Trent Reznor may be moving on from the live incarnation of Nine Inch Nails, but his fiancée Mariqueen Maandig is leaving her band altogether. In a news post on the official West Indian Girl site (via LA Times), the band first made the announcement:
from the very very sad and unfortunate department we announce that west indian girl and mariqueen have parted ways. due to her recent life and priority changes she will no longer be part of our group. we wish her nothing but the best as she embarks on a new chapter of her new life outside of this band. she sacrificed a lot over the years and her loyalty and professionalism to this family will sorely be missed. she will, however, always remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. thank you q, we love and miss you.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Reznor is planning to give Maandig the Saul Williams treatment, producing and releasing a solo record, or perhaps the pair will become a kind of goth Sonny and Cher.