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Review: Nine Inch Nails brings 'Hesitation Marks' to Staples Center

Review: Nine Inch Nails brings 'Hesitation Marks' to Staples Center

A great rock band requires a source of tension. It can be almost anything: the relationship between melody and noise in Nirvana, for instance, or the competing interests of creative co-captains like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones. During its original run, Nine Inch Nails drew on several such sources, including frontman Trent Reznor’s uneasiness about the celebrity he’d attained and the obsession in his lyrics with submission and domination. The group packaged a sense of danger for a mass audience. Some of those feelings still drive Nine Inch Nails, which after a four-year hiatus began playing concerts again in July, then in September released a new...

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