U2 reissued their classic album Achtung Baby a few days ago to mark it’s 20th anniversary.  While we are sure a lot of people are excited about that, we are more interested in Q Magazine’s tribute to the album with artists like Jack White, Patti Smith, and Nine Inch Nails covering the songs on the album.  While the song is cool and all, what we are really excited about is that Trent is putting the Nine Inch Nails name behind the cover.  Is Trent starting to think in terms of NIN again?  Check out Nine Inch Nails’ cover of “Zoo Station” here.

The artists on this free CD (you get a copy if you buy the latest Q mag) are a pretty impressive bunch in themselves.  But what we are really excited to see is the Nine Inch Nails name back in use.  With Trent’s latest original score being released to the masses with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie next month, it’s hard not to start thinking and hoping that a return to Nine Inch Nails in imminent.  There have been some hints and rumbling about Trent returning to his pretty hate machine soon, and with this latest track it only fuels the fire of his eager fanbase.  We’ll see what happens after The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (read: his next Oscar), but things are starting to look promising for NIN fans.


The full track listing for Achtung Baby Covered is as follows:

Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station
U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing
Damien Rice – One
Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World
Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Depeche Mode – So Cruel
Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways
The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Gavin Friday – The Fly
The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Glasvegas – Acrobat
Jack White – Love Is Blindness

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