The man who got the phrase “I want to fuck you like an animal” on the radio, who had the gall to call Nine Inch Nails a “band,” who empowered parents to ask “Just what is this ‘industrial music?'” and who revitalized the black nail polish industry when the Cure started sucking, who showed up Radiohead at their own game, who gave Johnny Cash a goof note to go out on, who likely has more secrets than we have ink: This man, Trent Reznor, is quitting live music shortly after this four-show run. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, bring a black Bic for “Hurt.” With the Horrors.
Sat., Aug. 22, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 18, 2009