They unveil the video alongside an EP.
Nine Inch Nails have unveiled a video for their new single 'Burning Bright (Field on Fire)' taken from their EP 'Not the Actual Events' which was released this week. It's the fifth and final track, and is noticeably different from the other four songs.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross release Nine Inch Nails EP
The EP became available yesterday (December 22nd 2016) with the lead single released alongside a video (of sorts) of a screen crackling with static. It sits rather unusually against tracks 'Branches/Bones', 'Dear World', 'She's Gone Away' and 'The Idea of You' on the collection, finishing the the EP on a rockier edge.
The band's first release with Ross as an official member.
Nine Inch Nails have returned with a brand new EP entitled 'Not The Actual Events'. It's a five-track release from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who is as of this year a bona fide member of the band. They'll also be launching a special limited edition of 'The Fragile'.
Nine Inch Nails to release new EP 'Not The Actual Events'
The tracklist for 'Not The Actual Events' includes 'Branches/Bones', 'Dear World', 'She's Gone Away', 'The Idea of You' and 'Burning Bright (Field on Fire)'. It's the best full release since 'Hesitation Marks' in 2013 featuring the singles 'Everything' and 'Copy Of A'.
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The NIN frontman remembers his former colleague.
The frontman of Nine Inch Nails - Trent Reznor - has paid tribute to his friend and former band member James Woolley, who was announced to have passed away earlier this week. The singer and Oscar winning film composer told how he has fond memories of working with the keyboardist, despite his brief tenure.
Trent Reznor pays tribute to James Woolley
Woolley worked with Reznor in Nine Inch Nails from 1991 to 1994, but despite the brevity of his involvement, he was there for some pretty significant moments in the band's career. He worked on their critically acclaimed second album 'The Downward Spiral' - which included the songs 'Hurt', 'March Of The Pigs' and 'Closer' - and even performed with the band for their legendary Woodstock 1994 set.
'Terrible news regarding James. I hadn't crossed paths with him for some time, but always thought of him fondly', Reznor told Rolling Stone. 'He was a fun character to be around, a solid musician and a genuinely good guy. Those of us from that era of the band have been sharing 'James' stories ... lots of laughs and love and sadness. Wishing his family the very best.'
Woolley's former wife and mother of his three children (Brendan, Mary and Anne) Karen Van Buren originally broke the news of his death to the public via Facebook, though didn't specify a cause of death; she merely revealed that he had been struggling with neck and spine problems for some time.
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'I met James Woolley in late 1991 at the Sunset Social Club in Los Angeles. I was with my friend Tatiana enjoying the live band, then stood in the long line for the ladies' room. James was sitting on a chair nearby. We started talking and it was love at first sight', she wrote in her moving tribute.
He is remembered by his ex-wife Kate Van Buren.
One-time keyboardist for Nine Inch Nails James Woolley has passed away at the age of just 50 after struggling with 'significant neck and spine injuries' for some time. It's not yet been revealed what his exact cause of death was, but his passing was confirmed in a statement from his ex-wife Kate Van Buren.
Trent Reznor has not yet reacted publicly to the news
Van Buren revealed the news via Facebook on Tuesday (August 16th 2016) alongside a moving obituary. Woolley is best known for playing keyboard in Trent Reznor's industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, lending his talents to their breakthrough 1994 album 'The Downward Spiral'. While his cause of death is not known, his former wife revealed that he had health complications which restricted him from certain physical activities.
'James worked hard and played hard with NIN', Van Buren said. 'He brought coolness to playing keyboards, which isn't as easy to do as playing guitar or drums.'
Woolley left the band the same year 'The Downward Spiral' was released, after just three years. He went on to play in a number of other bands, as described by Van Buren in her tribute. 'James played briefly in Rob Halford's band Two, produced music for a wide array of groups, worked on sound design for The Simpsons (those fart sounds are authentic), and worked on his own tunes for his band VOID in our home studio', she said.
Several other former members of Nine Inch Nails have taken to social media to pay tribute to their old pal. 'Rest in peace James Woolley, my old friend', Drummer Chris Vrenna wrote, while guitarist Richard Patrick lamented 'I miss my buddy.' Keyboardist Charlie Clouser, who took over after Woolley left, said: '#RIPJamesWoolley My predecessor in NIN, a truly kind man. Such a sad day.'
Woolley is survived by his three children with Van Buren - Brendan, Mary and Anne - and his funeral is due to be held in Glenview, Illinois near where he lived on Saturday (August 20th 2016).
Chicago, Steve Miller, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, The Cars, The J.B.'s and Los Lobos are the other first-time nominees, among some familiar faces.
This year’s longlist of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and there’s a number of familiar faces among the new names.
Janet Jackson, who last week released her first new music in seven years with her eleventh album Unbreakable, is the biggest new name on the list, which also includes Chicago, Steve Miller, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, The Cars, The J.B.'s and Los Lobos as first-time nominees.
A number of artists have been nominated in the past – most notably Chic, the influential disco and funk band fronted by Nile Rodgers, who have been nominated on 10 occasions without being inducted. Other artists for whom this represents a multiple nomination include The Smiths, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, Deep Purple, Yes and The Spinners.
Head to the continent for a festival experience of a lifetime with Spain's Primavera Sound, Denmark's Roskilde Festival and France's Rock En Seine to name a few.
We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.
The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the world and, looking at what's on offer this year, it seems that the festival season is the best time to experience cultural diversity to the nth degree. Whether its sun or snow you're after, rock or dance music, indoor or outdoor, Europe has it all and with the summer quickly approaching, it's time to get on a plane and take the best vacation of your lives as we guide you to the most exciting countries you can hope to visit this year.
- Pukkelpop (August 14th - 16th): This Belgian weekend remains seriously cool having first began in 1985 and always playing host to some of the world's best alternative music with early performers including Ramones, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Nearly 30 years on, Pukkelpop maintains its excellence with 2014 seeing the likes of Clean Bandit, Gogol Bordello and Die Antwoord on the bill.
- Tomorrowland (July 18th - 20th and July 25th - 27th): If you want to feel like you've entered a fantasy world for a weekend (or two), Tomorrowland is definitely for you. Taking place in the town of Boom, you'll be rocking out against a backdrop of incredible art installations of gargantuan proportions - it really isn't a sight to be missed.
Continue reading: Head To Europe This Year For The Best Summer Festival Experiences!
No-one could imagine that Justin Bieber and Slipknot would ever combine to make musical magic together, but someone did it and it was pretty great. These other mad mash-ups work too, against all odds.
There are certain things in life that don’t sound like they should ever go together, but then you put them together and...they just do. Peanut butter and jelly, French fries dipped in chocolate milkshakes, Justin Bieber and Slipknot. Huh? Yep, you heard us right! Some musical masters out there are just capable of seeing the potential for a great/totally bonkers mash-up song, when the rest of us could never imagine mixing two totally different artists together. The result can be oddly hypnotic and scarily addictive. Take these mad, but surprisingly great, mash-ups for example.
You’d never imagine that Carly Rae Jepsen, she of super cheesy ‘Call Me Maybe’ fame, could ever be teamed up with industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and the result not make you want to claw your ears off. Call Me a Hole, the Carley Rae Jepsen vs. Nine Inch Nails mash-up is surprisingly easy listening. The poppy beats of Miss Swift behind Trent Reznor’s recognisable rasp kind of works, perhaps these guys could actually get together for a legitimate collaboration one day!
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Vs. Slipknot: Music's Maddest Mash-up Tracks
The awards ceremony was itself a winner last night.
The 56th Grammy Awards has been rewarded for its monumental live performance line-up at last night's ceremony with the news that more people tuned in to catch the show than have done since 1993. The star-studded ceremony, which showcased talent including Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Nine Inch Nails, Sire Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and Madonna, proved to be its most successful in 21 years with 28.5 million viewers.
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This year's viewing figure, provided by the Nielsen Company via the AP, mark an increase on last year's 28.4 million watchers of the telecast beamed straight from Los Angeles' Staples Center. The Grammys reached nearly 40 million people during Adele's big year two years ago and reportedly hasn't been below 25 million since 2009.
The Nine Inch Nails frontman was disappointed after the Grammys cut off his performance.
Trent Reznor has voiced his extreme disappointment after his performance with Nine Inch Nails at last night's Grammy Awards was cut short by the ceremony's organisers. The NIN frontman had been playing live with his band, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham when the closing credits began to roll on the televised coverage, effectively cutting of the unique performance from millions of fans.
Trent Reznor Unleashed His Fury On The Grammys Organisers After His Performance Was Cut.
"Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt F**K YOU guys," a disgruntled Reznor tweeted after learning of the Grammys producers' decision to curtail the live coverage. Rock fans watching the show were similarly outraged and sent a barrage of tweets directed at the Grammys organisers. The supergroup had already instilled awe with a rendition of NIN's 'Copy of A' when the rock legends' performance was cut short mid-way through the recent QOTSA hit 'My God Is The Sun.'