Billboard Bits: Nine Inch Nails re-release Pretty Hate Machine
By Jonathan Cohen for Billboard Magazine on October 27, 2005
NIN leader Trent Reznor has made no secret of his dislike for his former label over the years. He recently wrote on the band's Web site that he hoped "to eventually release a deluxe version" of "Pretty Hate Machine" at some point, but that it required "the additional hassle of dealing with TVT Records."
"Pretty Hate Machine" has sold 3 million copies in the United States since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. The album features such NIN staples as "Head Like a Hole," "Terrible Lie" and "Down in It."