Friday, 6/24/11

Year Zero TV series snags writer Jim Uhls(!)

On Friday afternoon, The Hollywood Reporter posted exclusive news that Jim Uhls, who penned the screenplay to some movie called Fight Club, will be writing for the Year Zero series being produced by HBO and the BBC. Thanks to guilty, Steve, isdfx, hatebunny and Chris for sending that news in!
Thursday, 6/23/11

Some Alessandro Cortini news

In case you did not preorder or have forgotten, SONOIO's new album RED is available now and well worth the purchase. Also, it seems he contributed to the upcoming Puscifer album.
Wednesday, 6/08/11

Casemate Design Contest: less than two weeks left to enter your design

#IMakeMyNINcase Less than 2 weeks left to enter your design in the The Casemate/NIN Hotline #IMakeMyNINCase Design Contest.

Design a custom Nine Inch Nails case. Detailed Instructions here:

Enter 3 ways:
1. Post a pic of your design to the comments on the Casemate/Hotline Contest blog post:

2. Post it to the official thread on

3. On Twitter: tweet your design to @ninhotline with the hash tag #IMakeMyNINCase

Contest ends June 24, 2011. Open to US residents only. The NIN Hotline will choose 10 designs to win a free case! Winners will be announced July 1st.

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Wednesday, 6/01/11

Pretty Hate Machine re-re-re-release - on Null? Not quite.

This morning, Gun Shy Assassin posted a vague update about The Null Corporation putting the original mix of Pretty Hate Machine out on CD and vinyl. This was somewhat bolstered by a new listing for a PHM CD on Amazon with a release date of July 12, 2011, along with a single-disc vinyl to be released the same day. Later, Rocbloc posted the same story, but without the Null Corp angle.

About this time, NIN's long-time art guy Rob Sheridan said "No one on our end knows what those reports are talking about. No PHM release plans from Null.". Still, the story wouldn't quite die, as ThePRP published a story after 5pm about the release. Responding in the comments to a link to Rob's statement, PRP's wookubus was the first to mention the source of the information when he stated that "I just double checked, it’s still on UMe’s release schedule, perhaps UMe and Bicycle Music are pulling another TVT on ol Trent, but Null is listed as the label."

So, to bottom-line it, Null Corporation has nothing to do with any further releases of Pretty Hate Machine as of this post, and no doubt someone is getting/has gotten a nasty email and/or phone call about all this. If the release happens, it's very likely going to be the original 10 track version, as released in 1989. Because what the nincatalog PHM page needs is another set of PHM releases.

Listen to new SONOIO tracks, preorder the new album

Alessandro Cortini, who while touring with NIN performed amongst a pile of keyboards, modular synthesizers, and that customized Kaoss pad mounted on an articulating arm, reduces his live setup to a Teenage Engineering OP-1 in the video for "Enough," which would make it the lead single off the upcoming sophomore effort by SONOIO, Red. The pre-orders for Red are similar in scope to what was available for the debut, Blue: Pre-order now and you'll get demo versions of album tracks - and there are several packages involving CDs, and 18x24 poster by Caspar Newbolt, and an updated version of the custom synthesizer, SuONOIO - loaded with samples from the new album, and with a shiny new blue faceplate to contrast the red circuit board.

SONOIO - Enough from Alessandro Cortini on Vimeo.

You can download four tracks from Red freely from I really enjoyed the rich harmonies and heartfelt lyrics on the first album and am glad to hear new music from Cortini so soon. I've already gotten a lot of mileage out of the pre-order tracks, and can't wait to hear the rest of the album.

High quality "Dragon Tattoo" green-band teaser posted

Not long after the following trailer was posted, Sony let loose with the copyright notices, and the red band bootleg trailer disappeared, but not before getting over 1.6 million views over the weekend.

The teaser is set to a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" presumably by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, featuring Karen O on vocals. "The feel bad movie of Christmas" apparently won't be out for another six months. The Social Network score was released within a week of the debut of the movie, chances are pretty good that the score for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will see a similar release schedule. These 1.5 minutes are a pretty good indication that it's going to be worth the wait.