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Nine Inch Nails helped make synthesizers bad ass. But then again, whatever Trent Reznor touches becomes bad ass, whether it be a drum machine or art itself. Read more on Synth History.

As Broken turns 30, Darran Anderson revisits a blazing and uncompromising record that would take Nine Inch Nails to new heights, as well as depths that Trent Reznor almost did not escape. Read more on

Ahead of Nine Inch Nails’ one night only performance at Blossom Music Center, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will host NIN Fan Day on Friday, September 23. For more information visit: