New NIN Material 'In The Works'

Trent Reznor revealed that Nine Inch Nails will return with new music and a tour, but remained tight-lipped about the details.

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Trent Reznor has suggested that new material for Nine Inch Nails is "in the works."

In 2009 he had announced that NIN would take a back seat in his career while he worked on film and side projects. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, he hinted that the band that made his name would return but remained tight-lipped about the details.

When asked about the likelihood of new music, he replied: "All signs point to yes." When pressed further, he said "Yeah, there will be new music. There are some things in the works."

He added that NIN could also tour again. "Yeah, if it feels right, it's a possibility," he said. "I never said that [touring] wasn't going to happen, just that it couldn't go on as it was. Having a few years doing other things, I've enjoyed [them] and I'm enjoying doing How to Destroy Angels, and there will be a place for stuff that falls in the Nine Inch Nails column of things. It's a different kind of work. Stay tuned."

Meanwhile, his side-project How To Destroy Angels which features his wife Mariqueen Maandig (recently appearing in Ultimate Guitar's Hottest Rock Wives Top)and Atticus Ross in the lineup will release their "An Omen" EP on November 13, with a full-length album to follow next year. "Music videos will start to creep out pretty soon. You'll hear about some live performances coming up. That's going to happen next year," he said.

Will you try to catch NIN if they hit the road again, or will you be satisfied with new material from his side-project? Let us know in the comments.

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    Best news I've heard in a long time. I knew when he went away from it in 2009 that eventually he would be dying to come back.
    Why of course, I would love to catch NIN if they hit the road again. I haven't seen them live once before and missed them on their last tour and kind of feel bad about it.
    Can't wait for this. I've seen Nails twice, once for the Fragility 2.0 tour and once for the Lights in the Sky tour, and was really bummed when I couldn't make it to the NIN/JA tour and heard that it would be their last (or at least, that's what I was told/assumed).
    I have seen them 3 times in the last 20 yrs.. 1st was Lollapalooza 91 ... Then the Light In the sky tour... Then .. Ironically... The NinJa show... Which was the Lollapalooza show
    I used to have a NIN bumper sticker placed perfectly on my back bumper. It was the only bumper sticker I ever had.
    K headline says "in works" then the first line says "suggested that new material for Nine Inch Nails is "in the works." So which is it? I must know.
    Awesome News Article Refers to Boobs article = Well done UG it's a win!
    NIN was one of the best shows I've ever been to. Sadly it was part of the wave goodbye tour. Here's to another tour.
    so happy that this is a thing that will happen. was gutted when i missed their last show in the uk