Originally published in Nine Inch Nails Press Release on September 29, 1999

New York - nine inch nails debut at #1 on The Billboard 200 this week with their critically acclaimed double CD "The Fragile." Released September 21st amidst a crowded slate of releases, the album sold over 228,000 copies, earning nine inch nails' Trent Reznor the first #1 of his career. Produced by Reznor and engineer/mixer Alan Moulder, "The Fragile" is nine inch nails� first full-length studio album in five years.

"We�re In This Together," the first single off of "The Fragile," is currently generating massive airplay at radio stations and video outlets nationwide. It is one of the ten most played videos on MTV.

Worldwide, the media are embracing the record. Reznor currently appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, is scheduled to travel to Europe for an extensive promotional visit, and "The Fragile" is receiving rave reviews, including:

Rolling Stone (10.14.1999), "?a delicate and brutal masterpiece."

Entertainment Weekly (9.24.1999), "Right now, hard rock doesn't get any smarter, harder, or more ambitious than this."

The Los Angeles Times, (9.19.1999), "The portrait of psychological helplessness that emerges is more unsettling than anything in ?The Blair Witch Project�?the musical passages in song after song are extraordinary."

nine inch nails will begin touring on November 14th in Barcelona, Spain. Confirmed European and UK dates are: 11/14 Barcelona, Spain - Pabellon Valle Hebron, 11/17 Milan, Italy � Alcatraz, 11/19 Munich, Germany �Colosseum, 11/20 Vienna, Austria - Libro Music Hall, 11/22 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Halle, 11/23 Copenhagen, Denmark - KB Halle, 11/25 Paris, France � Zenith, 11/26 Dusseldorf, Germany � Shahlwerk, 11/28 Tilburg, Germany � 013, 11/29 and 12/1 London, UK - London Brixton Academy. The band plan to tour the U.S. in early 2000.

nine inch nails official web site is live and online and located at http://www.nin.com.

nothing records was founded by musician Trent Reznor and his manager John A. Malm, Jr. in 1992. nothing's roster features Reznor's nine inch nails, Marilyn Manson, Autechre, The Bowling Green, Einsturzende Neubauten, Plaid, Plug, Pop Will Eat Itself, Squarepusher, 12 Rounds, and The The.

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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