By Andrew Parks, eMusic Contributor
As Trent Reznor continues to ready the latest iteration of Nine Inch Nails for a full-scale live attack later this year, he's hired former live guitarist Robin Finck to replace Eric Avery. The Jane's Addiction bassist announced his departure from the band yesterday, citing the need to work on solo material and film scores rather than NIN's lengthy tour run.
“I am proud to announce that the tour lineup now includes the incredible Robin Finck," Reznor wrote on Facebook. "The addition of Robin to the mix of players I’ve assembled makes this band incredibly powerful and versatile. We are deep in the rehearsal process and it feels exciting and great to be back at this. Lots of information, surprises and sweat headed your way. Stay tuned!”
Finck played in NIN's last live band, as well as in Axl Rose's post-Slash lineup of Guns N' Roses. He'll now be joining members of King Crimson (guitarist Adrian Belew), Telefon Tel Aviv (multi-instrumentalist Josh Eustis) and previous tour partners Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.
Check out a classic live clip of Reznor losing his mind at Woodstock '94 down below... more »