Nine Inch Nails guitarist quits after bassist

Both members quit within a month of each other

The members of Nine Inch Nails are dropping like flies. Guitarist Adrian Belew announced on his Facebook page Thursday (June 6th) that he quit the band less than a month after bassist Eric Avery’s May 15th departure. The former King Crimson guitarist officially joined the band in February after collaborating off and on through the years.

Rolling Stone reports Belew’s original post has been removed.

“It didn’t work. I greatly respect Trent [Reznor] and the music he makes. No one is at fault. We both agreed it just was not working. I’m sorry to disappoint anyone,” Belew states.

Belew announced plans to stay focused on his new solo project FLUX.

Reznor won’t be missing a guitarist as he recently welcomed back longtime associate Robin Finck on guitar. No word on a new bassist yet.

NIN front man Trent Reznor recently announced the band’s new album and tour. “Hesitation Marks” will be released on September 3rd through Columbia Records. A large list of North American stops has been announced for the fall with the band stopping at summer hotspots, the Fuji Rock Festival, Lollapallooza and Outside Lands along with Leeds in London.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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