Nine Inch Nails
|Genres:||Eclectic Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||industrial industrial rock rock alternative electronic seen live|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Trent Reznor (Michael Trent Reznor, 17 May 1965, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA), the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and creative force behind Nine Inch Nails, trained as a classical pianist during his small-town Pennsylvania childhood, but his discovery of rock and early industrial bands, despite his dislike of the industrial tag, changed his musical direction completely. Following a period working in a Cleveland recording studio and playing in local bands, Reznor began recording as Nine Inch Nails in 1988. The dark, atmospheric Pretty Hate Machine, written, played and co-produced by Reznor, was largely synthesizer-based, but the material was transformed onstage by a ferocious wall of guitars and show-stealing Lollapalooza performances in 1991. Coupled with a major US radio hit with Head Like A Hole, it brought platinum status.
Inspired by the live band, Reznor added an abrasive guitar barrage to the Nine Inch Nails...