Mornings with Brian Phillips
No One Breaks Up Forever: The Return Of NIN
February 25th, 2013
In a note to fans Trent Reznor has announced the return of Nine Inch Nails. Four years ago the band's Bonnaroo show was to be their last. I was there and it was amazing. Check out this cover of Joy Division's "Dead Souls." Haunting:
Nine Inch Nails circa 2013 features an all new line up, including former Janes Addiction bass player Eric Avery and, most interestingly, 63 year old prog rock guitar legend Adrian Belew. The Covington, Kentucky native is perhaps best known for his 30 year association with King Crimson.
Belew has had an extensive solo career and associations with Frank Zappa and David Bowie, recording and touring with both in the mid to late 70's.
And then there's the short lived late 80's combo The Bears.
Belew's involvement with NIN started quite innocently.... just kicking around some ideas with Reznor. I look forward to hearing what they have cooked up together.