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WATCH: NIN Joined by Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy!


Nine Inch Nails may be calling it quits from live music, but it seems frontman Trent Reznor has a knack for another career: party planning.

The muscle-strapped frontman certainly knows how to throw himself one hell of a going-away shindig, invitingPeter Murphy of the defunct goth-rock kingpins Bauhaus onstage Tuesday night in New York to perform three songs during the third stop on NIN’s “farewell tour.” Watch video below!

“On NIN’s first real tour as a real band… somebody gave us the chance to go out and open for them, someone I respected and was inspired by,” Reznor explained from onstage at Manhattan’s 3,000-capacity Terminal 5 venue before bringing out the man in question. “I’d like to introduce Peter Murphy!”

Murphy and NIN ripped through “Reptile.” Then they covered Joy Division’s “Dead Souls” and Bauhaus’ 1981 single “Kick in the Eye.”

The onstage collaboration follows the opening pair of dates on NIN’s final tour, which is already turning out to be the hottest ticket around. Reznor and crew kicked off the jaunt Saturday at the 550-capacity Bowery Ballroom (SEE PHOTOS!) with a cranium-crushing 27-song set. The following night, at Webster Hall, NIN treated fans to a song-by-song run through their 1994 opus The Downward Spiral. Yowsa!

WATCH:NIN and Peter Murphy, “Reptile”

NIN and Peter Murphy, “Kick in the Eye”

NIN and Peter Murphy, Joy Division’s “Dead Souls”