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NIN Remains the Perfect Drug

May 5, 2021 by Rachael Contreras
Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails have been blasting our ears with the best industrial rock since 1988. With albums like “Pretty Hate Machine,” “Broken,” “The Downward Spiral,” and songs like “Closer,” “The Hand That Feeds,” “Head Like a Hole,” and “The Perfect Drug,” it’s no wonder Nine Inch Nails have sold more than 20 million records and have been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards.
Nine Inch Nails were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, and Trent Reznor was listed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100” greatest artists of all time and has been described by Spin Magazine as “the most vital artist in music!”
But the accolades don’t stop there. Nine Inch Nails brain and front-man Trent Reznor and bandmate Atticus Ross just won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Score for the soundtrack to the Pixar animated film, “Soul.” That win seems to be fueling the NIN fire for Reznor.
During a backstage interview following the Oscar win, Reznor hinted that the band would get back to work on new music, “as soon as probably tomorrow!”
When asked about what Nine Inch Nails has in store, he told the BBC News, “Ten years ago when we did ‘The Social Network,’ which is the first film that we worked on, it was such a great experience… We just came out of it inspired and re-energized, and it was working on a medium we hadn’t done before and learned so much, that we felt like; ‘Hey, let’s do a Nine Inch Nails record; let’s go on tour’… and what we’ve tried to do since then is break it up where we do some rock music, we come back and do some film work. We’ve just done three pretty big films in ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Mank’ and ‘Soul’ in a row. We should be on tour but COVID has prevented that.”
While they did simultaneous releases of their albums “Ghosts V: Together” and “Ghosts VI: Locusts” in March of 2020, new music from Nine Inch Nails can’t some soon enough.
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Whatever Nine Inch Nails has to release, their fans are bananas crazy over them and rightfully so. They continue to be a lightning rod of creativity for the industrial/goth/rock genres and they are “the perfect drug.”


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