Sometimes the thing you don’t want any part of wants you more! According to a published report by Revolver, Nine Inch Nails, a.k.a., Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won a Country Music Association Award today for their production on the sample from Nine Inch Nails’ “34 Ghosts IV” (found on the Ghosts I-IV collection) that wound up in the global smash hit remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” The 53rd annual ceremony is set to air tonight, November 13th, but many winners were announced earlier today on Good Morning America, including Reznor and Ross.
Even geniuses get beat up by the press and fans sometimes. There were very few albums as big, pervasive in music culture and brilliant as Nine Inch Nails career highlight The Downward Spiral (Nothing/Interscope) was in 1994. The problem is, how do you follow it up, especially when the entire world jumped on the bandwagon and copied your style? Well, you don’t do a belly flop into stasis, you work harder than ever to expand, change drastically and do all the things. The Fragile (Nothing/Interscope) is Trent Reznor doing all the things, really well. Continue reading
Carnifex just released their hellacious new album World War X out now on Nuclear Blast Records. The album, the bands’ seventh overall, is their most ambitious and brutal to date. In this EXCLUSIVE video, watch as frontman Scott Ian Lewis discusses the most important albums that changed his life, the music of Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and why he returns to that band over and over. Continue reading
Watchmen, the forthcoming TV series based on Alan Moore’s 1980s comic books will make its debut this fall in early October on HBO. The series is a direct sequel to the comic book and not directly connected with the 2009 movie. A new trailer debuted this weekend at San Diego Comi Con and features the classic David Bowie song ‘Life on Mars’, in an allusion to central character Dr. Manhattan. The song comes from Bowie’s fourth album Hunky Dory. The series score will be handled by Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The show is created by Showrunner/exec producer Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), and stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher. Continue reading
The Netflix show Black Mirror came back for season five today and one of the guest appearances is from Miley Cyrus. She shows up in the episode Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too and performs Nine Inch Nails hit ‘Head Like A Hole’ from their debut Pretty Hate Machine. According to iNews, the singer and the show’s producer got the blessing of NIN frontman Trent Reznor to do it. Continue reading
Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been garnering respect and awards for the stellar soundtrack work the last few years on projects such as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Patriots Day, The Vietnam War, and The Fourth Estate. Now they have been hired to compose original music for HBO’s adaptation of DC Comics’ Watchmen graphic novel series. HBO’s often has legendary composers and soundtrack artists for their programs such as Ramin Djwadi, Jeff Beal, and Wendy and Lisa. Created by Alan Moore (V for Vendetta) Watchmen is one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time and the movie adaption in 2009 was fairly well received. The new series from Warner Bros. Television is among HBO’s most-anticipated series for next year. Showrunner/exec producer Damon Lindelof, fresh off of his acclaimed HBO drama The Leftovers. Watchman stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher. Continue reading
Nine Inch Nails stuck it to rampant ticket scalpers and bots yesterday as the first of their in-person ticket pre-sale for their 2018 “Cold And Black And Infinite Tour” kicked off nationwide. Some fans we talked with reportedly waited in line over eight hours for a chance to get tickets to the tour, with most claiming success. NIN has already added extra tour dates for Washington DC and Chicago, IL, which you can see below. The band has been announced as the first headliner for this years Louder Than Life Festival, and now has released the first single from their new EP, ‘God Break Down The Door’, from their new Bad Witch EP, out on June 22nd. Continue reading