Chris Vrenna, former drummer and current associate professor at the University of Michigan.

In a recent interview I did with Chris Vrenna, former drummer and founding member of Nine Inch Nails, he talked about the band’s 2022 reunion concert. The band reunited for a special performance at the Blossom Music Center, marking a significant moment for both the band and their fans.

Nine Inch Nails Held Secret Rehearsals

“We had secret rehearsals out in LA, and we did a 30-minute set of songs only from Pretty Hate Machine and Broken, focusing on our early material,” Vrenna said. “During the show, the lights went down after their main set, and as Trent played something on the piano, our equipment was quietly brought on stage. When we started playing, the reaction from the crowd was incredible. I’ve never heard 30,000 people that loud in my life.”

All The Original Nine Inch Nails Members Reunited

Vrenna said what was great about the concert was that it brought together the original members, including Richard Patrick, Danny Lohner, and Charlie Clouser, along with the current lineup. He said the experience was surreal and emotionally charged, showing how the deep connection to the music with the fans.

For anyone who missed the event, the performance is below, capturing this historic night’s raw energy and excitement. This reunion not only celebrated the band’s past but also showcased their lasting impact on the music world.

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