Monday, April 07, 2008

Back In The Family

Trent Reznor updated the official Nine Inch Nails website over the weekend with a photo of ex-NIN guitarist Robin Finck along with the caption Welcome Back! and NME reports today that Robin has, in fact, rejoined the group for the upcoming NIN summer tour ... here is the photo and the report:

Robin Finck, the man who played in Nine Inch Nails in the mid 1990s then again in 2000, has rejoined the band. Finck toured with Trent Reznor and co. during tours that coincided with the release of the 'Self-Destruct' and 'Further Down The Spiral' albums by the band. He then joined them later in their career for tours, coinciding with the 'Fragility v1.0' and 'Fragility v2.0' albums, before leaving the set-up. Finck was recruited by Guns N Roses' Axl Rose in 1996 as a replacement for guitarist Slash, currently a member of Velvet Revolver, and worked on the band's as-yet-unreleased album, 'Chinese Democracy' ... The musician rejoins Nine Inch Nails shortly after they have announced a slew of US live dates for 2008, beginning at the end of July and including an appearance at the Lollapalooza festival on August 3 in Chicago.

Ahhh yes, it seems like only yesterday that Robin and Trent were last scene destroying musical instruments on stage together while wearing matching outfits made out of latex rubber and covered in corn starch ... and now the boys have been reunited once again. NIN fans should be very happy at this news, Robin has always been an integral part of Nine Inch Nails and I'm very much looking forward to seeing him back on stage with the group again this summer. [Source, Source]