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Primavera Sound Festival Announces Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, And More

Primavera soundPrimavera Sound Festival has revealed its 2014 lineup, which boasts over 15 headliners including Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kendrick Lamar. Taking place May 29th to 31st in Barcelona, the lineup will also include Chvrches, Haim, and Nine Inch Nails, in what is sure to be one of the city’s loudest nights. Check out the full lineup below.

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Trent Reznor Streams Nine Inch Nails Remix

Nine Inch NailsIn celebration of yesterday’s Beats Music launch, creative chief Trent Reznor has released a new remix EP, featuring cuts from Nine Inch NailsHesitation Marks. Remix appearances include Hot Chip, Cold Cave, Simian Mobile Disco, and Autolux. You can check out the track list below and catch Nine Inch Nails this weekend on TV as they perform at the Grammy Awards for the first time, alongside Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age, and many more. (more…)

The Jammies: Grohl, NIN, Lindsey Buckingham, and QOTSA To Perform Together

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When the 2014 Grammys air this Sunday, we’ll be treated to yet another all-star jam, but this one holds promise. It’s an FOD (friends of Dave) free for all, featuring many of the players from Dave Grohl‘s Sound City film, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Fleetwood Mac‘s Lindsey Buckingham, and longtime Grohl pals Queens of the Stone Age, all of them nominated in some way for awards this year (Buckingham’s collaboration with Delta Rae, “If I Loved You,” earned a nomination for producer Rob Cavallo).

Coupled with the not-earth-shattering-but-still-pretty-cool treat of seeing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr play together again, this might just make an interesting telecast. The Grohl jam will close out the show. Maybe Macca and Ringo will jump up there, who knows? Follow us on Twitter to catch a live-tweeting of events as they unfold on Sunday night.

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Beats Music Streaming Service To Launch January 21

Beats MusicWatch out Spotify, there’s a new streaming service in town. Created by Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Luke Wood, Ian Rogers, and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch NailsBeats Music will finally see its long awaited launch next Tuesday, Jan. 21, with AT&T as their exclusive carrying partner.

According to the Beats website, users will “[g]et playlists, curated by the best music experts. Recommendations, served up based on your interests. And you can even tell Beats Music where you are, what you’re feeling, and who you’re with, and we’ll deliver the perfect stream of music.”

Plans will start at $10, and AT&T will offer a family plan that allows five accounts to use the service for just $15/month.

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Nine Inch Nails Stream "Everything"

Electronic music gods Nine Inch Nails have partnered with the BBC to premiere a new single entitled, “Everything.”

Pairing with the UK radio giant over the weekend, Nine Inch Nails have made available for streaming a new song called “Everything.” The track, which is the second to surface in less than a month from the group, is the third song to be released ahead of their album, Hesitation Marks. You can stream the single below.

Nine Inch Nails have a number of tour dates coming up in the months ahead, and even more on the way in the near future. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to see if they will be playing in your city soon.

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Nine Inch Nails Debut "Copy Of A"

Mondays are usually big for new music, and thanks to Nine Inch Nails, today has proven to be no different.

Partnering with Amazon for an official-yet-free release, Nine Inch Nails have debuted a new single entitled, “Copy Of A.” The song, which hits the US side of the digital retailer tomorrow, is the second single to surface off the band’s upcoming album, Hesitation Marks. You can stream the single at the end of this post.

Hesitation Marks hits stores September 3. No reorders are available yet, but packages are expected to surface in the coming week or two. Follow OurStage on Twitter so you never miss a headline. (more…)

Nine Inch Nails To Release New Song On Thursday

Get ready, internets. The king of all things weird and electronic is coming back for more.

After rumors began spreading early yesterday of new material being on the way, Nine Inch Nails have confirmed plans to release a new single on Thursday, June 6. The song, which is said to be titled “Came Back Haunted, will be played on Los Angeles’ alternative station KROQ at 11:30 AM Pacific (so 2:30 PM Eastern). We expect a rip of the single with surface online a short time later.

While we cannot guarantee when at this point, we promise to post “Came Back Haunted” as soon as humanly possible. Stay tuned!

Afternoon Ephemera: The Replacements Return, Dylan and Dawes, Weiland Responds, NIN News

Internet love song: Scott Weiland wonders how he can be fired from Stone Temple Pilots, and says he first heard about it in the press this morning. Rolling Stone:

I learned of my supposed “termination” from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press.  Not sure how I can be “terminated” from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out.  In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.

Dylan and the Dawes: Dawes announced on Twitter today that they will be opening up for Bob Dylan on his next tour. We predict backstage mayhem. Hidden Track has the dates.

New Nine Inch Nails news: Lots happening with Trent Reznor‘s venerable band lately. In addition to adding guitarist Adrian Belew (wow, cool), the lineup now includes Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv. Now comes news of some tour dates. Spin reports the band will hit a few international festivals before kicking off an arena tour this fall.

Return of The ‘Mats: After 23 years, beloved rockers The Replacements have released a new song. It’s a Gordon Lightfoot cover (obv.) called “I’m Not Sayin’,” and it’s streaming at Pitchfork. Chris Mars, Paul Westerberg, and Tommy Stinson reunited to record a 7-inch EP called Songs For Slim, to benefit their ailing former bandmate Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke last year. The band pressed just 250 copies of the EP and auctioned them off to raise over $100k. Nice.

Album Review: How To Destroy Angels – "An Omen" EP

It’s nice to see that Trent Reznor has found a soul mate who is just as weird as he is. His new project, How To Destroy Angels, is comprised of him, his wife Mariqueen Maandig, and Nine Inch Nails contributors Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan. The result on their second EP, An Omen (styalized on their website as An omen_ EP by How to destroy angels_) sounds more or less like a collection of creepy, experimental, minimalist, girl-fronted versions of  NIN album interludes. That being said, it’s a fairly interesting and enjoyable listen.

The first track, “Keep it together,” is the most NIN-esque song on the album, with sparse electronic robot percussion and a two-note reverbed guitar line that repeats while dissonant synths wash over the whole track. The only difference is where you would expect to hear Reznor’s voice, you hear Maandig singing in a quiet cryptic way. But of course, before long, Reznor comes in with backup vocals and the two of them create harmonizing polyrhythmic layers repeating “I can’t keep it together” in a way that is reminiscent of “All The Love In The World” or “Every Day Is Exactly The Same” from NIN’s With Teeth. The structure and mood of this song set the tone for the rest of the album. Each track is a slow burn with very subtle dynamic variation, if any. (more…)

Listen To Trent Reznor's Theme Song For "Call Of Duty: Black Ops II"

Nine Inch Nails mastermind and movie soundtrack composer Trent Reznor has written, recorded, and produced a theme song for the new first-person shooter warfare video game Call Of Duty: Black Ops II. The instrumental track is a dark and foreboding mix between unmistakable NIN electronics and distortion and Reznor’s equally as recognizable and suspenseful score-writing (as heard in the film The Social Netowork).

The game will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, November 13th), as will Reznor’s debut album for his and wife Mariqueen Maandig‘s new project, How To Destroy Angels. The EP entitled An Omen also features Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan, both NIN collaborators.

While Reznor appears to have his hands full at the moment, we may be expecting some new NIN material in the near future. In the meantime, check out his theme for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II below.

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