that clip with the guitarist using a slide sounded interesting. i wonder(1) who are the musicians outside of the reznor couple and (2) if this will be more of a permanent band or will it be just like NIN with just studio/touring musicians and no actual permanent band members
Atticus Ross is playing bass in the second clip. I believe he has helped with almost every NIN album since With Teeth, as well as composing the sound track for The Book of Eli (which is arguably the best part about the movie).
Can't really say anything about your second comment, though. I hope they would tour, though.