New NINE INCH NAILS Members Speak Out recently conducted brief interviews with new NINE INCH NAILS members Aaron North (guitar, ex-THE ICARUS LINE) and Alessandro Cortini (keyboards). Several interview excerpts follow: What is the status between you and THE ICARUS LINE?

Aaron North: "I quit the band. I was over it. I did not quit THE ICARUS LINE to join NINE INCH NAILS, I quit THE ICARUS LINE about a month before I started playing with NIN." Have you heard the new NIN album, and if so, what are your favorite tracks?

Aaron North: "I have... and I'm not going to tell you. I will say that it is an amazing and inspiring record. Really fun stuff to play." You piss on Robin Finck's shoes, according to Trent [Reznor]. What do you think of that?

Aaron North: "I don't know. It's apples and oranges. My style and approach to guitar is nothing like that dude's. I've only seen him play once... when my old band played a festival in Japan with GUNS N' ROSES... he seems like a great guitar player, but like i said, apples and oranges." How did the NINE INCH NAILS thing come about?

Alessandro Cortini: "I saw a flyer for the audition and I went for it. Have you heard the new NINE INCH NAILS album, and if so, what are your favourite tracks and why?

Alessandro Cortini: "I listen to it everyday, and soon you will too..." The first single from "With Teeth" has been confirmed as "The Hand that Feeds". Would that have been your first choice of single?

Alessandro Cortini: "I am not good at picking singles." Which festivals are you looking forward to doing this year and which countries are you looking forward to visiting?

Alessandro Cortini: "I am looking forward to any and all the shows we'll be playing this year. It is going to be a blast."

Check out both interviews at

(Thanks: The NIN Hotline)


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