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A good news/bad news day for Nine Inch Nails fans.
The good: Per a post on the NIN website, band mastermind Trent Reznor confirms they're heading out on a world tour with the reunited Jane's Addiction.
The bad: In the same post, Reznor says that after the tour, the band is going dark...and we don't mean thematically.
"In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases," writes Reznor. "I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while."
Reznor also reveals that NIN and Jane's Addiction have been recording in the studio together, though he didn't say if these collaborative efforts would be released or performed on the tour.
But he does talk about his debt to Perry Farrell's crew.
"Towards the beginning of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane's Addiction," explains Reznor. "These performances essentially created and defined the term 'alternative' rock in the U.S. [and] created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving (Lollapalooza)."
For its part, Jane's Addiction has been performing warm-up shows at small venues in East Los Angeles, including a gig last night at the Echoplex.
Reznor says the upcoming world tour will be "much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted."
"Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye," says Reznor, with a nod to the "Now I'm Nothing" closing lines, "Wave, wave, wave, wave goodbye."