Robin Finck

Robin Finck

Infobox musical artist
Name = Robin Finck

Img_capt = Finck performing with Nine Inch Nails in 2008
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Born = birth date and age|1971|11|7
Park Ridge, New Jersey
Died =
Alias =
Genre = Hard rock, Industrial rock, Alternative rock
Occupation = Musician, Songwriter
Instrument = Guitar, Clàrsach, Sitar
Associated_acts = Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails
Label = Geffen
Years_active = 1994 - present
Notable_instruments = Gibson Les Paul
Jackson Y2KV
Danelectro U2

Robin Finck (born November 7, 1971) is an American guitarist, currently the lead guitarist for Nine Inch Nails and since 1998, Guns N' Roses, replacing Slash as lead guitarist. In April 2008, it was announced via [] that Finck would be rejoining Nine Inch Nails. (accessed 5 April, 2008) [] ] Finck is one of only a few artists who has played in two different bands listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock", Nine Inch Nails (ranked #43) (accessed 10 March, 2008) [ List of Vh1's "Greatest Artists of Hard Rock] ] and Guns N' Roses (ranked #9). (accessed March 9 2008) [ List of Vh1's "Greatest Artists of Hard Rock] ]


Finck grew up in Marietta, Georgia and like some young teenagers played with several unsigned bands; in his case, primarily in the Atlanta areacite web
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] , with acts such as Prowess, Bat Your Lashes, and Sik Dik (bandmates of which included Steve "Holiday" Childress and Michael Allen, currently of The Goodies and Greg Thum), and Impotent Sea Snakes.

He joined Nine Inch Nails as part of their in 1994-95 for their "Self-Destruct" and "Further Down the Spiral" tours. Finck appeared with Nine Inch Nails at Woodstock '94, and saw his first official release with them, the "Closure" video, come out in 1997.cite web
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] Once the tour was completed, he took a job playing for the circus troupe Cirque du Soleil in the original tour of Quidam. In 1996, he was recruited by Guns N' Roses to replace Slash, who had just quit the band that year, and worked on their still-yet-to-be-released new album, signing a two-year contract. When the two years were up, the album had not been completed, however, one single was released; "Oh My God", featured on the "End of Days" Soundtrack.

Finck rejoined Nine Inch Nails as the band embarked on their "Fragility v1.0" and "Fragility v2.0" tours. These tours saw the release of another live album/DVD, "And All That Could Have Been", Finck's second release with them.

Shortly after the tour ended in late 2000, he returned to Guns N' Roses and toured with them in Brazil, Asia, Europe and North America during 2001-2002.

In the summer of 2006, Guns N' Roses toured Europe playing in front of over 700,000 people. [ [ Guns N' Roses: News ] ] They finished up by touring North America for the remainder of the year. The following year, Guns N' Roses toured in Mexico, Australia and Japan.

As of April 4th 2008, it has been announced at that Finck will be rejoining Nine Inch Nails, most likely for touring purposes, and possibly for future records. Finck played most if not all guitars on the Nine Inch Nails album The Slip

Robin Finck mainly uses Gibson Les Paul guitars with variations in woods and pickups between them, and has also started playing a Baritone Danelectro guitar in addition to the Les Pauls since re-joining Nine Inch Nails. He also uses his wah pedal to get unusual sounds for solos, and has been known to shove the body of the guitar up against the speakers of his amplifiers for even more unusual sounds. In Nine Inch Nails, he also plays lap steel guitar with effects pedals mounted to the body (for further sound manipulation purposes) for the songs off of Year Zero with a pick or e-bow, and can play ukulele and mandolin, as revealed on the "Lights in the Sky" tour. Finck has also been known to collaborate with the rest of Nine Inch Nails to change certain parts and arrangements of the songs for the live performance aspect. Live performances of songs such as "The Wretched" and "In This Twilight" feature this influence, with parts and arrangements often being drastically changed.

Personal life

Finck has been married to acrobat Bianca Sapetto since 2001. They met while working in Cirque du Soleil and currently have no children. Fact|date=August 2007


With Nine Inch Nails


"Love Siege", "Fight Train", "Power Station", "Ghost Poppin'" [ [ John Carpenter: Ghosts of Mars ] ]


External links

* [ Official website]

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