Fresh off a run of huge festivals, Trent Reznor brought Nine Inch Nails into the 500 capacity Troubadour in West Hollywood, California to play an invite-only show for a group of very sweaty contest winners and VIPs. “Seeing Nine Inch Nails in a room as small as the Troubadour was life changing,” KROQ Music Director Lisa Worden told Billboard.biz. “Trent and the whole band are in prime form. It was one of the best shows of 2013 by far.” Some of the set’s life-changing tracks included “Terrible Lie,” “The Wretched,” “March of the Pigs,” “Wish,” “Burn,” “Head Like a Hole” and final encore “Hurt.” The event was organized by L.A.’s KROQ, in celebration of Tuesday’s “Hesitation Marks,” the first new NIN album since 2008.
Seen outside the Troubador beforehand: KROQ/CBS Radio’s Jonathan Kantrowe, on-air personality Kat Corbett, Dave Sanchez , Michelle Boros, Danielle Lehman, and on-air personality Nicole Alvarez.. The crew inside included: KROQ SVP, Programming Kevin Weatherly; Operations Manager Gene Sandbloom; Director of Marketing & Promotions Aissa Juarez; Promotions Coordinator Adrian Garcia; National/Local Coordinator for National CBS Sales and AMP Radio, Jeremy Reyes; a hooded Skrillex; No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal; producer Danny Lohner, frequent Reznor collaborator Atticus Ross; radio/TV personality Stryker; Relentless Artist Management’s Shane Trulin; Rebel Waltz Management’s Larry Tull; System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian; Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland; AFI vocalist Davey Havok (who spent the show in the pit singing along); The Vandals vocalist Dave Quackenbush; Grouplove drummer Ryan Rabin; Tony Hawk; Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge; Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba and The Dillinger Escape Plan singer Greg Puciato.