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Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Intimate ‘Hurt’ on ‘Austin City Limits’

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Nine Inch NailsAustin City Limits episode aired back in April as a sneak preview of the PBS series’ 40th anniversary season, but the broadcast will return to the small screen on Saturday, October 18, for its official premiere as part of the season proper. First, though, revisit this haunting rendition of “Hurt,” the classic closer from NIN’s 1994 masterpiece, The Downward Spiral. Watch the meditative performance above, check your local PBS listings to find out exactly when the entire episode airs in your area, and keep an eye out for future ACL broadcasts featuring Tweedy, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Eric Church, and more. (And be sure to check out SPIN‘s list of the 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994 to see where Nine Inch Nails finished.)