Trent Reznor Announces New Nine Inch Nails Lineup

Robin Finck is back in the band.

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Following the surprise departure of Eric Avery from Nine Inch Nails last week, Trent Reznor announced that long time collaborator Robin Finck rejoins the band. As NME reports, Reznor released the following statement on the band's Facebook page:

"I am proud to announce that the tour lineup now includes the incredible Robin Finck. The addition of Robin to the mix of players I've assembled makes this band incredibly powerful and versatile. We are deep in the rehearsal process and it feels exciting and great to be back at this. Lots of information, surprises and sweat headed your way. Stay tuned!"

Eric Avery recently announced his departure ahead of Nine Inch Nails upcoming tour on Facebook, citing exhaustion and other projects as his reasons:

"It's with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I'm pulling out of NIN. I know. Its been a tough call and I don't know if it's the right one. But I really want to focus on my musical life here in LA, on film work in particular."

He continued: "As the tour dates kept growing ... I just got overwhelmed. I just got home from a year of heavy travel with Garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that Nails demands.

"Fortunately my friend Trent [Reznor] understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. Go get 'em gentlemen."

As for Trent Reznor, he recently worked on two Queens of the Stone Age tracks from their upcoming sixth studio effort "... Like Clockwork." Reznor did keyboard parts and vocals for "Kalopsia," which can be found here, and "Fairweather Friends," which was also contributed by Elton John and ex-QOTSA Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri.

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    Anyone else thinking maybe NIN and QOTSA are gearing up for a joint world tour? Or is that just my own wet dream?
    well, QOTSA and NIN DID tour together, in 2005 during the arena leg of the With Teeth tour....and it ruled
    I really welcomed the addition of Avery, however, Robin Finck is a huge favorite among many NIN fans (including myself) and it is great to see him on another tour!
    I'm just glad to see Trent back on the NIN mindset. Really hope they'll come down to Texas.
    Even without this news it was pretty much decided for me that I have to see them on this tour. Finck back just made me even more excited
    I don't get it, who's playing the bass now? Finck is a guitar player, isn't he?
    In the photos on Trent's Twitter, Josh Eustis is playing bass. So I think him and Cortini are probably going to juggle Keyboard/Bass duties. But that's just my speculation. I'm holding out for some kind of Finck/Belew twin guitar assault.
    matteo cubano
    I'm glad to hear Finck will be joining them, but no matter who the line up is, the only thing that matters to me personally is that Trent is in it, and it's impossible for NIN to ever do a show without him, so I wasn't too worried or disappointed about losing Eric, even though i think he woulda been a good fit.
    Reznor is Nine Inch Nails, and I find that line up changes just make his material more interesting and diverse over time. I'm glad Finck is back though, the material with him included was great
    I was disappointed that Adrian Belew wasn't mentioned in this article. He's been working with Trent in the studio and my understanding is he will be going on tour as well.
    Yes, Belew is in the lineup and has been writing with Reznor since the inception of this project. I wonder what a Finck/Belew solo section would sound like...
    i've already expressed my absolute excitment about this many other places on the internet already, SO, all i'm gunna do here, is simply, NOT, miss, Nine Inch Nails, live....especially with Robin back in and the rest of the lineup....guarantee it'll be one of the best things you have EVER experienced and if not, I'll personally refund you
    Wiki on Aaron North-- "Due to mental illness and health issues, North ceased involvement with music in 2008.[citation needed]" I wonder...
    From what I read he had a mental breakdown. He started his own band and Trent was meant to be working on their record with him but it never saw the light of day.
    he started Jubilee with Michael Shuman from QOTSA, they released an EP which was super good and they even started pre orders for their first Album which never saw the light of the day because - from what I've read, not 100% sure - Aaron sort of put this whole pressure on himself because he'd just played with NIN and all eyes were on his next move and apparently this + heavy drug consumption led to a mental breakdown during the Jubilee album mixes the he didn't deem good enough. Then it's not told if it's because of this that Mickey left to concentrate on Mini Mansions (his other awesome band) or its the commitments he had with Mini that led aaron to get a little frustrated (beside the drug+pressure thing).
    Just make a new album, Now that Ministry is no more and Manson kinda sucks, I need some Industrial besides KMFDM.
    What about Justin Meldal-Johnsen?! Hes excused if hes working with Beck but I REALLY want to see him with NIN again!
    He said on twitter he's busy when Beck is on tour. So I assume that means he was unable to join NIN too.