Trent Reznor 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.