Wednesday, 5/31/00

Press continues to applaud NIN performances

The latest review to hit the media comes from the Omaha World-Herald, in an article penned by Niz Proskocil. Amongst interviews with exuberant fans at the show, Proskocil proclaimed "The band, especially the drumming of newest Nails member Jerome Dillon, was impeccable, and Reznor was a razor-sharp inferno."Apparently, 'The Fragile' made its way into the encore again. (static is a lucky mofo)Also in the news, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch did a write up about the rainy St. Louis show, where special to The Post-Dispatch Cory Blackwood writes:A dizzying barrage of lights popped and exploded in time with the machine gun fire of Jerome Dillon's drums. The first sign of color in the stage presentation wasn't until Nine Inch Nails first tread on new musical ground with "The Wretched." Guitarist Robin Finck and bassist Danny Lohner put their instruments at war as a wash of sickly blue and green lights glimmered overhead.Thank you Dawn for sending that link in. Next up, the Kansas City Star breaks down the Kansas show on their site in an article subtitled "Nine Inch Nails rocks the phonies out of Kemper". Again praising a good show, this one including Somewhat Damaged at the start, Derek Donovan writes;Even though Nine Inch Nails is primarily known for the bombast and raw power of its most brutal moments, the concert proved that much of that power comes from its creator's keen sense of contrast. When Reznor held the audience rapt throughout "The Frail," a quiet instrumental that recalls Erik Satie at his most minimal and sedate, it became clear that his music is very different from the bluster of Slipknot or Rammstein. The mood then morphed into the relentless, rolling gait of "The Wretched," one of Reznor's most subtly hard-edged songs, and the definite musical highlight of the concert.Derek's written about NIN before in the KC Star, he's the fellow from Love Among Puppets who wrote a real nice review of the Fragile before :) Thanks to sarah for transcribing the article, and to UrbanLegend for forking over a link. On a personal note: those of you trying to get in touch with me and who haven't heard back from me - I was in New Orleans for a couple days, I came back to several hundred emails. I -will- get back to you, I just need to play catch up first.
Tuesday, 5/30/00

Phoenix, AZ show moves to larger venue

According to A Perfect Circle news, the Phoenix, AZ show on June 4 is moving to a higher-capacity venue. Quoted from the site:Sundays's June 4th show in Phoenix, Arizona has moved venues from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the America West Arena. Apparently,Veterans Memorial Colisuem seating capacity is only 9,000, whereas, America West Arena holds approximately 17,000. For everyone that already has tickets to the Veterans Memorial Colisuem show, hold on to them, they will still be good at the new venue.Thanks to Rose for sending this information in. Apparently, the page listed the venue change as being for the June 3rd show in San Diego earlier today, but has since revised their news.
Monday, 5/29/00

The True Test of a NIN Afficionado

You think you like Nine Inch Nails? You think you're a die-hard fan? Then step right up and take the Official Meathead Perspective NIN Quiz and find out just how cool you really are.

Clouser to Remix Splatter Cell and Theremin Info

Morpheus Technopagan over at The Remix Files recieved all of this information right from Charlie Clouser yesterday.According to Charlie, "the SplatterCell remix has just been finished(last week) and is on its way to mastering. It clocks in at a massive12 minutes or so!" The SplatterCell remix album featuring Charlie's remix(among others) will be released in the US on August, 22 on 75ARK Records.The Theremin Charlie uses on stage is infact a Bob Moog Etherwave. Here's what Charlie toldMorpheus about the theremins: "The theremin I'm using IS the Bob Moog Etherwave model,and it is fantastic. The best-playing theremin I've tried,except for its big brother. Truly a fine electronic instrumentthat is sensitive, expressive, and durable (!), despite its somewhatplain appearance. I'm running it through a TC Electronics FireWorxeffects processor to add distortion, delay, filters, pitch changers, etc.,which is quite helpful at livening up the somewhat sterile soundof a 'dry' theremin. See Big Briar's website for ordering info!" Keep Checking the News section of The Remix Files for more info, and look for a brand new Theremin section.
Sunday, 5/28/00

MTV Latin America Interviews Trent Reznor

MTV Latin America recently interviewed Trent Reznor. Trent discusses a possible tour in Latin America among other things. Stephanie was nice enough to transcribe it for us, so heres the english version of the interview. Interviews Reznor recently interviewed Trent Reznor. The Interview is one of the better ones lately. Q: You're obviously not gripped by commercial considerations -- three full-length albums in 10 years isn't a mark of hunger for sales. But there had to be some relief in the success of "The Fragile" (which debuted at No. 1), knowing that people still wanted to hear what you had to say musically. A: Very much so. I've convinced myself we're starting from scratch. I didn't know if everyone was still out there. I had to tell myself, it's a new era, a new climate. A lot of things have changed. The business has changed -- record labels don't appear to like music anymore. It's a very hostile climate for bands. So I put out a record that's longer than most, denser than most, costs more than most, requires you to listen harder. What could I expect? I'm surprised with the success it's had. I'm also surprised with the lack of support Seagrams (owner of Interscope Records) has given it. The development of art means nothing to them. It's all, "What's the next Britney Spears?" That's disheartening to see a climate like that, to see your favorite labels like 4AD or Creation evaporate.

Arizona Venue Changed!

According to The Arizona Republic newspaper, the venue for the Phoenix, AZNails show on June 4th has been changed. The venue has been changed from Veteran's Memorial Coliseum to America WestArena. Call your local Ticketmaster office for more information. has Starfuckers Specials

The Feature section of is offering 3 pages of images and videos from the shoot. One of the videos is of the band playing that wasn't included in the Starsuckers video. So go check it out at the Official NIN Page. Thanks Erebus.

Playlist From Reznors MTV2 Picks

Yesterday Trent Reznor made a guest DJ appearance on MTV 2 yesterday. Along with the half hour Fragility 1.0 Special, and a two hour documentary on the Fragility 2.0 tour, Trent Reznor played his favorite videos for five hours. Here is the list of the songs that he picked, its extremely diverse, and taps into Reznor's influences and favorite artists. Reznor also discussed Napster, Fred Durst, Puffy Combs, Marilyn Manson, the tour and a possibility of an unplugged set.Thanks to Stephen among others who sent in the setlist.
Friday, 5/26/00

Playlist From Reznors MTV2 Picks

Yesterday Trent Reznor made a guest DJ appearance on MTV 2 yesterday. Along with the half hour Fragility 1.0 Special, and a two hour documentary on the Fragility 2.0 tour, Trent Reznor played his favorite videos for five hours. Here is the list of the songs that he picked, its extremely diverse, and taps into Reznor's influences and favorite artists. Reznor also discussed Napster, Fred Durst, Puffy Combs, Marilyn Manson, the tour and a possibility of an unplugged set.Thanks to Stephen among others who sent in the setlist.

Schedule for Upcoming NIN Specials on MTV2

Samanki was nice enough to send us the schedule of the upcoming Nine Inch Nails special that are to air on M2 this weekend. This will have brand new live footage, and more. Heres the schedule:Saturday, May 27 8:00am-1:00pm : Trent's Video Requests 1:00pm-1:30pm : NIN Concert in Europe 4:00pm-6:00pm : NIN Tour DocumentarySunday, May 28 8:00am-10:00am : NIN Tour Documentary 12:30pm-1:00pm : NIN Concert in Europe 1:00pm-6:00pm : Trent's Video Requests
Thursday, 5/25/00 Article on Nothing Studios

Nola has put up an article describing the massive Nothing Studios on Magazine Street in New Orleans. The Article, Magazine Street studio ahigh-tech sanctum, offers a peak inside the studios, describing it like: "The main studio room of the 17,000-footfacility is a bunker-like space in what was the funeral home's chapel. A massive 72-input control board isaugmented by banks of recording gear." The article also talks about how Nothing Studios recently became a commercial studio. Thanks Allison.

NAILED TO NEW ORLEANS preshow article

A special in the entertainment section of contains a pleasant article about Mr. Reznor and how New Orleans has influenced his music. The article obviously quickly runs through Mr. Reznor's history up to his move to New Orleans, and then delves into a more detailed synopsis of his activities in the Big Easy. It's interesting and definitely worth the long read. Click here for the article. Thanks to Steven Flores for the news.

Dallas Morning News reviews show

On May 23rd NIN hit Dallas. The Dallas Morning News has the review on their website. Click here for the article. Towards the end, the reviewer critiques APC vs. Tool material. Also, if you haven't already picked up APC's debut album "Mer de Noms"... do it soon. It's a beautiful disc. Thanks to Carolyn Huffman for the info.

Trent gets a visit from the gaming industry

Trent and Daisy May were blessed with the presence of John Carmack, Co-founder, owner and lead programmer of ID Software. Yes doom/quake fans he's the man behind the games. Though many might say that Mr. Carmack is just experiencing red-eye from the camera, if you look closely you might see new screenshots burned into Mr. Carmack's pupils (million plus hours behind a computer monitor) from the upcoming expansion pack for quake 3. Check out the picture here. Thanks for everyone who submitted.
Tuesday, 5/23/00

Starsuckers Video Available on

Well, if you haven't been lucky enough to catch the Starsuckers video on MTV, its now available on The Official NIN Page. There is a link to the video right off of the main page. There are both Real Video and Windows Media streaming videos available.Pictures from the video shoot are on the way, and there is also a link to vote for the Starsuckers video on the page.

Meathead Makes Things Right

This week, The Meathead Perspective attempts to correct some of the mistakes it has made in the past, in order to start again with a clean slate. Whoopee!

A Perfect Circle's Album Hits Stores Today

A Perfect Circle's debut CD, Mer De Noms, hits stores today across the U.S.
Monday, 5/22/00

The NIN Hotline exclusive interview with Kim Prevost

Continuing to bring you a look into the lesser-touched-on sides of Nine Inch Nails, we're proud to bring you an exclusive interview with Kim Prevost, the name you might recognize from Into the Void and The Day The World Went Away.Prevost sang backing vocals to these tracks, and to many NIN fans, she may be a new name amongst the credits, she is well known amongst the New Orleans jazz scene, and 1999 winner of the BET National Jazz Discovery Award. Check out the interview, which was conducted Sunday by Nancy Lockyear. Well worth the reading :)And if you didn't already know - we interviewed Alan Moulder, who co-produced The Fragile in mid-January, and conducted another exclusive interview, this time with programmer Keith Hillebrandt in mid-February. We've got more coming up, pending a sluggish approval process, but we hope you're enjoying these specials :)

A Perfect Circle contest

Musique Plus , a Montreal music video channel has launched a contest for A Perfect Circle. You can win a 4-day trip to Los Angeles to see APC live with hotel accomodations. To participate, you must watch Fax every weekday at 6 pm (eastern time).

A quick interruption

A quick note for everyone that enjoyed Synthetic Minister's utterly awesome remix of "The Day the World Went Away", the mixing master has released an album that you can check out at his site.Now back to your regularly scheduled NIN news ;)

Further info on 'Nine Inch Nails on Tour' MTV2 special

We've gotten in touch with some folks involved with the MTV2 special next weekend, and here's the straight-up information we received:NINE INCH NAILS TAKE OVER MTV2 ON SATURDAY, MAY 27"Nine Inch Nails On Tour" Features Exclusive Look at one of Music's MostAdventurous ArtistsTrent Reznor to Program His Favorite Videos from 8 AM - 1 PM New York, NY, May 18, 2000 - MTV2, the sister channel of MTV, announcedtoday that the channel will present a special weekend of music programmingwith nine inch nails on May 27 and 28. Currently on the road with thehugely successful "Fragility v2.0" tour, nine inch nails' Trent Reznor willprogram 5 hours of his favorite videos beginning at 8 AM (ET) and talk abouthis music with MTV2 VJ Chris Booker. Immediately following that special,MTV2 will air "Fragility," a concert special from nine inch nails.Beginning at 4 PM (ET), viewers can check out the world premiere of "nineinch nails on tour," which chronicles the band on the road and featuresexclusive interviews and rare footage with the band. This is the firstmusic documentary for MTV2, which will also air on MTV at a later date. The weekend kicks off on Saturday, May 27 at 8 AM with Trent Reznormaking his video choices and talking about his music. The five hour showfeatures a wide range of music, including Queen w/ David Bowie's "UnderPressure," Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show," Peter Gabriel's "Digging in theDirt," Erykah Badu's "On and On" and many others. At 1 PM, MTV2 viewers can check out "Fragility" to see nine inchnails live on stage. Currently earning rave reviews for the "Fragilityv2.0," this special will give MTV2 viewers the chance to see what everyoneis talking about. "nine inch nails on tour" will give fans a unique look at one ofmusic's most influential bands. Airing at 4 PM, the two-hour special takesviewers inside the life of nine inch nails with access to the bandbackstage, on the road and through live performances. The special alsofeatures the complete video collection of the group and exclusive videofootage that fans have never seen before. The nine inch nails programming will repeat throughout the weekend."We are very excited to present our nine inch nails weekend. Trent Reznorgave us incredible access for the weekend, so music fans can look forward toa very special look at one of music's most influential artists," said DavidCohn, General Manager, MTV2. MTV2 plays music videos 24 hours a day with a format focusing on showcasingnew artists and clips from the early days of music video."nine inch nails on tour" is produced by Allison Corn and co-produced byPatrick Lope. David Cohn and Dave Sirulnick are executive producers.MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., owns and operates five cable televisionprogramming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION. MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nickat Nite and Nick at Nite's TV Land -- all of which are trademarks of MTVNetworks. Information about MTV and MTV2 is available on MTV Online, onAmerican Online (Keyword: MTV) and the World Wide Web ( that should answer any questions about this weekend that you might have, except perhaps "How the hell do I get my cable company to give me MTV2 before the special starts!"Anyone want to tape it for me? :)
Sunday, 5/21/00

Reznor, Clouser and Lohner Thanked in APC CD

Trent Reznor, Charlie Clouser and Danny Lohner are all mentioned in the 'Thank you' section of A Perfect Circles debut CD, Mer de Noms which comes out in the US on Tuesday.
Friday, 5/19/00

MTV2 to air Nine Inch Nails special Memorial Weekend

From the now-functioning nin:access, denofbeats posts some information regarding MTV2's Memorial Day Weekend Special revolving around Nine Inch Nails' Fragility v2.0 tour.During the weekend of May 27 & May 28, MTV2 will feature five hours of videos hand picked by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, a two-hour special behind the scenes of Fragility v2.0, plus a half hour of live concert footage! This is all the information we have at this point, but as we get more we'll be sure to post it. Makes me wish that York, PA had MTV2 :b

Nine Inch Nails perform 'The Fragile' at lastnights show

Fans who attended the concert at the Lakeland Center in Florida lastnight were treated to a performance of 'The Fragile'. Lord Morpheus from phoned me from Florida lastnight/this morning to fill me in, but my computer was off and I was already on my way to slumber :)The Fragile appeared during the encore of lastnights show, between The Day The World Went Away and the fiery Starfuckers, Inc.
Thursday, 5/18/00

Lakeland area newspaper preps for NIN performance

In an article entitled A Hint at a Light of Optimism, Elizabeth McCormick writes for The Ledger,While the new tour may have a tinge of optimism, the band will not alienate faithful fans and will continue to rely on its strengthsMcCormick interviews Robin Finck for this article, and touches on the origins of The Fragile and how it's translated into a live setting. Thanks to Crystal for sending the link in.

Radio station broadcasting Manson with NIN

According to Matt Vice, Ohio station 97.3 FM has been playing a clip from the Madison Square Garden show.Twice during the past week, Matt caught the recorded performance of 'The Beautiful People' featuring NIN playing backup for surprise guest Marilyn Manson."It sounded great and Trent did a wonderful job at the end on the guitar," Matt commented.

Washington Post reviews performance in Columbia, MD

Richard Harrington of the Washington Post made a nice write up of the second outdoor performance by NIN during Fragility v2.0.Citing Robin Finck and Jerome Dillon as particularly manic, the review sets the show as well balanced, complemented with a connected audience.At Merriweather Post, it proved a still-powerful combination,particularly on the opening full-frontal-lobe assaults "Terrible Lie,""Sin" and "March of the Pigs," early works that are as soul-wrenchingand teeth-rattling in the new millennium as they were in the early 1990swhen NIN and Ministry launched the industrial rock revolution. Reznor,suitably dressed for the apocalypse, screamed out his frustrations--onlyto have them screamed right back by the crowd in a stunning showcase ofrock concert as group therapy.The article can be found in its entirety at the Washington Post's website for about two weeks. Check it out :)

Brief TR interview in June AP Magazine

Thanks to Crystal and Lucid Empress for sending this in! In the latest edition of Alternative Press, there's a stout little interview with the man behind Nine Inch Nails. Check it out;Nine Inch Nails' founder is anything but fragile.Q: What was the response to NIN to the rest of the world?A: Really good. We wanted to catch the rest of the world up with America because we've never had the resources to tour outside the United States much due to shitty record labels. Walking onstage in Barcelona and having everyone know the lyrics to "Somewhat Damaged" was pretty weird.Q: You said on an Web chat that you would stay on tour forever to promote The Fragile.A: I was being dramatic. Here is what I'm faced with: The only thing that has ever gotten the word out on NIN was touring. So either I let the record vanish or I do whatever it takes to get the word out. That means touring. When we're done, we'll go do some festivals in Europe. And then I'll assess the situation. If people are still interested here, I'll go out for another round, if it's done in a different context.Q: Any new Nothing Records plans?A: The mysterious Tapeworm project and another thing from me are my priorities at the moment. Clint [Mansell, formerly of Pop Will Eat Itself] is doing another record right now.Q: Filter's Rich Patrick: wacky person or genuine loser?A: I don't know what has short circuited with that guy lately. I genuinely like Rich and I know him enough to know that he's the kind of guy where you add a little fame to the situation and the personality-distortion machine kicks into full gear and has to run its course.Q: Did all the people who were genuine music fans 10 years ago give up music for marriage, mortgages, and kids? Are we like the last soldiers stranded on a remote island and no one has told us the war is over?A: I think there's a truth to what you're saying, but I also think that the love of music didn't die off with our generation. I think that people innanely want to be challenged. I can't believe that people think that what's out there now is great. I don't think everyone is lined up at the candy machine waiting for the next 'N Sync single to poop out. I'm going to keep plugging away at what I think is good. You can sit back and bitch about it, or you can try to change it.
Wednesday, 5/17/00

Happy Birthday

As many of you already know, today is Trent Reznors birthday. He turns 35 today.

Starsuckers on TRL - almost there - need your further help

I'm a pretty inventive fellow, but there are only so many comment lines I can come up with when submitting to TRL.If we're going to make a script that doesn't look completely bogus, it's going to have to post to TRL with more than just one comment.Seeing 2,000 votes with "NIN ROCKS!" as the comment begins to look suspicious. So if you have a little time, please send me an email with a couple lines (or a hundred lines) of 'comments', to be inserted into our TRL script.Please double space the email, so seperating comments will be easier. Don't worry about spelling, and relevance isn't completely important. But submit your comment lines to me at this email address.Your assistance is much appreciated!
Tuesday, 5/16/00

New Spanish NIN Site Opening

Theres a brand new Spanish NIN site thats going to be opening tonight. The site, NIN En LatinoAmerica is set to open tonight and offers a great selection of NIN related information, all in Spanish. The best Spanish NIN Site I've seen.

A Perfect Circle To Play Conan Tonight

A Perfect Circle is set to appear on the Conan O'Brien show tonight. The show starts at 12:30am and A Perfect Circle will probably play two songs.

Sacramento Valley Show Confirmed

98 Rock in Sacramento has confirmed the Nine Inch Nails show. NIN is to play the Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre June 15th at 8pm. Tickets for this event go onsale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 20th at noon.

Please Meathead, Don't Hurt 'Em

What does The Meathead Perspective have in store for this week? There's only one way to find out...

Starsuckers on TRL - Update

We've been hearing a lot of positive response, and we're heavy in developing a few, erm, helper applications, to forward the cause.Thanks for all the emails, your support is continually appreciated, and if we can get Starsuckers on TRL, I'll go out of my busy way to put out some cool stuff for readers of this site. Help do what we can to expose TRL viewers to some proper music :)

KROCK posts some picks from their booth at MSG

While we're on a kickback to New York last week, we'll send you to this link at NYC's KROCK website, which features a few shots of Trent with soem DJs,but mainly pictures of fans at MSG stopping by the station's booth. Thanks to Josh from God Money's Altar.

VH1 Reviews the Madison Square Garden show

Yeah, so we might not have Starsuckers on TRL yet (give us a week) we're seeing support from VH1 for the boys in corn starch.This review by Charles Bottomley of VH1 rightly applauds last weeks fantastic show, giving it a five-pick rating, and speaking very highly of the whole evening. The mosh pit undulates like a trailer park in tornado season, soaked by Poland Spring poured by the band off the stage. "March of the Pigs" seamlessly accelerates into "Piggy." Onstage, it's a mess. Keyboards fall over, Trent falls over, and then he plummets in front of the stage to pass the mike to a crushed fan so they can wheeze along with the line "Nothing can stop me now..." Don't forget to vote for the show while you're there :)
Monday, 5/15/00

Starfuckers Makes the Cut on Smash or Trash

MuchMusic's show, Ed The Sock, had its Smash or Trash segment today. The Starsuckers video was brought up for the smash or trash test. The video got a 6 to 2 Smash over Trash vote, which will increase the videos rotation on MuchMusic.

Don't forget to vote for Starsuckers, Inc. on MTV's TRL

In brief: click here and vote for NIN. Turn off your cookies, vote as much as you can. Help the band out!! I don't have MTV, I've only seen a Realvideo version of this video, and I still vote!Extended Version: We need some creative people to help us fix Total Request Live. Right now, it's broken, it keeps playing the same stuff over and over. If we can come up with a solution to this error collectively, it would be very good for the entity we know and love, Nine Inch Nails.If you want to assist with some CGI scripts I'm fiddling with, please get in touch with me. If you don't know that CGI crap, but want to help out, turn cookies off in your browser, and vote a couple times, ten times, twenty times, but put in new information each time.If you don't know what turning cookies off means, well, we're working on that. If you're going to email us and say 'I don't want to see NIN on MTV ever' then save your efforts to dislodge my personal favorite band for some other elitist moron who thinks that it helps the band to not-show-support.

Happiness In Slavery Nominated for ONYA!

Congrats to John Raptis over at Happiness In Slavery. His site was nominated for theprestigious ONYA Awards (Australian Online Music Awards). The site was nominated for best Australian Fan Site. Go Vote! for the page!

DWWA Used In K-Rock Ad

K-Rock aired an ad for a donation to the poor program yesterday, and in the background they had The Day The World Went Away on. Then they played the Perfect Circle song, Thinking of You.
Sunday, 5/14/00

MTV News Update

This morning around 3 AM Central time (I know this due to my horrible sleeping patterns) Mtv ran a news update that rehashed the reunion of Reznor and Manson. It quickly touched on the NYC concert where Manson joined Nine Inch Nails onstage to perform the last bit of Starfuckers Inc. and The Beautiful People. Clips from the wonderful camera work of the NIN crew that you can view in the video section of and the clip of Beautiful People on Manson's website. Following the clips, Mtv showed a short interview with Reznor and Manson speaking about how they came up with the idea for the Starsuckers Inc. video and why they wanted to insult so many other musicians. Towards the end of the interview, Mtv made a comparason of Starsuckers to Eminem's new single The Real Slim Shady. Manson mentioned that Eminem tries for more of a comedy look in his video than Starsuckers was envisioned to be. Reznor mentioned that Eminem was "smart" for what he did in the video.
Saturday, 5/13/00

News on Reznor/Manson

Thanks for the news Samantha for this one. Here is a bit of news about the Reznor and Manson reconciliation. The article comes from Lanches music website. You can go straight to the article by clicking here.

News on Reznor/Manson

Thanks for the news Lanches music website. You can go straight to the article by clicking here.
Thursday, 5/11/00

New York Times Reviews MSG Show

The New York Times did a review of the Madison Square Garden show at which Manson appeared. The Review Done By Jon Pareles gives the show a good rating, and has a picture of Reznor taken at the show. Introducing the viciously mocking song that has been retitled "Starsuckers Inc." for its release as a single, he said it was about "a friend," and then the friend it denounced, Marilyn Manson, joined him onstage, publicly ending a long feud. ( Manson has also directed the video clip for the song.) Nine Inch Nails then backed Manson singing his own song, "The Beautiful People"

'The Lost Weekend' Ticket Sales

Nine Inch Nails will be playing The Lost Weekend shows in London on July 1st and 2nd as we posted last week. Heres info on the tickets:Tickets for 'The Lost Weekend' are priced at £20 for one day, or £35 for both. You can buy them from the box office (0207 538 1212), a credit card hotline (0115 912 9129) or from Stargreen (0207 734 8932). Thanks Nodie.

New York Daily News applauds MSG show

In a praising article penned by New York Daily News Music Critic Jim Farber, the bands' skill and the articulate sound setup were brought together for a powerful performance on May 9. While head Nail Trent Reznor has been fashioning an increasingly self-involved and difficult sound in the studio (having created his hermetically sealed albums almost entirely by himself), in concert he made his dark style rousing, aided by four sadistically skilled musicians. They helped give Reznor's material greater momentum than at any show I've witnessed by him in the band's 10-year history......amid today's sunny pop scene, dominated by toothy teen stars, it was especially refreshing to witness artists of such dark power in their prime.You can follow this link to read the full article, which includes a little TR photo and more laudate authoring.Thanks to Taylor for sending in this news.
Wednesday, 5/10/00

Reznor Calls K-Rock about Show Cancellation

Trent Reznor called K-Rock around 8:30pm today to explain the show cancellation (which was explained in the press release, scroll down). Then Trent also talked about the setlists of the shows this time around. He said that the Self Destruct shows were just 'assault...assault..assault', but these shows left more of a companionship with the crowd at the end of the show. He said he really liked that feeling he gets from the crowd after the shows, and that alone is enough to make him tour for a long time. I only caught the last half of the call, so if you heard the rest... tell us! On another note, an estimated three hour roundtrip drive to the Nassau Colesieum took me seven hours... only to see the nice 'show cancelled' sign. :-)

Marilyn Manson / NIN @ MSG, NY Update

Two items of interest regarding the special appearence of Marilyn Manson last night at the Madison Square Garden.Marilyn the official site for the band has updated with a clip ofThe Beautiful People that Manson performed with NIN last night. It seems to be a continuation of the video on of the duo performing Starfuckers, Inc.Also, MTV's site has added a small blurb of a Trent Reznor & Marilyn Manson Interview by Kurt can find the RealVideo clip hereShout out to the Hotline's own Cunnykick for spotting these.

Tonights Uniondale, NY Show cancelled

Press release from NIN regarding tonights cancellation of the Uniondale, NY show:NINE INCH NAILS CANCEL NASSAU COLISEUM SHOW DUE TO SWOLLEN VOCAL CHORDS AND VOCAL STRAINMay 10, 2000 – New York, NY – nine inch nails have announced the cancellation of tonight’s Nassau Coliseum concert due to swollen vocal chords and vocal strain of nine inch nails’ Trent Reznor. Ticket refunds available at point of purchase. nine inch nails are currently in the midst of their 43 city "Fragility v2.0" tour which wraps in Denver on June 18.

Vote for Starsuckers, Inc. on MTV's TRL

It's 3:10pm and where are your votes? Turn those cookies off, put in a good ten or so votes at MTV's Total Request Live page.Help the band out, play your part...

Starfuckers Clip

Everyone check out the new Starfuckers clip at featuring Marilyn Manson at the MSG show this evening! This you won't want to miss. :)

More On Manson at MSG

Marilyn Manson joined NIN for a few songs tonight at MSG. At the beginning of Starfuckers, Trent said to the crowd "Heres a song about a friend of mine." Then, after the "dont you... dont you" part, Marilyn Manson joined NIN on stage to take vocals with Reznor. As soon as the song ended the intro to 'The Beautiful People' kicked in. Marilyn Manson did the vocals with Trent on guitar. The stage was rocking, the crowd flipped. I'll have a few pictures uploaded on Thursday. NIN rehearsed The Beautiful People before the Philly show (around 4:30 or so) as some of you at the show may have heard from outside.The show went pretty well, other then some soundboard difficutly during the first few songs. Among the fans were Leviathant, Ca9, Morpheus, FlyerBitch, Choser, and I.

Special Guest Appears at Madison Square Garden

This evening Marilyn Manson joined Trent and the band at the Madison Square Garden show in NYC. Together they did the encore of Starfuckers, Inc. followed by The Beautiful People. Thanks to Matt Schwenk from Spin and Rich for this bit of information. :)
Tuesday, 5/09/00

Meat has arrived...

Hey kids! This week, The Meathead Perspective responds to the new "Starsuckers, Inc" video! Hooray!

APC feature and short interview on updated with a feature on A Perfect Circle including a short interview on how they began touring with Nine Inch Nails, etc. Check it out here. Thanks to Sart Mistress for the update.

Philadelphia review: Beautiful

Kathleen Atkins submitted a great review from the Philadelphia Inquirer which comments on Mr. Reznor's pain and the impact of his show on fans. The Inquirer beautifully describes the show to the reader. Check it out.

A Perfect Circle To Play on Conan O' Brien Next Week

A Perfect Circle is set to play on the Conan O'Brien show on Tuesday, May 16th. The Conan O'Brien show starts at 12:30 on NBC.
Monday, 5/08/00

KRock To Broadcast from MSG Show, Interview

K-Rock has been giving away tickets to the NIN concert at MSG all week long (and the Nassau show). Kane will be broadcasting from inside the venue (no live stuff). Booker, who broadcasts from 12-6, will be doing an interview with Trent Reznor on Thursday. He also interviewed Trent over the summer, though I doubt it will be the replayed.
Sunday, 5/07/00

Fragility 2.0 Journal Down Temporarily

The amazingly popular Fragility 2.0 Tour Journal has temporarily gone off-line because it was taking way too much bandwidth for the server to hold. Luckily, the hosts put back up, but the Tour Journal may be down for a day or two. Dont be afraid to send your reviews this way in the meantime.

Metal Hammer Interview

Metal Hammer magazine interviews Trent Reznor in thier July 2000 issue.. and Maelina was awesome enough to transcribe it for us. The interview, done by Pete Gabler, deals with The Fragiles structure, Manson, and the live shows. Worth a read definitely. "I think I'm over a necessary hump in my own creative development that I would hope doesn't stall me out for another several years. I've gained a lot of confidence in the studio and a lot of self-respect, and I sincerely don't believe that I'm on the verge of another travel down that horrible road, which would prevent me from doing anything. I feel very optimistic right now."

Live Nails show on MTV2?

Gary was watching MTV2 when the Starfuckers Inc. video came on, and along the bottom of the screen, the following message was marqueeing by:Nine Inch Nails is taking over the airwaves...tune in for thier live concert and behind the scenes footage throughout the weekend of 5/27... only on MTV2" This looks like its for real, though no confirmation yet.

Nails in London

The latest issue of Kerrang! magazine has an article about Nails playing in London this July. Nails and APC are set to play the "Lost Weekend" on July 1st and 2nd. The venue is said to be the Docklands arena, and tickets are 20 pounds. Also playing are Machine Head, Rollins Band, Skunk Anansie and Queen Adreena. Thanks to Nodie for finding this.

Philadelpia Review

Well, even within this crazy heatwave we've been having I still had the ability to type up a cool review (corny). Anyway, lots of us Hotliners including Leviathant, Meathead, Crimsonplague, WhiteChapelMolly, Mamoulian and I, along with Ca9, Abbey, Lasher, the guys from, GaryTheRetard, Randy, Kim (the bassist from Zeromancer) and some other friends went to the Philadelphia show. With the Fragility Tour Journal being down, I typed up a small review of the show, and GaryTheRetard gave me the setlist.Leviathant is at the Pittsburgh show right now, so expect a review of both shows by him tomorrow sometime.
Friday, 5/05/00

Taking the turnpike to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia?

Follow my sorry ass! Try to catch up with me before the show, if you're driving to Pittsburgh like I decided to do.We can organize a mini-caravan across PA to the next show. Unless I'm the only wacko making the drive. Anyway, hope to see you in Philly and Pitts., it's going to be a fun weekend :)

Don't forgt to cast your votes...

I still haven't seen any results, folks! Click here and vote for Starsuckers, turn off your cookies, vote again and again, but lets get this thing going!

Hartford Courant Interviews Robin Finck

The Hartford Courant recently did an interview with Robin Finck. The interview, done by Roger Catlin, deals with Robin's work outside of Nails and some info concerning the Fragility 2.0 tour and more.
Thursday, 5/04/00

Newsday does NIN Article

New York based newspaper, Newsday, had a cover special on NIN in thier nightbeat section. This article shows some of the excitement floating around the New York area for the show (I know its hit me!).

Alternate route to access your email

Due to some server problems at, a lot of you are probably having trouble accessing your email.Don't fret - you can still get to it, even though the site is down. Simply go to this address and log in as usual.Also, if you haven't heard about it already, there's a nasty bit of virus going rampant today. If you get any emails with the subject "ILOVEYOU", do -not- open them, do -not- run the attached file, delete the email.

The NIN Hotline to cover Philadelphia PA on 5/6

While we certainly can't boast the presence we had in Cleveland, we're hitting the Philadelphia area pretty hard for a big ol' get together.Hotliners paul, Leviathant, meathead, mamoulian, WhitechapelMolly, and Crimsonplague are amongst those meeting up in the city of brotherly love.We're going to be on-site at the First Union Spectrum sometime between 5:00 and 6:00, so keep an eye out :) With all this presence, we'll be covering this show pretty hardcore. Try and meet up and say hi, too, it's good to get to meet our viewers & peers :)On a side note: - if anyone else is planning to travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and would like to organize something like a caravan for the cross-state trip, please email Leviathant :)

New England Newspaper Reviews

Robin sent in a few links to 3 New England newspapers that did reviews of the show in Worchester, MA last night. All three articles give the show a very positive review. Heres the links:Providence Journal: Reznor a star with guitar, but less of a grudgeBoston Globe: Nine Inch Nails hammer as hard as everBoston Herald: Reznor's NIN-ergetic band Nails it
Wednesday, 5/03/00

Nine Inch Nails on

In an overwhelmingly positive review of the show at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Eric Cardiff writes for may very well be the best rock band to appear in the last decade. Forget about the retro-camp and pop/rock nostalgia - rock has its best band. NIN.(I think they liked the show)For the full review, follow this link, and for six nice photos of TR by Richard Beland, click here. Thanks to greg for sending in the link.

Tons more of the Incite interview on

Incite magazine has 8 pages of straight-up Trent Reznor interview available on their website.Trent takes time to talk about compiling the soundtrack and sound effects for Quake, and Clan Pud. :)There are also plenty of hi res scans of the man, if that's what you're out to get, scattered throughout the interview.It's definately a good read, one of the better interviews I've gone through while helping out on the Hotline.Thanks to tperfect of and to Kort for sending the linkage :) tells their take of Starsuckers, Inc.

In an brief write-up entitled New NIN Video Contains Games, Dishes, gives some spoilers to the video, hitting the highlights,and concluding that the video is 'actually quite funny, and well done.' Thanks again to Trinity for keeping an eye out.

Please take some time out and vote for Starsuckers

It's 3:30pm. If you haven't already done so, request Starsuckers on MTV's TRL.It only takes a few seconds, you're only helping the band out, and think of all the MTV kids you'll be helping. Make it a little routine, voting each day :) Every little bit helps.Support the talents you enjoy!

In search of more German translators

We're looking for a few good men, women, anyone with a pretty good ability to translate English to German.A basic knowledge of HTML is helpful, but you don't need to be a whiz to use our update system. If you are interested in becoming a member of The NIN Hotline, translating for, please, contact!

Download Judith Video

For everyone who missed the debut of A Perfect Circle's (NIN's opening band) video for Judith, you can download it from thier page. The video section of thier page contains streaming RealVideo and Windows Media versions of the video (directed by David Fincher by the way).

Hotline Slight Redesign / Things to Come

As you may or may have not noticed, the NIN hotline has updated its graphics a bit to make things work a bit sleeker and more efficient.You will notice the hotline's sections starting to evolve a bit with the new design over the next month or so. Also a new addition to the hotline is on the way..a Mailbag section, where we feature a selected email from our viewers in a weekly opinion column..Look for the first choice from the mailbag on Thursday to start things off.Just a reminder that all of you attending shows for NIN's Fragility v2.0 tour to submit all of your reviews and tour-related material to the collaboratory Tour Journal!

Incite Magazine's Reznor Interview

Thanks to the toil of David Wells, you can check out this article written by Paul Semel for Incite Magazine.It's definately a cool interview, coming from a completely different angle than your typical music/celebrity magazine. If you want the accompanying pictures, your best bet is to fork out some cash and buy the magazine, so Paul Semel gets next months paycheck.

First reactions to Starsuckers, Inc. from net media

While we won't see much commentary from traditional music publications, the firstreport on Starsuckers, Inc. from a general music news website comes in at CDnow's AllStar daily music news.Carrie Borzillo's article details the celebs bashed in the video (though she misses a few of them) and gives a play by play. If you don't want to spoil the surprise, don't read the article.Thanks for the heads up, Trinity! :)