Trent Reznor Discusses Adrian Belew's Departure from Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor Discusses Adrian Belew's Departure from Nine Inch Nails
Earlier this month, the story of Nine Inch Nails' upcoming Hesitation Marks (our most anticipated album of the summer) hit a snag when it was revealed that King Crimson's Adrian Belew had quit the band. Now, Trent Reznor has finally addressed the departure.

Speaking with CBS [via NME], Reznor described the lineup shift as "disruptive."

"You can spend a lot of time hypothesizing, imagining and projecting what it's gonna be with this chemistry and this recipe of people in a room playing music, and in reality it rarely is that," he added.

The last minute lineup changes have turned the band into "something different," but Reznor insisted that that's a good thing. "It's felt like a wrench in the works at times, but at the same time it's made me rethink a lot of how we put this together, and I think where we're ending up at is a place that's much truer to what Nine Inch Nails should be and better in the long run."

Hesitation Marks will arrive on September 3 via Universal Music Canada.