Guitarist Adrian Belew has quit Nine Inch Nails less than 24 hours after they announced their 28th studio album would be released this September.
The 63-year-old musician has decided to part ways with the band, after he, and frontman Trent Reznor, agreed Belew’s involvement was “not working” and he has issued an apology to friends for letting them down.
Writing on his official Facebook page he said: ''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. (sic)''
His departure comes just a month after bassist Eric Avery quit, admitting he was ''overwhelmed'' at the thought of a long tour and instead wants to remain in Los Angeles to focus on his solo career.
Belew's announcement also follows the band confirming their 28th studio album Hesitation Marks will be released worldwide on September 3, which they revealed on their Twitter account less than 24 hours ago.