NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor has confirmed the group's new touring lineup as the following:

Aaron North (ex-THE ICARUS LINE) – Guitar
Jerome Dillon – Drums
Alessandro Cortini - Keyboards

Commented Trent, "I am very excited about this and we fucking sound great. I've been saying I've wanted this incarnation of the band to be a departure and now it truly is.

"Alessandro fit in immediately, but we looked all over for the right guitarist. In retrospect, I believe we were looking for someone to fill Robin's [Finck] shoes. When Aaron walked through the door, he pissed on Robin's shoes and kicked them out the door where they belong — effectively closing a chapter. A great chapter, but one that is in the past. This is a new entity that feels very fresh and vital.

"We are preparing to destroy you."

Asked by a fan in the "Access" section of the group's web site how he thinks having the new bandmembers will change the sound of the older songs when performed live in concert, Trent said, "The band is capable of a lot and I trust and respect everyone's musical ability. We are reworking a number of older tracks that still matter to us, while focusing on the new material."

NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", is scheduled for release in the U.S on May 3 (one day earlier internationally). The CD will contain 12 tracks, and is said to be "more song-orientated" than 1999's "The Fragile". The album was recorded in part at Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., and features a guest appearance on drums by former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl. Mixing duties were handled by Alan Moulder (THE CURE, SMASHING PUMPKINS).

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