[RUINER] – REZNOR LEARNS TO LIVE THE LIE

So much of The Downward Spiral deals with things falling apart. Across the album we witness the narrator’s decline in slow-motion, powerless to stop the downward trend. As he loses control the songs become darker in tone but also more broken and diffracted in style and substance, this kaleidoscopic effect presenting the various aspects ofContinue reading “[RUINER] – REZNOR LEARNS TO LIVE THE LIE”

Nin-spirational Music Books

A list of some of my favourite writing about music, books that inspire and make you think differently about music which provided both inspiration and research for my book Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral. If you’d like to see more of the research material used in theContinue reading “Nin-spirational Music Books”

WATCH – Nine Inch Nails – Mini HBO Documentary

In this short film a range of musicians pay tribute to Nine Inch Nails as part of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Nine Inch Nails Inducted Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2020

Nine Inch Nails have taken their place alongside fellow musical legends and industry peers – here’s how the band got there

How Pretty Hate Machine and Broken created The Downward Spiral

Pretty Hate Machine was released on 20 October 1989 – notable as Nine Inch Nails first album – it was also the meeting point between synth-pop, industrial music, rock, merging into alternative metal and electronica.