I've come across an article that claims NIN will take a hiatus from music after their current tour. This does not make me happy as I'm a fan. Even more disturbing is that I've discovered that Hootie and the Blowfish are still together and will continue to play at your local Indian Casino for a free buffet.
I've seen NIN live and it was a great show. I guess I'm going to kick myself for not taking the opportunity to see more shows, but I imagine Trent will come back to the scene when he's bored.
I first discovered the Trent's work when I heard 'Head Like a Hole' in a record store in the small town I grew up in. I never heard it before as the city was not known for it's music scene, but it captured my attention and I bought a copy. After listening to it I thought 'Head Like a Hole' was going to be a huge hit, but sadly Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was crowned by the industry and fans as the anthem of the 90s. NIN went largely overlooked by most until 'The Downward Spiral' was finally released and was marketed heavily.
Many jumped the bandwagon and all were welcome as Trent put the genre on the map. While the quality since 'The Downward Spiral' has varied I will always consider NIN as one of my favorites.
"Sometimes we pee on each other before we go on stage." - Trent Reznor