Anyone thinking that current phase of Nine Inch Nails is just a short-lived revival before Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross go back to film soundtracks or How To Destroy Angels can get excited for this: there's more music coming from Nine Inch Nails!
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Trent Reznor laid out the Nine Inch Nails plan for 2014, which is a) touring and 2) making new music.
"We’re leaving to go to tour mid-to-late February, in Australia with Queens [of the Stone Age]. We’ve got dates booked through the end of the summer. A lot of touring ahead. Just started on a new product. Can’t tell you what it is yet. It will take place while touring. New music maybe this fall. Every spare second, and even seconds that aren’t spare, are trying to wrangle this new creation into shape," he said in the interview.
It's interesting that he said the phrase "it will take place while touring," because that's a different approach than most bands take. Making new music is what most do when they get back from a tour, not during it. The tour (although a cliche at this point) is about sex, drugs and rock n roll!
But there's probably more unity and chemistry going on in the band during a tour, when their basically living with each other for days or months on end. That could make this best time to make new music.
Let's hope it turns out well.