Tuesday 11 June 2013, 10:48 | By

Guitarist Adrian Belew quits Nine Inch Nails

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Adrian Belew

Dear me, Trent Reznor seems to have been concentrating so hard on his new Nine Inch Nails album of late that he keeps dropping members of his live band. Or they drop him. Or something. Whatever, another is gone, this time guitarist Adrian Belew.

The former King Crimson guitarist has also contributed to a number of Nine Inch Nails albums in the past, and will reportedly appear on new album ‘Hesitation Marks’, out in September. However, last week he posted the succinct message to his Facebook page: “Concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails [live] band: it didn’t work”.

In an earlier, since deleted update, he said: “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 [solo project] ‘Flux”.

As previously reported, former Janes Addition bassist Eric Avery also left the group last month, saying that he wants to focus on his “musical life here in LA, on film work in particular”.

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