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News: Nine Inch Nails Nominated For Induction Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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(US) Nine Inch Nails – a band regarded as a pioneer in the industrial music movement and highly influential in the evolution of electronic music – has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility. To be eligible for this year’s ballot, an artist or band must have released its first single or album in 1989 or earlier. Nine Inch Nails’ first album, Pretty Hate Machine, and first single, “Down in It,” were released in 1989. The nominees who receive the most votes will be announced toward the end of the year and inducted on April 18, 2015 at a ceremony in Cleveland, OH.

Trent Reznor was working at a Cleveland recording studio when he founded Nine Inch Nails in 1988. Recordings such as Pretty Hate Machine, Broken (1992) and The Downward Spiral (1994) revolutionized detailed digital production. The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, released a remarkable series of singles, including the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “The Hand That Feeds,” “Only,” “Every Day Is Exactly the Same” and “Survivalism,” and received two GRAMMY awards.

2013’s Hesitation Marks debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts and was named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone, SPIN, Alternative Press, ABC News and The New York Times’ Jon Pareles. The band supported Hesitation Marks with an extensive world tour that The New York Times said offered “the kind of sensory onslaught – musical, visual, emotional – that fans have missed.”

Building on Nine Inch Nails’ long history of soundtrack work, Reznor collaborated with Atticus Ross on scores for three David Fincher films – The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and the director’s most recent release, Gone Girl (2014), which was No. 1 at the box office in its opening weekend. Their score for The Social Network won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe and the pair won a GRAMMY for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo score.

Reznor has also turned his attention to improving how fans discover and experience recorded music. As Chief Creative Officer of Beats Music, he was instrumental in the creation of the streaming service, which launched in January 2014. Founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Beats Music was acquired by Apple Inc. earlier this year.