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August 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Soundgarden and NIN: a hard-rock power tour 20 years in the making | Concert preview

The Soundgarden tour is getting a boost with the rerelease of the 1994 “Superunknown,” the band’s most successful album — and a top album of the grunge era. The doubleheader also features Nine Inch Nails. (The Seattle Times, 2012)

The Soundgarden tour is getting a boost with the rerelease of the 1994 “Superunknown,” the band’s most successful album — and a top album of the grunge era. The doubleheader also features Nine Inch Nails. (The Seattle Times, 2012)

More than 20 years ago, Soundgarden was booked to do its first tour with Nine Inch Nails (NIN).

But the doubleheader, featuring two of the most powerful hard-rock bands of the ’90s, never happened.

“We were originally going to tour with Nine Inch Nails in 1994 after ‘Superunknown’ came out,” guitarist Kim Thayil said recently during tour rehearsals at Seattle’s Studio X.

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August 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Your week in Seattle music: Dave Matthews Band, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and more

The star this week is Bumbershoot, returning to the Seattle Center its 43rd year. But there’s plenty of other Labor Day weekend live-music offerings, including a young EDM producer’s reformation, an Animal Collective member’s new project and a casino performance from one of American pop music’s classic bands.

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November 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Reznor, Nine Inch Nails offer masterful ebb and flow at KeyArena | Concert review

There were precious few moments of release in Nine Inch Nails’ sprawling barrage of flashing light and urgent rhythms Friday night at KeyArena. But when catharsis came, it confirmed that frontman Trent Reznor’s four-year hiatus from NIN left little rust.

If anything, Reznor seemed energized by time away from his seminal band, which he spent composing movie scores. The band has been playing to packed houses on its “Tension 2013” tour, with openers Explosions in the Sky, and Reznor treated Friday’s sold-out crowd to a two-hour set that impressed with its scope and thoughtful construction.

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November 22, 2013 at 5:26 AM

Nine Inch Nails will hammer KeyArena | Concert preview

  Influential rocker Trent Reznor has made a long-awaited comeback after five years away from the public eye. The industrial-rock phenomenon of the 1990s and early 2000s went underground a few years ago, but he finally ended his long hiatus in September with the release of “Hesitation Marks,” a new Columbia Records album featuring the single…

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