Unplugging: NiN for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Posted by Lily Angelle, MXDWN

‘Tis the season for team ups!  With bowl games and playoffs looming, teamwork is definitely on a lot of peoples’ minds, and the same is true for us here at MXDWN and TG Daily.  Same with rockers – they are teaming up for movie soundtracks, charity and a host of other projects coming soon to a stereo near you!

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznorcently announced details of the full release of the upcoming soundtrack to David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a joint effort between Reznor and Atticus Ross. With a hefty 39-song release spanning across 3 CDs, or 6 vinyl discs, it is definite that Reznor and Ross have not been fooling around.

According to Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails website, there are two pre-order options. One pre-order option is available via iTunes, which includes a free download of their cover of Led Zeppelin’s "Immigrant Song," as well as a chance to view an 8-minute trailer of the movie.

The second pre-order option is through Reznor’s Null Records storefront, where fans can download a free 6-track sampler and purchase the album, which will be available to buy in four different formats.

Last Wednesday Henry Rollins hosted Drop in the Bucket, an event that featured appearances by Corey Taylor, Scott Ian, John 5 and many others. Since the big event, a substantial amount of video footage of the event’s many collaborations has surfaced for your viewing pleasure.

The Avalon’s stage housed many performers and special guests, who performed covers of tunes from AC/DC, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen and Alice in Chains. Corey Taylor, Scott Ian and Chris Martucci covered classics like AC/DC’s "Walk All Over You," Black Sabbath’s "Faeries Wear Boots" and KISS’ "Calling Dr. Love." A slew of videos from the event feature many of the various covers that occurred throughout the event.

Occupy Wall Street continues to influence music, as it was recently announced that Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio has teamed up with Greg Fox, formerly of Liturgy, as well as Oneida’s Kid Millions to create their very own album inspired from Occupy Wall Street.

Details on the album have yet to be announced, but there has been word of a recent 4-hour practice session between the three, that Greg Fox described to Village Voice as "unlike anything he’d been part of." Proceeds from the album will go to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Besides this latest Occupy-inspired musical effort, Ladytron, Yo La Tengo and Devo recently announced their own Occupy LP.

For their 50th anniversary performance, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is welcoming special guests who will join the jazz band on January 7th at Carnegie Hall.

Set to share the spotlight with the famous New Orleans jazz band are My Morning JacketDel McCoury BandTrombone Shorty,GIVERSAllen ToussaintBlind Boys of AlabamaTao Seegerand Mos Def. Together they will celebrate the distinct New Orleans jazz sound that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has upheld and modernized over the years.

An unlikely team up between heavy metal band Mastadon and indie artist Feist will take place for a limited edition Record Store Day EP, that features both artists’ covers of a track from one another.

Feist told Hit Fix in a recent interview that she pitched the idea to Matador Records after she met Mastadon at a taping. It has been confirmed that Mastadon will be covering a Feist track off her latest album, Metals. Mastadon’s Troy Sanders believes Feist is considering covering the track "Oblivion," off their 2009 release, Crack the Skye, although cover choices have not been set in stone yet. 

Unplugging in Brief:

Release Details Announced For Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Soundtrack to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ 39-song soundtrack to David Fincher’s new film is to be released through iTunes and Reznor’s Null Records storefront.

Watch: Corey Taylor, Dave Navarro, Scott Ian, John 5, Dave Lombardo and More Perform Hard Rock Classics For Drop in the Bucket Benefit – Henry Rollins’ Drop in the Bucket event housed many performances of classic covers, and you can watch tons of footage from the event.

Kyp Malone, Greg Fox and Kid Millions Team Up for an Occupy Wall Street-Inspired Album – The second Occupy-inspired effort has been announced, and although details are scarce, jam sessions are in occurrence.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band to be Joined by Morning Jacket, Mos Def, Blind Boys of Alabama and More – In celebration for their 50th anniversary, Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform on Jan. 7th at Carnegie Hall with a slew of guest performers added to their group.

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders Reveals More Details about Upcoming Record Store Day Split with Feist – For a limited edition LP 7”, Feist will cover a Mastadon song and Mastadon will cover a Feist song. Both Feist and Mastadon are still figuring out which of each other’s songs to cover.

* Lily Angelle, MXDWN