New Things Falling Apart Images on nin.com Preview[15:13 EST]
Matt was checking out the Things Falling Apart section on nin.com, and noticed how to find some exclusive pictures from the album. Here's what he said to do:
If you go through the entire animation and wait until it turns black and right click on it and hit "play" it'll suddenly flickers images of what look like new artwork from TFA. The artwork is accompanied by a screeching noise and then you get forwarded to nothingrecords.com.
Check it out!
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
Nine Inch Nails make Top 100 Hard Rock Artists[08:29 EST]
VH1 recently did a list of the top 100 Hard Rock artists of all time. And Trent Reznor was on the list.
Updated by news@theninhotline.net
nin.com: Things Falling Apart preview?[08:09 EST]
Ryan and Marmalade discovered something today. On the main page of nin.com, occasionally to the left of the 3 squares, you can see a faint blue square blinking. If you click on it at the right time, it will take you to thingsfallingapart.com, where there are some sounds of sort. It looks like our preview has finally arrived!
Updated by crimsonplague@theninhotline.net
Join us & SLSnews at the DC 'Requiem' showing tonite[01:48 EST]
Got nothing better to do on a Friday night? Well, Paul and myself took up an invite from Evan from SeemsLikeSalvation News to catch a flick at the LCE Outer Circle in Washington DC tonite. Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream is showing at several times this 3rd day of November, and we'll all be there for the 9:30pm showing. The unrated show goes on for an hour and forty minutes, and is scored by Nothing artist Clint Mansell. If you're in the area, and wanna chill with us for a little bit, here's a good excuse... until touring comes back into question anyway ;)
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Just a Friendly Napster Reminder as TFA approaches[14:14 EST]
If you're hunting for leaked tracks on Napster, you should be wary of what's out there. There are a lot of fakes out there, and they are most certainly not Nine Inch Nails tracks. Though the filenames may share the titles listed on Things Falling Apart, the contents are not the actual tracks - some are independant remixes, some are completely unrelated music by other bands.
Updated by news@theninhotline.net
Danny Lohner plays alongside APC on Jay Leno[00:39 EST]
#nin99 was just teeming with excitement over a surprise appearance minutes ago of Danny Lohner (NIN Bassist) on stage with A Perfect Circle on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Danny played on bass, allowing Paz Lenchantin to perform on violin for the live rendition of APC's current single, "3 Libras".
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NIN Song Used in Unbreakable Commercial[11:13 EST]
A commercial for the upcoming movie Unbreakable contains a clip from The Mark has been Made in the background. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis and is directed by the same director as The Sixth Sense.

Thanks John, Screaming Slave and NiceDream.

Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
Lohner and Eustis '3 Libras' Remix[22:10 EST]
NIN bassist Danny Lohner and Telefon Tel Aviv's Joshua Eustis have completed a remix of APC's '3 Libras'. We have also been informed that Massive Attack has remixed the '3 Libras' track. An official release date for the single is not yet known.
Updated by whitechapelmolly@theninhotline.net
Robin Finck to Tour with Guns And Roses this Summer[18:59 EST]
MTV News Reports that Robin Finck will be touring with Guns and Roses this summer. The article states that Finck, along with Buckethead and Bryan "Brain" Mantia (Formerly of Primus) have also signed onto the tour. Guns And Roses will make thier return at the Rock in Rio festival this January. Heres a clip from the article:
The statement, from Big FD Entertainment, confirmed that Finck, who recorded with GN'R for two years before returning to his old band, Nine Inch Nails, is back in the fold. Also confirmed is the long-rumored addition of avant-garde guitarist Buckethead to the group.
Also mentioned in the article is that Bob Ezrin (who produced Pink Floyds The Wall) will be producing Guns and Roses upcoming album, The Chinese Democracy.
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
UK's 'The Sunday Times' reviews Things Falling Apart[15:37 EST]
Appearing in the 'Sunday' supplement of the UK newspaper The Sunday Times, this brief review touches on the content of the remix EP, as well as generally giving a thumbs up to NIN remix releases in general:
Things Falling Apart
Island CID 8102, 14.99

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has a habit of releasing a second, remix album shortly after is "proper" albums come out. Things Falling Apart contains remixes and reworkings of tracks from The Fragile, as well as an outtake from the same sessions, The Great Collapse, and a cover version of Gary Numan's Metal. For those who recognise Reznor's tortured genius, but can't handle the nonstop assault of industrial music, these remix albums, which give equal time (well, nearly) to the subtler side of his writing, are a godsend. While almost all the tracks build into a loud, insistent mantra, they do so by way of passages spare enough to reveal some of the stunning individual layers that, in the original mixes, are hidden in the overall blast of noise. As such, Things Falling Apart offers a fascinating insight into the building blocks that make up Reznor's wall of sound.

Many kind thanks to Paradox for typing that up for us. It should be noted that the price listed in this review possibly represents the earlier pricing scheme designated for this release. Since rescheduling the release for November 21 (in the US), there has also been a price reduction for Things Falling Apart. The current pricing is apparently similar to what Further Down The Spiral sold for when it was initially released.
Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
Robin Finck on Gn'R lineup for Rock in Rio 3[11:58 EST]
According to articles published at MTV News Online and Yahoo! Rock & Pop News, Guns n' Roses are slated to play at the Rock n' Rio festival in January 2001, with a completely new lineup. The source of this information, apparently close to the band's production, confirms that the band's appearance is 'written in stone', and went on to add that Robin Finck will be appearing with the new line-up for this performance.

Robin Finck had previously recorded on tracks for the upcoming Gn'R release, The Chinese Democracy, but shortly after Nine Inch Nails announced they were playing the 1999 Video Music Awards [with a line-up including Finck], Rose announced that all material Robin had recorded for that new record was to be scrapped and re-recorded.

Thanks go out to blu, NINXPX, and jreese for the emails!

Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
Miss Truth catches up on her gossip[17:16 EST]
CDnow.com's music gossip columnist, Miss Truth, follows recent music press finger-poiting at red-capped Bizkit frontman Fred Durst in her column today. As she notes, the general critical consensus about the latest LB 'effort' Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water is that Freddie's coming up short on original musings:
For example, in the first verse of "My Generation," Durst cops script from two songs (Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" and his own "Take a Look Around") and a movie (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), but it's his blatant lifting from Nine Inch Nails' hits "The Perfect Drug" and "Closer" that bugs us most. And, yes, we know he credits NIN in the album and got permission, so he's not really stealing, it's just a little lazy, OK? ...

We suppose it could be some form of mockery towards Reznor, in retaliation for the Durst diss in Nine Inch Nails' "Starfuckers, Inc." video, but that may be giving Durst too much credit. Creative juices stagnant, perhaps?

On a related, disappointing note, Limp Bizket's latest album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts this week.
Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
Scans of Best Buy ad featuring TFA[15:57 EST]
Hey hey! tperfect, the webmistress of 9inchnails.net sent over scans of the Best Buy ad marking Things Falling Apart for October 24th release. Check the incorrect ad for more information. Thank ya tperfect :)
Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
SimReznor?[02:00 EST]
Do you find yourself wishing you could control the lives of the NIN bandmembers, but can't afford to seek psychological help? If so, The Meathead Perspective is here to help.
Updated by meathead@theninhotline.net
Fragility v2.0 Archive Completed Tonite[00:00 EST]
Thanks go out to Brian for emailing and letting us know: the Denver, CO section of the Fragility archives on nin.com are now uploaded and up to date. Check out the really nice photos of the backing films, and the 2700k fan video, for a rare glimpse at a migratory convusling meathead, amongst many others who'd come from all walks of life for the final show of v2.0

What a great time :)

Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
Trent Reznor up for "Most Shocking Artist" on VH1's The List[21:06 EST]
Both Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson are up for "Most Shocking Artist" tomorrow on the VH1 show, The List. One of the panelists for the episode is Jim Rose of the Jim Rose Circus. Jim Rose previously toured with Nine Inch Nails.

Thanks Judy.

Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
Best Buy lists "Things Falling Apart" incorrectly[03:23 EST]
Sounds as though someone missed a deadline. According to Kev, a Best Buy ad in his local (Dallas) newspaper has a picture of the cover of Things Falling Apart, and lists the EP for an October 24th release, with pricing set at $9.99.

At this time, we would like to take a moment to remind you that a press release was issued on October 10 in regards to the release date of the remix EP. The current release date is slated to be November 21st. The Best Buy advertisements are simply misprints, in reference to an older scheduled release date.

Updated by leviathant@theninhotline.net
Major Nine Inch Nails feature at Digidesign.com[03:16 EST]
Alan Bailey wrote in from the UK with a link to a great article at the Digidesign website. In the article, Trent Reznor sings the praises of working on a Pro Tools setup. It's quite an interesting article, from a gearhead standpoint. Reznor discusses how song production has changed since the days of Pretty Hate Machine, moving from laying everything down on tape into a completely digital studio using Pro Tools and networking. Check out the following excerpt from the article, on how studio modernization has affected mixing the tour DVD in Dolby 5.1 surround:
For the live DVD, Reznor got fully into 5.1 mode, which was unfamiliar territory for him. With the surround mix, he chose to feed stems into his SSL, which he fitted with a Martinsound MultiMAX. But when it came time for the PCM stereo mixes, the decision was made to go back to Pro Tools.

"I thought, every single thing is in the computer now, because we recorded everything live to 48-track digital and worked with it in Pro Tools," he says. "And I thought, 'this is stupid, why are we even doing this?' So we wheeled out the ProControl and set all the automation in that way riding the faders. And that made me think, OK, now I've got a 72-input giant analog piece of gear that I really don't need that much anymore because I can do most of it inside the computer.

The article is called 'Trent Reznor On Songwriting and Pro Tools 5,' as assembled by Jim Batcho.
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NineInchNailsArt.com featuring New Design[20:45 EST]
Venus, webmaster of nineinchnailsart.com has recently informed us of a new look for her site! It allows the user to choose between a "left" and "right" design on the site. The left version portrays the elements of water & metal, while the right version portrays the elements of earth & fire. Neat stuff! Check it out!
Updated by crimsonplague@theninhotline.net
NIN EP's To Be Re-issued[19:26 EST]
Iain informed us that a record store in his town has said that Fixed and Closer to God are to be re-issued in the U.S. This information is confirmed, yet date's have not been set for the re-issues. What Iain also added was that Fixed was supposed to contain a new track. This information hasn't been confirmed yet, and shouldn't be taken for more than a rumour.
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
nin.com Updates with Fragility Media[07:54 EST]
The Official NIN Page has now been updated with media from the last few shows on the Fragility tour. The movies/pictures from these shows had not been posted yet. All of the shows are posted except the final show, from Denver.
Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
NIN Hotline Contest Comes to an End![17:51 EST]
The first NIN Hotline Contest has come to a close. The 20 question multiple choice questionare went over very well. Almost 40% of the contest submissions came back correct! Next time we'll have to make them harder

If you filled out the questionare, check your email now to find out if you're a winner! Thanks to everyone who participated, the contest went over very well.

If you want to find out the correct answers to the questions, check 'em out!

Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
New Things Falling Apart Shirt Available on TheWeathermen.com[16:17 EST]
The Weathermen's Nine Inch Nails section is offereing a new T-shirt! The shirt comes in extra large and medium and is avialable for $16.99.

The Weathermen is also offering pre-orders of Things Falling Apart for $14.99, including the Australian import version (same tracks) for $18.99.

Updated by paul@theninhotline.net
New pictures & article in French Magazine Rock & Folk[08:20 EST]
NIN: France has yet again created a special page. This one is about the latest November issue of the French Rock & Folk magazine (n399). It features 9 pages of Trent Reznor & Marilyn Manson, and an alternate, new official