New Nine Inch Nails album THIS year!
Trent Reznor confirmed yesterday that Nine Inch Nails have signed with Columbia and WILL be releasing a new record this year.
He said in a press release, “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”
The 2013 incarnation of NIN features Reznor, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin. We are pretty excited about this, it is bound to be brilliant!
The band will play Reading and Leeds festivals this August.
Marilyn Manson/NIN Music “Influenced” Alleged Arsonist
A report has emerged that a 29 year old woman has told investigators that she set fire to her childhood home because of messages in the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.
The native of El Paso in Texas, accused of attempting to burn down her childhood family home has allegedly claimed the music of the shock rocker Manson and industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails has influenced her behaviour.
The woman in question, Christina Paz, told police investigators that she was trying to get back at her mother and father for ‘trying to kill her on Christmas Day, that they had planned to sodomize her and chop her up with the help of a neighbour’. An investigator asked Paz how she knew her parents wanted to kill her “and she said through the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.”
This is not the first time both bands have been involved in controversy, and Manson has been blamed for this kind of thing may times before. For example, the Columbine High School Massacre. Manson’s music was blamed for the actions of two high school students who decided to take the lives of many of their peers before taking their own after. His lyrics have been called evil and his videos violent, while Trent Reznor and co have also been surround by controversy on several occasions.
Of course this is nothing new, this kind of thing has been happening for many many years. People thought KISS was the devils music, that Ozzy Osbourne was the devil himself and that hidden messages were held in records by The Who, Metallica, even The Beatles! Wherever there is blame to be placed people will always be quick to point it in the direction of the media, and it is always being used as some kind of scapegoat for the actions of these individuals.
I have my own opinion on this subject, as I am sure many of you do too. Let us know your feelings on this. Does rock and metal music always get an unfair bashing when it comes to things like this, or do you think there is some truth behind this topic? Get in touch, we’d love to know your thoughts!
After winning an Oscar this year for his contributions to The Social Network soundtrack, Trent Reznor is at it again, this time for the remake of Swedish movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This is a new trailer just released and it features one of the songs taken from the movie. A cracking cover of Led Zeppelin's 'The Immigrant Song' featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The film is due for release in December.