Nine Inch Nails was a one-man-band fronted by Trent Reznor. With influences such as Ministry, he successfully debuted with his first full-length studio album "Pretty Hate Machine." Fed up with greedy record label bullshit, he made his own label, and released the highly successful Grammy-Award winning Broken EP. He then peaked with his follow-up, The Downward Spiral, getting huge hits such as Closer, March of the Pigs, and Hurt. This was followed by cocaine
abuse and rehab for about 5 years, until he returned with an album some find okay, and some find brilliant "The Fragile." He then went on to release "With Teeth" "Year Zero" and his final album "The Slip." He has just recently found new commercial success as a movie soundtrack artist, mainly recognized for winning an Oscar with Atticus Ross for the (also award winning) film, the Social Network.