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Born Michael Trent Reznor, this all-around genius grew up in small-town Pennsylvania. He rejected his upbringing and was immensely trained as a classic pianist.

He wished to bring electronic music into the mainstream, but instead of what had been done with it in the past, he wanted to give it feeling and danger. He succeeded, if naively, with his first release under the name "Nine Inch Nails", Pretty Hate Machine in 1989.

He proved he could outdo himself with an 8-song EP stopgap "Broken" between his first release and his next. "Broken" was a solid expression of passion and fury. One of his best moments.

He followed up with "Fixed", an EP with remixes of "Broken" Songs.

In 1994, Trent broke into the mainstream with the titanic success of "The Downward Spiral". It contained his most commercially famous songs, the infamous "Closer" and "Hurt", which was later beautifully covered by Johnny Cash. "The Downward Spiral" was spun off with several remix EPs, including the extremely popular "Further Down the Spiral" and the dreaded by parents "Closer to God".

Trent and NIN (Nine Inch Nails) spent a terribly long time touring "The Downward Spiral" and afterwards, Trent had no idea what to do. This allegedly led to alcohol and coaine abuse. He got into rehab and was soon producing the LONG-AWAITED "The Fragile". When it finally came out in 1999, it was met with extreme love by most fans but with loathing by critics who said he was "losing his touch". He effectively said "FUCK YOU" to these people with the huge success of "The Fragile".

Trent fell again into the downward spiral of alcohol addiction after a full two tours of "The Fragile". He got his shit together long enough to make "With Teeth", his newest album, set to release on May 3rd, 2005.

Trent Reznor's music has saved my life several times. I owe my life to "The Fragile", which I listened to whenever I felt like I couldn't go on.

Trent is a prodigy in music, as he can play and he writes ALL the parts for ALL the instruments. He records all his music and mixes. No live studio recordings. The only thing he has trouble playing is the drumkit, which he can just bust out insane rhythms on a drum synth.

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me-dude did you get me those trent reznor tickets?
keith-it's "nine inch nails"
me-like hell it is!
by Superficial Bob April 01, 2005
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a great musician, song writer, and a brilliant producer, other than being pure sex incarnate.
he has such pretty thoughts.
by M.star June 05, 2004
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A talented musician, responsible for Nine Inch Nails and Nothing records. He is a great songwriter and his music can enrapture some.
If you like music NIN is a band that'll do something for you
by Sheri November 13, 2003
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a beautiful boy who has managed to create absolutely original music, generate excruciatingly profound lyrics, and continue way into his 30's
Trent Reznor is Nine Inch Nails
by Brenna S. November 19, 2003
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Composer and singer for industrial-rock band Nine Inch Nails. Writes some truly inspirational and thought-provoking lyrics while combining them with great drums, synth, and guitars.
Trent Reznor is teh ub3r c00lz0rz omg!11
by TylerDurden2001 April 15, 2003
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Greatest lyrical and industrial electronic artist of all time.
Trent Reznor is god.
by Omnislash March 30, 2003
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Infamed sole NIN member, who once came under fire in 1994 when a parent found a copy of his 1992 violent short snuff-esque film Broken (based upon the EP of the same name, features a man being castrated and dismembered, amongst other violent moments) in her daughter's VCR and immediately called the police.
1992's Broken EP is scientifically proven to be THE shit.
by Black Zombie December 12, 2003
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