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Photos: Nine Inch Nails rocks the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel


Erik Kabik/Hard Rock Hotel

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

Nine Inch Nails at the Joint

Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Industrial rocker Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails performed two sold-out concerts Friday and Saturday nights in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel as part of the “Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013” tour.

Reznor, sporting a black muscle T and black denim, said in a news release, “ ‘Tension’ picks up where ‘Lights in the Sky’ left off. This is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before.”

Columbia Records released “Hesitation Marks,” the new full-length album from NIN, on Sept. 3, and it debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Recorded over the last year, Reznor worked with producers Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to create the first new music from NIN since 2008.

It’s crazy to think that “Pretty Hate Machine” was released in 1989 — that’s 24 years ago. The cassette tape of “PHM” is somewhere in the Chareunsy household; the CD is, too.

Thanks to Erik Kabik for his photo gallery of Reznor & Co. Check out colleague Mike Prevatt’s five thoughts from Friday night’s concert at

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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