Trent Reznor pictured here with wife
and collaborator Mariqueen Maandig.
Great news today for the industrial rock nation as today on his website, Trent Reznor has announced a brand new Nine Inch Nails albums is finally in the works – albeit with a completely different lineup of musicians.
Some of you out there might remember that last November, Reznor revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he and the band were working on new material, saying “all sings points to yes. There are some things in the works.”
In addition to the new record, Reznor also revealed that “Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the U.S. this fall and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.” 2013 marks four years since Nine Inch Nails last toured.
As far as the new lineup is concerned, Reznor confirmed the following players will be joining him: Bassist Eric Avery (formerly of Jane's Addiction), guitarist Adrian Belew (King Crimson), keyboardist Alessandro Cortini (NIN), keyboardist Josh Eustis (Puscifer, Telefon Tel Aviv) and drummer Ilan Rubin (NIN, Lostprophets).
When explaining what led to NIN’s recent revitalization, Reznor revealed that it came to him while working with the King Crimson guitarist. "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."
Many thought the band’s “Wave Goodbye” tour would be their last but Reznor insists that NIN never ended – despite the tour’s title.
"I never said that that wasn't going to happen, just that it couldn't go on as it was," he told Rolling Stone. "Having a few years doing other things, I've enjoyed [them] and I'm enjoying doing How to Destroy Angels, and there will be a place for stuff that falls in the Nine Inch Nails column of things. It's a different kind of work."
Well, looks as though it’s going to a very busy next couple of years for Reznor. His other band – a project with wife Mariqueen Maandig, Rob Sheradid and Atticus Ross – will be releasing its new album March 5th along with a tour in April.