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'.
Continue reading: Nine Inch Nails Featuring Atticus Ross Unveil 'Not The Actual Events' EP
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).
Mancunian legends are among 15 candidates to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
British indie rock icons The Smiths have been announced as one of this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s the sixth year for which the band have been eligible for the prestigious honour, but the first time they’ve been picked for consideration.
Morrissey, the former lead singer of The Smiths, who have been nominated for the Hall of Fame
Other debutants on the list are Green Day and Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails, who’ve both scooped a nomination in their very first year they could have done so, and Sting, Bill Withers and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The late Lou Reed has also made the fifteen strong shortlist.
Finally, hardcore fans will get the thing they've been waiting for for two decades now.
Attention Nine Inch Nails fans, there’s finally some news for you. Well, for the North American bunch at least – Trent Reznor and Co. are embarking on a US tour alongside Soundgarden. The bands drove fans into eager expectation with a series of teasers over this past week and late on Saturday, the official announcement was made. According to Billboard, the bands will kicks off on July 19th in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood and ends in Los Angeles on August 25th at the Hollywood Bowl.
The two bands are reuniting after 20 years.
There are 22 US dates and one in Toronto and the two bands will be supported on all but two by Death Grips. NIN and Soundgarden have a history of shared performances. The last time the two bands shared a bill was was at Ontario's Molson Park in 1994 in a gig Trent Reznor later described as "a kind of professional showdown."
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.'
A new box office champion, a silly teenager on drugs, an angry director and the rumour of three Wonder Woman movies kept us hooked on the news this week.
Bieber Banged Up For Druggy Drag Racing: Justin Bieber has just had the mother of all terrible fortnights. The recalcitrant popstar was under investigation for a vicious egg attack on his neighbor's home by police who discovered drugs upon raiding Bieber's abode. The 'Baby' singer headed snowboarding with his equally rebellious chums with the threat of deportment looming. The singer was then arrested yesterday for DUI and drag racing in Miami.
Bieber showed what a true hard-ass he really was when police stopped him and he immediately snitched on himself, saying he was drunk and high on weed and prescription medication. The 19 year-old was released from a Miami jail an hour after a Miami judge, set a "standard" $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon. The widely-circulated mugshot shows the fallen star grinning ear-to-ear in his orange prison v-neck, prompting Seth Rogen to brand him "a piece of s**t."
The acts have been announced for a rock-tastic Grammys finale.
Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham have all been announced to play at the finale of the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday.
Nine Inch Nails Have Been Confirmed To Play At The Grammys This Year.
Such a gathering of alt-rock icons will represent a Grammys first for QOTSA and Nine Inch Nails, true rock 'n' roll leviathans. "We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, via SPIN. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" Ehrlich added.
While compiling this list, I became aware that 2013 has been an incredible year for music.
This top ten leans more on the rock end of the spectrum but there are also a few curve balls in there. Honourable mentions go to some big bands who put out great albums (Pearl Jam, Suede) which were omitted to make room for some smaller bands who I feel are deserving of the exposure. Without further ado and in reverse order:
Continue reading: Ben Walton's Top 10 Albums Of 2013
North Carolina's Mountain Oasis festival is showing some love for British electronic artists such as Gary Numan and Disclosure.
The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit brings another year of eclectic electronics with rather a large helping of Britain filling up the line-up!
Headlining this amazing festival in Asheville, North Carolina on the last weekend of October (25th-27th 2013) is Nine Inch Nails; unsurprisingly, given their impressive headlining record this year which includes Lollapalooza, Leeds & Reading Festival, Outside Lands and Rock en Seine. Also scraping the top of the bill are Bassnectar and Pretty Lights, but there's something particularly British about a good chunk of the bands that follow.
Voodoo Festival will hit New Orleans' City Park at the beginning of November - get your timetable ready!
The fourteenth annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is swiftly approaching and we can now reveal the day-by-day schedule of the event's exciting line-up.
The first day of the festival (Friday, November 1st) sees the main Ritual stage host the likes of BET award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at 7:15pm, just ahead of Pearl Jam's exciting headline spot, while Macclesfield trio The Virginmarys will be bringing in the earlier crowds around 3:45. The Le Plur stage will feature electronic producers Boys Noize and Calvin Harris at 6:15 and 7:30 respectively, while the soulful tones of Allen Stone and ZZ Ward will be resonating over on Flambeau. The Carnival stage will also have some interesting sounds emanating from it over the first day, with Nashville rock 'n' rollers Those Darlins appearing early on in the afternoon ahead of California 6-piece Youngblood Hawke and chiptune band Anamanaguchi closing the stage at 8:15.
Continue reading: Stages And Times Announced For Voodoo Music And Arts Experience 2013
This year's festival season may have seen its disasters, but Made In America closed the summer of 2013 with a bang!
The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd be a fool to have missed.
Taking place over August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia, the Saturday kicked things off with some impressive acts. Feisty California sisters Haim performed early on in the afternoon with a thoroughly entertaining set, in terms of both music and audience interaction, on the Liberty Stage where other must-see artists such as Deadmau5, 2 Chainz and triple BRIT winning Emeli Sande also thrilled the crowd. The Freedom Stage saw the likes of Rudimental further establish their place in the hearts of a large proportion of festival goers, while the Skate Park Stage saw much smaller bands such as Ohio group Cloud Nothings and New Jersey D&B duo Brick & Mortar get the ultimate chance to showcase their talents. The main Rocky Stage was, of course, the real crowd bringer, with Beyonce headlining and Phoenix and Imagine Dragons delivering the uttermost electrifying rock shows of the night.
No doubt about it; Trent Reznor's gang are back.
Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have not only just closed Jay Z's Made In America festival with a triumphant headline slot, they have also dropped a new album, Hesitation Marks, out today (3rd September).
Trent Reznor's Back To Get Freaky.
Trent Reznor's band have signalled their return to music, having taken time off to focus on other projects, by playing at the UK's Reading and Leeds Festivals and most recently the Made In America festival in Philadelphia in a hotly anticipated headline slot. Taking to the Rocky Stage on the Sunday night of the festival, Reznor humbly thanked the crowd for being there before ripping into a hit-packed set.
The singer is well and truly back and ahead of her iTunes Festival performance she had yet another new piece of material to show off
With her full return to music imminent, Lady GaGa has given us all another reason to get excited about her third coming by premiering the first bit of footage for yet another new song, 'Swine.' The porky number hasn't been revealed in full yet, but from the looks of a recently uploaded YouTube video, the song will be performed when she take to the stage at London's iTunes Festival next month.
The singer has been in London for the past few days getting ready for the show
Gaga will kick off the month-long festival on Sunday, 1 September, and never one to miss an opportunity to excite her fans, the rehearsal video features a relatively heavy look at the unheard track. Surrounded by keyboards and a drum kit, the singer can be seen going through some rather interesting lyrics, before the camera cuts to a close-up shot of her manically bashing the percussion set-up and wildly banging her head. It's all very Nine Inch Nails.
Blues veteran Dr John joins The Cure, Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails for the 14th annual Voodoo Music Festival.
New Orleans' favourite Halloween festival the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is back in its fourteenth year bringing you the true meaning of rock 'n' roll plus a special appearance from one of the city's favourite music veterans.
Voodoo Fest hits City Park every year on the weekend closest to Halloween which this year is November 1st - 3rd. It made its debut in 1999 with the likes of Wyclef Jean and the Refugee All-Stars, The Roots and, of course, New Orleans' own blues pioneer Dr. John - aka The Night Tripper - who makes a grand return to the event this year only months after landing his sixth Grammy award for his album 'Locked Down'. Long may he remain the epitome of the city's spectacular music scene!
Continue reading: New Orleans Welcomes Back Dr. John At Voodoo Music & Arts Festival 2013
Who are the best new bands to see at Lollapalooza 2013?
You, being a seasoned festival-goer, will know that it’s Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend (August 2 – 4, 2013), which promises to play host to some of the biggest acts in the world as well as showcasing the most exciting and innovate new bands on the planet. And that’s what we’re here to concentrate on: the young, fresh and ready to impress.
It seems a long, long time since Disclosure’s first single Offline Dexterity, though the British electronic duo have gone from strength to strength in recent years and finally released their debut album, Settle, on PMR Records on June 2, 2013.It was met with both commercial and critical success, including a score of 9.1 from the notoriously picky musos at Pitchfork – no mean feat.
Sure, we’d rather see Disclosure in a club - perhaps in the early hours of the morning – though Lollapalooza-goers will have to settle for 6pm at The Grove, on Friday (August 2, 2013). Saying that, both Guy and Howard will be DJ’ing at The Mid club in Chicago’s West Town from 10pm on Friday.
Continue reading: Lollapalooza 2013: The Best New Bands Worth Checking Out
Outside Lands offer up legendary headliners plus a huge choice of food, beer, wine and art.
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is back on August 9th - 11th 2013 bringing us the best in art and music as we see the likes of Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and Red Hot Chili Peppers top this year's bill.
San Francisco hosts this annual festival which has soared in popularity since the first event in 2008. It takes place at Golden Gate Park and, as well as some brilliant bands and artists being on show all weekend, presents some fantastic food and drink offerings from the Bay Area. Food includes everything from mac and cheese and hot dogs to falafel and noodles and there'll be food trucks and special cheese and chocolate stalls good enough to pull you away from the awesome music for a while. There'll also be a wide array of wines and beers to enjoy plus live painting and Levi's Mobile Bike Shop as Outside Lands is all about being eco-friendly and reducing our carbon footprints.
Continue reading: Outside Lands Festival 2013 To Bring You Much More Than Music This Year
Chicago's biggest music festival Lollapalooza to feature stunning headline acts, great activities and shelters for all weathers.
Since it's revival in 2003, Lollapalooza has been bringing you the very best of rock, metal, punk, hip hop and dance from all the major music legends to the up-and-coming rookies of the business. Taking place at Chicago's Grant Park from August 2nd - 4th 2013, the festival this year features a bedazzling headline roster of Las Vegas indie rockers The Killers, West Sussex goths The Cure, Grammy winning folk four-piece Mumford & Sons and long-running industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. There will also be a huge range of activities to occupy yourself with over the weekend from the Samsung Galaxy Experience where you can check out the latest gadgets, to art stations where you can become a comic strip or be transformed into a work of pop art.
They've come back haunted: Nine Inch Nails mark their return with dark song and creepy David Lynch video, 'Came Back Haunted.'
Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have teamed up with prolific filmmaker David Lynch for their new music video for 'Came Back Haunted.' After going on hiatus in 2009, the band's return was announced by lead singer Trent Reznor in February 2013, along with a worldwide festival and arena tour.
Nine Inch Nails Mark Their Return With 'Came Back Haunted.'
In typical NIN fashion, the video is about as disturbing as it can be (see also: the universally banned Broken EP videos), showing shaky images of singer/guitarist/wizard of weird Trent Reznor spliced over an image of what looks like a flobberworm. Add in a red/white flashing screen, a particularly evil eye and strange gas mask-wearing spidergirl images, and you have a pretty good accompaniment for the dark subject matter of NIN's songs. "They put something inside of me/The smile is red and its eyes are black/I don't think I'll be coming back," sings Reznor atop trademark fuzzy guitars and synthesised 'oohs.' The song is catchy and the video is strangely hypnotising - a simple idea that gets under your skin, making you look around to see if anyone's lurking behind you.
Industrial music icon also reveals first NiN album in five years, 'Hesitation Marks' and North American tour
There were thumbs protruding upwards all around Contactmusic HQ when Trent Reznor announced Nine Inch Nails comeback earlier in the year, and the first proper music to come out from the return has revealed itself today in the form of new track ‘Came Back Haunted’.
Reznor has been working with Adrian Belew – best known for his work with prog rockers King Crimson – and today revealed that there would be a new album, Hesitation Marks, and a forthcoming tour. Hesitations Marks will be the first album that Reznor has released under the Nine Inch Nails name since 2008 album The Slip, with the musician going on to make music under the guide How To Destroy Angels in the meantime.
The Nine Inch Nails tour meanwhile begins in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 28th and goes right through until Calgary on November 25th.
Continue reading: Listen To New Nine Inch Nails 'Came Back Haunted'!
The legendary industrial band are back.
For a band with such an ample and dedicated following, it’s pretty amazing that frontman and founder Trent Reznor managed to keep their secret album under wraps until now.
Having devastated their fans with news of a split back in 2009, NIN are ready for more, and have hit their fans with the best surprise they could have hoped for. "I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately," Reznor explained in a statement to MTV News. "For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly f---ing great." Well, there you have it, not only was the album a secret, but it’s so good, it’s got Reznor swearing. Now, having dipped into visual media, he’s ready to take the Nails back on tour with this new record. "This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again," he continued. "My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!"
The band will hit Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Leeds, Reading, Made In America and the Voodoo Festival as well as the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan.
Continue reading: Nine Inch Nails' Secret Album - Trent Reznor Reveals All
Mr Carter selects Mrs Carter to headline eclectic music festival
The Made In America Festival has announced its line-up for this year’s festival and once again they’ve got Jay Z on curating duties. The rap god may not be performing himself this year but he has enlisted the help of his good wife Beyonce (or should we call her Mrs Carter now?) to headline one of the days, as well as Nine Inch Nails, in what looks to be a pretty eclectic mix of pop, dance, rock and hip-hop.
The festival will take place on August 31 and September 1, 2013 and tickets went on sale yesterday (April 10, 2013) to American Express cardmembers and fans of the Budweiser Made In America Facebook page, Billboard.com have reported. The limited sale continues until April 16 and the following day, tickets will be more widely available on public sale. Explaining the diverse mix of talent that will be performing at the festival, Paul Chibe, Budweiser’s V of Marketing said “The point of having that diversity in our music lineup we’re trying to expose the people to different types of music… Much like last year, where if you never saw Pearl Jam but you're a Jay-Z fan, we want fans of Beyonce or Calvin Harris or Wiz Khalifa to have the opportunity to see Nine Inch Nails or stuff they might have seen for awhile like Public Enemy. That eclectic mix creates an opportunity for us to really show the impact of music and culture.”
In addition to the headliners, festival goers will be able to catch Queens of the Stone Age, Deadmau5, Phoenix, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel, Public Enemy, Nero, 2 Chainz, Gaslight Anthem and Aluna George, amongst others.
Legendary industrial metal group set to announce dates for this summer
A new Nine Inch Nails tour is in the works according to the band’s front man and sole permanent member Trent Reznor, who revealed that he was resurrecting the seminal industrial metal group that he’d initially retired back in 2009 in a statement.
Continue reading: Nine Inch Nails Tour 2013 Happening! Trent Reznor Announces Return
Oscar-winning musicians to resurrect pioneering industrial metal group
Courtney Love doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to cover versions. With her band Hole, she would often play a version of Guns N Roses’ ‘Paradise City’ that she would abandon half way through. Same goes for Depeche Mode’s ‘Hungry Like A Wolf,’ though the band did release a brilliant cover of Velvet Underground’s ‘Pale Blue Eyes,’ it has to be said.
When we heard that Courtney Love covered Jay Z’s ’99 Problems,’ though, we feared for the worst. And, sadly, our fears were confirmed. “This either sucks or it’s genius, I don’t know,” she said as she introduced the song at her impromptu Sundance Film Festival set.
Just when it looked as though Spotify was ready to surge ahead in the music-streaming market, Beats Electronics have thrown their hat into the ring. The company - perhaps best known for their Dr Dre line of headphones - has been plotting its entry into the streaming market for at least 12 months, following their acquisition of the digital service Mog, according to the New York Times.
News this week suggests Spotify executives should start thinking about upping their game, with Beats announcing the media-savvy Trent Reznor - frontman of Nine Inch Nails - as its chief creative officer of Daisy. Digital music executive Ian Rogers, formerly of Topspin, has been appointed CEO of the new project. Together with Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, Reznor will help develop Daisy into a streaming service that will "bring an emotional connection back to the act of music discovery," according to a statement. Though the specifics are being kept firmly under wraps, it is thought the service will go into direct competition with Spotify when it launches in late 2013.
News of Reznor's involvement in the project surfaced in October, with Reznor offering a critique of existing streaming services. "Here's 16 million licensed pieces of music,' they've said, but you're not stumbling into anything. What's missing is a system that adds a layer of intelligent curation . . . As great as it is to have all this information bombarding you, there's a real value in trusted filters. It's like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn't necessarily have encountered," he said.