Last night, industrial rock legends Nine Inch Nails made their network television debut. It only took them 25 years to do so. On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the band performed two songs on Jimmy Kimmel’s special outdoor stage – “Came Back Haunted” and their funkified new single, “All Time Low”. Both tracks are off their latest album, Hesitation Marks, which came out on August 30 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. The night before the record’s release, the band headlined the Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, PA. NIИ are currently in the midst of a North America arena tour, and will be heading to Australia for a co-headlining run with Queens of The Stone Age in March. Check out the video of the band’s landmark television performance above.
Nine Inch Nails are undoubtedly one of the greatest artists of all time. Pioneers of the industrial genre, they incorporated elements of rock, metal, electronica, and alternative rock to forge a style all their own. They shook the music world to it’s core in 1989 with their debut album, Pretty Hate Machine. The record was truly groundbreaking, and has since gone on to be certified multi-platinum. In 1994, NIИ set the bar once again with their sophomore effort, The Downward Spiral, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. The disc went on to sell over 5 million copies, and be certified quadruple-platinum. It spawned NIИ’s finest moment, the single Closer. The band’s third album was a monster double disc outing titled The Fragile, released in 1999. The album saw NIИ expanding their trademark sound, and once again the band debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. From 2005-2008, the band released four more studio LP’s. Throughout their entire career, Nine Inch Nails were famous for their EPs, single releases, and remix albums. They have released approximately two-dozen since their inception. Every NIИ record is categorized with the word “Halo” followed by a number. – by Matt Bishop (Top Left Photo Courtesy of Baldur Bragson/Nine Inch Nails)