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26th February 2013


Trent Reznor has revealed Nine Inch Nails are officially rebooted with a fresh, all-star lineup, blending previous NIN collaborators along with new members plucked from celebrated acts such as Jane’s Addiction, King Crimson and Puscifer.

The icing on the cake for fans is the news Nine Inch Nails are also set to tour the U.S. this fall, with Billboard reporting that they will also headline Lollapalooza this summer.

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The new Nine Inch Nails line-up is hand picked with Alessandro Cortini (keyboards / synth / guitar / bass) and Ilan Rubin (drums) resuming their long standing positions and new members Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction bassist), Adrian Belew (King Crimson multi-instrumentalist) and Josh Eustis (Puscifer / Telefon Tel Aviv musician) adding fresh blood to the mix.

Trent Reznor posted on Pitchfork:

"Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.

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 band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.

Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon."

Before resuming Nine Inch Nails, his side project with wife Mariqueen Maandig, Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross – How to Destroy Angels – will release their debut full-length album, ‘Welcome Oblivion’ on March 5. How To Destroy Angels has also scheduled a number of North American dates for 2013.


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