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Topic: NIN calling it quits?!

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Vendetta

1. Posted:

Last week I bought tickets for an upcoming Nine Inch Nails concert here in NY. Little did I know that this is supposed to be some kind of farewell tour. Wow, that sucks. I've been a fan since day one - I actually saw them in concert at The Academy in NY back in '89. I've been to a show in every one of their tours, sometimes more than one. The Lights in the Sky tour last year was the best concert I've ever seen, bar none. Wow... I'm just stunned. :(

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Now, you sound like you're a bigger fan of them than I am, but isn't NIN pretty much just Trent Reznor with a revolving cast of characters? So, it kind of lives and dies but what Reznor wants. My opinion? Reznor has other ideas and concepts beyond NIN and he wants a significant amount of time to explore that. The farewell will only last as long as Reznor wants it and then he'll hire a new band, when he gets new ideas for the NIN sound, and tour again.

I've had to deal with this countless times (and currently) with Tool. I just have to wait for Maynard to get the wine making out of his system, and they'll be back :)

Edit: Dont' get me wrong, it is sad but it has been 21 years...all good things must come to an end...

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Vendetta

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Yeah, Trent is NIN, but he's been so through the different iterations of his supporting musicians. There's no need for him to "wave goodbye" if all he's doing is retooling the band. He's worked his ass off for 20 years, and he definitely deserves a break, I'll give him that much. I just hope it's not the END the end, you know?

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J_Bitties

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Now I get it, and I'm on your side. You know, some musicians just get inspired or have other ideas that don't 'fit' what they've created with what they're doing. I just think, in the case of Reznor, he just has a lot he wants to do/say with his art and maybe it doesn't fit with what NIN is about, and maybe the amount of material or works he has justifies a looooong hiatus so for the time being it's a 'good-bye' but, honestly, with musicians, is there ever really a good-bye?

I think if it's a good bye, then it's only temporary. A long temporary hiatus, but temporary none-the-less....that's just what I'm thinking.

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jangonov

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My favorite band announced they were going on "hiatus" AT Ozzfest. Seriously it was 2006 in palm beach florida. I just got done watching System of a Down and then they say "hey btw, this is our last show...for a looooong time" and they still have not announced that they will ever come back together.

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eripmav

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The only bits of Trent Reznor I ever liked? The grunting monster noises in Quake:)

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brooks83

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Most farewell tours are never the last, especially for bigger bands. NIN will still be around, I guarantee it, they (Trent) just needs some time off.

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Vendetta

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Tread lightly, Mr. Legendo! Despite my enthusiasm, I haven't yet had a chance to buy your game. ;)

Yeah, Brooks - I'm inclined to agree. He's earned it.

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i thought the NIN in the topic said NL

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10. Posted:

"With Teeth" I think was their last awesome album. NIN puts on a good live show, but I still I think it's ridiculous when you pay good money to have a bunch of jerks throw water bottles at the audience.

Also, I think when you write songs basically from the standpoint that "everything is bleak and hopeless" you kind of become redundant after awhile. I really liked some of the songs off of "The Fragile" because there was hints of optimism. Nothing worse than a millionaire always acting like he's suicidal because that what sells records these days.

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Vendetta

11. Posted:

With Teeth is great, Year Zero as well. And The Slip... But if you're calling Trent commercial, I think you should brush up a little more on his history with the record labels and his former manager.

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@Vendetta

I hated Year Zero. I respect Ghosts more than I want to hear it. And The Slip was better than the previous two. Pretty Hate Machine is still one of my favorite debut albums of all time.

Actually, I almost think it's more anti-commercial for a rock band these days to have optimism in their lyrics. His biggest selling record was the ultra bleak Downward Spiral! Even Guns n' Roses sounds like NIN these days. I think anger gets a bit old after awhile. Depeche Mode, The Human League, and David Bowie (his big influences) are more dark than knee jerk angry so I find their work less tiring. Plus, none of those bands launch half drunken water bottles at their audiences!

Lighten up Trent. Remember, your first band The Exotic Birds opened up for Culture Club? Oh, I'm sorry I said that because your hard core NIN fans would hate me for saying that.

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Ricardo91

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Turbo+Genesis+64 wrote:

Lighten up Trent. Remember, your first bands The Exotic Birds opened up for Culture Club? Oh, I'm sorry I said that because your hard core NIN fans would hate me for saying that.

So the guys that wrote "closer" and "Starf**kers, inc." started out touring for culture club? Boy they come a looooong way...

I disagree with you on Year Zero sucking, TG64. "Survivalism" and "Capital G" are awesome songs, though it doesn't come close to With Teeth, their best album IMO. It would suck to see them quit, but do wish they'd take a hiatus. They've recorded many albums during the past few years, and they've been steadily decreasing in quality.

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14. Posted:

The proof is in the pudding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJYBx5NJULY

I actually think Ministry sounded better when they were synth pop:

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