Trent Raznor has announced that Nine Inch Nails will return this summer, and there’s some good news, and some bad news. Bad news is former Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin will be leaving the band. The good news is, their place will be taken by Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv.
Raznor put the band on hold in 2009, mostly so he could focus on scoring soundtracks for movies, like “The Social Network”. Since taking a hiatus, he’s also booted up a new musical project with his wife and Atticus Ross, How To Destroy Angels. But of course, Trent couldn’t stay away from NiN that long, and now, the itch is back:
“I was working with Adrian Belew [of King Crimson] 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,” said Reznor (via Pitchfork). “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.”
So apparently the band will “reinvent itself from scratch”, and with the infusion of new members, we’ll probably be seeing a new face of the band. Can you imagine what a (re)reinvented NIN would look like? Share your predictions in the comments.