The time has finally come. Nine Inch Nails are now a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the induction ceremony finally happening Saturday night (Nov. 7). As the pandemic kept from putting on a traditional ceremony, a video package was put together to induct the group.
Iggy Pop got first crack, discussing his entry into Nine Inch Nails, seeing Trent Reznor and recollecting, "I saw a face straight out of 15th century Spain." While the group is often credited as an industrial act, Pop added, "I actually hear a lot of funk – just listen to 'Closer,' and the foundation could be Stevie Wonder or George Clinton. But on top of that is a focused and relentless process of emotional destruction which paints a portrait of pain, pressure and dissatisfaction. It's the soundtrack to the dark and lonely party that was starting to playing out in America at that period."