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NIN Waves Goodbye to USA

We all kinda knew it was coming… Trent Reznor had already announced that the current Nine Inch Nails tour would be their last (at least for the foreseeable future); he’s finally made marriage plans; and most recently he cut loose with some snarky online rants against trollish fans and the failures of social networking sites. Sounds like someone’s more than a little sick of the whole rock-star thing, and now it’s official: according to MTV News, Trent announced to the audience at last weekend’s Bonnaroo Festival that this would be NIN’s last show in the United States. More details below the fold…

Associated Press quoted Reznor as telling the Bonnaroo crowd, "It just dawned on me that this is our last show ever in the United States… Don't be sad. I'll keep going. But I think I'm going to lose my... mind if I keep doing this, and I have to stop."

There are more than a few out there who thought he’d lost it already, especially after his lengthy diatribe against online fan groups who resented their idol’s April engagement to Mariqueen Maandig. In a bitter posting on the band’s official site, the Pretty Hate Machine was running in overdrive, as Reznor declared his disgust with Twitter, MySpace and Facebook and summed up by quoting a song by NIN/JA tour-mates Jane’s Addiction: “Idiots Rule.”

NIN is still touring European and Asian venues this summer as part of their “Wave Goodbye” tour. But after August, that’s all, folks…