The original Nine Inch Nails lineup held a surprise mid-show reunion of the band’s Ohio concert last night (September 24).

Main player Trent Reznor was joined by Richard Patrick, Chris Vrenna, Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser. They performed alongside the current members and remained on stage for the final six songs of the set. Before the show’s “Head Like a Hole” wrapped, Patrick took center stage for a rendition of his 1995 Filter hit “Hey Man Nice Shot.”

In the video below, NIN alumni can be seen appearing one by one during the intro section of “Eraser,” greeted with explosive reactions as the audience at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls realize what he witnesses.

The surprise development followed the former members’ appearance at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s Nine Inch Nails Fan Day in nearby Cleveland the day before. Patrick – whose breakup with Reznor in the 90s had been acrimonious – posted a photo of the gathering on social media.

Speaking at the event (video below), Reznor admitted he felt “cynical” about the band’s induction into Rock Hall in 2020. “I’m hesitant to look back. “, he added. “It’s not just me and it’s never been just me.” His goal was to bring all former members together to celebrate “great work,” but “COVID had other plans for us.” He continued: “We’ve been friendly over the years and I thought it would be nice for everyone to stand up and acknowledge it, feel good.” He joked that his good feeling would last ‘until about 5 p.m.’

Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Original Lineup Reunite For “Eraser”

Watch Richard Patrick and Nine Inch Nails Perform Filter’s “Hey Man Nice Shot”

Watch Nine Inch Nails Perform “Head Like a Hole”

Watch the Nine Inch Nails Fan Day Q&A

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