Former NINE INCH NAILS star Jerome Dillon is bouncing back from illness with a new band.

The drummer quit Nine Inch Nails last autumn (05), after health issues forced him to miss a string of tour dates.

But he's not planning to spend much time recovering from his intestinal problems - his new act NEARLY will release its debut album in April (06).

The album features a guest spot from former AFGHAN WHIGS star Greg Dulli.