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After two years, Nine Inch Nails finally properly celebrated their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with a Nine Inch Nails Fan Day on Friday, Sept. 23, followed by a performance on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The occasion resulted in the reunion of several former members of the band, notably from the days of Pretty Hate Machine and marked the band’s – who formed in Cleveland in 1988 – first Northeast Ohio show since 2013.

When Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails were inducted back in 2020, they performed a TV-only special due to the COVID-19 pandemic and retroactively planned a celebration in Cleveland, Ohio, for 2021, but that was also postponed. “We finally fucking made it here,” Reznor told the sea of a crowd nearly halfway through Nine Inch Nails’ show on Saturday.

The day before their performance at the Blossom Music Center, current and former of Nine Inch Nails put on a Q&A as part of Nine in Nails Fan Day. The panel included Reznor, Atticus Ross, founding member Chris Vrenna, bassist Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, Danny Lohner, keyboardist Charlie Clouser, Ilan Rubin, and guitarist Richard Patrick. It’s notable that Patrick left the band in ’93 and was not inducted in 2020 though he did go on to be the frontman of Filter.

The following day the four former members joined Nine Inch Nails onstage for six songs from their time together, sharing “Eraser,” “Wish,” “Sin,” “Gave Up,” a Patrick-led cover of Filter’s “Hey Man Nice Shot,” and a closing rendition “Head Like a Hole.”

Watch videos of Nine Inch Nails in Ohio below.

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