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Nine Inch Nails

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Nine Inch Nails

Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 22 February 1990

"IT'S NOT like I'm a horribly depressed person trying to come across as having a noose around my neck," says Trent Reznor, the sole member ...

Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine (Island) ****

Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 23 February 1991

NINE INCH Nails is Trent Reznor, and it's fitting that his surname borders on 'razor' because Pretty Hate Machine is musical mutilation of the first ...

Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine (Island)

Review by Neil Perry, Select, March 1991

TWO YEARS ago, Trent Reznor locked himself in a studio and took a long, hard digitally-sequenced look into his soul. Pretty Hate Machine was the ...

Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Nine Inch Nails: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 7 September 1991


Nine Inch Nails: A Bang On The Gear

Report and Interview by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 7 September 1991

SAN FRANCISCO, city of peace and love. Perhaps the last refuge of the beautiful people who advocate making babies, not bombs. But, hey, get out ...

Nine Inch Nails: Bierkeller, Bristol

Live Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 21 September 1991


Doing the slam: Tales from the mosh pit, where rock 'n' roll is a contact sport

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 23 February 1992

THESE DAYS, rock 'n' roll has become a contact sport. Not all rock 'n' roll, of course. You won't see slam dancing at a Moody ...

Nine Inch Nails: Techno Fear!

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, April 1994

Violence! Paranoia! Misery! Welcome to the nightmare world of NINE INCH NAILS! STEFFAN CHIRAZI gets inside the head of mainman TRENT REZNOR to discover the ...

Nine Inch Nails: Barrowlands, Glasgow

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 4 June 1994

IN HIS dreams, Trent Renzor is the last great warrior of industrial culture. As the Nine Inch Nails lynchpin. he wants to scare the living ...

Trent Reznor

Profile and Interview by Edward Helmore, MOJO, November 1994

"IF YOU'RE NOT ready for it, it's terrible, it's noise. It's the most uncommercial record that's ever been in the Top 50," says Trent Renzor ...

Nine Inch Nails: Madison Square Garden, New York City

Live Review by Jason Cohen, Spin, March 1995

FOR A LONG TIME NOW, there's been but one thing missing from Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails: Crackerjacks! ...

Nine Inch Nails: The Story Behind The Song: 'Head Like A Hole'

Retrospective by Cathi Unsworth, RAW, September 1995

"Synth faggot," that was how Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor attempted to describe himself to a bewildered press when he first appeared supporting Guns ...

David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails: Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, MA

Live Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, December 1995

THE MOMENT to remember was the two headliners playing together, the end of the Nine Inch Nails set fusing without pause into the beginning of ...

David Bowie/ Nine Inch Nails: Meadowlands Arena, New Jersey

Live Review by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1995

SOMEWHERE, ROUGHLY TWO THIRDS OF THE WAY through the non-linear-Gothic-drama-hyper-cycle-murder-mystery known as David Bowie's Outside, the seasoned pro lost his audience. What began with the ...

Trent Reznor: Sympathy for the Devil

Interview by Eric Weisbard, Spin, February 1996


An Interview with Trent Reznor

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 1999

THE PRINCE of pain has a severe case of the sniffles. Imprisoned in a swanky London hotel, Trent Reznor has been laid low by a ...

Charles Manson: The Man That You Fear

Retrospective by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, 7 August 1999

Thirty years ago this week, followers of CHARLES MANSON committed a series of brutal murders that changed US culture forever. On the anniversary of the ...

Nine Inch Nails

Book Excerpt by uncredited writer, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

Trent Reznor, b. Erie, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Nine Inch Nails

Interview by Stevie Chick, Kerrang!, February 2005

FIVE YEARS. It's a long time by most people's standards, but when such a period passes between albums by Nine Inch Nails, the turbulent electro-noir ...

Nine Inch Nails: With Teeth (Interscope)

Review by John Aizlewood, The Evening Standard, 29 April 2005

This is only the fourth album since 1989 from Trent Reznor, responsible for everything here save the drums, but the man's influence is pervasive. ...

Nine Inch Nails: Fighting Tooth And Nail

Interview by John Doran, Classic Rock, July 2005

After finally admitting to himself that he was in the merciless grip of alcohol and drug addiction, Trent Reznor (aka Nine Inch Nails) got himself ...

Nine Inch Nails: Scala, London — Still Dirty On The Inside

Live Review by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 21 August 2013

On the evidence of last night's Scala show, Nine Inch Nails have recharged their batteries in spectacular style, writes Luke Turner, highlighting the subtle undercurrents ...

Nine Inch Nails: Reading Festival / Leonard Cohen: The Brighton Centre

Live Review by Simon Price, The Independent, 31 August 2013

The Nine Inch Nails frontman is still furious after all these years. But, at 78, Leonard Cohen knows it's better to be a lover than ...

Trent Reznor on the NIN Tour

Interview by John Doran, The Quietus, 5 March 2014

"I feel some responsibility to the audience, I want them to leave feeling that they've had some kind of experience that was satisfying. But at ...

see also Trent Reznor


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