In a post Guns N' Roses glut with labels rushing to sign the next big rock band, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor was the next rocker to flip what would be considered "hard rock" on its head. The delivery and the passion of rock was there, but Reznor added in darker themes, industrial sounds and an infectious beat that was just as at home in clubs as it was on rock stages.
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Bassist Eric Avery recently exited Nine Inch Nails after being named one of the band's new members earlier this year and the news caught the eye of Avery's onetime bandmate in Jane's Addiction -- guitarist Dave Navarro. During his online radio show 'Dark Matter,' the axeman used the platform to rail against Avery's recent move and past actions.
The year 2013 is turning into quite the busy one for drummer Ilan Rubin and he wouldn't have it any other way. The multitalented rocker just released the 'Exhibit A' EP from his own band the New Regime, has returned to the drum kit for the resurrected Nine Inch Nails and has used his spare time to work with Paramore on their album and touring and with Angels & Airwaves on new music, as well.
On May 15, bassist Eric Avery revealed that he had left the newly resurrected Nine Inch Nails. Avery, a founding member of Jane's Addiction, recently spent a year on the road with Garbage, leaving the musician "overwhelmed" at the prospect of hitting the road again with Nine Inch Nails. Avery's departure left NIN fans deflated, but thankfully, on Trent Reznor's birthday no less, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind has announced the return of classic member Robin Finck.
Nine Inch Nails are just getting back up to speed as they prepare for their run of summer festival shows, but one person who won't be part of the journey will be bassist Eric Avery. The former Jane's Addiction bassist, who was named as part of Trent Reznor's new Nine Inch Nails lineup earlier this year, has bowed out of the band.