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Cleveland, Ohio, United States (1988 – present)

Nine Inch Nails is an American band that was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, United States in 1988 by Trent Reznor, the only constant member of the band. He is generally credited for popularizing the genre known as “”.

Born Michael Trent Reznor, he was raised by his maternal grandparents in Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA. Reznor took up piano at the age of five and in high school took up the tuba and saxophone. During the early to mid 80s Trent played with various and groups such as Exotic Birds and Option 30 before beginning his solo project. As a member of Exotic Birds, he appeared in the Michael J. Fox & Joan Jett film Light of Day.

Nine Inch Nails has issued eight major albums. With the inclusion of Broken EP, the band’s primary releases are:

1. Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
2. Broken EP (1992)
3. The Downward Spiral (1994)
4. The Fragile (Left) / The Fragile (Right) (1999)
5. With Teeth (2005)
6. Year Zero (2007)
7. Ghosts I-IV (2008)
8. The Slip (2008)
9. Hesitation Marks (2013)

Nine Inch Nails has also produced a number of EP’s, remixes, and provided contributions to various movie soundtracks, including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,The Crow, Natural Born Killers, Lost Highway and Tetsuo: The Bullet Man. Trent Reznor provided the (largely ambient) soundtrack for the id Software game Quake.

In 2002, a live album (their second live release, the first being the video Closure Documentary) entitled And All That Could Have Been was released on DVD & CD, the Deluxe version of the CD came packaged with a mini album called Still. “Still” features several previously released songs in a stripped down, near-acoustic format, along with several other new compositions.


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