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GRAMMY AWARD winning Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN
and stylized as NIИ, is an American industrial rock band formed in Cleveland in
It isn't really accurate to call Nine Inch Nails a group. The only official member is singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, who always remained solely responsible for
NIN's musical direction. He was supported in concert by a regular backing band.
"Pretty Hate Machine" gave a comatose rock scene some much-needed electro-shock therapy and Nine Inch Nails' imprint on the genre remains unmatchable. By popularizing electronic music, Nine Inch Nails auteur Trent Reznor rewired the mainstream, inspiring
TIME magazine to name him "One of the Most Influential People in America," and
SPIN to praise him as "The Most Vital Artist in Music Today."
Trent Reznor manipulates everything from ripples of feedback to vocal harmonies in order to serve mood and atmosphere. The result is somewhat cinematic, creating aural movies that evoke images ranging from black and bleak.
Trent Reznor started his own label (nothing records), stole the show at both Lollapalooza and Woodstock '94, produced/exec-produced three CDs for
Marilyn Manson and soundtracks for David Lynch ("Lost Highway") and Oliver Stone ("Natural Born Killers"), released a slew of singles and a home video (Closure), and created music for the CD-ROM game, "Quake."
Meanwhile, "Pretty Hate Machine" has gone triple-platinum, topped SoundScan's pop catalog chart, and was named one of the "200 Albums Essential To Any Rock Collection" (Rolling Stone). The Grammy-winning "Broken" went platinum as well, while "The Downward Spiral" actually topped them both, debuting at #2 on SoundScan's Top 200, and selling more than 5 million copies worldwide. The latter was also named one of Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the '90's" and one of Spin's "Greatest Albums of the '90's."
"As a fan, I want to listen to an album, not just singles," says Reznor. "I want something that I can sink my teeth into, something that I can listen to a million times, trying to get more out of it with each spin."
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer
Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band until his frequent
collaborator, Atticus Ross, joined in 2016
The albums, The Downward Spiral (1994) and The Fragile (1999),
were released to critical acclaim and commercial success.
When touring, Reznor typically assembles a live band to perform with him
under the Nine Inch Nails name. This live band has varied over the
decades, with various members leaving and returning. The band's concerts are
noted for their extensive use of thematic visual elements, complex special
effects, and elaborate lighting. Songs are often rearranged to fit any given
performance, and melodies or lyrics of songs that are not scheduled to be
performed are sometimes assimilated into other songs.
Nine Inch Nails have sold more than 20 million records and been nominated
for 13 Grammy Awards, winning for the songs "Wish" in 1992 and "Happiness in
Slavery" in 1996. Time magazine named Reznor one of its most influential
people in 1997, while Spin magazine has described him as "the most vital artist
in music". In 2004, Rolling Stone placed Nine Inch Nails at No. 94 on its list
of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Nine Inch Nails were nominated
for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, their first year of
eligibility, with nominations coming again in 2015 and 2020 (the latter
resulting in an induction).
Nine Inch Nails' earliest influence was the punk rock band, The Clash.
Reznor stated that he started out trying to directly imitate them, only to
abandon that direction due to his lack of a political message. Other early
influences include Ministry
and Skinny Puppy, which helped shape 1989's Pretty Hate Machine. The
album's liner notes also paid tribute to
Public Enemy and
Another large influence on the band's sound is Gary Numan,
which is evident as Reznor once said that "after hearing 'Cars' I knew I
wanted to make music with synthesizers". The 2005 single "Only" exemplifies the
disco-style beats and synthesizers drawn from Numan's persuasion. Other artists
of significance to Nine Inch Nails include acts such as
Depeche Mode, Queen,
The Cure, Joy Division,
Adam Ant, Coil, and Soft
Trent Reznor has toured with some of his influences, including a brief
tour opening for Skinny Puppy in 1988. In 1995, Nine Inch Nails went on
tour with David Bowie, who, along with Pink Floyd, had been a significant
influence on The Downward Spiral.
The act has received four awards from 25 nominations, including two Grammy
Awards for the songs "Wish" and "Happiness in Slavery" in 1993 and 1996
respectively. Nine Inch Nails have received two Kerrang! Awards; one of
them being the Kerrang! Icon in 2006, honoring the band's overall contributions
since 1988 and long-standing influence on rock music. The band has also received
nine nominations from the MTV Video Music Awards for several of its videos,
including two nominations for the "Closer" music video and five nominations for
"The Perfect Drug" music video, including Video of the Year.
In 1997, Trent Reznor appeared in Time magazine's list of the year's most
influential people, and Spin described him as "the most vital artist in music".
The Recording Industry Association of America certified sales for 10.5 million
units of the band's albums in the United States, which accounted for roughly
half of the band's reported sales worldwide at that time. In 2003, Rolling Stone
magazine placed The Downward Spiral at No. 200 in a 2003 list of The 500
Greatest Albums of All Time, and by the following year ranked Nine Inch Nails
at No. 94 in their The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
Hit songs include --
- Down In It
- Head Like a Hole
- The Perfect Drug
- The Day The World Went Away
- The Hand That Feeds
- March of the Pigs
- Capital G
- Into The Void
- We're in This Together
- Happiness in Slavery
- Every Day Is Exactly The Same
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Genre: Rock 2
Genre: Rock 3
.Industrial. / xIndustrial
.Alternative Pop/Rock. / AlternativePopRock
.Alternative Metal. / AlternativeMetal
.Industrial Metal. / IndustrialMetal
.Industrial Rock. / IndustrialRock
.Dance-Rock. / DanceRock
.Alternative/Indie Rock. / AlternativeIndieRock
x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s
Formed: ..in Ohio / formed nOhio
Formed: ..in Cleveland / formed ClevelandOH
Formed: in 1989
Michael Trent Reznor --
Born: ..in Pennsylvania / born nPennsylvania
Born: ..in Mercer / born MercerPA
Born: May 17, 1965
Based: ..in US