Nine Inch Nails deliver one of the best live shows on the planet, are considered a pioneer in the industrial music movement and have been highly influential in the evolution of electronic music. In August 2013, the band, created by Trent Reznor (the only official member), released the critically-acclaimed Hesitation Marks, their first album in five years, which Spin called “the most important artistic statement from Reznor since the late 90s” and Rolling Stone hailed as “one of his best” in a four-star lead review. We’re thrilled to welcome Nine Inch Nails to the Austin City Limits stage.
The band debuted in 1989 with its first single “Down In It,” racking up an impressive series of hits over the course of 20 years, from “Head Like a Hole,” “Closer” and “Hurt” (later recorded to much acclaim by Johnny Cash) to “The Hand That Feeds,” “Only” and “Survivalism.” NIN’s albums including the platinum-certified Pretty Hate Machine (1989), Broken (1992), The Downward Spiral (1994) and With Teeth (2005), have revolutionized detailed digital production. Along the way NIN were awarded Grammys for “Wish” and “Happiness in Slavery” and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Building on their long history of soundtrack work, Reznor, with partner Atticus Ross, became an Oscar-winning composer, with credits including The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
EPISODE LISTNine Inch Nails (Season 40)
- Nine Inch Nails previews ACL’s new season
- Nine Inch Nails episode airs April 5
- ACL artists at the 2014 Grammy Awards
- Nine Inch Nails exceeds expectations
- Nine Inch Nails 11/4
- New taping: Nine Inch Nails
- Giveaway: Nine Inch Nails 11/4