Thursday, October 27, 2005

Nine Inch Nails to Headline Concert Exclusively For Relief Workers in New Orleans

I am not a fan of Nine Inch Nails, but I have to say that this is pretty cool! Also on the bill is Queens of the Stone Age and New York Dolls (well, two of them -- the rest are dead).

By Gelu Sulugiuc (Reuters)

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor promises to deliver a jolt of industrial rock to weary relief workers in New Orleans this weekend.

The Grammy-winning group will headline the Voodoo Music Experience on Saturday -- a free, invitation-only show for police, firefighters, military, National Guard and rescue personnel working in the city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

The two-day festival, originally set for New Orleans on the October 31 Halloween weekend, was moved to Memphis, Tennessee, after Katrina slammed into the Gulf in August.

Now, at Reznor's urging, half of the festival will take place in New Orleans.

"My manager and I were discussing if it would be feasible to actually have it in New Orleans to send the message out that the city isn't dead," the former New Orleans resident told Reuters on Thursday.
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