NIN’s Alessandro Cortini announced over the weekend that he is leaving Nine Inch Nails to concentrate on his own projects:
It’s been exactly 4 years since i joined Nine Inch Nails and the time has come for me to move onto new things.
I feel a need to explore other paths in music and life which leads me to leave the tour at this stage.
I am grateful of the chance i was given: it doesn’t happen every day to be able to work next to some of the most talented people on this planet.
Trent & Co. have been aware of this decision of mine for a while now and are prepared to take the band to the next step.
Thanks to all the fans who welcomed me at the beginning of my journey and supported me through the years.
It was clear that Cortini was constrained within NIN’s shows, which are visually stunning, but surprisingly conservative, musically. It will be interesting to hear what Cortini does with his extra time.