In highly anticipated news, which had been hinted at late last year, Trent Reznor has announced that Nine Inch Nails will be making its triumphant return with a new lineup. Reznor will bring his industrial rock powerhouse back to the stage with a completely revamped lineup consisting of King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew (who has also toured with and contributed music to the Talking Heads, Frank Zappa and David Bowie), Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, and previous NIN collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.
The NIN tour will come after an early Spring tour of Reznor’s side project with wife Mariqueen Mandig How to Destroy Angels, which will release their first full-length LP Welcome oblivion on March 5th (listen to a stream of the album on Pitchfork). This is what Reznor had to say about the bringing Nine Inch Nails back:
“I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked – which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.”
The new NIN lineup will be hitting the studio for three months prior to the tour, so the possibility of new tracks to debut on tour is certainly something that will whet fans already insatiable appetites. Live for Live Music will keep you up to date as more news develops. For now, check out a live performance of “Closer”: