Guitarist Robin Finck has rejoined Nine Inch Nails, the band he has played with at various points since 1994.
Finck is probably most associated with Nine Inch Nails but he was also a member of Guns N' Roses for quite a while: that's him you hear playing those tasty, bluesy solos on Better from Chinese Democracy, for instance.
Trent Reznor sounds happy to have Finck back. He says: "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!"
The new incarnation of Nine Inch Nails includes Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin and King Crimson/David Bowie/Frank Zappa guitarist Adrian Belew. Last week bass player Eric Avery (ex-Jane's Addiction) announced he was departing the newly-reactivated NIN because he was overwhelmed by the band's touring commitments, in the wake of a whole bunch of touring with Garbage. Avery explains: "I just got home from a year of heavy travel with Garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that Nails demands . . . fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14."