NINE INCH NAILS AT WAR WITH NIN!
Nine Inch Nails' no-show at The Lost Weekend, due to drummer Jerome
Dillon's illness, has
provoked outrage from fans. Here's what you have to say…
Like what happened? Shambles! Farce! Joke! The Lost Weekend was
well and truly lost. Did
Mr Reznor not have a Plan B? Didn't Mr Perfect Circle Drummer, Josh
Freese, know the set after
touring with them for 10 weeks? Where was the song file in Pro Tools
with the drum patterns on it?
He could have even had it on DAT for gawd's sake!
I heard from some guys on the tube to the gig and thought they
were winding me up. Then my
mate phoned me and confirmed it. Gutted? Understatement of the year! I
didn't go in and I certainly
wasn't wasting my money on Ash as headliners. Ash? Indie band. Duh!
Also, Queen Adrena and A
Perfect Circle may well be good but not THAT good.
There were a lot of unhappy faces there (more than usual, I
mean!) and we heard of one girl
who came from South Africa just to see them. As you may guess, when
she heard the news she
burst into tears! Bad call, Mr Reznor. Lots of money wasted. Lots of
fans were disappointed. I, for
one, want a handwritten apology. Also, a rescheduled gig wouldn't go
I quote Mr Reznor in Kerrang! 808: "On our previous tour the
audience was our enemy but this
time around we are best friends with the audience at the end of the
shows. Everyone's connected."
Try to remember that, Trent. Your hard work and our devotion put
you up there.
Don't lose touch with your fans.
G Seymour, Andover, UK.
I have had my The Lost Weekend tickets for over two months.
That's two months of
anticipation and excitement, only to be completely disappointed
moments before the doors were set
Nine Inch Nails were the main reason for most people's
attendance at this gig and the news that
they were not going to be there was an immense bombshell. I know that
I am not alone in feeling as
though I had been let down by the band, the venue and the promoters.
Train, and indeed, gig tickets
are not cheap, especially when you do not earn a great deal, so
naturally I was furious as the waste
of my time and money.
I can sympathise that illness is unforeseen and unavoidable but
surely something could have
been done to ensure the band played anyway. There are other drummers
in the world and it could
not have been too difficult to draft someone in as a last minute
replacement - even Korn managed
that one. Then again, what does a huge rock star like Trent Reznor
care about a few hundred
disappointed fans when he has his millions with which to console
himself. As it was, a lot of fans
went home without entering the venue, which must have caused a
financial loss to the organisers.
It was our choice, but at the end of the day the majority of us
came specifically to see Nine Inch
Nails and went home feeling cheated. Bands sometimes forget that
without the people who buy their
albums and go to see them live, they would not have a career.
I hope Trent Reznor does not fall into this category and this is
just a one off. I was looking
forward to the potential gig of the year but it was not to be. Somehow
Ash and Queen Adreena just
did not compare. I should have gone to the Millennium Dome instead.
Lucy, Leighton Buzzard, UK.
The Lost Weekend? Wasted Weekend, more like! I'd like to thank
Trent Reznor and NIN for
wasting £160 of my money, making me travel 300 miles there and back.
So what f**king happened then, Trent? Didn't sell enough tickets
for your ego, or was it that
you knew you couldn't compare with A Perfect Circle. Whatever the
reason, Trent, you can just
f**k off! You disappointed a lot of people. And, no, one rescheduled
date in London won't do.
There are four countries that make up Britain, so how about a date in
each? Pearl Jam did it, so
why can't you? Oh yeah, it's because you're a twat. F**k off and
self-destruct you dick!
J Dickman, South Wales.
The back of my NIN tour T-shirt reads 'Fragility 2000: Where The
F**k Were you?'. How
ironic, Trent. Fair enough, Jerome was ill, but hell, you could have
done something! Come onstage
and apologise? You and the other band members could have done a
signing session, so at least the
fans (many of who travelled a long way especially for you) could see
you. You must have been
there, because Danny Lohner came out with A Perfect Circle (who,
incidentally, were monumental).
I admit we weren't really cheated money-wise, as refunds were
available, but I feel let down as a
fan. It's not often NIN do a UK show, and then this is what we get.
All credit to the other bands on
the bill, however - especially Ash - for trying to close a show to a
NIN crowd who couldn't care
less (me not included), and fighting off constant requests for 'Head
Like A Hole'. What makes things
worse is that the floor was half empty after most NIN fans had got
their refund and gone home, so it
wasn't quite the arena event I was hoping for. So, before cancelling a
show in the future, boys, read
back on your own tour shirts. I was there, but where the f**k were
P Withers, UK.
After Nine Inch Nails pulled out, we were all left with a sense
of despair. Rumours circulated
that Jerome Dillon wasn't really ill, but in fact Trent Reznor had
smashed a keyboard into his face
during the previous show. I wonder if this is true? If it is, I think
Trent should play in this country
again this year. He owes it to his fans.
Many people had come a long way just to see NIN. Without Ash's
spirited performance it
would have been too much to bear.
Dan, Portsmouth, UK.
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