Feb 252013

(photo by Rob Sheridan)

This morning, Pitchfork reported some very good news for fans of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails: Reznor is “reinventing” NIN from the ground up, with a new lineup that will include Reznor, Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin. The purpose of this reinvention is to mount a campaign of extensive touring later this year and extending into 2013.

Here is Reznor’s recently released statement:

“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.



  1. I love nine inch nails, have since Pretty Hate Machine. However I feel I must point out that Trent Reznor almost always uses ‘clean singing’. Just thought I’d bust your balls a little because I came to this site for some metal news.

    • Get in line dude. 🙂 There was a specific series of events that led me to pick the site’s name when we started it more than 3 years ago. Even then we made “exceptions to the rule”. We make a lot more nowadays, but it’s too late to mess with the site’s name. Besides, we confuse people in so many other ways that fixing it would be a drop in the bucket. 🙂

  2. Adrian Belew in PVC and goggles would be something to see…

  3. when they post US tour dates, could you keep your readers apprised? Tickets would make an excellent graduation gift for the girlfriend, who is a huge fan of NIN.

  4. HUGE Nine Inch Nails fan. Seen them twice and was blown away both times. Seriously hope they come somewhere near me on this new tour!

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