The newly remastered edition of Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails’ groundbreaking industrial dance debut, Pretty Hate Machine, is available now on CD and digital download, with vinyl coming December 7th (I bet it sounds amazing). Visit Pretty Hate Machine Dot Com for Pretty Hate Machine videos, themed wallpapers for the desk top and cell phone, assorted links – including a live photo archive from the PHM/Broken era – and purchase options.
The world’s happiest Birthday Boy, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was born on this day, May 17th, in 1965. Remember back in the nineties when Trent was all hot and sexy and everyone wanted to bang him? What happened? Answers in the comments section, please.
“Trent Reznor has had it with Twitter. The microblogging service let the singer give fans a peek into his personal life; that turned out to be not such a good idea. A great number of celebrities have found Twitter is a great way to communicate directly with the public, without filtering by the news media or a record company. In Reznor’s case, his fan base consisted of a few too many angry, depressed people to make Twitter a pleasant experience. It turns out the industrial rocker’s fans weren’t too happy when he started Twittering about the joys of being in love. And so he warned that he was going quit the Internet: “You are right, I’m not the same person I was in 1994 (and I’m happy about that). Are you?” Rather than fade away as Dave Matthews seems to be doing, Reznor followed up on his threat by just cold deleting his account sometime within the past few days (he posted as recently as July 17). This is especially startling since Reznor has been a pioneer in using the internet to distribute his music and connect with fans. He’s now discovered that it’s possible to connect too closely — and unlike internet fameballers trying to convert online fame into real celebrity, he doesn’t have to pretend otherwise.”
Mr. MichaelTrent Reznor, born May 17th, 1965, is forty-four years old today. I used to be such a rabid devotee of Reznor’s back in the Downward Spiraldays. These days, not so much. Still, I’m very thankful to Trent for reminding me during a period where I was going through what you might call a “Dark Night of the Soul” that there were people around who were considerably more miserable than me! Happy Birthday, Trent!
This all too brief snippet of Nine Inch Nails (circa 1991 is my guess) performing “Down In It” on cheesy TV dance show Dance Party USA is just so priceless. I just wish it were a clip of the entire song!