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Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Green Day and More Earn Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations

Pioneering punk rockers Green Day, Joan Jett and DiC faves Nine Inch Nails are just two of the bands that are eligible for introduction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2015. In order to be eligible, artists must have made their first recordings 25 years ago. Green Day’s ‘1,000 Hours and NIN’s influential ‘Pretty Hate Machine were both released in 1989.

Also included on the list of nominees are The SmithsStingBill WithersN.W.A. and the late Lou Reed. Like Sting, who was inducted in 2003 with The Police, Reed already has a spot in the museum with The Velvet Underground, but I think his recent death will earn him a solo spot. I’m sure NIN won’t have a problem getting in either, and it’d be great to see ten time nominees Nile Rodgers and Chic get some much deserved recognition.

The inductees will be announced at the end of the year, with the induction ceremony taking place on April 18th, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. You have until December 9th to add your vote to the “fan ballot” over at RollingStone.com.


How on EARTH can "Pretty Hate Machine" be 25 years old?
How on EARTH can “Pretty Hate Machine” be 25 years old?

I think you know who we’ll be voting for, but who will you be giving the extra push to? Let us know!


Nine Inch Nails: Head Like a Hole (1990) from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

[Ed. Note: Brittani and DivaJulia are expected to be invited to induct our Boo, Trent Reznor into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a heads up.] 

Bow down before the one you serve--indeed. Unf.


New Nine Inch Nails, ‘Copy Of A’ – LISTEN HERE!



The second single from Nine Inch Nails‘ upcoming album hit the web pretty late Sunday night, making my Monday morning a bit more enjoyable. El Rez and the gang have used “Copy Of A” to open their sets at recent festivals like Lollapalooza, so it’s nice to finally hear the studio version. I find it a bit more accessible than “Came Back Haunted” and it gives up a taste of what we can expect from ‘Hesitation Marks.’

NIN played an amazing set at the Outside Lands Festival over the weekend where they played “Copy Of A” and another two other one songs, “Find My Way” and “Disappointed.” You can watch the whole set here if you weren’t lucky enough to be there or didn’t catch the live stream. The band will be playing the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, Germany on the 15 and have added an “intimate” gig at London’s Scala on August 20 where they will be for the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 23 and 25. It’s so exciting to see, and hear, them playing live again.

Hesitation Marks’ will be out on September 3 and you know we can’t wait to hear it!


New Nine Inch Nails Video For ‘Came Back Haunted’, New Album Track Listing

on set


Nine Inch Nails and David Lynch are a match made in Disturbing Heaven. Trent Reznor tapped the director for NIN’s first video in 5 years, and it’s a glorious mix of surreal and eerie. A shaking Rez appears throughout among images of lightning bolts and what looks like something out of Lynch’s ‘Eraserhead.’ Nightmare-fuel indeed. The video does feature lots of flashing lights, so heed the warning.


WARNING: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.


This is the first time Reznor and Lynch have worked together since Trent produced the soundtrack for 1997’s ‘Lost Highway.’ Makes me wonder if he’ll be working with another one of our favorite directors anytime soon. “Came Back Haunted” is the first single from ‘Hesitation Marks,’ which will be released on September 3. The album is produced by some familiar NIN collaborators, Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross and also features a surprising guest in Fleetwood Mac‘s Lindsey Buckingham.

1. “The Eater of Dreams”
2. “Copy of A”
3. “Came Back Haunted”
4. “Find My Way”
5. “All Time Low”
6. “Disappointed”
7. “Everything”
8. “Satellite”
9. “Various Methods of Escape”
10. “Running”
11. “I Would for You”
12. “In Two”
13. “While I’m Still Here”
14. “Black Noise”

Nine Inch Nails will be hit a number of festivals this Summer, starting with the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on July 26, Lollapalooza on August 2 and the Reading Festival on August 25. Their fall Tension Tour kicks off on September 28 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Behind the scenes photos taken by Rob Sheridan.