Nine Inch Nails
Eligible since: 2014 (The 2015 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2015 (ranked #110) .
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|Pretty Hate Machine (1989)||☆||♫||♁|
|The Downward Spiral (1994)||☆||♫||♁|
|The Fragile (1999)||☆||♫||♁|
|The Social Network Soundtrack (2010)||☆||♫||♁|
|Hesitation Marks (2013)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Head Like a Hole (1989)||☆||♫||☊|
|March of the Pigs (1994)||☆||♫||☊|
|The Perfect Drug (1997)||☆||♫||☊|
|The Hand That Feeds (2005)||☆||♫||☊|
|Every Day Is Exactly the Same (2005)||☆||♫||☊|
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Nine Inch Nails was considered one of the most influential acts of the nineties. If I recall correctly, all of Trent's albums were considered albums that changed the way people look at music, especially with The Fragile and his first album Pretty Hate Machine. And also if I recall correctly, Nine Inch Nails and Nirvana were basically considered two of the most influential and important bands of the 1990s.
NIN will be a no-brainer for the next decade. Or should be, at least.
Posted by kirk on Thursday, 01.18.07 @ 02:54am
They are so very deserving of being inducted in to The Rock And Roll Music Hall Of Fame!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Emily on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:28am
its going to be great seeing nirvana and nin inducted the same night. these are the greats!
Posted by bobby on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 12:21pm
First year guaranteed.
Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 13:40pm
As said by countless others, Nine Inch Nails alone reinvented the industrial genre and brought it into the limelight. There is no other band deserving of this privilege; it would be a terrible shame to see Trent Reznor go unnoticed.
Posted by May on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 18:53pm
Should also note that NIN's albums have all been different in their own ways...YZ was a great album.
Posted by maplejet on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 13:04pm
gets my vote, simply for being the ant bon jovi. on a more serious note i'd mention that he lays all the instruments on his songs, and is self produced (as far as i know).
Posted by liam on Saturday, 10.6.07 @ 14:56pm
by 'lays' i meant 'plays'. as far as i know trent reznor is not a pervert
Posted by liam on Saturday, 10.6.07 @ 16:11pm
With Teeth is absolutely NOT their 'essential album.' Try Downward Spiral.
Posted by anonymous on Thursday, 10.11.07 @ 12:02pm
If NIN doesn't get in, then there's a problem. Who else has made a streak of acclaimed albums? From Pretty Hate Machine to The Fragile, and then Year Zero. However With Teeth is still good.
Posted by Tom on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 11:01am
"Who else has made a streak of acclaimed albums?"
Posted by liam on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 11:14am
NIN are getting in first year for sure.
Posted by Anti You on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 15:06pm
With Teeth was the first NIN CD/Album to spawn more that two #1 hits based on the 'mainstream music charts', even if fans think it's the worst of the NIN discography. Could that be why it's the "Essential Pick"? Sure. It's not The Downward Spiral or the Fragile, but it put Reznor back into the spotlight...proving that people still care about the music he makes no matter how many years it took for him to release new music.
Posted by Reveftw on Friday, 12.7.07 @ 23:45pm
Nine inch Nails completely deserves to be in the hall of fame. because Trent is musical genius
Posted by renee on Saturday, 12.8.07 @ 09:02am
yeah, they will be getting in for sure.
Posted by Danny on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 22:36pm
Liam - I read this comment and my hand balls up into a fist again. No one called you an F'n idiot here, so why do you respond like that. Just because someone disagrees with you is no reason to lash out like you do. If you are using the f word for effect, stop, because f'n anything on a computer is impotent.
Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 11:24am
"No one called you an F'n idiot here, so why do you respond like that."
Posted by liam on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 09:54am
Because he completely disrespected one of my favourite groups
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 11:41am
No, Dameon, Danny was the one who said that Blur doesn't have any good albums (which isn't true), and that they were a one-hit wonder who couldn't reach popularity (which doesn't matter because most American people I've met are stupid tourist-folk who go ape-sh*t just because you tell them (lie) about having met the Queen)
Posted by liam on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 12:00pm
Liam - that is all fine and well, but you still don't have to respond in kind by calling someone a f'n idiot.
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 12:13pm
Fine - next time it'll be "dumb*ass w*nking piece of cocksucking whore"
Posted by liam on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 12:16pm
Liam - should I guess that you live across the pond in the U.K.? I really do hope you don't talk to people like this in person because if you do, I would imagine that you catch a hell of a lot of beatings.
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 12:49pm
"Liam - should I guess that you live across the pond in the U.K.?"
Posted by liam on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 12:54pm
I never said they didn't have good albums. apparently in the UK they are pretty big.
Posted by danny on Thursday, 01.10.08 @ 05:27am
Danny, there's a somewhat subtle difference between "how many US hits are had" and "general quality of albums". Maybe you'll figure out what that is, one day.
Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.10.08 @ 08:11am
simply because it sounds too british
Posted by Eric on Thursday, 01.10.08 @ 09:40am
"I always thought America enjoyed that real British sound."
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 13:44pm
They are shoo-ins to me. Well, more like "he is". Trent should be in HoF, just look at what he's doing with distribution of Ghosts I-IV. The man is a musical genius and a visionary when it comes to music business.
Posted by FNT on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 01:02am
Perhaps not right away in the first year, but definitely somewhere down the road. After all, NIN is a bit too unsafe for the HoF (imagine those tuxedoed penguins singing "I wanna f**k you like an animal"!?!), but too big even for for those squares to be ignored.
Posted by denyo on Sunday, 04.27.08 @ 09:20am
NIN better inducted. Trent deserves the recognition. He's earned it.
Posted by aquadonia on Wednesday, 05.7.08 @ 03:11am
If the Hall of Fame has any sense, Nails will eventually be inducted. Trent and Co's influence is still seen to this very day.
Posted by masamune3570 on Wednesday, 05.7.08 @ 22:39pm
I am a big NIN fan so I may be bias but I look at the list of recent inductees and I like the chances. If R.E.M. and the Sex Pistols get in, and I'm not knocking those bands, NIN should be in for sure.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 05.9.08 @ 06:20am
Well, unless his huge NE Ohio area fan base is part of the vomiting (err, I mean: voting) commitee, I don't see how this could be of any help.
Posted by denyo on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 12:41pm
does anyone no nin started in clevland, lol
Posted by kyle on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 12:48pm
While not the greatest industrial act by far, NIN will definitely be the first to be inducted. I totally think it should happen, but Ministry and Skinny Puppy should be inducted first.
Posted by Seth on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 21:05pm
Back to the album war. Obviously downward spairal is the "quintessential" album. But With Teeth has aged very well with time and has become my favourite. Its packed with great tunes : beside you in time, sunspots, right where it belongs, Only, Love is not enough, Everyday is exactly the same, With Teeth! It really is a very listenable and awesome album. Oh and Haal of Fame forsure.
Posted by bleedthru on Saturday, 04.4.09 @ 10:22am
NIN heck YEA best band ever, on another note fad gadget aint half bad thanks to the dork who suggested them, great new tunes for me.
Posted by tomcat666 on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 01:42am
Web adm...I know I don't have exclusive rights to the name, but a little etiquette would possibly be in order. I think it's just rude!
Posted by Gitarzan (the real one) on Monday, 04.20.09 @ 23:47pm
Gitarzan - how does it feel to be so loved?
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.21.09 @ 02:59am
That wasn't a fake, it was the real Gitar...
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 04.21.09 @ 05:56am
BTW, for clarification, that last post really was me.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 04.21.09 @ 06:04am
Dameon...Gitarzan, imitated (not very well), but never duplicated!!!
Posted by Gitarzan (the real THANG!!) on Tuesday, 04.21.09 @ 06:20am
Look at the resume... One of the most important bands of the 90's but currently making major waves in distribution of music by offering free downloads online. At the very least Trent Reznor should make it on his own, but the Nine Inch Nails name will carry in with him. Influence is still huge and music is great.
Posted by MTW646 on Wednesday, 06.3.09 @ 08:41am
Hey back again, not to talk smack about Blur though.
Posted by Danny on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 15:51pm
Of course they will get it is this even a real conversation? Am i in La LA land?
Posted by m Gozz on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 18:20pm
Oh Danny you think to much dooche
Posted by m Gozz on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 18:22pm
Yo danny the slip is great you kidding me induct them for that alone Please if posion can get in C'MON!!!!
Posted by m gozz on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 18:28pm
as much as i want to believe they'll get in 1st try, i think their gonna be just like KISS and be snubbed for 10 years. They probably wont get in until the 25th anniversary of TDS
Posted by CM on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 10:06am
For all you guys arguing about the definitive nin album, how about we just agree on the definitive nin torrents. The best songs are there, right. I like pretty much everything he/they release(s), so i definitely think they're going to get in first year. Nin changed the way i look at music
Posted by Rivet on Friday, 06.4.10 @ 08:02am
These guys deserve to be in the Hall of Fame as much as anybody. Anybody that knows Nine Inch Nails, every album has had an impact on your life somehow.
Posted by Dan on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 17:01pm
Yes. A no-brainer, and a probable first-ballot induction.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 08.2.10 @ 22:06pm
Maybe but not before Kraftwerk, the Cure and Depeche Mode.
Posted by Paul on Monday, 11.15.10 @ 07:59am
Chronologically Joy Division, New Order and maybe Bauhaus should get in first as well, plus the early industrial bands. However, the only ones of those I see getting in first are The Cure and DM.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 11.20.10 @ 16:55pm
Correction: The Cure and DM MIGHT get in first, maybe.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 11.20.10 @ 16:55pm
I wouldn't call any of them industrial, although there is industrial tendencies. Throbbing Gristle, Ministry, Cabaret Voltaire, Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly are the best Industrial bands to come before NIN. The roots of Industrial of course lie in 70's Kraut-rock.German electronic music and some post-punk like New Order and the like. Guys like Gary Numan too.
Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 11.20.10 @ 17:03pm
Completely agreed, though I'd also throw Nitzer Ebb in with the pre-NIN shining lights.
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 11.20.10 @ 18:19pm
I didn't say any of them were industrial (though Joy Division were influenced by early industrial/proto-industrial, as evidenced on "Colony" and "Atrocity Exhibition"), just that since Paul was doing a "Band A before Band B" kind of thing, I'd thought I'd add to his list.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 11.21.10 @ 07:01am
Influence: NIn are probably the most influential industrial band around, bar maybe Throbbing Gristle. Yes
Posted by GFW on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 11:39am
some people on here are idiots, you do know that NIN has only one permanent band member it being trent reznor
Posted by jake on Monday, 11.21.11 @ 03:59am
I absolutely think that Nine Inch Nails should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are countless reasons why the man behind the music (Trent Reznor) is a natural born musician who puts his mind, body and soul into every ounce of his musical out pour. For him to never receive this award will be appalling. Nine Inch Nails is the soul purpose of everyone to listen to vinyl again. For the reason that you can't skip on vinyl due to Trent's unique attempt originality of each song. I can't see how anyone can not like Trent Reznor's music. The genius making of The Downward Spiral still gives me goosebumps to this day. Listening to Closer on a record player is epic, which probably one of my least favorite songs because so many people don't know the song title. This type of music ideas shows how different each of his albums are. It is a little mix of retro to begin with, then seeping down to metal. Please do yourself a favor Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and add an extra genius to your museum because generations should remember Trent Reznor's work when his long gone.
Posted by David J. Singleton on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 20:59pm
Nirvana & NIN - a good combo to make a night for sure. Just hope they don't let Courtney have anything to do with it.
Posted by Carla on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 15:45pm
Saw this act at Voodoo Music festival. They were the headliner on Saturday night. Intense show, what with the brooding music & the lights/smoke etc.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 11.18.13 @ 13:25pm
Trent Reznor and NIN are magnificent. Innovation, talent, musical excelence, and influential to a huge list of newer artist. So much deserve it.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 01:42am
They should rightfully be first ballot inductees, but when the Nomcom and voters have dicked around to the point that, at very least, Kraftwerk, the Cure and Joy Division haven't been inducted yet, can you really justify it. They have a huge fail on their hands this year no matter what they do.
Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 02:15am
Do they have something against not- USA musicians? Joy Divisiona and The Cure should be in a long time ago!
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 21:57pm
the big question is.. who will be listed alongside Trent as members of NIN? who of the revolving cast of musicians will be listed as members of the band? richard patrick? danny lohner? robin finck? chris vrenna? josh freese? allsendro cortini?
Posted by andrew on Thursday, 07.10.14 @ 20:53pm
I don't think Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns 'N Roses, Nirvana and Green Day will vote for their contemporary Nine Inch Nails. They will most likely vote for their five idols from the 60s-70s: Chicago, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Yes and Deep Purple. Or maybe drop Chicago and add Nine Inch Nails.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.12.15 @ 13:21pm
Roy, I don't follow your logic about why those bands wouldn't vote for Nine Inch Nails? Proof (probably not) that these are their "idols"? If I remember correctly, didn't Anthony Kiedis publicly endorse Cat Stevens back in 2014 via Twitter? Unless Kiedis said this, I would have never pegged him to vote for Stevens. The point is that you can't stereotype who these voters will rally behind. I can definitely see them voting for Deep Purple, Yes, and Cheap Trick (maybe the Cars), but why Chicago? All the bands you listed (Metallica, RHCP, GNR, Nirvana and Green Day) are either hard-rock, heavy metal or alternative. Trent Renzor would definitely appeal to those voters because he has a similar sound and Renzor's well-respected in modern music. I want NIN to get inducted this year and I think they have a better chance then you're giving them credit for (think about it, they're so many classic rock acts on the ballot that they are bound to cancel one another out. I see Chicago, Yes and other another classic rock band inducted in 2016).
Posted by Nick on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 21:19pm
Trent Reznor is interesting to me because he's an A-level artist in terms of impact on the sound and evolution of the music of his era (not Nirvana, sea change level, but the first ballot nomination was no mistake), and he's largely the defining voice of Industrial/post-Industrial music, but he doesn't pop up until very late on the genre's timeline.
Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 11.9.15 @ 02:19am
Is it odd that Trent Reznor announces a day after his second Rock Hall rejection that NIN will return in 2016? Even though Trent could be the only one inducted from that group
Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 12.18.15 @ 21:30pm
OK- the percentage should be a lot higher for this band, no? It's been nominated both years since becoming eligible. I mean, it certainly has a greater chance than an act like Britney Spears. lol
Posted by JR on Sunday, 12.20.15 @ 09:11am
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