We’re not sure why so many people were surprised when Trent Reznor announced at the start of the week that Nine Inch Nails would be going back out on the road to play some shows over the next two years. Reznor has always said that Nine Inch Nails would return, and it’s been four long years since the band last played together – a return to the music that is Reznor down to his blood-and-bones seems natural at this point.
Perhaps it’s because a musician as prolific as Reznor has stayed in the public eye (thanks to his film scores for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and his Oscar-winning work on The Social Network), as well as sporadic releases with his new band, How To Destroy Angels. But none of these projects have the same resonance with fans as Nine Inch Nails had – which is why we’re dedicating this week’s Slaylist to the band that put Reznor on the map. We’re tried to recreate the setlist from NIN’s final show from their 2009 Wave Goodbye tour, minus a few cover versions that never received an “official” NIN recorded release, and all the tracks from Year Zero, as apparently Interscope Records are still annoyed with Reznor for telling fans to illegally download it and so have withheld it from appearing on Spotify. BOOO.
Spotify is available to most of Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and a load of other countries for free – though obviously you’re better off shelling out either £5 or £10 a month for one of Spotify’s premium packages, as then you can listen to our Slaylists without having them interrupted by adverts. For our readers in countries not currently serviced by Spotify….you’ll just have to imagine Trent Reznor making noise at you, or hit one of the shows he and his backing band will be playing over the next 18 months or so. Oh, go on then, have a video of a song we couldn’t put in the Slaylist then:
Watch the video to ‘Burn’ by Nine Inch Nails:
At the time of writing, Nine Inch Nails have only announced two dates on their schedule – festivals in both Japan and Germany. What’s the betting they turn up at Download Festival 2013? AHEM.