y'all have a lot of pent up negative energy
So Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing?
And I really want to see Bat For Lashes on the polo fields.
Let's assume all of that is true. What exactly is the original point you are trying to make: That the people who went to this fest were duped? Or that somehow the poster for this fest is evidence that NIN are unlikely to ever reform? Because both are pretty stupid.
Yeah I think everyone who likes NIN is okay with them playing shows again. Maybe the people who were at the "Wave Goodbye" shows could complain, but it's been over three years so they should get over it.
No NIN rumors from CoS so far...
The whole reason bands can get away with stuff like this is because the fans who are most likely to overpay to see hyped farewell shows are exactly the same people who will be most excited for the band to come back again. Complaining about this type of thing is concern trolling at its finest.
I actually really hope NIN are one of the 3 headliners, even moreso than the Stones(there's better ways to spend $5+mill)
BTW, The Rolling Stones have NEVER done a final/farewell/last ever tour or show. Nor have I ever seen any official advertising material even hinting at it.
kinda have to go w/ bumblebee on this one. i was at the palladium show. i'm not going to COMPLAIN about NIN, it was a great show, but it's the whole 'principle of the matter' thing. especially for a guy like Trent who seems pretty upstanding.
I can't find an interview but I remember Trent being very clear it wasn't forever and he just wanted to work on other stuff and not have NIN get dull. What's the difference between coming back in 3.5 years and 6 or 7? I don't think anyone expected Trent to not come back as NIN until 2039 and sell out The Hollywood Bowl screaming 'Fuck You Like An Animal' to a bunch of 70 year olds like the Beach Boys.
Bat for Lashes has to be there, she is absolutely killing it. Will happily take the YYY's as well.
If there are advertising restrictions insisted upon by the band, they're in the contract. Otherwise, the promoter does whatever the fuck they want, and the burden is on the artist to complain if they think they're inaccurate or otherwise objectionable.
Were Trent and his managemet aware of the posters? Probably. Did they allow that type of advertising of a final tour to go on without complaining about it/stopping it? Yes. Did they actually write the copy or "approve" the posters for VirginFest? Not a chance.
I don't know any long-time NIN fans that actually believed those shows were the absolute final end of NIN. All the talk and interviews he gave around the time made it sound like he was just tired of it and wanted to do something else for a while. No way did most of his fans believe they would never see NIN perform again....and any who did believe that either didn't know shit about NIN in the first place, or they were pretty goddamn naive about how the music industry works and how much NIN is a part of his identity.
Let me guess Bumblebee....when a band "ends" their main set and says "goodnight everyone, thank you!" are you the dipshit that actually takes that as genuine? And do you subsequently whine about false advertising when they come out for an encore?
I'm not "insulted". but Trent is a prime candidate to be ribbed a bit on this issue.
Random sidenote, here is a list of bands that supported The Stones on that tour. Some are pretty head stratching and a couple would have been downright incredible.
Artists playing as an introduction to the Stones at various destinations have included Toots & the Maytals, The Black Eyed Peas, Alice Cooper, Maroon 5, Beck, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, Christina Aguilera, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Brooks & Dunn, Bonnie Raitt, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews Band, Living Colour, The Living End, Joss Stone, Nickelback, Buddy Guy, The Charlatans, Regina, Feeder, the John Mayer Trio, Wilco, Richie Kotzen and Our Lady Peace among others.
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http://www.mumfordandsons.com/live/ i think they can make it
If you were too dense to understand that wink, it's your own fault. If it were actually and truly the real end of NIN, Reznor would have made that crystal clear rather than beating around the bush and talking about how exhausted and tired he was of performing as NIN. Anyone with any sense read between the lines and expected them back at some point. This is certainly sooner than I expected but it doesn't diminish the return at all and doesn't mean he deserves "ribbing" of any sort.