Nine Inch Nails have been grabbing a lot of headlines in the past week with the release of their new single, “Came Back Haunted,” the announcement of their new album, Hesitation Marks, and their extensive U.S. tour.
The most recent headline is unfortunately not as exciting, as NIN guitarist Adrian Belew, who is best known for his work in King Crimson and Talking Heads, has announced over a since-deleted Facebook post that he has left the band.
The post, which was nabbed by Consequence of Sound before it was deleted, read: “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 FLUX.” His later post read “concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn’t work.”
FLUX is Belew’s interactive music program he’s been working on since 1978.
Belew is NIN’s second member to part ways since bassist Eric Avery announced his departure back in May. There is no word yet on who might replace Belew.