Nine Inch Nails Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

The industrial rockers, led by FADER Icon Issue alum Trent Reznor, are given the nod 25 years on from Pretty Hate Machine.

Trent Reznor (Bryce Duffy)
Photographer Bryce Duffy

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is acknowledging the importance and influence of industrial rock music with the nomination of Nine Inch Nails for its 2015 induction class, which was announced this morning. The band led by FADER Icon Issue alum Trent Reznor made the cut in its first year of eligibility in which an artist had to release his or her first record 25 years ago—in the case of NIN, its first album was 1989's Pretty Hate Machine, which contains the memorable "Head Like a Hole." Along with NIN, the other nominees for next year include fellow electronic pioneers Kraftwerk as well as The Smiths, Green Day, Chic, Sting, N.W.A., Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Marvelettes, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Spinners, War, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Bill Withers. The finalists will be revealed later this year. This latest news is adding to what is already a busy time for Reznor with the recent release of the Gone Girl soundtrack, his latest collaboration with Atticus Ross for the new David Fincher film.

Nine Inch Nails Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction