March 16, 2014


Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Team Up for Summer Tour

David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images
David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images

Apparently a 20-year semi-feud between Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden has come to an end, conveniently so they can tour together this summer. 

Nine Inch Nails announced that both rock bands will kick off a nationwide tour, with Death Grips serving as opener, in Las Vegas on July 19th.

So back to that little spat, which coincidentally began 20 years ago when they both released their respective hit albums The Downward Spiral and Superunknown on the same day. (Check out our list of 13 Things You Didn't Know About The Downward Spiral.)

"We had a chip on our shoulder about Soundgarden because their record [Superunknown] came out the same day Downward Spiral came out, and they beat us to No. 1 on Billboard," Trent Reznor said in 2009. "That became a kind of professional showdown. And we did show them."

Reznor couldn't let it go because that tiff went on for years. The feud escalated based on the fact that Chris Cornell worked with commercial producers like Timbaland, which Reznor saw as selling out. The NIN frontman continued on with his battle against Cornell by sending him a nasty tweet, and even inspired the release of a mock album

But all of that has now been swept under the rug. Right, guys? This tension should make for an interesting tour.