Nine Inch Nails will not be performing at the MTV Movie Awards as previously announced. We were set to perform "The Hand that Feeds" with an unmolested picture of George W. Bush as the backdrop. Apparently the image of our President is as offensive to MTV as it is to me. See you on tour this fall when we return to play in America.On Tuesday, Reznor also announced a Fall 2005 Arena tour with Queens of the Stone Age. Reznor promises tour dates and presale announcements on NIN.com in early June. I would be more excited about this tour, as I have always been fond of NIN and Queens are amazing live, but I just can't get into With Teeth, which seems to have none of their former bite. If I were Alanis Morissette I would say that was ironic, but, thankfully, I am not.
Friday, May 27, 2005
Nine Inch Nails Protest MTV Censorship of "Unmolested" George W. Bush Picture
Nine Inch Nails was originally slated to perform at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, which will be taped this Sunday and aired Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 pm Est. Apparently, however, MTV was not thrilled with NIN's planned political statement. When MTV asked NIN not to use a picture of George W. Bush as a backdrop for their performance of "The Hand that Feeds," the band (ha, or I should say Reznor) pulled out in protest. Reznor had the following to say about the situation on NIN.com:
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