This Day In Music 22.03.2016
Aaron Wright North WAS born in Los Angeles, CA, U.S., on March 22, 1979.
He was one of the original members of THE ICARUS LINE, and toured and recorded with the group as a guitarist between 1998 and 2004. During his time with the band they released two critically acclaimed studio albums (Mono in 2001 and Penance Soiree in 2004) and three Eps.
North quitted the band abruptly in 2004 citing a desire to move into a new direction musically.
North joined NINE INCH NAILS in 2005 as the lead guitarist, in a lineup that featured drummer Jerome Dillon, former A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson bass player Jeordie White and keyboard player Alessandro Cortini.
He was with the band for the Live: With Teeth Tour (in support of the 2005 release With Teeth) and the Performance: 2007 Tour (the latter stages of which were in support of the 2007 release Year Zero).
North left the group at the conclusion of the 2007 run.
North formed JUBILEE in late 2007 with former Icarus Line band-mate, Troy Petrey, on drums, and bassist Michael Shuman.
In late 2008, North suffered a nervous breakdown while mixing the Jubilee album. After subsequent hospitalizations, he ceased all activity with the band.
Months later, attempts to form a new lineup of the band and finish the album were also abandoned by North. It was later learned that North had been diagnosed as being Bipolar I, and having Major Depressive Disorder among other mental illnesses.