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This is for all community current events. By community, we mean anything that's in the Nine Inch Nails online community (including ETS, TNH,, etc.)

What's Happenin'?

June 2013

On this day a new album entitled Hesitation Marks (released on September 3, 2013 on Columbia Records) and the US leg of the Tour called Tension get announced. Support acts for the tour are Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Tomahawk. [1] [2] [3] Additionally the first new song of the album named Came Back Haunted is made available for listening via various outlets. This is the first new NIN material since the release of theme for Tetsuo. [4] [5]

May 2013

Trent Reznor announces via Tumblr [6] and Pitchfork [7] that he - over the past year - has worked with Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross on a new NIN album which is already finished and will be released later in 2013.

[ToDo: add all News from october 12 until may 13]

October 2012

Trent Reznor announces via Facebook [8] that he - over the past year - begun work with Beats by Dr Dre, the Interscope Records/Dr. Dre-affiliated electronics company best known for its signature line of headphones, on various projects [9].

A remix by Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Atticus Ross of the song called Destroyer by Telepathe gets released and can be listened via Soundcloud [10].

Zane Lowe world premieres the new How To Destroy Angels single Keep it together on his radioshow at BBC1. At the same time the song gets uploaded (and available for download) via Soundcloud [11]. The song is accompanied by a video [12].

September 2012

After a pre-orderable item of How To Destroy Angels popped up on on 9.18.2012 [13], Trent officially announces 3 days later details on the upcoming How To Destroy Angels release. He again signed with a Major Label, namely Columbia Records. On November 13 2012 a second EP, named An Omen, will be released. There will also be videos, live shows and an album afterwards (early 2013). [14] Furthermore Rob Sheridan now seems to be a full band-member as can be implied by the new band photos. [15]

July 2012

Trent is announced as the writer of the Theme Song for the computer game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 which sees a november release date. [16]

May 2012

Someone being responsible for the official Facebook account of How To Destroy Angels confirms that the album is done and that a tour will happen. [17], [18]

February 2012

Mixing of How To Destroy Angels Full Length record finished. [19], [20]

December 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack Out Now. [21]

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack Pre-Orders and Free Sampler. [22], [23]

October 2011

Listen to NIN's new cover of U2's "Zoo Station". [24]

Nine Inch Nails cover U2 announced. [25], [26]

May 2011

Via a leaked red band trailer which showed up on Youtube, but was subsequently deleted, for the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - which Trent reznor scored at this time - information was acquired that Trent is doing a Led Zeppelin cover (Immigrant Song) with singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's called Karen O. A snippet of the cover is played during the trailer.

March 2011

Trent states that mixing the still long awaited The Fragile reissue with Alan Moulder is still in progress via Twitter. [27]

Trent denies working on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. This was a recent rumour floating around several news-sites. In the same post he confirms that Work on the Year Zero TV-series is still in progress. [28]

Trent talks about some ongoing projects. He states that his work on the How To Destroy Angels Full Length release started "last summer", meaning the summer of 2010. He also says that mixing of the album will happen "this summer", meaning the summer of 2011, opting for a fall release (fall 2011). It turns out that this release date does not hold and that a release in the first quarter of 2012 is realistic. Furthermore Trent says that he is also working on NIN music (probably meaning The Fragile Deluxe reissue) and "film work" (meaning The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack). Finally he mentions talks about scoring and even playing a role in the upcoming movie called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which a few days later gets denied. [29]

February 2011

Trent states that Mariqueen, Atticuss and himself finished recording the upcoming How To Destroy Angels Full Length release. [30]

January 2011

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Score David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. [31], [32]

November 2010

Pretty Hate Machine Remastered Edition Out Now. [33]

October 2010

Pretty Hate Machine Remastered Edition announced. [34]

September 2010

The Social Network Soundtrack available now worldwide. [35]

The Social Network Soundtrack: Free sampler EP + album preorders. [36]

July 2010

The Social Network Soundtrack announced. [37]

June 2010

Download Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels EP For Free Right Now. [38]

May 2010

NIN track Theme For Tetsuo: The Bullet Man is released on the soundtrack for the film Tetsuo The Bullet Man. This marks the first new NIN material since The Slip which was released in May 2008.

Trent Reznor Unleashes How to Destroy Angels' Bloody, Fiery Video. [39]

First new musical output of Trent after the release of NINJA 2009 Summer Tour EP in March 2009 can be heard via Pitchfork. The Song is called A Drowning by How To Destroy Angels. [40]

April 2010

How To Destroy Angels get announced via Pitchfork.

February 2010

Trent announces that he is back in the studio working on new music. Most likely for the then still unknown How To Destroy Angels project [41]. There are also mysterious pictures posted on the webpage [42].

September 2009

Trent announces that work on the long awaited The Fragile reissue has begun via Twitter. [43]

August 2009

Trent Reznor announces Queen Kong and io echo as additional supports for some of the last shows.[44]

July 2009

Trent Reznor announces that HEALTH will be joining them for the final 2 shows. [45]

Trent Reznor released the dates for North American club performances which will be the final NIN tour. Four nights in NYC, two nights in Chicago, and four nights in LA.[46]

Trent Reznor tweeted about that last set of NIN tour dates at small venues.

June 2009

Trent Reznor received government recognition for helping Eric de la Cruz in the form of proclamations from the US House of Representatives (three Congressman in total), the US Senate, the NYS Governor, the NYS Senate, the NYS Comptroller and the Suffolk County Legislature.

Trent Reznor was presented with a Special Achievement Webby for Artist of the Year at the annual Webby awards.

May 2009

Reznor offers three different donation packages on in order to raise money to help Eric De La Cruz pay for a heart transplant. The different priced donation packages range from attending soundchecks to spending time with the band before a show and watching the performance from the side of the stage. A regular donation option is also set up on the store.

Trent has won the Webby Award for Artist of the Year. The award recognizes the free release of The Slip and NIN's increasing level of online connectedness with fans.[47]

April 2009

The NIN:Access app for the iPhone became available for free from iTunes.

March 2009

NIN/JA 2009 ( went live at approximately 9:15 AM PST. From the new site you can download the new NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler including new music from Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, and Street Sweeper (Now called Street Sweeper Social Club). The new NIN songs included are the long awaited studio recordings of "Not So Pretty Now" and "Non-Entity."

Trent Reznor announced via that Street Sweeper (a new project featuring Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and The Nightwatchman and Boots Riley of The Coup) would be the opening act for the NIN/JA tour.

Trent Reznor posts the first tour dates of the previously announced NIN/JA tour.[48]

February 2009

Trent Reznor posted on that NIN were planning a double headliner tour with Jane's Addiction, and reaffirming that after the remaining tour dates, Nine Inch Nails would be on a hiatus.

January 2009

Trent posted the long-awaited "gift," 405 gigabytes of HD tour footage filmed at several venues on the current tour. Fans are able to edit and distribute this in any way and some groups (This One Is On Us) have already begun putting it together. 1.5.09
Reznor posted a message on stating "Remember that gift I mentioned? It's almost here."

December 2008

Trent Reznor thanked fans for the completion of 2008 as well as Alessandro Cortini and Josh Freese for their contributions. Reznor also stated rehearsals of the new lineup will take place next year. He also hinted at a possible holiday gift on the website.

November 2008

New features are revealed (video/photo galleries, social media features, ...)[49].

Trent Reznor revealed that Josh Freese's replacement for the 2009 leg of the Lights In The Sky Tour will be Lost Prophet's Ilan Rubin.

October 2008

Tapulous released the NIN edition of their popular iPhone/iPod Touch rhythm game, TapTap Revenge. The game includes 13 NIN tracks from The Slip and Ghosts I-IV, multi-player mode, and NIN-themed graphics.

"Thrilling new features are about to be added to in the very near future! Be sure to keep an eye on it.Meanwhile, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!"

A collection of photographs by Rob Sheridan taken from the Lights In The Sky: Over North America 2008 summer tour have been made available for purchase exclusively at frcphotos. Photos are available in two sizes: 11” X 14” and 8” X 10”.

September 2008

Moment Factory, the company who provided the unique interactive systems used on the current tour, have made a short video detailing some of the video effects and how they work. The video can be viewed here. A teaser can be viewed here.

Wired is running a feature about the Lights In The Sky tour that focuses on the technological aspects of the show. It’s a good read for those of you interested in some of the behind-the-scenes details, and includes some photos and video footage of the stage production. The article can be viewed here.

July 2008

The first leg of the Lights In The Sky Tour kicks off in Pemberton.

The Slip is released in physical format into shops.

NIN play a private dress rehearsal in LA. Tickets for the show were hidden in various places with clues provided through GoogleEarth.

June 2008

Lights In The Sky Over South America tour dates announced.

A download map for The Slip is made available through Google Earth, representing downloads according to geographic region. [50]

Rehearsal footage of "Echoplex" is posted on

Rehearsal footage of "Letting You" is posted on

Rehearsal footage of "1,000,000" is posted on

Retail information for The Slip is posted on with information on its CD, DVD and vinyl release.

Lights In The Sky (also known as Seed 5) was released via for free download. The EP is a promotional release containing songs from bands that will support NIN on their upcoming tour, Lights In The Sky Over North America. Additional material, including wallpapers and web graphics, is included in the download. [51]

It is revealed that Rich Fownes has left the band and has been replaced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.

May 2008

The Slip (also known as Halo 27), the eighth and latest studio album from Nine Inch Nails, was released today as a free download, and contains the previously released Web-only singles "Discipline" and "Echoplex." [52]

The album is available for download in a variety of formats, including MP3, lossless FLAC and high-quality WAV files.

Two new NIN songs have been released with artwork and lyrics. Discipline and Echoplex. They're pointing to the website on May 5th.

April 2008

Discipline is released as a new single. The release of the song later will lead to the release of The Slip [53]

Ghosts I-IV is released physically. [54]

Robin Finck is announced to again be a member of Nine Inch Nails (original post). There is a calmly overall lineup refreshment as well, which is evident at NINs Youtube profile, with Josh Freese, and Alessandro Cortini returning to the live performance incarnation of NIN, as well as a new member, Rich Fownes.

March 2008

A new Nine Inch Nails Performance (2008) schedule was announced after much speculation. List here

Unexpectedly, a new Nine Inch Nails performance has been announced to take place on July 25th 2008, at 6/25/08 Pemberton Festival in British Columbia. Tour announced here

Release of Ghosts I-IV. [55]

February 2008

Trent makes another mysterious comment on [56]

Trent makes a mysterious announcement on which just says "2 weeks". Speculation begins. The hint points to the then unknown Ghosts I-IV release 2 weeks later. [57], [58]

December 2007

Still album available for download from iTunes.

The Downward Spiral instrumental posted on

Trent starts posting mysterious pictures on which turn out to be pointing at the release of Ghosts I-IV. See the pictures here:, [59]

November 2007

Wallpapers for Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D made available from opened and available to create, share, download, and listen to thousands of NIN remixes in this new community of user-generated creativity. [60]

Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D released.

The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of NiggyTardust! available for free or $5 download.

October 2007

The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of NiggyTardust!, the new album from Saul Williams, produced by Trent Reznor, announced. [61], [62]

Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D announced. [63]

Trent announces to be free of any contractual obligations. [64]

Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D finished. [65]

September 2007

New videos added to the official NIN YouTube channel.

New videos added to the official NIN YouTube channel.

August 2007

Live video of "The Great Destroyer" added to the official NIN YouTube channel.

Live video of "Me, I'm Not" added to the official NIN YouTube channel.

July 2007

Desktop and iphone wallpapers added to

May 2007

A new remix of Even Deeper on the Remixes Compiled album by Telefon Tel Aviv has been released. It is available via iTunes digitally or on CD via Hefty Records' website.

April 2007

New Wiki users must be registered for one day and have a valid, confirmed email address to edit.

At 06:14:23 GMT, updated the page to include a link to "resources" [66] This "year zero resources" page included links to, ETS, and

Year Zero gets released.

Year Zero was leaked today, and is available on various torrent sites, as well as being available for listening in its entirety on the Year Zero website.

Trent Reznor has told Kerrang! magazine he is making the concept of Year Zero into a Movie [67]

A radio leak of "The Beginning of the End" was recorded and put into MP3 format.

February 2007

Beside You In Time gets released.

The ARG for Year Zero starts. See also: Year Zero Research

Year Zero tour starts. [68]

January 2007

Finished mixing Year Zero. [69]

Officially announcing Year Zero. [70]

Start of mixing for Year Zero announced. [71], [72]

December 2006

The highly anticipated Closure DVD is leaked by a mysterious user on The Pirate Bay called seed0 ([73]) who is very likely to be from the NIN camp, because at the same time Trent made a post on his blog on The Spiral pointing at the release as a christmas present ("12/21/06 : Happy Holidays! This one is a guilt-free download. (shhhh - I didn't say that out loud). If you know what I'm talking about, cool."). [74] The leak makes sense since the official release of the DVD was pushed back for years and Trent therefore finally released it his way.

Some days later (12.23.06) the second disc of the aforementioned DVD followed via the same user seed0. [75] Even one week later (12.30.06) the so called Broken Movie was released the same way (see also: Broken Movie#Release). [76]

November 2006

11.03.06 till 01.07
Doing rough mixes and some final songwriting for what will be Year Zero. [77], [78]

October 2006

Performance 2007 (European leg) gets announced. First european shows since 07.14.2005 Brixton Academy, London, UK. [79]

September 2006

Trent announcing that he is working on the next NIN record, most likely pointing to Year Zero. [80]

Beside You In Time gets announced. [81]

March 2006

Trent announcing to work with Saul Williams on his upcoming record. [82]

February 2006

A user called seed0 ([83]) - who is most likely someone from the NIN camp - uploads The Singles, Deep Cuts and Quiet Tracks, each belonging to the The Definitive NIN compilation, on The Pirate Bay. [84], [85] and [86].

July 2005

The section's last batch of answered questions is online. The section started on 5.6.04.

June 2005

Only multitracks released. [87]

The Spiral gets announced. [88]

May 2005

With Teeth gets its physical release. [89]

April 2005

Listen to With Teeth via a stream on Myspace prior to its release. [90]

Trent releases a GarageBand file for the first time. [91]

March 2005

The Hand That Feeds airplay has begun. This marks the first musical output since The Fragile era.

February 2005

With Teeth tracklist announced and teaser released. The Hand That Feeds announced. [92]

January 2005

First Tourdates since 07.09.2000 Monza, Italy announced. [93], [94]

December 2004

With Teeth is finished. [95]

November 2004

The Downward Spiral Deluxe edition is released. [96]

October 2004

With Teeth gets officially announced. Mixing has begun. Liveband gets shaped... [97]

The concept of Bleedthrough gets dropped via's access section where Trent answers fan's questions on 10.18.04 ([98])

September 2004

Phinal phase for With Teeth started. [99]

August 2004

Trent announces the DVD release of Closure on which finally will be pushed back until 12.21.06. [100]

July 2004

Trent hints at the release of the Closure DVD via

Surround mixing for With Teeth finished. [101]

May 2004

Trent starts a section on where he (and sometimes other members of the NIN camp) answers fan submitted questions relatively frequent. The questions revolve over many different topics, but also focus on the then current development of Bleedthrough respectively With Teeth. The questions and answers are archived at The last batch of questions are answered on 7.19.05.

Minor Studio updates for what will likely evolve into With Teeth. [102]

November 2003

First mention of Bleedthrough which later evolved into With Teeth. [103], [104]

Bleedthrough gets dropped via's access section where Trent answers fan's questions on 10.18.04 ([105])

July 2003

7.4.03 mysteriously starts changing its appearance. [106], [107], [108], [109], [110]

Trent also posts a message in the dboard (nin:access; "cum" room) area of ("I'm alive. Things are about to start happening.") The changes are also documented very precisely at the following link: [111]

February 2003

Trent posts a message on the (aka nin:access): "Subject: new nin news coming soon - Message: I'm still here. There Is much to tell. Soon!" [112]

April 2001

Trent posts an ambiguous clue ("Subject: nine inch nails live:, message body: and all that could have been." [113]) on the former nin:acces board ([114]) hinting at the release of And All That Could Have Been (halo). [115]

Trent comments on upcoming projects Deep and And All That Could Have Been (halo). [116]

June 1999

From the 25th of June 1999 until the 10th of July 1999 Trent posted some short blogs about the final progress of the work on The Fragile. The archived posts can be read here by scrolling down to journal: [117].

May 1999

5.23.99 now seems to be the official website of the band. [118]

December 1997

First mention of The Fragile via an Alternative Press interview. [119]

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