Nine Inch Nails http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/935/all en Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Van Halen Vs. Nine Inch Nails http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-van-halen-vs-nine-inch-nails <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order:</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled:</strong></p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting matchups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> <p>This matchup finds Van Halen going head to head with Nine Inch Nails!</p> <p><strong>Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far.</strong> </p> <h1>Behold the Current Bracket!</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View 2014.09.05 32 Bracket on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/238745866/2014-09-05-32-Bracket" style="text-decoration: underline;" >2014.09.05 32 Bracket</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/238745866/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_75922" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winner</h1> <p>Yesterday, <strong>AC/DC</strong> (67.63 percent) defeated <strong>the Rolling Stones</strong> (32.37 percent). Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p><strong>Van Halen</strong> (78.98 percent) defeated <strong>Nine Inch Nails</strong> (21.02 percent), and <Strong>Rush</strong> (88.43) defeated <strong>Korn</strong> (11.57). Thanks for voting! Check out our two current matchups <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-slipknot-vs-kiss">HERE</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-iron-maiden-vs-aerosmith">HERE.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BbsW_Dp0mpM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9t3gHIYFDTY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/van-halen">Van Halen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-van-halen-vs-nine-inch-nails#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Nine Inch Nails Poll Polls Van Halen News Features Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:57:52 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22274 at http://www.guitarworld.com Find Your Way: How to Spice Up a Cover Song http://www.guitarworld.com/find-your-way-how-spice-cover-song <!--paging_filter--><p> Whether it be for a video or live, many bands perform covers of artists they admire as a way to pay homage or share their love of a song with the audience. </p> <p>Sometimes the band chooses to play it exactly like the record, and if it's a tricky song it's all the more impressive. If I saw a random bar band flawlessly pull off Joe Satriani's “Satch Boogie” or any Periphery song note for note, I'd be blown away. </p> <p>Other times it's a cover of something simpler like Bob Dylan's “Don't Think Twice It's Alright,” or in this case, “Find My Way” by Nine Inch Nails. It's easier and more exciting for the band to put their unique twist on the song and try to make it their own by using different techniques and textures. </p> <p>Here's a guide as to how we made a cover song a band and fan favorite.</p> <p>First, it's important to check if there are other versions of the song out there. Trent Reznor included remixes with the album, so we decided to start the song with the chord used on the "Oneohtrix Point Never Remix." That's about the only similarity, but it's still a shout-out to that version. We make that section our own by having electronic drums come in and having a “turnaround,” per se, as a way to end the section.</p> <p>Then here comes guitar! I wanted the guitar pattern to mimic the drums in the original song. It's tough to make a guitar part percussive with alternate picking, especially if you're not playing loud. A way I found to achieve that is courtesy of Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders, who uses a double-thumbing technique. I imagine seeing him play is similar to seeing Eddie Van Halen use tapping for the first time. </p> <p>Using that technique, I was able to make a part that was a bit more bouncy while outlining the E major chord. As the chorus returns, everyone in the band does as well and for the rest of the song, although still not at 100 percent volume yet.</p> <p>In the final verse, the bass uses a unique tapping lick, as the guitar line is already keeping a thumping pulse. This is why it's important to be a bit curious about the various techniques of guitar playing. Because although they may not necessarily come up in a cover band setting, they can really make a cover song very creative and unique. The more you have to work with, the better. </p> <p>In the final chorus, we go from electronic drums to real drums, and that's when the song gets to 100 percent. That's a definition of a slow burn and a wonderful payoff for the band and the audience. </p> <p>Watch/see it here:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Mb0Hxt_oyVc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/J91IBtGE69I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Elliott Klein is a New York City-based guitarist/singer/songwriter who plays in <a href="http://brightandloud.bandcamp.com">Bright and Loud</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/partylightsband">Party Lights</a> and many more.</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/find-your-way-how-spice-cover-song#comments Elliott Klein Nine Inch Nails Videos Blogs Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:38:24 +0000 Elliott Klein 22137 at http://www.guitarworld.com Turning a Cover Song Into Your Own http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-turning-cover-song-your-own <!--paging_filter--><p>I love a great cover performance. Especially one that has a different take than the original, but remains recognizable. </p> <p>When I hear an artist do a great cover I am even more interested than when I listen to the original, because the artist took something that’s already familiar and added his or her own personality to it. Not only that, but the new performer is paying respect to another artist. </p> <p>If you are anti covers, I would suggest taking your favorite song and sitting with it. Get really familiar with it and finally play it for your friends or audience and watch them sing along or cheer for a song they already love. </p> <p>Even though it’s not your own song, it feels amazing to be appreciated for appreciating something else. What do artists and entertainers do? Entertain! And if your audience is happy, then you have done your job and they want to hear more. </p> <p>Covers are even more important when you need to cover your own song. What?! Yes. Because lots of artists pay producers and studios to produce an album that they can’t even play live or afford to pay the musicians they’d need to perform it like the recording. </p> <p>So unless you never leave the house, you’re going to have to find a way to cover your own song. This is very necessary! Otherwise you are going to end up doing a karaoke version of your own song, and that won’t work in many music venues. In my case, I had some songs recorded, and I couldn’t afford a band. I had to make my own new arrangements to be able to play my material solo. I also did a bunch of covers on YouTube for my own sake, and from there I actually got hired for several three-hour solo gigs in NYC. </p> <p><span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Here are some things to think about to make a cover song your own:</span> </p> <p><strong>1. Pick a song you already love </strong><br /> If you can’t figure out the original chords on your own then find the best version of a chord chart you can online and play through the song </p> <p><strong>2. Pick the right key for you</strong><br /> Use a capo if you need to change the key of the song for your vocal abilities. Sometimes the change of a key does wonders. Or even singing an octave up or down. </p> <p><strong>3. Play with the melody lines and rhythm</strong><br /> If you have a great voice this is even easier because you may have skills the original artist doesn’t have. Perhaps you hear an interesting harmony, or a really great riff. Get a little goofy even and play with the tune. Have fun with your vocals. If you do it a bunch of times you’re bound to get something interesting. </p> <p><strong>4. Play with genres</strong><br /> Is the song Metal? You might grab a nylon guitar and fingerpick some riffs and slow down the song. If the song is folk or light pop, get into power chords perhaps speeding up the song and getting growly with the vocals.</p> <p><strong>5. Lightly change the structure</strong><br /> Try starting with a chorus instead of a verse or vice versa. Or play around with speed, and emotional quality of the lyrics. It’s probably best not change lyrics at all, but a slight structure change can be interesting. </p> <p><strong>6. Pick a song sung by the opposite sex</strong><br /> I absolutely love doing covers by the opposite sex. I love to cover Robert Plant songs, and one of the best covers I saw in NYC was a local male artist covering “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” by Cindy Lauper. So find something you already love that is easy enough for you to play on your instrument, and mess around with keys, timing, dynamics, personality, melody lines, rhythm…and hit record!!! Dare to be different! </p> <p>Here’s a cover I performed recently at the Sidewalk Café in NYC. It’s a cover of Danzig’s song “Mother.”<br /> <iframe width="620" height="465" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ytF_gdo8oSY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>And here’s a famous cover, Johnny Cash performing an acoustic version of “Hurt” by Nine In Nails. Wow.<br /> <iframe width="620" height="465" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/o22eIJDtKho" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Dorit is a rock singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Middle Eastern Dancer. She has performed internationally on concert stages, TV, film, and theatre, and has inspired many students to find to their own expression through music and dance. Dorit’s current goal is to self produce her album and complete an acoustic guitar she hand built as a teenager at the Bronx High School of Science. Her influences include Led Zeppelin, Middle Eastern music, Latin music and old school hip hop -- anything with great rhythm. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DoritMusic"> Find out more about Dorit here&gt;&gt;</a> </em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/danzig">Danzig</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/johnny-cash">Johnny Cash</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-turning-cover-song-your-own#comments acoustic guitar Acoustic Nation acoustic nation Danzig dorit Johnny Cash News Nine Inch Nails singer songwriter Blogs Videos Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Dorit 19248 at http://www.guitarworld.com Nine Inch Nails Streaming New Album, 'Hesitation Marks' http://www.guitarworld.com/nine-inch-nails-streaming-new-album-hesitation-marks <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine Inch Nails are streaming their new album, <em>Hesitation Marks</em>, a week before its scheduled release.</p> <p><strong>Check it out on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nine-inch-nails/id107917" target="_blank">iTunes</a>.</strong></p> <p><em>Hesitation Marks</em> is available as a pre-order at iTunes and will be offered in standard and deluxe versions. Three bonus tracks — "Find My Way (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)," "All Time Low (Todd Rundgren remix)" and "While I'm Still Here (Breyer P-Orridge 'Howler' Remix)" — will be a part of the deluxe version. All pre-orders will include an immediate download of the first single, "Came Back Haunted."</p> <p>Recorded in Los Angeles by Trent Reznor with frequent collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, <em>Hesitation Marks</em> is Nine Inch Nails' first album in five years. Guests include Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Eugene Goreshter of Autolux, bassist Pino Palladino and NIN regulars Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin and Joshua Eustis.</p> <p>Nine Inch Nails will play an intimate show for fans at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on September 3, coinciding with the release of <em>Hesitation Marks</em>. "Tension 2013," the band's North American fall arena tour, will kick off September 28.</p> <p><strong>NINE INCH NAILS: TENSION 2013 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR</strong></p> <p>Date City/State/Province Venue<br /> 9/28* St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center<br /> 9/30* Kansas City, MO Sprint Center<br /> 10/1* St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena<br /> 10/3* Montreal, QC Centre Bell<br /> 10/4* Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre<br /> 10/5* Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center<br /> 10/7* Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills<br /> 10/8* Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center<br /> 10/11** Boston, MA TD Garden<br /> 10/14** Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center<br /> 10/15** Newark, NJ Prudential Center<br /> 10/18** Washington, DC Verizon Center<br /> 10/19** University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center<br /> 10/21** Raleigh, NC PNC Arena<br /> 10/22** Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena<br /> 10/24** Atlanta, GA Philips Arena<br /> 10/30+ Sunrise, FL BB&amp;T Center<br /> 10/31+ Orlando, FL Amway Center<br /> 11/5* San Antonio, TX AT&amp;T Center<br /> 11/8* Los Angeles, CA Staples Center<br /> 11/9* Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center<br /> 11/11* El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center<br /> 11/13* Broomfield, CO 1stBANK Center<br /> 11/15* Las Vegas, NV The Joint<br /> 11/16* Las Vegas, NV The Joint<br /> 11/18* Portland, OR Moda Center<br /> 11/19* Spokane, WA Spokane Arena<br /> 11/21* Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena<br /> 11/22* Seattle, WA KeyArena<br /> 11/24++ Edmonton, AB Rexall Place<br /> 11/25++ Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome </p> <p>* Explosions in the Sky supporting<br /> ** Godspeed You! Black Emperorsupporting<br /> + Gary Numan supporting<br /> ++ Autolux supporting</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/nine-inch-nails-streaming-new-album-hesitation-marks#comments Nine Inch Nails News Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:14:30 +0000 Guitar World Staff 19099 at http://www.guitarworld.com Listen: Nine Inch Nails Premiere New Song, "Everything" http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-everything <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine Inch Nails are streaming another new track from their upcoming <em>Hesitation Marks</em> album, which will be released September 3. </p> <p>The new song, "Everything," premiered earlier today on <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wkth">Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show</a>. </p> <p>"Everything" follows the recent premieres of "Copy of A" and "Came Back Haunted." </p> <p>Check out the song below (via Antiquiet) — and be sure to tell us what you think in the comments! If you'd like to backtrack, you can check out <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-copy">"Copy of A" here</a> and<a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-came-back-haunted"> "Came Back Haunted" here.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/848kTjwPZDk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-everything#comments Nine Inch Nails News Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:05:20 +0000 Damian Fanelli 19049 at http://www.guitarworld.com Listen: Nine Inch Nails Premiere New Song, "Copy Of A" http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-copy <!--paging_filter--><p>Although several fan-filmed videos of Nine Inch Nails performing their new song, "Copy Of A," have surfaced online, the band have released the official studio version of the track, and you can check it out below.</p> <p>The band premiered "Copy Of A" and another new song, "Find My Way," at Fuji Rock Festival on July 26. "Copy Of A" has since become their set opener on their US dates.</p> <p>All these tracks — plus two another new ones fans have had a chance to sample, "Disappointed" and "Came Back Haunted" — are from Nine Inch Nails' upcoming album, <em>Hesitation Marks,</em> which is set for a September 3 release. </p> <p>The new album, the followup to 2008's <em>The Slip</em>, features guest appearances by bassist Pino Palladino, Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and guitarist Adrian Belew, who was even a full member of NIN for a little while (<a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-adrian-belew-quits-nine-inch-nails-it-didnt-work">More on that here</a>).</p> <p>Take a listen — and be sure to tell us what you think in the comments!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pVB_DI4ajKA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-copy#comments Nine Inch Nails News Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:21:21 +0000 Guitar World Staff 18989 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video: Nine Inch Nails Perform Two New Songs, "Copy Of A" and "Disappointed" http://www.guitarworld.com/video-nine-inch-nails-perform-two-new-songs-copy-and-disappointed <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine Inch Nails continue to break out the new tunes on their current tour.</p> <p>Below, check out a fan-filmed video from the band's weekend show at the Ansan Valley Rock Festival in South Korea. The clip, which was posted July 29, features two tracks — "Copy of A" and "Disappointed" — from the band's new album, <em>Hesitation Marks.</em></p> <p>The album (which features guitar work by Lindsey Buckingham and Adrian Belew) will be released September 3. You can see the album's complete track list below and hear "Came Back Haunted" <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/nine-inch-nails-release-came-back-haunted-music-video">at this location.</a></p> <p><strong><em>Hesitation Marks</em> Track List</strong></p> <p>01. "The Eater of Dreams"<br /> 02. "Copy of A"<br /> 03. "Came Back Haunted"<br /> 04. "Find My Way"<br /> 05. "All Time Low"<br /> 06. "Disappointed"<br /> 07. "Everything"<br /> 08. "Satellite"<br /> 09. "Various Methods of Escape"<br /> 10. "Running"<br /> 11. "I Would for You"<br /> 12. "In Two"<br /> 13. "While I'm Still Here"<br /> 14. "Black Noise"</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mGJdy2VRfDc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-nine-inch-nails-perform-two-new-songs-copy-and-disappointed#comments Nine Inch Nails News Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:53:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff 18931 at http://www.guitarworld.com Nine Inch Nails Release "Came Back Haunted" Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/nine-inch-nails-release-came-back-haunted-music-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine Inch Nails have posted a new music video for "Came Back Haunted," a track from their upcoming album, <em>Hesitation Marks</em>, which will be released September 3.</p> <p>The video, which you can see below, was directed by filmmaker David Lynch.</p> <p>The album, which features guest appearances by bassist Pino Palladino and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, is the band's followup to 2008's <em>The Slip</em>.</p> <p>Speaking recently to <a href="http://news.radio.com/2013/06/24/trent-reznor-on-new-nine-inch-nails-album-im-doing-something-a-bit-different-exclusive-interview/">CBS</a>, Reznor came clean about the band's ever-shifting lineup (King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew announced he was quitting the band earlier this month), admitting it had been "disruptive." </p> <p>"You can spend a lot of time hypothesising, imagining and projecting what it’s gonna be with this chemistry and this recipe of people in a room playing music, and in reality it rarely is that," he said. "It's felt like a wrench in the works at times, but at the same time it's made me rethink a lot of how we put this together, and I think where we're ending up at is a place that’s much truer to what Nine Inch Nails should be and better in the long run," he added. </p> <p>WARNING: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1RN6pT3zL44?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/nine-inch-nails-release-came-back-haunted-music-video#comments Nine Inch Nails Videos News Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:57:16 +0000 Damian Fanelli 18668 at http://www.guitarworld.com Trent Reznor on Adrian Belew Quitting Nine Inch Nails: "It's Felt Like a Wrench in the Works" http://www.guitarworld.com/trent-reznor-adrian-belew-quitting-nine-inch-nails-its-felt-wrench-works <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-adrian-belew-quits-nine-inch-nails-it-didnt-work">As we reported earlier this month</a>, King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew recently quit Nine Inch Nails, posting the following note via Facebook:</p> <p>"hey folks, before this goes too far let me say this: I greatly respect trent and the music he makes. no one is at fault. we both agreed it just was not working. I’m sorry to disappoint anyone. that really hurts. but NIN will do an amazing show and I am back where I belong: creating FLUX."</p> <p>Belew was the second member of NIN to quit in less than a month; bassist Eric Avery announced his departure May 15, saying he felt "overwhelmed" by "the intensity Nails demands."</p> <p>Speaking recently to <a href="http://news.radio.com/2013/06/24/trent-reznor-on-new-nine-inch-nails-album-im-doing-something-a-bit-different-exclusive-interview/">CBS</a>, Reznor came clean about the shifting lineup, admitting it had been "disruptive." </p> <p>"You can spend a lot of time hypothesising, imagining and projecting what it’s gonna be with this chemistry and this recipe of people in a room playing music, and in reality it rarely is that," he said.</p> <p>"It's felt like a wrench in the works at times, but at the same time it's made me rethink a lot of how we put this together, and I think where we're ending up at is a place that’s much truer to what Nine Inch Nails should be and better in the long run," he added. </p> <p>The new Nine Inch Nails album, <em>Hesitation Marks</em>, will be released September 3. It was produced by Reznor, Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross. In a statement about the album, Reznor wrote: "I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately. 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 fucking great."</p> <p><strong><em>Hesitation Marks</em> Track Listing:</strong></p> <p>'The Eater of Dreams'<br /> 'Copy of A'<br /> 'Came Back Haunted'<br /> 'Find My Way'<br /> 'All Time Low'<br /> 'Disappointed'<br /> 'Everything'<br /> 'Satellite'<br /> 'Various Methods of Escape'<br /> 'Running'<br /> 'I Would for You'<br /> 'In Two'<br /> 'While I’m Still Here'<br /> 'Black Noise'</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/belewslidertrquote.jpg" width="620" height="226" alt="belewslidertrquote.jpg" /></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F95453832&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/trent-reznor-adrian-belew-quitting-nine-inch-nails-its-felt-wrench-works#comments Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor News Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:42:02 +0000 Guitar World Staff 18635 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitarist Adrian Belew Quits Nine Inch Nails: "It Didn't Work" http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-adrian-belew-quits-nine-inch-nails-it-didnt-work <!--paging_filter--><p>Last night, guitarist Adrian Belew announced he was quitting Nine Inch Nails.</p> <p>Belew, noted for his work with Talking Heads and King Crimson, posted the following note on Facebook, via <a href="http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/06/adrian-belew-quits-nine-inch-nails/">Consequence of Sound</a>:</p> <p>"hey folks, before this goes too far let me say this: I greatly respect trent and the music he makes. no one is at fault. we both agreed it just was not working. I’m sorry to disappoint anyone. that really hurts. but NIN will do an amazing show and I am back where I belong: creating FLUX."</p> <p>That post, which has since disappeared from Belew's page, was replaced by the following sentence:</p> <p>"concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn't work."</p> <p>FLUX, by the way, is Belew's solo project. It also describes the state in which Nine Inch Nails' lineup has found itself in 2013. Bassist Eric Avery left the band in May. A week later, former NIN guitarist Robin Finck rejoined the band.</p> <p>It should be noted that Belew played an important part in Nine Inch Nails' recent reformation. As Reznor explained in a press release earlier this year, "I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas ... which led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be." </p> <p>And let's not forget the quote that appears in the photo below, which is from Belew's <a href="http://www.adrianbelew.net/">official website</a>:</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/belewslidertrquote.jpg" width="620" height="226" alt="belewslidertrquote.jpg" /></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F95453832&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-adrian-belew-quits-nine-inch-nails-it-didnt-work#comments Adrian Belew Nine Inch Nails News Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:21:19 +0000 Damian Fanelli 18522 at http://www.guitarworld.com Listen: Nine Inch Nails Premiere New Song, "Came Back Haunted" http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-came-back-haunted <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out "Came Back Haunted," the first song to be released from <em>Hesitation Marks</em>, the upcoming new album by Nine Inch Nails. </p> <p><em>Hesitation Marks</em> will be released September 3 by Columbia.</p> <p>“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately," said NIN frontman Trent Reznor in a press release. "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 fucking great.</p> <p>"This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. 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!”</p> <p>The current touring lineup of Nine Inch Nails features Reznor, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.</p> <p>Besides the new song, Reznor &amp; Co. also have announced a 31-date North American tour that kicks off September 28 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tickets go on sale June 14 through Live Nation. Be sure to check out the complete itinerary below the Soundcloud player. </p> <p>"Came Back Haunted" is already available on iTunes. Stay tuned for more Nine Inch Nails updates!</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F95453832&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Nine Inch Nails Tour Dates:</strong></p> <p>9/28 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center<br /> 9/30 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center<br /> 10/1 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena<br /> 10/3 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell<br /> 10/4 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre<br /> 10/5 Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center<br /> 10/7 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills<br /> 10/8 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center<br /> 10/11 Boston, MA – TD Garden<br /> 10/14 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center<br /> 10/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center<br /> 10/18 Washington, DC – Verizon Center<br /> 10/19 University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center<br /> 10/21 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena<br /> 10/22 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena<br /> 10/24 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena<br /> 10/30 Sunrise, FL – BB&amp;T Center<br /> 10/31 Orlando, FL – Amway Center<br /> 11/5 San Antonio, TX – AT&amp;T Center<br /> 11/8 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center<br /> 11/9 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center<br /> 11/11 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center<br /> 11/13 Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center<br /> 11/15 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint<br /> 11/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint<br /> 11/18 Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena<br /> 11/19 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena<br /> 11/21 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena<br /> 11/22 Seattle, WA – KeyArena<br /> 11/24 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place<br /> 11/25 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/nails.jpg" width="620" height="601" alt="nails.jpg" /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-nine-inch-nails-premiere-new-song-came-back-haunted#comments Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor News Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:27:18 +0000 Damian Fanelli 18514 at http://www.guitarworld.com Nine Inch Nails Announce Plans to Release New Album This Year http://www.guitarworld.com/nine-inch-nails-announce-plans-release-new-album-year <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine Inch Nails — who recently announced their re-formation and touring plans — have signed to Columbia Records and will release a new album later this year.</p> <p>“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately," said NIN frontman Trent Reznor in a press release. "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 fucking great. </p> <p>"This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. 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!”</p> <p>The current touring lineup of Nine Inch Nails features Reznor, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.</p> <p><strong>Nine Inch Nails tour dates:</strong></p> <p>07-26 Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rocks Festival<br /> 07-28 Ansan, South Korea – Ansan Valley Festival<br /> 08-02-04 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza<br /> 08-09-11 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands<br /> 08-15 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop<br /> 08-16 Biddinghuizen, Holland – Lowlands Festival<br /> 08-18 Hockenheim, Germany – Rock ‘n’ Heim<br /> 08-21 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Belsonic Festival<br /> 08-23 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival<br /> 08-24 Paris, France – Rock en Seine<br /> 08-25 Reading, England – Reading Festival<br /> 08-28 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum<br /> 08-31-09-1 Philadelphia, PA – Made in America Festival<br /> 10-25-27 Asheville, NC – Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit<br /> 11-01-03 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Experience</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/nine-inch-nails-announce-plans-release-new-album-year#comments Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor News Wed, 29 May 2013 14:38:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff 18471 at http://www.guitarworld.com Former Nine Inch Nails Guitarist Robin Finck Rejoins Band http://www.guitarworld.com/former-nine-inch-nails-guitarist-robin-finck-rejoins-band <!--paging_filter--><p>Trent Reznor has announced that former Inch Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck is back in the band.</p> <p>"I am proud to announce that the tour lineup now includes the incredible Robin Finck," wrote Reznor on the band's Facebook page. "The addition of Robin to the mix of players I’ve assembled makes this band incredibly powerful and versatile. We are deep in the rehearsal process and it feels exciting and great to be back at this. Lots of information, surprises and sweat headed your way. Stay tuned!"</p> <p>Last week, Nine Inch Nails bassist Eric Avery announced said he was leaving the band because he was feeling a bit "overwhelmed" after a recent tour with Garbage.</p> <p>"It's with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I'm pulling out of NIN," wrote Avery, a founding member of Jane's Addiction. "I know. It's been a tough call and I don't know if it's the right one. But I really want to focus on my musical life here in LA, on film work in particular. As the tour dates kept growing … I just got overwhelmed."</p> <p>Finck can be heard on several Nine Inch Nails albums, including <em>Closer to God</em> (1994), <em>Further Down the Spiral</em> (1995), <em>And All That Could Have Been </em> (2002), <em>The Downward Spiral</em> (2004) and <em>The Slip</em> (2008).</p> <p>Nine Inch Nails are scheduled to play Lollapalooza in Chicago and Jay-Z's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this summer, with more tour dates to be announced soon. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/former-nine-inch-nails-guitarist-robin-finck-rejoins-band#comments Nine Inch Nails Robin Finck Trent Reznor News Mon, 20 May 2013 14:48:28 +0000 Damian Fanelli 18400 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video: Nine Inch Nails Post 'Self Destruct' Tour Documentary http://www.guitarworld.com/video-nine-inch-nails-post-self-destruct-tour-documentary <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine Inch Nails have posted a documentary about their Self Destruct tour, and you can check it out on the Vimeo player below.</p> <p>The 75-minute film chronicles the band's tour from 1994 to 1996 and features appearances from David Bowie and Marilyn Manson. The footage was originally only available on 1997's <em>Closure</em> video.</p> <p>Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently announced that NIN are alive and kicking in 2013. Tours are planned for this summer and fall. The new lineup includes Reznor, Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.</p> <p>"I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show," Reznor said. "Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.</p> <p>"The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014."</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/61998095" width="620" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> </p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/61998095">Nine Inch Nails: "Closure" part one: Self Destruct (1997)</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/ninofficial">Nine Inch Nails</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-nine-inch-nails-post-self-destruct-tour-documentary#comments Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor News Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:29:12 +0000 Damian Fanelli 18021 at http://www.guitarworld.com Trent Reznor Announces the Return of Nine Inch Nails http://www.guitarworld.com/trent-reznor-announces-return-nine-inch-nails <!--paging_filter--><p>It seems Nine Inch Nails are back. </p> <p>Four years after the band's Wave Goodbye tour, NIN frontman Trent Reznor — who has explained that NIN weren't done forever, just changing focus — has officially resurrected the group.</p> <p>Tours are planned for this summer and fall, all the way into next year. The lineup will include Reznor, Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.</p> <p>Here's the full statement from Reznor:</p> <p><strong>NOTE FROM TRENT</strong></p> <p><em>Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.</em></p> <p><em>I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.</em></p> <p><em>The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.</em></p> <p><em>Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.</em></p> <p><em>TR</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-inch-nails">Nine Inch Nails</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/trent-reznor-announces-return-nine-inch-nails#comments Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor News Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:20:31 +0000 Guitar World Staff 17861 at http://www.guitarworld.com