Related bands and artists

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This is a list of bands and artists related to NIN in some significant way. Some have toured with NIN (as openers, as co-headliners or as headliners), some have collaborated with NIN and Trent Reznor and some are current projects of past NIN members.

Those without their own articles are listed below in alphabetical order.

Army of Anyone

Army of Anyone is a Richard Patrick project, featuring the DeLeo brothers from Stone Temple Pilots. Their first record came out late 2006.

Black Light Burns

As the successor to The Damning Well, Black Light Burns also includes Danny Lohner on guitar/keyboards/sound design, Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv on keyboards and sound design, and Josh Freese on drums. However, like NIN, this is mainly Wes Borland's project in the studio, with the other musicians serving for the live component.

The Damning Well

The Damning Well is a rock band comprising several NIN members: Richard Patrick on vocals, Danny Lohner, Josh Freese on drums and Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit on guitar.


Filter was formed by Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang after their departure from NIN, for which Patrick was the touring guitarist during the Pretty Hate Machine era. Liesegang soon quit Filter after their first record, leaving the band as the studio project of Richard Patrick and a revolving group of other members.

Guns N' Roses

Robin Finck and Josh Freese have played for Guns N' Roses. Various hidden references to GNR exist in's "current" photos. NIN played a few shows as a supporting band for GNR in 1991.

Jim Rose Circus

A freak show/circus troupe that supported Nine Inch Nails in the 1994/1995 tours. They are unusual in this aspect as they are one of, if not the only, non-musical group to support NIN.

Meat Beat Manifesto

Meat Beat Manifesto is an English electronic band. They have remixed "Closer" and "The Perfect Drug". They opened for NIN during the Hate Tour in 1990 and once again at the 1996/09/05 Night of Nothing show in New York, NY. MBM was also signed to Nothing Records.

Moving Units

Moving Units is an American dance-punk band who opened for NIN during the With Teeth Spring Arena Tour in 2006.


nearLY is Jerome Dillon's solo project. The album reminder (2005) is inspired by Dillon's recurring dream.

A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle was formed in 1999 by Billy Howerdel, a guitar tech for NIN, Tool and Smashing Pumpkins. Although Howerdel had originally envisioned having a female vocalist, Maynard James Keenan offered his vocal abilities to the project after hearing some demos. Danny Lohner, Jeordie White, and Josh Freese are among the other members. APC opened for NIN during Fragility v2.0 in 2000. Josh Freese went on to play drums for NIN from 2005 to 2008.

Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age opened for NIN during the With Teeth Fall Arena Tour in 2005. Dave Grohl has played for both bands in the studio. Reznor has provided guest vocals for QOTSA. Josh Homme later stated in an interview that Reznor recorded a song with him for use on the album Year Zero, but the song did not make it through to the final cut.


SONOIO is an alternative rock/electronica solo project from Alessandro Cortini that he began in 2010 after leaving NIN at the end of the Lights In The Sky Tour.


Chris Vrenna's electronic/jazz project Tweaker performed the Doom 3 title theme instead of NIN. Tweaker has 3 full-length albums.

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