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[[Image:GaryTrentGemma.jpg|thumb|Gary Numan with his wife Gemma and Trent Reznor during the O2 show in London, 2009. ]]
 
[[Image:GaryTrentGemma.jpg|thumb|Gary Numan with his wife Gemma and Trent Reznor during the O2 show in London, 2009. ]]
  
'''Gary Numan''' (born '''Gary Anthony James Webb''' on 8 March 1958) is an English singer, composer, and musician. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of commercial electronic music and has been described as the "King of synthpop". Numan is widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (with Tubeway Army) and "Cars". Numan's more recent output, however, from 1994's ''Sacrifice'' to 2006's ''Jagged'', has been much darker and industrial in nature, incorporating haunting soundscapes with a lyrical tendency towards Atheism and a general anger towards organized religion.
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'''Gary Numan''' (born Gary Anthony James Webb on 8 March 1958) is an English singer, composer, and musician. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of commercial electronic music and has been described as the "King of synthpop". Numan is widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (with Tubeway Army) and "[[Cars]]". Numan's more recent output, however, from 1994's ''Sacrifice'' to 2013's ''Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)'', has been much darker and industrial in nature, incorporating haunting soundscapes with a lyrical tendency towards Atheism and a general anger towards organized religion.
  
[[Nine Inch Nails]] covered Numan's song "[[Metal]]" on the remix album ''[[Things Falling Apart]]'' (2000). So far, Gary Numan has been a surprise guest during the last leg of the [[Wave Goodbye Tour]], making appearances at the [[2009/07/15 London, England|O2 Arena]], the [[2009/09/02 Los Angeles, CA|Hollywood Palladium]], the [[2009/09/06 Los Angeles, CA|Echoplex]], the [[2009/09/08 Los Angeles, CA|Henry Fonda Theater]] and the [[2009/09/10 Los Angeles, CA|Wiltern Theater]], performing guest vocals on "Down In The Park" from Tubeway Army's ''Replicas'' (1979), "Metal," "Cars," both from ''The Pleasure Principle'' (1979), and "I Die: You Die," from ''Telekon'' (1980).
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[[Nine Inch Nails]] covered Numan's song "[[Metal]]" on the remix album ''[[Things Falling Apart]]'' (2000). Numan was a surprise guest during the last leg of the [[Wave Goodbye Tour]], making appearances at the [[2009/07/15 London, England|O2 Arena]], the [[2009/09/02 Los Angeles, CA|Hollywood Palladium]], the [[2009/09/06 Los Angeles, CA|Echoplex]], the [[2009/09/08 Los Angeles, CA|Henry Fonda Theater]] and the [[2009/09/10 Los Angeles, CA|Wiltern Theater]], performing guest vocals on "[[Down In The Park]]" from Tubeway Army's ''Replicas'' (1979), "Metal," "Cars," both from ''The Pleasure Principle'' (1979), and "[[I Die: You Die]]," from ''Telekon'' (1980). [[Trent Reznor]] posted two high-definition videos of Gary Numan playing "Metal" and "Cars" with the band at the O2 Arena on [[nin.com]] via the website vimeo.com. "Metal" can be found [http://vimeo.com/channels/ninlive09#6859071 here] and "Cars" [http://vimeo.com/channels/ninlive09#6859938 here]. Numan made another guest appearance during the [[Europe + Asia 2018]] tour.
  
Given the similarities between Numan's recent output and Nine Inch Nails' body of work, it has long been the hope of NIN and Numan fans alike that the pair will one day collaborate, be it in the studio or supporting each other on tour.
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In [http://thequietus.com/articles/02803-gary-numan-and-nine-inch-nail-s-trent-reznor-to-collaborate an interview with ''The Quietus''] shortly after the 2009 dates, Numan stated that he and Reznor planned to make music together. Numan was also chosen as one of the openers for the [[Tension 2013 Tour]], singing alongside Trent for "[[Reptile]]" at both Florida shows, along with his own song, "[[We Take Mystery (To Bed)]]". The latter is from the album ''I, Assassin'', which was recorded with Tension 2013 bassist [[Pino Palladino]].
  
 
==Discography==
 
==Discography==
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*''Strange Charm'' (1986)
 
*''Strange Charm'' (1986)
 
*''Metal Rhythm'' (1988) (''New Anger'' in the United States)
 
*''Metal Rhythm'' (1988) (''New Anger'' in the United States)
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*''Automatic'' (1989) (With Bill Sharpe)
 
*''Outland'' (1991)
 
*''Outland'' (1991)
 
*''Machine + Soul'' (1992)
 
*''Machine + Soul'' (1992)
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*''Pure'' (2000)
 
*''Pure'' (2000)
 
*''Jagged'' (2006)
 
*''Jagged'' (2006)
*''Dead Son Rising'' (due for release in 2009)
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*''Dead Son Rising'' (2011)
*''Splinter'' (due for release in 2010)
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*''Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)'' (2013)
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*''Savage (Songs From A Broken World)'' (2017)
  
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.numan.co.uk Official Gary Numan site]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/GaryNumanOfficial Gary Numan on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/numanofficial Gary Numan on Twitter]
  
[[Category:Related to NIN]]
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[[Category:Related to NIN]][[Category:Supporting Acts]]

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Gary Numan with his wife Gemma and Trent Reznor during the O2 show in London, 2009.

Gary Numan (born Gary Anthony James Webb on 8 March 1958) is an English singer, composer, and musician. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of commercial electronic music and has been described as the "King of synthpop". Numan is widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (with Tubeway Army) and "Cars". Numan's more recent output, however, from 1994's Sacrifice to 2013's Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), has been much darker and industrial in nature, incorporating haunting soundscapes with a lyrical tendency towards Atheism and a general anger towards organized religion.

Nine Inch Nails covered Numan's song "Metal" on the remix album Things Falling Apart (2000). Numan was a surprise guest during the last leg of the Wave Goodbye Tour, making appearances at the O2 Arena, the Hollywood Palladium, the Echoplex, the Henry Fonda Theater and the Wiltern Theater, performing guest vocals on "Down In The Park" from Tubeway Army's Replicas (1979), "Metal," "Cars," both from The Pleasure Principle (1979), and "I Die: You Die," from Telekon (1980). Trent Reznor posted two high-definition videos of Gary Numan playing "Metal" and "Cars" with the band at the O2 Arena on nin.com via the website vimeo.com. "Metal" can be found here and "Cars" here. Numan made another guest appearance during the Europe + Asia 2018 tour.

In an interview with The Quietus shortly after the 2009 dates, Numan stated that he and Reznor planned to make music together. Numan was also chosen as one of the openers for the Tension 2013 Tour, singing alongside Trent for "Reptile" at both Florida shows, along with his own song, "We Take Mystery (To Bed)". The latter is from the album I, Assassin, which was recorded with Tension 2013 bassist Pino Palladino.

Discography

Numan's complete discography can be found here.

Studio Albums

  • Tubeway Army (1978) (with Tubeway Army)
  • Replicas (1979) (with Tubeway Army)
  • The Pleasure Principle (1979) (Numan's first album under his own name)
  • Telekon (1980)
  • Dance (1981)
  • I, Assassin (1982)
  • Warriors (1983)
  • Berserker (1984)
  • The Fury (1985)
  • Strange Charm (1986)
  • Metal Rhythm (1988) (New Anger in the United States)
  • Automatic (1989) (With Bill Sharpe)
  • Outland (1991)
  • Machine + Soul (1992)
  • Sacrifice (1994) (Dawn in the United States)
  • Exile (1997)
  • Pure (2000)
  • Jagged (2006)
  • Dead Son Rising (2011)
  • Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) (2013)
  • Savage (Songs From A Broken World) (2017)

External Links