Saturday, 3/15/14

NIN + Soundgarden North America tour dates announced

The much anticipated NIN + Soundgarden north american tour has been announced. NIN presale is Monday, March 17, 2014. Visit for more info.

07.19.2014 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood
07.21.2014 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07.24.2014 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07.26.2014 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07.27.2014 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07.29.2014 Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
07.30.2014 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08.01.2014 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
08.02.2014 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08.04.2014 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
08.05.2014 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08.07.2014 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
08.08.2014 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
08.10.2014 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
08.11.2014 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08.14.2014 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
08.16.2014 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08.17.2014 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08.19.2014 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
08.21.2014 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08.22.2014 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08.24.2014 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
08.25.2014 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
Tuesday, 3/11/14

Cold Spring Records releases unearthed Coil/NIN remixes on CD, Vinyl

NIN RecoiledWhenever possible, I like to link you directly to the source. I posted about Recoiled about two months ago, but seeing photos of the packaging by people who have it in their possession, I had to post about it again.

I had personally only ordered the limited edition vinyl, so I haven't received my copy yet (what's a NIN related release without a delay? They're shipping soon-ish), and I think I'm supposed to get some copies from the label (read: future freebies for fans, hopefully), nonetheless if you're a fan of those late 90s Coil remixes and you haven't checked any of this out yet, you really should do yourself a favor.

It's available on iTunes and Amazon MP3 on the cheap (and with alternate cover art!), and physical versions can be had direct from Cold Spring or slightly cheaper from Amazon.

Thanks to Demogorgon and poro765 from ETS for the photos!

The Downward Spiral turned 20, The Quietus reflects

The subheadline reads "Val Siebert revisits an album that sounds even more like the future 20 years later." The quote I'll pull from the story is:
Also celebrating a twentieth anniversary currently is Soundgarden's Superunknown, which happened to be the only record that kept Downward Spiral off the top of the U.S. charts when they were both released twenty years ago. Possibly owing to the clarity of Reznor's production, it's mind-blowing that these are from the same decade, let alone the same month – Superunknown sounds so 'retro' in comparison.

Val sure talks about the future a lot, maybe he was having a premonition.

Also holy shit, The Quietus reviewed Recoiled, and Harry Sword spoke at some length with Trent about Coil. If you don't know what Recoiled is, then you read this post before I finished the one that's going to appear above it.

The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame is looking at festival performances

USA Today has the story, wherein they detail the upcoming exhibit

The exhibit, which opens April 25, will cover more than 50 years of festivals — from the 1938 From Spirituals to Swing concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, seen as the prototype of the music festival, to modern destination festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza. But Common Ground isn't just about the music: The hall plans to embrace fans' stories.

I locked myself out of my car at the 1999 HFStival, which was bad enough, but that same night, my dad's minivan got stolen, so I had to drive him, my brother & his friend, my sister & her friend back up to Pennsylvania in my "nothingmobile" 1989 Dodge Colt hatchback. Hall of Fame, I await your embrace.

Sorry, got sidetracked. Aforementioned Hall of Fame is asking for you to vote for the most greatest festival moments in rock & roll history, and NIN's legendary Woodstock '94 performance is one of the options. Really, given that the Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, that cesspool (I say that with love, although it was only a one night stand at the opening of the Fragility tour) from which Nine Inch Nails sprang, it's probably only a matter of time before they really start cashing in on that connection, but why not give them a little incentive to get started early. It looks like all you have to do is click a checkbox to vote for Nine Inch Nails. Or, you know, whichever moment you prefer. No pressure.

This one I got from Kyle's post on ETS. Thanks, Kyle!

Jean-Michel Jarre, John Carpenter, Trent Reznor, and more

Over on Dread Central's Dailymotion channel, John Carpenter let slip this tasty morsel:
"[Jean-Michel Jarre] is doing an album and he's collaborating with various people on this album: David Lynch, Trent Reznor, and I am one of them." According to Carpenter, the album is "all electronic, very moody, very much like a score."

The quote comes in around the 27 minute mark during the show, but I lifted it word for word from Nyx's post on the NIN Spotting thread on Echoing the Sound.

Selections from John Carpenter's soundtrack work was played in the minutes leading up to Nine Inch Nails' performances during the Tension 2013 tour.