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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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."
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."
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Manchester appolo feb 27th
Nine Inch Nails have been around for a while and have been producing albums since 1989. Trent Reznor is the the creative force behind N.I.N. Trent took a five year break when he was at the peak of his career and for a while took the rock star route of drugs and depression. Thankfully he has waved goodbye to that period in his life and is back on track with the music.
Supporting them on this European tour is Ladytron. Ladytron have two pretty "ladies" fronting them, they make synth pop music with a pounding rhythem section, this band are Krautrock influenced by their own omission. The vocals of the lead singer left little impact on me as her voice seemed to be lost in the sound. The band played their catchy "Seventeen" and "He took her to a movie".
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