Trent Reznor

Nine Inch Nails closes FYF Fest with a show of fresh rage

Nine Inch Nails closes FYF Fest with a show of fresh rage

FYF Fest ended with a new beginning.

Headlining the main stage Sunday night, Nine Inch Nails played its first “real show,” as frontman Trent Reznor put it, in nearly three years to close out the annual music festival in Exposition Park.

But as he brought his influential industrial-rock outfit back to life (following a warm-up gig last week in Bakersfield), Reznor wanted the crowd at FYF to know he hadn’t been sitting on a beach since 2014. He and his bandmates had been in the studio, he said — “hiding out, watching the world go crazy.”

You could hear the effects in their furious 90-minute set, which mixed vivid renditions of old hits like “March of the Pigs” and “Head...

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