NIN Reportedly Shoots Video With Manson
mtvnews.com - 04.10.2000

Los Angeles radio station KROQ is reporting that Nine Inch Nails shot a new video this past weekend, with Marilyn Manson taking part in the filming.

According to a KROQ staffer, Trent Reznor and company staged a shoot in Palmdale, California for the song "Starf***ers, Inc.," during which Manson appeared in drag.

The video's narrative reportedly sees Reznor pulling into a carnival in a limousine. He tries to win a prize for his date, who turns out to be Manson.

A spokesperson for Nothing Records declined to comment on the KROQ report.

The reported video pairing would apparently mark the end of a long-running Manson-Reznor feud that is said to have started when Reznor took offense at stories in Manson's tell-all autobiography, "The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell." Oddly enough, the "Starf***ers" track has been rumored to be directed toward Manson.

Meanwhile, Trent Reznor is not too happy with his mothership label, Interscope Records, or so he told a Cleveland paper. Reznor, speaking from Los Angeles in advance of the Nine Inch Nails tour that opens in Cleveland on Wednesday, told the city's "Plain Dealer" that the band, not the label, was picking up the tab for the tour.

"Interscope used to be a label that believed in artists," Reznor told the "Plain Dealer." "Now it's all about profit, period.... I can either sit back and bitch about it and let the record drop off the charts, or I can promote it myself."

Nine Inch Nails' "The Fragile" has shipped double platinum, though it has sold 705,000 copies to date, according to SoundScan. Reznor hopes to boost sales with extensive touring, the Cleveland paper reports.

Calls to Interscope were not returned, but sources close to the label say they're not surprised by the lack of support. One source blames the problem on the delay in Nine Inch Nails touring North America; "The Fragile" was released in mid-September, and the band opted to tour international markets before scheduling dates in its own backyard.

The band has been announcing dates for its North American road trip in small doses, and the full schedule to date is as follows:

4/12 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
4/14 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
4/15 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
4/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
4/18 - Milwaukee, WI @ U.S. Cellular Arena
4/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
4/21 - Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
4/22 - Madison, WI @ Dane County Coliseum
4/25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
4/28 - Toronto, ON @ Maple Leaf Gardens
5/2 - Worcester, MA @ Centrum
5/3 - Providence, RI @ Civic Center
5/4 - Hartford, CT @ Civic Center
5/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Spectrum
5/7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Star Lake Amphitheater
5/9 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
5/12 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/13 - Raleigh NC @ Alltel Pavilion At Walnut Creek
5/14 - Charlotte, NC @ Blockbuster Pavilion
5/17 - Miami, FL @ Miami Arena
5/18 - Lakeland, FL @ Lakeland Center
5/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
5/22 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
5/23 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Amphitheatre
5/25 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
5/27 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Riverport Amphithteatre
5/28 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
5/30 - Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium
6/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas & Mack Center
6/4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
6/6 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
6/7 - San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
6/9 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
6/10 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
6/12 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
6/13 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
6/15 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center
6/17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The "E" Center of West Valley
6/18 - Denver, CO @ TBD


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