Months later, Dillon remarked that when he was healthy and ready to return, he encountered "complete apathy and no sympathy" from [[Trent Reznor]] and NIN management. In return, Reznor wrote that Dillon's "recollection of the events leading to his departure from the band is once again inaccurate."
Recently, however, Dillon remarked in the [[nearLY]] message boards that there was currently no (at least on his part) animosity between himself and "any member of the NIN camp". He also joked that he especially meant [[Aaron North]], since he "tattooed my name on his ass..."
(sic ) (Referring of course to the statement by north in the "access" section of nin.com [http://www.nin.com/access/7_19_05/index.asp]
nearLY was a side project of Dillon's throughout his tenure with NIN. Beginning with a reccuring bad dream, he created a sonic adventure, very much like ''Fragile''-era NIN. The album, entitled ''Reminder,'' features Dillon in a Reznor role, contributing much of the instrumentation himself. Dillon abstained from singing on the record, instead opting for vocals by [[Nothing Records]] veteran, [[Claudia Sarne]]. He is currently working on a follow-up to ''Reminder'' featuring singer/actress Persia White on vocals.