Throwback Thursday: Nine Inch Nails Get Filthy at Woodstock ’94
Has it really been that long? We found out today (Oct. 8) that Nine Inch Nails are nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, which means, among other things, that Trent Reznor and his cohorts have been making and releasing music for a quarter of a century. My, how time flies when you've got a dope soundtrack to listen to.
In order to acknowledge this most excellent news, we pulled a video from the vaults of Nine Inch Nails' iconic, mud-covered performance at Woodstock '94. This is one of the most iconic performances of "Head Like a Hole" from NIN's debut album, Pretty Hate Machine (released way back in 1989).
These days, Reznor is busier than ever working with director and frequent collaborator David Fincher to adapt Fight Club into a Broadway musical. He, of course, also worked with Apple Music on their streaming service and has been promoting the service via a fancy new commercial.
As for a new Nine Inch Nails album, the outcome looks bleak – at least for the time being. Reznor told Billboard recently that, while he's been "messing around with some things," we probably shouldn't expect a new album anytime soon.
"It's not a record I'm trying to finish in a month," Reznor said. "It's more just feeling around in the dark and seeing what sounds interesting. It's nice to do that every few years to try and reinvent and discover and try to learn about yourself and what feels exciting to you as an artist."