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Trent Reznor

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    August 17, 2014

    Nine Inch Nails at The Woodlands, 8/16/14

    Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, The Dillinger Escape Plan Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 16, 2014 For the first time in literally six years, Trent Reznor took the stage in front of a Houston crowd Saturday night. Hard to believe, but true: the last time Nine Inch Nails performed in Houston w ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Mercy Bros., Wiz Khalifa, Nine Inch Nails, etc.

    The Mercy Brothers McGonigel's Mucky Duck, August 15 Houston may not have seen a band like the Mercy Brothers around these parts since the Sideshow Tramps (mostly) folded up the tent. The five-piece from about 200 miles east in Lafayette, La., are the kind of evangelists who have no fear about play ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    The 8 Best Soundtrack Exclusive Tracks

    Soundtracks were a huge deal in the '90s. It was a chance for us to get all our favorite bands together in one place, like a high class, far more expensive mixtape. They were such an affair that bands would release their best songs and greatest hits on these records, oftentimes sending a soundtrack ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    The Five Best Bands That Started as Solo Projects

    The conventional wisdom about playing music is that you learn an instrument and then you recruit a band to play with you, or you join one that already exists. Not so these days, when it's easier than ever with the use of computer programs to record a full album of music by yourself, without even nee ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Five Metal Bands Who Should Break Up Immediately

    We've talked before about bands who we thought should break up here at Rocks Off, but frankly, I think metal deserves its own little corner of this argument. How come? Because there are just so damn many metal bands who reached their expiration date a long time ago but keep milking their fans for ev ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    10 '90s Albums That Should Be Broadway Musicals

    It seems Broadway may have a taste for those ironic jagged little '90s pills after all. Here's the thing: Jagged Little Pill, that mega-huge album from our favorite '90s alt-wailer Alanis Morissette, is being adapted for the Broadway stage. As in, they're making the album into a Broadway musical, ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Top Five Reasons Nine Inch Nails' New Track Sucks

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am a massive Nine Inch Nails fan. As an emo teenager, that was my band. Trent Reznor's angsty lyrics might fall short of the standards of an adult seeking intelligent explorations of the human psyche via pop lyrics, but no one seemed to understand my pain better other than Mo ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    The 5 Most Disappointing Goth Albums: Nine Inch Nails, With Teeth

    All this week we're going to look back over albums from undeniable goth icons and talk about their failures. In 1999, Trent Reznor released The Fragile, which if not his greatest album... nah, you know what? It is his greatest album. Just huge and dark and there like the death waiting for us all. ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Getting to Know Nine Inch Nails All Over Again Through Ancient YouTube Footage

    With the coming return of Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails to the touring and recording grind, fan excitement is at a high. It's almost as high as it was when NIN finally followed up the massive Downward Spiral with The Fragile double disc in 1999, or when they returned again six years after that for ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    The 5 Most Important Years In Goth Music: 1994

    Over the course of the week Rocks Off will be looking at the biggest years for goth music and exactly what they meant for the genre. 1994 was a good year for a new kind of goth. Previously, for the most part the men had been sensitive artists, and even the ones who could be pretty brutal -- such as ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Six Songs That Should Be On Nine Inch Nails' Greatest-Hits Album

    Recently Trent Reznor announced the reactivation of Nine Inch Nails as an active studio project, along with a greatest-hits record scheduled to be released in 2014 with two new tracks. Of course, as a major NIN nerd, this is exciting news. NIN hasn't released one single compilation CD in Reznor's l ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Welcome Back: 5 "Retired" Artists Who Have Returned

    Retirements in everyday life are often final, rewarding caps to distinguished careers so that the retirees can pursue lifelong hobbies and ambitions. Alternatively, they move to Florida and join a country club. In music, however, retirements are often little more than an excuse to sell concert tick ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    November 2, 2012

    The 10 Best Songs That Were Never Released (So Far)

    Not every song an artist writes sees the light of day, not officially at any rate. For one reason or another, a host of tunes by very talented individuals either don't make it onto albums or remain stubbornly available only in live formats while fans clamor for a studio track. Today we celebrate th ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 11, 2012

    The 20 Greatest Goth Albums: The Complete List

    BY JEF WITH ONE F AND CHRIS GRAY 20. Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar (Interscope, 1996) So squalid and deeply unpleasant it's mesmerizing, Antichrist Superstar is such an intricate dissection of how to become a "rock star" it could have come from a biology lab. Then 24 or 25, Manson gets so fa ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    NIN's Broken at 20: The Movie Trent Reznor Didn't Want You to See

    Fans of Nine Inch Nails and loud music know the story of the Broken EP, but for those less familiar, here is the Reader's Digest version: Upset with his record label Trent Reznor recorded, in secret, an album of loud aggressive rock completely unlike his first album (1989's Pretty Hate Machine). He ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    What A Friend We Have In Marilyn Manson: 18 Years With The God Of (Expletive Deleted)

    Born Villain, Marilyn Manson's first album since 2009's The High End of Low, marks his debut as a cheeky pop-culture gawker, a far cry from where he was just a decade and a half ago. I wrote about some of the best Manson myths on the occasion of his birthday back in January. He's not the snarling, ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Purple, Possessed & Pervy: Rock's Top 10 Houses

    harleyslist.blogspot.comJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono in a happy pose in front of their home (and future site of Lennon's assassination).​Celebrity homes will always be a source of fascination, offering a glimpse at the intimate, private side of those who live their lives in the public eye. And it' ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Friday Night: AWOLNATION & Wallpaper At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Mattthew Keever​AWOLNATION, Wallpaper Warehouse Live August 5, 2011 How can one appropriately describe AWOLNATION? Truthfully, we're still asking ourselves that very question this morning. And we haven't made too much progress since Friday night's sold-out show at Warehouse Live's s ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Zachary Byron Helm: Black Leather, Bingo, And Nine Inch Nails

    ​Rocks Off likes to check in on Zachary Byron Helm and SORP Films from time to time just to see what the master of goth, industrial, and other dark music parodies is up to. Whether it's his masterpiece of mockery The League of Extraordinary Industrial Retards or peddling a rockabilly cereal we ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011

    The Cold One

    Godfather of goth Peter Murphy helps Underworld celebrate 12 years.

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    January 20, 2011

    The Seven Ages Of Goth

    ​This is not meant as a complete history of goth, as that would be a huge book. Instead, we're aiming to give a simple overview of the musicians, songs and albums that have most defined the genre. Many deserving artists have been left out, and some that we're sure some people feel are not wor ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

    ​David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    League Of Extraordinary Industrial Retards: Funniest Goths Ever!

    Left-right: League of Extraordinary Industrial Retards' Firetech, Bob Vengeance and DJ Anorexia​The other night, Gothtopia and Wife With One F were hanging out with Caddy of My Bitch Tits, whose debut single about dating an XBox we are eagerly awaiting, when she asked us if we had heard about ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Trent Reznor Back In (Free) Form On How To Destroy Angels

    ​Trent Reznor is one of those venerable goth elders that we are all so beholden to for years of stellar music that it's hard sometimes to criticize him without sounding ungrateful. And we are grateful. But it's clear that over the last several years, Reznor has been struggling to find himself agai ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Top 5 Bands That Should Relax For A Bit

    Craig Hlavaty​Wednesday, Rocks Off got an e-mail from the Dave Matthews Band PR team saying that the group would be taking 2011 off so they could come back in 2012. Whether or not this is to hasten the coming Apocalypse that year or just to live a normal life for a bit remains to be seen. God ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Can't Join 'Em? Sue 'Em or Quit 'Em!

    Tony LaRussa and Trent Reznor are bona fide weenies. Yup. Weenies. As flaccid and dejected as they come. So to speak. In an embarrassing showing of overinflated celebrity egos, the Lifestyles of the Rich and Social Media Clueless has had the interwebs all atwitter as of late. As a result, both ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    Aftermath: Nine Inch Nails at Toyota Center

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Let’s get the obvious complaints out of the way. At 43, Trent Reznor has been selling angst since the late 1980s. It’s not exactly a revolutionary formula, and there probably were probably some original fans in the audience; think over-the-hill Goths wearing 20-year-old ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    May 16, 2008

    Beards of a Feather: Rick Rubin to helm ZZ Top session

    That's what is going through the rumor mill. The Web site Anti-Music quotes Billy Gibbons thusly: "We just inked a deal with Rick Rubin that will be announced shortly. And I'm sure he's got plans to make way to drag us off the touring trail back into the studio, which will be a nice excursion."

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    May 5, 2008

    Review: Nine Inch Nails, The Slip

    Nine Inch Nails The Slip Release date: 5/5/08 The pun is difficult to resist: The Slip is the second Nine Inch Nails album to arrive with free download availability, and the slip is what Trent Reznor has given to corporate parties who stand to profit from his music or the legal regulation of it. ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    March 27, 2008
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    October 9, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails Cry "Freedom"

    Today we’re honoring Radiohead and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails for busting the shackles of corporate record labels and chucking caution to the wind. For breaking out of the “Maggie’s Farm” that has destroyed so many careers and tanked artistic rebellion in exchange for a few extra bucks, ... More >>

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    May 24, 2007

    No Sleep for Brooklyn

    Indie-rap fireplug El-P returns...bombastically bleak as ever

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    April 19, 2007
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    March 29, 2007

    El-P

    I'll Sleep When You're Dead

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    February 20, 2007

    The Secret of NIN

    A third track on the upcoming Nine Inch Nails Year Zero album has been released as part of a viral marketing campaign leaked. You can download the three tracks here. So far it sounds like Trent Reznor is continuing his slow transition from fuzz-heavy industrial to titty-bar electro. An industrio ... More >>

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    December 8, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your ear buds all winter long

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    October 13, 2005

    Nine Inch Nails, with Queens of the Stone Age

    Wednesday, October 19, Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 713-758-7200.

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    May 19, 2005

    Trent Reznor, Supersize

    Nine Inch Nails, live in San Francisco: Hilarity. Guilt. Nostalgia. BALCO.

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    March 21, 2002

    Nine Inch Nails

    And All That Could Have Been (Nothing)

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    May 18, 2000

    Industrial Revolutions

    When the synth dust settles, Nine Inch Nails is the band left standing

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    August 27, 1998
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    August 1, 1996

    Man Over Machine

    Stabbing Westward masters the art of human noise

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    April 27, 1995

    King of the Mild Frontier

    Adam Ant is still dressed up, and now has somewhere to go

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    November 10, 1994

    Halloween Hangover

    NIN was an unexpected treat, but Hole was a sorry trick

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    October 27, 1994
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    April 28, 1994
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