16, 2008

Spiritualized are streaming their entire new album @ MySpace. "Songs in A&E" is out June 3rd. The "Mister Lonely" soundtrack is out now. Tickets for their show at Terminal 5 are on sale. More tour dates here. Are they playing Music Hall of Williamsburg too?

The Hold Steady have a new song called "Sequestered in Memphis" streaming at MySpace. Stay Positive is out on Vagrant on July 15th. Tour dates HERE.

Beck has a new song called "Chemtrails" streaming at MySpace. The track was produced by Danger Mouse.

Wolf Parade have a second new song for download at MySpace (it's called "Language City"). Their new album At Mount Zoomer is out on Sub Pop on June 17th. Tickets are still on sale for their show at Terminal 5. More tour dates HERE.

NIN have a whole new FREE album out (in case you forgot). Tickets for their NJ show are on sale. You can also catch them in CT with gambling and Deerhunter.

NINTickets are on sale (@ noon) for the upcoming NIN show at the Izod Center in NJ. All tour dates, openers, new FREE Album info, and more, HERE.

NIN The Slip

Last week Nine Inch Nails gave away a song. Today Nine Inch Nails are giving away a whole album called The Slip. Trent says....

as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via nin.com.

the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.

for those of you interested in physical products, fear not. we plan to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in july. details coming soon.

Unlike the last surprise album ("Ghosts I-IV"), you don't even have the option of paying for this one.

White Williams, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, A Place to Bury Strangers and Does It Offend You, Yeah? are the bands that will be opening various upcoming NIN shows. NJ gets Does It Offend You, Yeah? which actually does kind of offend me given the choices. The NJ presale starts Wednesday. Regular sale begins Saturday. All dates with openers and presale info, below....

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Death KittyGet "Discipline" HERE.

(thx Hiro)

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2008 headliners confirmed
Lollapalooza's Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this year's weekend-long music festival in Grant Park until Monday, but the Sun-Times has confirmed through industry sources all of the major artists.

Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White's side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3.

The Raconteurs, Wilco and West will each be making their second appearance at the reinvented destination festival. Other repeaters among the more than 100 acts on this year's bill are Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, G. Love & Special Sauce, Blues Traveler and Mates of State.

Quite a few of the other acts -- including many of the most promising -- have earlier performed at Chicago's two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.

Advance three-day passes are now on sale for a limited time for $190 (after which the price increases to $205) at www.lollapalooza.com. [Chicago Sun Times] (thx Hiro)

Australia (cred)
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Hiro writes in....

Now will NIN play 1st night or close out Lollapalooza??? I say this because Radiohead is supposed to play in Indianapolis on Aug 3rd (last night of Lolla) so I would assume Radiohead will be playing the first night of Lolla, leaving NIN to close out the festival....I guess we'll find out when Radiohead announces their 2nd Leg Dates next week....
WIRED pits Reznor against Radiohead. NIN tour dates below....

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NIN Rainbows

Promoters won't make the lineup official for a few more weeks, but industry sources have confirmed that Radiohead has been booked as the centerpiece of the festival. The British quintet still raves about the experience they had in 2001 when they headlined a rare outdoor show at Hutchinson Field, on the South end of Grant Park. The band is expected to perform at the same location this year.

In addition, Nine Inch Nails will play its first Chicago show in several years, following the release of its 2007 album, "Year Zero," and the four-volume "Ghosts," made available a few days ago on the nin.com Web site. [Chicago Tribune]

Lollapalooza happens August 1-3, 2008 in Chicago's Grand Park. (thx Hiro)

NIN Ghosts

Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I - IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I - IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.

Trent Reznor explains, "I've been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn't have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective - dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I'm very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts."

You can buy it or download some of it for free, and listen to some of it for free. More info below....

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Saul Williams and Trent REznor

And I'm not saying that Radiohead and Saul Williams are in the same breath in terms of popularity by any means, but it felt to me like that, partially inspired by Radiohead, we tried this and here's the results we got and I assume there's a bunch of other bands that are intrigued by the idea that may want to follow down that path. I'm not saying it was a failure or a success. I think it was both. But it wasn't 90 percent of the people that showed up paid us what we asked for. Nor did I ever think it would be. I'm not sure what I did expect.........................But at the same time there is a little bit of an element with Saul's record of a tree falling in the woods...It hurt my feelings to see it not show up on everybody's Best Album Of The Year lists, because I think not enough people knew it was out there. [Trent Reznor to CNET]
Meanwhile, Radiohead sold a lot of actual CDs.

DOWNLOAD: Saul Williams - Sunday Bloody Sunday (MP3)

Niggy Tardust

Trent Reznor published a letter on NIN.com with the results of giving people the choice to pay for Saul Williams' new record "The Inevitable Rise And Liberation of Niggy Tardust". He seems disappointed in the lack of people that paid for it, but he forgot four things (that I can think of).

  1. He says to "Keep in mind not one cent was spent on marketing this record." I can't prove him wrong, but I can prove I received a few Saul Williams press releases in my inbox. One of them led me to the MP3 linked at the top of this post.
  2. As Idolator also pointed out, his statement that "people knowing about this project must either be primarily Saul or NIN fans, as there was very little media coverage outside our direct influence", is totally wrong. Not only were press releases sent out (see #1), the release seemed to get a decent amount of post-In Rainbows press. (on the Internet at least)
  3. He compares the number of people that downloaded it with the number of people that paid for it. Fine, but you could also theorize that most of the people that didn't pay, only downloaded it BECAUSE it was free - out of curiosity, or for whatever reason (probably the ones who are part of the NIN fanbase).
  4. He also doesn't take into account at all, that maybe people just didn't like the album. Would album sales be as low if Pitchfork gave it a 9.9? Probably not.
Trent's letter is below....

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Ill Sleep When Youre Dead

WHAT: El-P free show at Studio B
WHEN: Thursday, December 6th
WHERE: Studio B - 259 Banker St. Brooklyn, NY
TIME: Doors at 9pm
Flying Lotus and Home Video will be opening, Chin Chin will play as El-P's backing band.
The show is first come, first served. And here's what El-P liked in 2007....
1. NIN Year Zero (Interscope)
2. Aesop Rock None Shall Pass (Definitive Jux)
3. Rob Sonic Sabotage Gigante (Definitive Jux)
4. QOTSA Era Vulgaris (Interscope)
5. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis The Proposition (Mute)
6. UGK Underground Kingz (Jive)
7. Camron Public Enemy Number 1 (Diplomat)
8. Gang Of Four Entertainment (remastered) (Rhino)
9. Deftones Saturday Night Wrist (Maverick)
10. Jay Z American Gangster (Island Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella)
In related news: Del The Funky Homosapien signed to Def Jux (The 11th Hour is out February 26, 2008). Shia LaBeouf is working on a Cage Biopic. Mike Ladd's new album Nostalgialator is out January 15th (MP3 above). Junk Science and Hangar 18 have new Def Jux albums out now. MP3s above. Videos below....

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Kissopoly

Billboard: IT HAS BEEN NINE YEARS SINCE WE'VE SEEN A NEW KISS ALBUM. ANY PLANS TO GET BACK INTO THE STUDIO?

Gene Simmons: The record industry is in such a mess. I called for what it was when college kids first started download music for free -- that they were crooks. I told every record label I spoke with that they just lit the fuse to their own bomb that was going to explode from under them and put them on the street.

There is nothing in me that wants to go in there and do new music. How are you going to deliver it? How are you going to get paid for it if people can just get it for free? I will be putting out a Gene Simmons box set called "Monster" -- a collection of 150 unreleased songs. KISS will have another box set of unreleased music in the next year.

The record industry doesn't have a f---ing clue how to make money. It's only their fault for letting foxes get into the henhouse and then wondering why there's no eggs or chickens. Every little college kid, every freshly-scrubbed little kid's face should have been sued off the face of the earth. They should have taken their houses and cars and nipped it right there in the beginning. Those kids are putting 100,000 to a million people out of work. How can you pick on them? They've got freckles. That's a crook. He may as well be wearing a bandit's mask.

Doesn't affect me. But imagine being a new band with dreams of getting on stage and putting out your own record. Forget it.

BUT SOME ARTISTS LIKE RADIOHEAD AND TRENT REZNOR ARE TRYING TO FIND A NEW BUSINESS MODEL.

That doesn't count. You can't pick on one person as an exception. And that's not a business model that works. I open a store and say "Come on in and pay whatever you want." Are you on f---ing crack? Do you really believe that's a business model that works? [more]

Radiohead is releasing their album on ATO Records in the U.S. on January 2nd.

I'm not a huge Nine Inch Nails fan, but I would never pass up the opportunity to see them live. Such was the case at this year's Oya Festival where they headlined the first day - Wednesday August 8, 2007 at 9:45 pm on the Enga stage. No complaints...

NIN @ Oya Festival

My only Norweigian celebrity sighting The only person I recognized during all four days of the festival (that wasn't playing), was the unmistakable (even in Norway) Hilma Nikolaisen of Serena Maneesh. In 2006 she and Serena Maneesh played the festival. This year she was just watching bands and hanging out. I saw her twice actually. Once during Jesus & Mary Chain, and once during Nine Inch Nails - who she had the honor of opening for just a few months earlier in Australia & Japan.

In related news, Trent Reznor is pitching a TV show based on the new Nine Inch Nails concept album Year Zero. More photos below....

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