Nine Inch Nails return to action after six-year album break
UPI News Service, 05/03/2005
It wasn't writer's block that caused the six-year break between nine inch nails albums.
Trent Reznor, the one-man mastermind behind the group, confesses that after a near fatal overdose on the last nine inch nails tour, he took time off to kick his addictions. He then underwent therapy to get to the root causes of that behavior before recording the new album, "With Teeth."
"One of the things that seemed to make sense for me to do," Reznor says, "was to take some time off and figure out who I am, what my priorities are, what matters to me and what doesn't, and try to feel comfortable in my new skin and do everything on Earth I can do to stay healthy and get my brain out of the living hell that I'd put it in. It was the best move I think I've ever made."
"With Teeth" is nine inch nails' first studio album since "The Fragile" in 1999. Reznor and company are touring small venues in North America before beginning a European tour in June. Another North American tour of arenas is slated for the fall.