Nine Inch Nails: “Time to Disappear”

 

Enquiring fans wanna
know: will Trent and Morrissey retire together?

 

By Blurt Staff

 

As bloggers across the globe are reporting, Trent Reznor
posted to the forum pages of the Nine Inch Nails website late yesterday afternoon
and essentially announced his intention to bring the band to a close. Noting
that 2009 is Nine Inch Nails’ 20th year of operation, he hinted at
one final tour, perhaps with Jane’s Addiction (the band is also lined up to
appear at Bonnaroo this year)

 

 Wrote Reznor, “I’ve
been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while.”
So while that doesn’t necessarily mean a full retirement from music by Reznor,
he’s clearly decided that perhaps going out on a high note rather than sticking
around at the risk of eventually diluting the brand is the more honorable path
to take.

 

Here’s the entire post:

 

 

Towards the beginning
of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an
invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane’s Addiction. These
performances essentially created and defined the term “alternative”
rock in the US, created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving
(Lollapalooza), set the stage for Nirvana to shift popular taste a few months
later, and were really fucking FUN to play and attend – truly the best times
I’ve had. The shows were epic. So epic, they propelled NIN to the “next
level” (whatever that means), but caused Jane’s to implode. The band broke
up at the end of that tour.

 

 

Fast forward to the
present. Corporate rock STILL sucks. A friend tells me they saw the original
Jane’s lineup play a tiny show in LA that was unbelievable. I break out my
Jane’s records and am amazed by how vital they sound. These guys were the real
deal and in this current climate mostly dominated by poseurs and pussies it was
refreshing to hear something that sounded dangerous, volatile, beautiful and
SINCERE.

 

 

Emails were sent,
phone calls were made, dinner was arranged, ideas were discussed and the next
thing I know we’re in the studio experimenting. We laugh, we get to know each
other, we cry, we yell, we almost quit, we record LOTS of guitar solos, we
discuss, we actually begin to all communicate, we yell some more, we become
FRIENDS, we laugh again and we do some great things. I get to see first hand
why they broke up all those years ago but I also get the chance to see four
distinct personalities that become an INCREDIBLE band when they’re in the same
room.

 

 

In NIN world, 2009
marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I’ve been thinking for some
time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while. Last year’s “Lights
in the Sky” tour was something I’m quite proud of and seems like the
culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It
was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after
night and left us all a bit dazed. After some thought, we decided to book a
last run of shows across the globe this year. The approach to these shows is quite
different from last year – much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun
for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye. I reached out to
Jane’s to see if they’d want to join us across the US and we all felt it could
be a great thing. Will it work? Will it resonate in the marketplace? Who knows.
Is there big record label marketing dollars to convince you to attend? Nope.

 

 

Does it feel right to
us and does it seem like it will be fun for us and you? Yes it does.

 

 

Look for tour dates
soon and I hope to see you out there. – Trent

 

 

 

 

 

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