Two beloved alternative rock bands are entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Nine Ince Nails and Depeche Mode will join a decorated class that includes Whitney Houston, T-Rex, Notorious B.I.G and the Doobie Brothers.
“I’m actually quite surprised. When I look back at how Nine Inch Nails are received, it always seems like we fall between the cracks or we’re not in this category or “that thing.” I don’t know if it’s a defense mechanism, but I just assumed we’d stay in that category, so I’m pleasantly surprised to see us acknowledged. It feels pretty good.” said Trent Reznor of NIN in his interview today with Rolling Stone.
Reznor has created a monster legacy with Nine Inch Nails which has been active with 9 albums released since 1988 with tours all over the world, and generations of fans following his touching dark approach to music.
Depeche Mode who have gone through a recent revival in popularity, are widely regarded as one of the most influential dance alternative bands who broke out Basildon,England in 1980. They have scored numerous hit songs like ‘Personal Jesus’ and ‘Enjoy the Silence’.