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Cleveland, OH, USA (1988 – present)

Nine Inch Nails is a Cleveland, OH, USA, band that was formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor, the only constant member of the band. He’s generally credited for popularizing the genre known as “” with both his releases and , theatrical music videos.

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. In the early to mid-, 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 and Joan Jett film Light of Day. He also was mentioned on local TV as a proponent of music in general. Before the 1989 release of NIN’s first album, ‘Pretty Hate Machine’, he worked for Right Track Studio as a handyman heavily interested in recording technology. Both the name of Reznor’s band and the title of his second single, “Head Like a Hole”, came from remarks by Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Reznor’s biggest influence.

Nine Inch Nails has issued eight major albums, which have generally received both critical and commercial acclaim. Historically, NIN releases have been assigned a “Halo” index number. For example, the album ‘With Teeth’ is also known as Halo 19. With the inclusion of the ‘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)


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  • clintbeed6793

    Ghosts is horribly underrated. You do have to sort through some filler (There are 36 tracks so that shouldn't surprise you), but the album has many true gems. It's easily some of his best work musically speaking.

    18 Apr 6:43am Reply
  • Knifymoloko

    Depends on my mood, but I'd say The Fragile is my favorite NIN album.

    17 Apr 12:00am Reply
  • rockandross

    Hello to everyone who enjoys listening to and making music , I want to share some music I did with my girls band, Phonofilia , hope you like it ;)

    14 Apr 10:03pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    every Sunday me and Trent meet at sunset blvd where we beat up goths while blasting our favorite Hole albums

    13 Apr 10:25pm Reply
  • RidleySquid

    Pretty Hate Machine is my go to, stress release album. I need to branch out, but I'm more comfortable with the familiar

    13 Apr 3:29am Reply
  • versionfiv

    "Whats everyones favorite album?" Further Down The Spiral and Things Falling Apart. The Fragile is pretty great too. Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral were always very inconsistent (hit or miss) with me.

    12 Apr 6:37pm Reply
  • Adjaleva

    Help me!

    9 Apr 3:07pm Reply
  • Snowtrace

    Fragile is best.

    8 Apr 6:26am Reply
  • humaniac

    Всё больше кажется, что он переоценён..

    4 Apr 10:18am Reply
  • Cimersies

    I'll never stop listening this amazing motheruf*cking band !

    3 Apr 12:41pm Reply
  • hoisted

    Trent Reznor collaborates with The Prodigy for the haunting new track "Invisible Sun", off their latest, The Day Is My Enemy.

    2 Apr 6:13pm Reply
  • IndefiniteCure

    love this picture:

    1 Apr 3:23pm Reply
  • Decay3d_

    my favorite is Strobe Light bro.

    1 Apr 12:42pm Reply
  • AlBrener

    As for me, I like The Fragile

    1 Apr 11:53am Reply
  • interhole

    don't be so mean to trent. he'll be 50 in may.

    31 Mar 8:49pm Reply
  • sentenza338

    nin pros: 1) inspire you to play tambourine; 2) make you gay. cons: none found to date

    31 Mar 6:01pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    "and he's one of the best lyricists ever," that sentence made my crawl in my skin

    30 Mar 11:42pm Reply
  • GreatTornak

    Wow, NIN the band that pioneered EDM music all alone and made it popular, there has been so many try hard nine inch nails bands, but they never made it, I mean, how would they? NIN is the hardest EDM band out there, those hard danceable beats, the dubsteb type of drops.. They got it all, NINs singer, Trent Reznor has the most beautiful male vocals I've ever heard and he's one of the best lyricists ever, I love how he plays tambourine on the live shows, I've been taking tambourine lessons for two years now thanks to him, I'm still not as good as he is, but hey, I'm learning! I think NIN pretty much saved me back in the days, I was really depressed but then I found NIN, it grew on me fast, I kept listening to NIN at school, at breaks I danced to his music, people kept telling me that I'm gay, but I didn't care, I was just having wonderful time, but later on I realized that I might actually be gay, and now I'm happily dating a guy :) I have NIN to thank for that. THANK YOU NINE INCH NAILS

    30 Mar 7:38pm Reply
  • sentenza338

    Purest Feeling, baby

    30 Mar 11:08am Reply
  • Taurus421

    Whats everyones favorite album? Year Zero for me.

    29 Mar 7:17pm Reply
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