Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have officially won an Emmy. The duo scored the award in the “Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)” category for their work on the score for HBO‘s “Watchmen.”
As previously reported, Nine Inch Nails are among the artists that are set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year. Now, Cleveland.com are reporting that the following musicians will be part of the band’s induction: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin, Chris Vrenna, and Danny Lohner. Fans can watch the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction special on HBO on November 7.
Tobacco has premiered a new song titled “Babysitter.” This track features Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and it will appear on Tobacco’s new album, “Hot Wet & Sassy,“ which is set to be released on October 30. Tobacco told Rolling Stone the following:
“I’ve always been an album guy and my albums are my zone, so Trent being on this one is one of the more meaningful things to me. Now he’s melted into it. ‘Babysitter’ is like one of those experiments I need to do every once in a while, to see how far I can push it within the constructs of writing a song, without just making noise. [It’s] edging. Probably not that different from how Taylor Swift does it.”
Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been nominated for two Emmy Awards. This includes nominations in the “Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)” category and the “Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics” category for their work on the score for HBO‘s “Watchmen.” The ceremony will broadcast on ABC on September 20.
600 artists have signed an open letter to Congress in an effort to help save independent music venues across the U.S. Among those who signed are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Trent Reznor, Jack Black, Robert Plant, Josh Homme, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Alter Bridge, GWAR, Halestorm, New Years Day, Power Trip, Sevendust, Whitechapel, Zakk Wylde, and tons more.
The letter said the following:
We, the undersigned artists, respectfully submit this letter in support of NIVA’s request for federal assistance for independent music venues and promoters across the United States.
We will know America is “back” when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely. The live music experience is inextricably tied to our nation’s cultural and economic fabric. In fact, 53% of Americans – that’s 172 million of us – attended a concert last year.
We urge you to remember we are the nation that gave the world jazz, country, rock & roll, bluegrass, hip hop, metal, blues, and R&B. Entertainment is America’s largest economic export, with songs written and produced by American artists sung in every place on the globe. All of these genres of music, and the artists behind them, were able to thrive because they had neighborhood independent venues to play in and hone their craft, build an audience, and grow into the entertainers that bring joy to millions.
Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 9 0% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.
We are asking you to support NIVA’s request for assistance so these beloved venues can reopen when it’s safe and welcome us and our fans back in. The collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating.
Independent venues are asking for an investment to secure their future, not a handout. One Chicago report found that every dollar small venues generate in ticket sales results in $12 of economic activity. If these independent venues close forever, cities and towns across America will not only lose their cultural and entertainment hearts, but they will lose the engine that would otherwise be a driver of economic renewal for all the businesses that surround them.
With respect and solidarity, we, as artists and as community members ourselves, urge you to pass federal legislation that will help #SaveOurStages.”
Trent Reznor has shared an update on Nine Inch Nails’ current plans, while also revealing that the band were forced to cancel their unannounced fall tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The group are hoping to return to the road in 2021.
Reznor said the following:
“I was just reminded today marks the two year anniversary of when we made you show up in person for the ‘Cold and Black and Infinite tour‘. Strange to think about with the world the way it is now. I look forward to the day we can once again safely be in the same space and share the experience of screaming at the top of our lungs at each other.
Speaking of which, I suppose I can let you know we HAD a tour booked this fall that continued and expanded Cold and Black and Infinite. Jehnny Beth was coming along with us. We were excited. I’m bumming myself out right now.
The what-could-have-been dates are below and we had some merch for that tour in production that we’re putting in the store with all of NIN’s profits going to local food banks in the cities we were going to play. http://smarturl.it/NINOnlineStore
The current plan is to finish up some scoring projects, work on my limited patience skills, deep dive into new NIN material, and hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021. In the meantime… listen to Jehnny’s record (comes out June 11), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out this incredible fan-made full length concert film: https://NIN.lnk.to/CBI2018
P.S. How in the fuck did you pull this off?
Sep 15 + 16 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
Sep 19 Los Angeles, CA – LA State Historic Park
Sep 22 + 23 + 24 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sep 26 + 28 + 29 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Oct 1 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Oct 8 + 9 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
Oct 11 + 12 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Oct 15 Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex
Oct 17 Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Oct 19 + 20 + 21 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Oct 23 + 24 + 26 + 27 + 29 Toronto, ON – Venue TBA”
During an interview with Revolver, Trent Reznor revealed that he is hoping to collaborate with other artists on Nine Inch Nails’ next release. He said the following about that:
“We’re talking about doing some shows next year, maybe. Probably in the last half of the year. We have a template for the next Nine Inch Nails thing we want to do… I’ll give it away: collaboration. We’ve got a list of people we like. And we thought, kind of playing on the newfound spirit of collaboration that scoring has forced us into, seeing what happens when we mix our DNA with some other people, with a no pressure environment. Let’s see what happens. If something good happens, then maybe the world can hear it. But if it doesn’t, we put it in the pile with the other…”
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won a Country Music Association Award for Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus‘ hit single “Old Town Road“ due to the track featuring a sample of Nine Inch Nails‘ “34 Ghosts IV.“ That sample was previously unauthorized, but it has since been properly licensed with Reznor and Ross both receiving production credit. As a result, the two were honored when the remix won “Musical Event Of The Year” at the 53rd annual CMA Awards.
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Queen’s Brian May are among the artists chosen to induct the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame class. Reznor will induct The Cure, while May will induct Def Leppard. Other presenters include: David Byrne, who will induct Radiohead, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon and John Taylor, who will induct Roxy Music, The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, who will induct The Zombies, Janelle Monaé, who will induct Janet Jackson, and Harry Styles, who will induct Stevie Nicks. The ceremony will be held on March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
During Nine Inch Nails‘ December 7 show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA, the band were joined onstage by Trent Reznor’s wife, Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, for performances of How To Destroy Angels’ “Parasite,“ “Welcome Oblivion,” and “A Drowning.“ You can see some footage of that below:
[via The PRP]