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Reported by leviathant at 17:13Wednesday, 4/25/07 Billboard's charts. The album was blanketed by Avril Lavigne's new album and the latest "must-buy" NOW compilation.
Reported by Lt. Randazzo at 20:28Aaron Burgess' review of Year Zero for the Onion AV Club, which is unfortunate, as I have always felt that the AV Club is usually pretty good when it comes to reviews. While we're on the topic of organizations with critics whom I respect, I was surprised to see that NPR has a review for Year Zero as well, and I get the impression they actually listened to the album - perhaps more than once! There are more reviews in our article archives, which have grown about 33% in the last month or so.
Reported by leviathant at 15:49Open Source Resistance and NIN Wiki, as well as the message board that I didn't get a chance to mention, Echoing the Sound. Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS feed if you want to keep up-to-date with all this stuff. Thanks to Kevin & Bean at KROQ for having me on.
Reported by leviathant at 09:47Tuesday, 4/24/07
Reported by drunkpoet at 13:47
For those of you not lucky enough to live in the LA area, go to KROQ's website and click "Listen Live"
Reported by JessicaSarahS at 13:39here's another stupid cartoon.
By the way, the answer to the question below is "B".
Reported by meathead at 03:33Monday, 4/23/07
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning that is answer the following question correctly:
Which of the following people was Trent Reznor a good friend of?
a) Lenin (Text BLAGWEB12 A to 80889)
b) Marilyn Manson (Text BLAGWEB12 B to 80889)
c) George W Bush (Text BLAGWEB13 C to 80889)
All texts cost 50p (This is a UK publication, and I don't know about texting overseas for the US).
Click here to go to the contest's page
Reported by JessicaSarahS at 18:47Sunday, 4/22/07 a fairly blah review of the new NIN album last week, and apparently that didn't go over very well with readers. With the exception of one somewhat embarrassing incident back in 1999, we don't encourage people to react to negative reviews of NIN albums. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, even if what they write indicates that they haven't really listened to the album... but IGN wrote a follow-up as a result of the difference between fan ratings of the album and their own review, and as part of that, they're asking you to send in your opinion of the album. So, if you have a few seconds (and have registered with IGN), let em know what you think about the latest from NIN. Thanks to Christopher for sending this in.
Reported by leviathant at 20:31Remixes Compiled, a twelve track CD with a rather self-explanatory title. Josh & Charlie have included tracks that they have remixed for Phil Ranelin, The American Analog Set, Slicker, and most pertinent to readers of this site, the previously unavailable remix of Nine Inch Nails' Even Deeper, originally recorded for the soundtrack to the movie Newport South. Thanks to everyone who sent in the news!
Reported by leviathant at 12:06Saturday, 4/21/07 As reported on ETS, it seems Capital G will be hitting shelves on June 4th as the second single off of 'Year Zero'. While that release date has only been confirmed by one outlet, it seems Capital G will indeed be the forthcoming single as promos have already started to hit eBay. Thanks to Mister Garbage on ETS and the NIN Historian for the heads up.
Reported by swindley at 13:04Friday, 4/20/07
A copy of Year Zero
Beside You In Time in both DVD & HD-DVD
If you want a chance at winning these, you've got to register before April 29th. So check it out when you get a chance. Thanks for the heads up on the contest, Lisa!
Reported by leviathant at 13:29The Torontoist just published this article yesterday about a letter that legendary Canadian producer, Bob Ezrin, sent to Billboard magazine about the changing format of releasing music and to praise Trent Reznor for not settling within the normal boundaries that record labels place on their artists.
Thanks to Casey and Keara for sending this in!
Reported by Lt. Randazzo at 02:37Thursday, 4/19/07 a pretty good article on Year Zero and the ARG, including a bit of an interview with our very own Leviathant and Merzbau from ETS. Also, Rolling Stone recently ran a print article on Year Zero, etc., in which they talked to Swindley. You can read a transcription here on ETS. Thanks to leo3375 for writing it up!
Reported by drunkpoet at 12:58on OSR.net and you can read more about the events here on ETS. Make sure you digg the story, too. And, NO FAIR WHAT ABOUT THE EAST COAST.
Reported by drunkpoet at 09:35Wednesday, 4/18/07 Hits Daily Double, which still plays that sheep noise when you visit it, is reporting that Year Zero is trending towards debuting in second place with over 200,000 sales compared to Avril Lavigne at around 250,000. If you haven't picked up the album yet, remember that you can get it for $9.99 from most retailers (notable personal exception: FYE at the Gallery by Market East Station in Philly - fuck you, FYE!), and the best deal we've seen is from Hot Topic, where you not only get a (admittedly crappy) free patch, but with the $9.99 purchase of the CD, you can get any NIN shirt for $9.99 as well. And for the first time in a very, very long time, you can buy the new NIN album at Wal-Mart, of all places.
So yeah, if you've enjoyed the album, pick up the CD and support a dude who's pretty much foregone the traditional music industry route when promoting this very good record. The packaging is totally badass, too, tell your friends.
Reported by leviathant at 14:27A lot of Year Zero reviews have poured in over the last few days. You can catch up on the rest of the articles I may have missed here in the Hotline News Archive
Reported by JessicaSarahS at 13:30Year Zero site has been spiffyed up a bit with a new "Resources" link and with a more organized layout. The two subsections include "Experience", which lists Echoing The Sound and NINWiki, two very fine sources of info regarding the ARG, along with the just-updated Open Source Resistance page. The other subsection is "Press," which links you to a few publications that have been keeping up with the info regarding the album. Give it a look-see.
Reported by Lt. Randazzo at 12:58Amazon for a few days, and will probably stay that way for a while, but on iTunes, the album is nestled firmly at #2, with Avril Lavigne(!) at the top slot, and Timbaland's release not far behind the NIN album -- which, I found out this morning, comes with a slick PDF lyric booklet if you purchase it on iTunes. Unfortunately for UK & German iTunes users, however, there have been reports that there is an error in the system resulting in the album being delivered without "Zero-Sum." We have no idea what the Soundscan numbers look like yet, though they will probably start showing up later in the week.
Reported by leviathant at 12:55Know the Score has been updated with probably the only easily transcribed track on Year Zero - Another Version of the Truth.
Reported by mormolyke at 07:59Tuesday, 4/17/07
*UPDATE!* Looks like the song was given to fans as apart of a giveaway and that the fans were instructed to get the song out for everyone to hear. Neato.
Reported by Lt. Randazzo at 19:18
Hot Topic is packaging a limited edition AIR flag patch inside its copies of Year Zero. So if you are calling your local Hot Topic about the patch, they may not know about it. And as previously reported, purchase the album for $9.99, and you can get a shirt for $9.99. So, a T-Shirt, patch and the album all for $20.
Reported by JessicaSarahS at 15:16Echoing the Sound and the NIN Wiki to uncover all the secrets of the CD release. Make sure to visit both sites and join in on the fun in unlocking the code of Year Zero. Remember: this is just the beginning.
Reported by swindley at 14:30Monday, 4/16/07 at Stereo Warning that strays from the more common interview responses that have come up in other magazines. Mind you, I'd be recycling my own talking points if I had to give heaps of interviews too, no harm in that, but I figured it'd be worthwhile to point out an interview that's different.
James Montgomery and Todd Brown from MTV News made an appearance to report on Friday's Open Source Resistance meet-up, and their article is now online. I thought the instructions said "Don't be followed." Speaking of the so-called Music Television channel, we hear they've added Survivalism onto their playlist at MTV (does MTV even play videos in full anymore?), and that it's #1 over on MTV2. You can also watch the edited version of the video anytime over on MTV Overdrive, if you somehow missed it's USB-key debut last month, etc. etc.
And two quick site-related notes: First, our submission form will only wipe out text once now (if you don't know what that means, don't worry. And if you do, sorry, that was laziness on my part.) Second, we're selling inexpensive official gear through our affiliation with Goodrock.com again, where not only are credit cards accepted, but Paypal and Google checkout as well. The selection's limited at the moment (the merch company takes their sweet time dealing with Goodrock) but most of the shirts are $12.99. Have a look around anyway. As usual, we'll let you know whenever they add stuff.
Reported by leviathant at 16:03Saturday, 4/14/07 Open Source Resistance, advertised a meeting in LA for last night with explicit instructions on clothing to be worn and procedure to be followed. For the fans who showed up, they were surprised with an AIR kit which included buttons, posters, stencils, and in some cases, cell phones. Ongoing discussion regarding the kit and its contents is going on at ETS, so hop over there for up-to-date and continuing information.
Reported by swindley at 10:35Friday, 4/13/07
NINE INCH NAILS will perform as special guests to the FOO FIGHTERS at Marley Park on 22 August. Silversun Pickups have also been added to the line up. Get your tickets before they change their minds again! Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
Reported by Greg at 07:31Wednesday, 4/11/07 previously reported, NIN will be headlining the Independent Days Festival in Italy on September 2nd. That said, we just got an huge update from Paolo that will make many of your dreams come true. The co-headliners for the festival have been announced. Tool will be sharing the stage with Nine Inch Nails as co-headliners. This should be a very good show!
Reported by swindley at 11:48Tuesday, 4/10/07 the Spiral or the Year Zero website to listen to a streaming version of 'Year Zero', that same stream is now available on the NIN Official Myspace page. There is even a nifty function to allow you to put any song from Year Zero on your own Myspace profile. Thanks to the hundred or so people who wrote in to let us know.
Reported by swindley at 19:20
Reported by leviathant at 12:39Monday, 4/09/07
Pre-ordering Year Zero from Best Buy will only cost you $9.99, and you get a code that lets you download a 10 minute interview with Trent Reznor, "while supplies last." I think that's how it works. On a related note, Uncle C's sent in a link to bestbuy.com/nineinchnails, which is a 4.5 minute video interview of Trent speaking over an instrumental take of Me, I'm Not.
Hot Topic also has an exclusive pre-order deal -- pre-order the album for $9.99, and you can get a shirt for $9.99. Not a bad deal, really. In addition, Hot Topic is having a "listening party" for the album at 7PM nationwide on Friday the 13th. This basically consists of every HT store in the country playing the album at the same time (in a given time zone, of course).
Thanks to everyone who wrote in about these deals, and thanks to Paul for the update about the "listening parties."
Reported by leviathant at 12:23Monday, 4/09/07 my kitchen this weekend. I'll be setting up a script to send a follow-up email to everyone who's won a patch, and I'll try to make it extra spam-proof, so that it doesn't get lost in the shuffle this second time around. At that point, I'll also post news that the email has been sent, and if you -still- don't get the email, contact me (again) and I'll send you further information personally. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Also, I added a few helping hands to the staff last week, and a couple of them have already helped to add a bunch of newer articles to our dull-looking but huge article archive. Are we missing anything you may have read recently? Submit links to music reviews and news via the "Submit News" button and we'll try to get everything entered.
Reported by leviathant at 23:40you can start to read more about it at Digg.
Reported by leviathant at 13:22Saturday, 4/07/07 Harddrive XL Radio Show hosted by Lou Brutus will be doing feature interview segments with "Nine Inch Nails" (presumably with Trent) and Marilyn Manson on Monday, April 9th. No word whether there is going to be some sort of joint segment or if Manson and NIN will be interviewed separately. Either way, it should make for a fairly entertaining and informative interview session. Be sure to check if your local station carries or streams Harddrive XL so you can listen in.
Reported by swindley at 11:18technorati, the most popular music being listened to by bloggers is Year Zero, with nearly twice as many links to the new album as the second most-popular album (by Daughtry). Interesting... on that note, I'm doing an impromptu, totally informal survey. I'm curious to see, if you've downloaded Year Zero, where have you downloaded it from? If you get a second, fill out the really simple little form to the right. If you haven't downloaded it -- that's pretty cool of you. Just a reminder, you can listen to the whole thing on yearzero.nin.com, too.
*update* To the paranoid who have filled out 'narc' and 'is this an riaa trick' -- you really should know me better by now. On my awesomely bad previous car, I had the original anti-RIAA sticker (which, on thinkgeek, has since been replaced with an anti-MPAA sticker. I've probably had more unpleasant run-ins with record label lawyers than you, so quit being silly. Yes, I have also pre-ordered it, it's a fucking good record.
Reported by leviathant at 01:54Friday, 4/06/07 NIN Wiki and Echoing the Sound, but I wanted to touch base about one of the newer sites to have sprung up from this whole experience.
OpenSourceResistance.net is a live site taking your artwork, videos, messages, whatever. They've put up some submitted works in the last week or so. Anyway, I wanted to point that out, it's a good place to send stuff, if you want to get involved.
Reported by leviathant at 08:10Thursday, 4/05/07 they currently have over 14,000 votes in the MSN "Artist of the Month" survey, putting them in the lead at 38%. If you've got a second, let's try and correct that lead and return NIN to the forefront. No registration required or anything like that.
**update 4/6/2007 **
So after taking a healthy, healthy lead in the poll, The Bravery once again destroyed NIN. If this band had any online fan base at all, I'd accept that. If they had a fanbase like Radiohead, Tool, Depeche Mode, or even Madonna, I might even concede that perhaps we were actually validly losing. But it's The Bravery. They don't have an online fan base. Apparently we're up against either internal rigging at MSN, or a PR flack at Geffen.
Reported by leviathant at 21:37Billboard Online is reporting that 'Survivalism' has attained the number one spot for modern rock tracks. This means NIN is only the second band ever to have four straight #1 Modern Rock singles on the charts. I think that deserves a big woot! Thanks to seplomaniac and sat for the links.
Reported by swindley at 11:49Wednesday, 4/04/07 'Rock-Am-See Festival' in Germany on September 1st, and the 'Independent Days Festival' in Italy on September 2nd. We'll post more information regarding the festivals and tickets once that news becomes available. Thanks to Engholm and Paolo for letting us know.
Reported by swindley at 15:26Electra on Q101 in Chicago is playing all of Year Zero on-air right now, and wants you to call in with your comments. They've got an online stream that runs til 5:00pm. Check it out.
Reported by leviathant at 14:25Spiral website. Login to listen to the album in its entirety in CD quality sound.
Update: You don't need to be a Spiral member to listen to Year Zero. The same player is available on the Year Zero website as well. Thanks Ryan!
Reported by swindley at 12:57'The Hour' on CBC. Given there is nothing more important to listen to today(!) hop on over to Sad Kermit's website to listen and watch his stirring rendition of the Hurt video.
Reported by swindley at 12:50Over on Echoing the Sound we got a post from n_ in Poland, who was sent these photos in response to a request for more information about a since-pulled online auction. As discussed in that link (which also contains a few more photos) this appears to be a slipcover (not unlike used with The Downward Spiral) and you can make out the cover featured on yearzero.nin.com. If you click the thumbnails here, you'll be linked to higher resolution, full shots of the front and back covers. Looks like they're going all-out with this release. Did I mention pre-ordering your copy yet?
Reported by leviathant at 09:34
And it's phenomenal. Don't forget, if you like what you hear, please pick up a CD.
Reported by leviathant at 09:07Tuesday, 4/03/07 news story on Blabbermouth reporting that everyone's favourite watchdog group - the RIAA - is pursuing legal action against websites that have hosted the USB-leaked songs from Year Zero. Cease and Desist orders for everyone! Thanks to Juan and sleepy for the heads up.
Reported by swindley at 16:38'lite' edition of the feed, which pulls only the headlines, and a heavily-demanded 'verbose' version, which includes the entire text of the update (but without links and images and all that). The lite feed will still be served locally, but I'll be running the verbose feed through Feedburner for a while to see how that service works out. Check it out, and let me know how it works for you. (If you don't know what RSS means, Google it.)
Reported by leviathant at 14:25Q101 Chicago has a poll about the most anticipated band this spring. At the time of this posting, NIN was getting spanked by the Arctic Monkeys. It's one of those click a radio button, click the vote button things. I think I've said enough.
Reported by leviathant at 14:03Painful Convictions along with it's distinctive message board Perfect Isolation with a host of new features.
Now you can customize the site to suit you, choosing different color schemes and header graphics, members of PI can now create a blog within the board system, or link to their blog on another site.
If, somehow, you've missed this site in your travels, Painful Convictions is an excellent resource. Not only is there a huge lyrics database, but an extensive encyclopedia on all things NIN & related, and a high-quality image gallery with stills from videos spanning Nine Inch Nails' entire career.
Reported by leviathant at 13:13here. What you might be unaware of is that those buttons play a vital role in the unfolding of the Year Zero puzzle and have lead to a number of discoveries in the game. It's becoming apparent that some of the buttons containing these clues might have been overlooked. You might even be wearing one now. Take a look and see if you can help out.
Reported by ItsJustDave at 12:55Monday, 4/02/07 MSN's Artist of the Month. They're up against Avril Lavigne, Pam Tillis, The Bravery, and Patti Smith. So please, overlook your secret love of Avril Lavigne and vote for NIN. Thanks to Jenni for the link.
Reported by anita at 21:09Australia's Channel [V] currently has a competition for double passes to one of three Australian shows. All you have to do is register and tell them "what you would like to hammer a Nine Inch Nail through and why", along with the show you'd like to go to. Your choices are:
Monday 7th May, 2007 - Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 9th May, 2007 - Luna Park, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 13th May, 2007 - Metro, Melbourne, VIC
The contest closes 4-22-07. Good luck and have fun!
Reported by anita at 20:36CNN article about Year Zero. Thanks to all who wrote in about it.
Reported by drunkpoet at 13:27Saul Williams' myspace page.
Reported by drunkpoet at 06:53
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