September 4, 2013 |
When Trent Reznor plays arena shows, he usually has a quiet spot to go hide from the crowd and rest his voice. Not so when the Nine Inch Nails founder played the Troubadour on Tuesday in celebration of his industrial rock act's comeback album, “Hesitation Marks.” “We usually have several places that we can go onstage,” he joked. “Back there I'm usually relaxing, catching up on 'Breaking Bad.'” At this point in his decades-long career, no one would blame him for taking time to kick back with Walter and Jesse.
June 8, 2013 |
Mere hours after Nine Inch Nails released a new single , Adrian Belew revealed that he's left the recently revived group ahead of an extensive world tour set to begin next month. The guitarist, best known for his work with the influential prog-rock band King Crimson, announced his departure in a tersely worded post on Facebook. "Concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn't work," he wrote Thursday. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners Belew is the second member of Nine Inch Nails to quit since frontman Trent Reznor reconvened the L.A.-based group earlier this year.
June 1, 2013 |
Up in a third-floor dressing room at the Wiltern, Joshua Homme is drinking Mexican beer and struggling to enjoy a borrowed ultra-slim cigarette. The singer-guitarist from Queens of the Stone Age looks and sounds the same as always, a big, wisecracking rocker with red hair cropped extra-short. Other band members wander in and out, trading hellos with the bandleader, but when new drummer Jon Theodore arrives, Homme asks, "You got a real ciggy, babe? How are you?" "I'm … fantastic," replies Theodore, bearded and grinning, as he pulls out a fresh pack.
May 28, 2013 |
Trent Reznor's been lying to us, but his fans probably won't mind. The singer, producer and composer announced on Nine Inch Nails' Tumblr today that his band (which he laid to rest in 2009) has completed a new album and has signed to Columbia. Nine Inch Nails had previously announced a return to touring (with a lineup of past NIN collaborators and members of King Crimson and Telefon Tel Aviv), headlining major American fests including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. But his Tumblr note is Reznor's first hint of new NIN music since 2008's "The Slip.
May 18, 2013 |
Two days after Eric Avery revealed in a Facebook post that he'd left the band in order to "focus on my musical life here in L.A.," Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails announced Friday that Robin Finck had rejoined the influential industrial-rock group. The guitarist has toured and recorded with Nine Inch Nails at various points over the last two decades, including on the 2008 album "The Slip" and during the so-called NIN/JA tour in 2009 with Jane's Addiction. Finck has also played as a member of Guns N' Roses.
May 15, 2013 |
Trent Reznor needs a new bass player. Eric Avery, the former Jane's Addiction bassist who was to take part in Nine Inch Nails' summer tour, has left the influential industrial-rock group. Avery announced his departure Wednesday in a Facebook post, describing his decision as "a tough call" and admitting, "I don't know if it's the right one. " In February, nearly four years after Reznor put Nine Inch Nails on hiatus following its so-called Wave Goodbye Tour, the frontman revealed that he'd re-formed the group with a fresh lineup featuring Avery, King Crimson's Adrian Belew and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv.