has confirmed that Nine Inch Nails
will return this summer with an new lineup.
Reznor put the band on hold in 2009 so he could focus on scoring movie soundtracks 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
Now Trent has the itch to return and reinvent what NIN is all about.
"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
He says the band is "reinventing itself from scratch
" and will introduce several new members: Eric Avery
of Jane's Addiction
, Adrian Belew
of King Crimson
and Josh Eustis
of Telefon Tel Aviv
. Two former NIN collaborators will return to the fold, namely Alessandro Cortini
and Ilan Rubin
Meanwhile, Reznor will release the debut How To Destroy Angels album "Welcome Oblivion
" on March 5.
Can you imagine what a reinvented NIN would look like? Share your predictions in the comments.