Nine Inch Nails are heading back to the studio to record a new album, just months after sparking fears of a split by confirming their September, 2009 show was its last. The rockers announced they would be taking a break from live shows following their concert in Los Angeles, but they've now confirmed they will still be working hard in 2010 with plans for a new record.
Frontman Trent Reznor has also hinted fans will get an extra treat that "isn't Nine Inch Nails," but refused to elaborate on details of the side project. In a post on the band's official website, the singer writes, "Happy holidays everyone and thank you for an exceptional year! Sorry I haven't been around much lately."
"I've been working on not working for a couple of months, which for me is hard work. 2010 has a number of things planned including new material from Nine Inch Nails and something else that isn't Nine Inch Nails. I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention that feels unfamiliar, unsure and exactly what I need."