Nine Inch Nails getting inducted in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
Trent Reznor has played all over the world and has sold millions of albums. But Trent Reznor is in a state of shock over Nine Inch Nails being inducted in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Amongst other artists are Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston,The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex.
To be eligible for the Hall of Fame an individual artist or band must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. That fits Nine Inch Nails easily and I guess it makes most Gen-Xers feel old.
Trent spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine why he was in shock about the announcement:
I’m actually quite surprised. When I look back at how Nine Inch Nails are received, it always seems like we fall between the cracks or we’re not in this category or “that thing.” I don’t know if it’s a defense mechanism, but I just assumed we’d stay in that category, so I’m pleasantly surprised to see us acknowledged. It feels pretty good.
I had thought the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concept felt absurd. In some ways, it surely is; to try and quantify something as broad as that and inevitably add a competitive element to it. The gamification of it is hard to rationalize. Being there in that room last year to induct the Cure felt really cool. Sitting with the guys in Radiohead and watching Bryan Ferry play. It is just nice to see a bunch of people celebrating music as the primary thing. It felt legit. It really felt good. Like I said, it hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I’m quite honored that we’re being recognized.
Congrats to all inductees and we look forward to seeing the induction.
The 35th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in May in Cleveland, Ohio.