Mar 21, 2023 - Things to Do

Get "Closer" to Nine Inch Nails at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Nine Inch Nails exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Brought to you by the wild mind of Trent Reznor. Photo: Troy Smith/Axios

Our latest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artifact spotlight takes us inside the mind of Trent Reznor.

The details: The exhibit, which takes up a third of the museum's top level, includes an art installation recreating Nine Inch Nails' legendary mud-soaked performance from Woodstock '94.

  • A life-size mannequin of Reznor is dressed in muddy clothes identical to those worn during the performance, with a replica of his keyboard on the floor in the background.

The intrigue: The second part of the exhibit recreates Nine Inch Nails' 1994 music video for "Closer."

  • Another Reznor mannequin hangs from the ceiling, wearing similar attire to what he wore in the video.

Yes, but: The mannequin does not spin as Reznor did in the video.

If you go: The clip for "Closer" plays on a large TV screen every five minutes or so.

  • It's worth the wait to get the full NIN experience.

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