Nine Inch Nails
The fact that they’re still playing their brazenly uncommercial music to large crowds today is equally impressive. Judging by the power of the band, and the passion of the thousands gathered at the Prudential Center, they’ll be able to do it for years to come.
If Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 masterpiece ‘Downward Spiral’ was an opera of depression-induced suicide, then new album ‘Hesitation Marks’ is an opera where Trent Reznor grieves, forgives and buries the body.
The intimate show followed their enormous festival dates, but they sure didn’t sound any smaller, pummeling the tiny Troubadour with the band’s legendary industrial strength.
Here’s a primer on Trent Reznor’s many, many projects after Nine Inch Nails waved goodbye in 2009.
Like Public Enemy, who played the Rocky stage the prior day, NIN did not fit into the #YOLO vibe, which means that a fair portion of the didn’t know what to do with their music.
With the band’s comeback album on the horizon, Nine Inch Nails are releasing a slew of behind-the-scenes extras, including a tour doc and 45 minutes of Trent Reznor talking about all things NIN.
The L.A. duo’s 2012 debut, ‘Ministry of Love,’ transports listeners to cities like London, Berlin, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing–some locations more literally than others, lyrically speaking.