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Adrian Belew: Was In NIN, Now Not In NIN
Laurie Tuffrey , June 7th, 2013 12:53

Belew: "concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn't work"

Former King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew, until recently part of the reformed Nine Inch Nails (studio, not live, mind), has now announced that he will be parting ways with Trent Reznor's band, report Consequence Of Sound.

Belew wrote a post on Facebook saying that he would be returning to his solo project: "hey folks, before this goes too far let me say this: I greatly respect trent and the music he makes. no one is at fault. we both agreed it just was not working. I’m sorry to disappoint anyone. that really hurts. but NIN will do an amazing show and I am back where I belong: creating FLUX."

He then replaced it with a shorter message: "concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn't work."

As Pitchfork point out, it seems like Belew played a pivotal role in the band's return, with Reznor saying: "I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show."

Nine Inch Nails will be releasing their new album Hesitation Marks on September 3, and yesterday premiered its first single, 'Came Back Haunted' - listen below:

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