Nine Inch Nails Book Coming Soon

By Christina Johnson for CDNow All Star Music News on February 1, 1997

Nine Inch Nails fans will want to make room on their bookshelves this summer. St. Martin's Press is releasing a biography of the band, cleverly titled Nine Inch Nails, which delves into the band's rise to fame and all of the cynicism and scandal along the way. The tentative release date is July 10.

The Press' catalogue description of the book reads, "Since stealing the original Lollapalooza tour in 1991 from their position at the bottom of the bill, NIN has become the definition of the pop- techno- ethno- ambient cacophony of today. In Reznor's desperate, combative persona and disarrayed melodies, '90s music lovers have finally found a band that not only appalls but continues to confound everyone but their millions of fans."

Author Martin Huxley (Aerosmith, St. Martin's Press, 1995, AC/DC, St. Martin's, 1996) scribed the history of Reznor, the "improbable hero" and his metamorphosis from "outcast to dyspeptic sex symbol." He also explores NIN's growing popularity while still offending others with their combination of "goth rock and grunge." Naturally, the book touches on Reznor's love life, including his alleged relationship with Courtney Love.

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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