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NIN's web of intrigue

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NIN's web of intrigue

By Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY Updated

As if the Heroes and Lost sites weren't keeping us busy enough, Pop reader Jason has informed me of a Lost-like mystery that's building around Nine Inch Nails' new album, Year Zero.

"There are secret codes on tour merchandise that lead to telephone numbers to websites to bathroom stalls with ... flash drives?" he writes. The NIN Hotline has been trying to keep up with all of the developments, and here's a list of some of the websites that have been found so far. There's no telling where all of this is going or whether it will end April 17, when Year Zero is released.

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Whitney has been writing about pop culture for USA TODAY since 1999, when Pop Candy began as a weekly column. Her interests include music festivals, mustaches, Lost, comic books and Andy Warhol. She lives in New York City. More about Whitney | E-mail Whitney

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