This year is leading up to be a busy one for Trent Reznor. With the release of the debut LP from his band How to Destroy Angels confirmed for March, the group is also set to make their live debut at this year’s Coachella festival, with more touring sure to follow. But fans will likely remember that, back in November 2012, Mr. Reznor announced that he would begin rehearsals for two bands soon enough. And thanks to a bit of new information arriving today, that other band could very well be Nine Inch Nails. Finally.
The NIN Hotline has uncovered a story on Create Digital Music, which reports on several guitarists’ products available at this year’s NAMM showcase. At one point, it reads: “Adrian Belew, who was scoping out TriplePlay, seemed tickled pink by the recent news that he’ll tour this year as Nine Inch Nails’ guitarist.” For those unaware, Adrian Belew has collaborated with NIN on a number of occasions before – namely, on the records The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, and Ghosts I-IV. If the report sounds a bit dubious, hear Adrian Belew himself state that “a secret thing” will happen later this year:
Digging a bit deeper, one will recall that Trent Reznor announced that a remastered deluxe edition of The Fragile is “finally” coming into fruition. If one were to expect the reissue of said album later this year, around the same time that NIN supposedly go on tour with Adrian Belew (something they never did in the past), assumptions become rather easy to make.
However things turn out later this year, Trent Reznor will surely focus on promoting How to Destroy Angels for the time being. Until more news becomes available, check out Belew doing his thing with NIN during the recording of Ghosts I-IV: