NIN's Hesitation Marks Will Come In an Audio-Nerds-Only Version


Trent Reznor has a treat for audio nerds. When Nine Inch Nails' new record Hesitation Marks drops next week, it'll be available in regular and audiophile versions. The two sonic flavors will be mixed differently—One mix for the headphone clutching masses who demand "loudness," and one mix for the nerds who want to… » 8/28/13 2:50pm 8/28/13 2:50pm

The Amazing Tech, Lasers and Lights Behind a Nine Inch Nails Concert

Trent Reznor, front man for Nine Inch Nails, is no stranger to cool tech, incredibly in-depth viral and ARG marketing campaigns, and new ways to entertain his fans live in concert. During their current Lights in the Sky tour, they let Wired writer Brian Gardiner and photographer Jon Snyder record and catalog basically… » 9/13/08 3:00pm 9/13/08 3:00pm

BSoD Repeatedly Strikes Nine Inch Nails Concerts

BSoDs have been plaguing NIN on their current tour. In fact, one has been popping up on the giant display behind them at just about every concert. So what's the deal? Will Trent be forced to fire his tech guy? Hardly. The truth is that it is all part of the act. The BSoD pops up for a split second near the end of the… » 9/11/08 10:43am 9/11/08 10:43am

Nine Inch Nails Releases Free Album In High Definition Audio

Tren Reznor is not only breaking the old distribution model, he's even breaking the newest, like Radiohead's pay-what-you-want: Nine Inch Nails' latest album—The Slip—is 100% free, no payment required in any case, not even when you download the whooping 1.2GB version—which includes high definition WAVE 24/96 files… » 5/05/08 9:50am 5/05/08 9:50am

Trent Reznor Releases Nine out of Thirty-Six Tracks on Free Download

Last year, Trent Reznor recorded 36 instrumental tracks. This year, he's releasing them on the internet, rather à la Radiohead, but without the open price. The collection, entitled Ghosts I-IV is now available in a variety of packages, from a most generous gratis to a nail-bitingly expensive 300 bucks. Find out what… » 3/03/08 6:00am 3/03/08 6:00am

Universal's Legal Tangles With YouTube Kill Official Nine Inch Nails…

If you picked up Nine Inch Nails'Year Zero remix album, 1337-ly titled Y34RZ3r0r3m1x3d, you probably noticed the second disc "halo 25 data," containing the multitrack master files for every song from Year Zero. Some of them had already been posted online not long after its initial release, and that experiment's… » 11/26/07 8:00pm 11/26/07 8:00pm

Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Show the Music Industry How to Release…

Journos and music fans from all corners fawned over Radiohead for their bold release strategy for In Rainbows. After breaking with the majors, Trent Reznor and his parter-in-crime Saul Williams are taking that strategy and stepping it up to the next level of awesome. Saul's new Trent-produced album The Inevitable Rise… » 11/02/07 3:10pm 11/02/07 3:10pm

Nine Inch Nails Dumps Record Labels, Going Direct to Fans

Hear that? It's the RIAA quaking in their diamond-coated boots as yet another A-list band gives labels the finger: Pretty hate machine Trent Reznor announced today that "as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label." Instead of futzing through the hapless… » 10/08/07 7:00pm 10/08/07 7:00pm