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How To Destroy Angels | Welcome Oblivion

Whereas the monsters and ghosts of NIN songs can scream in your face and rip you to bits with their fangs, Welcome Oblivion tracks like techno-folk haunter "Ice Age" and the doom-pop jaunt "How Long?" make uncredited cameo appearances in your nightmar
Columbia (2013)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 15, 2013

The Big Hurt: This week in image problems

Poor Biebs. He just wants to be the wholesome kid next door, but with his 18th birthday creeping up, America's youth-stealing culture just can't wait to liquor him up and lay him.
Bieber's adulthood, Manson and Trent's arson, Snoop's weed, Adele's weight, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2012

Faces on Film: Facebook, the movie, coming soon

It was only a matter of time before someone made a movie about Facebook. Although, frankly, I think a movie about the pervy, dark underbelly...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 02, 2010

Love's life

Courtney and Hole stake their claim
Courtney and Hole stake their claim
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 02, 2010
Trent Reznor to Interscope: "Fuck you. Take that beat and shove it up Timbaland’s ass"

Trent Reznor to Interscope: "Fuck you. Take that beat and shove it up Timbaland’s ass"

We love it when the New Yorker hangs with the plebes. In the current issue SFJ goes to one of those last Nine Inch Nails...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 08, 2009

The Big Hurt: Durst pantsed, Michaels smooshed

"This isn't a reunion, this is a comeback," quibbled the red-hatted irrelephant in a BBC interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 26, 2009

This is why we did not address Trent Reznor's departure from Twitter

This is why we did not address Trent Reznor's departure from Twitter

  trent_reznor And fuck you, trolls. I'll tweet if I feel like it. 19 Jun 2009 from T...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 22, 2009
Burrito, Maura, Ed, bodies, Hardwick and WTF?

Burrito, Maura, Ed, bodies, Hardwick and WTF?

  The Info Burrito, Maura Johnston of Idolator (with Billy Corgan!), Special Ed singing,...
By Charlie  |  June 11, 2009

The long good-byes

Some time in the late 90s, Trent Reznor holed himself up in a house near the ocean. Ostensibly, he was there to write some music. And while he did use that time to begin piecing together some of the songs that would become Nine Inch Nails's 1999 double-a
Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 05, 2009

Photos: Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction

Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
The NINJA Tour, Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  June 05, 2009
Henry, MRTPQ, Fletcher, Janeane, Rob and WTF

Henry, MRTPQ, Fletcher, Janeane, Rob and WTF

  Another busy show live from Puma City with Henry Santoro: 180, The Qdoba MRTPQ, Pop ...
By Charlie  |  May 08, 2009


Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity

Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2009


Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre has made the rounds for the better part of this decade as ohGr, with a more cut-and-paste approach to the electric misanthropy his old band pioneered.
Tracing Ogre’s trajectory
By MATT PARISH  |  December 03, 2008

Susanna | Flowers of Evil

Flowers of Evil — a covers record, though it includes two originals — lacks power.
Rune Grammofon (2008)
By DEVIN KING  |  November 24, 2008

Lavigne squeaks; Winehouse freaks; Oasis leaks

Courtney Love and Avril Lavigne both have laryngitis this week. Explain that, Richard Dawkins.
The Big Hurt: music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 12, 2008

Boston music news: March 21, 2008

When Trent Reznor made the new Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV available as a download earlier this month, all the hype was about the method of its release.

Notes on Brian Viglione, the Unseen, and Girl Authority

By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 18, 2008


Mega-deluxe edition

Last week, Trent Reznor shocked fans and industry types with the surprise on-line release of a new instrumental album, Ghosts I-IV .
The Big Hurt: Trent Reznor pushes the premium fabric-bound envelope
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 10, 2008

Future rap

“Sometimes I find it very hard to be me,” Saul Williams raps on The Rise and Inevitable Liberation of NiggyTardust! ’s first track, “Black History Month.”
Saul Williams teams up with Trent Reznor
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 10, 2007


You’ve probably heard of two of the “indie” hip-hop artists below, even if they’re bypassing trad distribution models and just giving away their music.
Stuff you've never heard and "Fuck A Record Company"
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  November 19, 2007

Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007

Mr. Lonely

Marilyn Manson’s Eat Me, Drink Me is the first record in that’s made me want to hang out with the guy rather than gawk at him from afar.
Marilyn Manson goes deep
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 12, 2007


Working girl

It’s no surprise that the big local winners in our Best Music Poll tend also to be the hardest working bands and artists.
Amanda Palmer reflects on the Dresden Dolls’ breakthrough year
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 06, 2007

Flowing forward

There were just a few holdouts from the backpack era for last Tuesday's El-P’s Middle East show.
EL-P, Middle East Downstairs, May 1, 2007
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  May 07, 2007


The sticker that adorns the cover of the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero , promises “16 noisy new songs.” Really?
Trent Reznor fights to reinvent himself
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 25, 2007

Just like a woman

The new, improved, clean, sober, and buff Trent Reznor is no longer wrestling with downward spirals.
Spring brings new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, Timbaland, and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 15, 2007

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 35

Nine Inch Nails + David Bowie | Tweeter Center | September 15, 1995
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006


Proud to be loud

So what would prompt a person to fly to Chicago for a long weekend only to stand around at a music festival whose headliners were on the level of the unpronounceable !!!, the Steve Albini/Bob Weston noise machine Shellac, and Arizona Giant Sand mates Cal
Inside Touch and Go’s indie empire
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 20, 2006

From Dusk ’til Death

Johnny Cash is one of my heroes.
Cashing in on Johnny
By AMY MARTIN  |  August 30, 2006


Who would have expected, at this late date, to find a 1980s glam band with a feyish, Trent Reznor–influenced singer leading the action?
Schizophonia | V2  
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  August 01, 2006

Second chances

When Rick Rubin went looking for Johnny Cash in 1993, he found a master songwriter and a living depository of American folk lore who’d been left behind by the changing tides of the industry and the times.
Rick Rubin’s parting gift to Johnny Cash
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 27, 2006