Nine Inch Nails is a industrial rock band founded in 1988 in Ohio.Nine Inch Nails often uses "NIN" for abbreviation,which the last N is backwards.Trent Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and is responsible for producing,singing,writing,and playing the instruments.He hires a live band after he completes the music.In the beginning he was a janitor and assistant engineer at a music studio,he recorded some demos with extra time left over.NIN's first album was successful due to the tracks: "Head like a Hole"and "Sin." In 1994,the album "The Downward Spiral" was released and a lot of songs were hits like "Closer","March of the Pigs",and "Hurt." The music video for "Closer" was really popular and was also edited because of the graphic content.In 2005,NIN released the album,"With Teeth" the songs "The Hand that feeds" and "Only" were popular hits,they made a music video for "Only" which was regular rotation video on MTV. In 2008,NIN released a album called "The Slip",online with their website without any advertisement or any promotion.NIN has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and 10 million alone in the America.Most NIN songs became popular radio songs in the 1990s through 2000s.Trent Reznor was on a list for Time magazine's most influential people in 1997.
Nine Inch Nails most common radio songs:

March of the Pigs
Closer
Only
The Perfect Drug
Starfuckers, Inc
Into the Void
The Hand that feeds
Hurt
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THE industrial rock band. All music written by Trent Reznor. Has some of the most penatrating lyrics of any music I've heard.
How could I
ever think
it's funny how
everything you swore would never change is different now.
like you said
you and me
make it through
didn't quite
fell apart
WHERE THE FUCK WERE YOU?
by joe May 04, 2004
1. re: Trent Reznor (greatest musician ever)
Nine Inch Nails is Trent Reznor
by fyrestarter May 18, 2004
A very talented industrial music artist, probably responsible for making industrial as popular as it is today. And to whoever said, "Why don't you listen to real industrial like Skinny Puppy and KMFDM?", I just have one thing to say: why don't you listen to real real industrial like Throbbing Gristle, who made the first and probably most f-ed up industrial music, and Nurse With Wound, who have been making some of the most sickening (and that is literally sickening, mind you) dark ambient music for over 30 years... oh, and Coil probably figures in there somewhere as well. Not to say Skinny Puppy isn't talented, but maybe you should know what you're talking about before you go putting other people down.
I like NIN. I also like Skinny Puppy and Throbbing Gristle and Nurse With Wound.
by SnareRushJunkie February 02, 2005
Industrial rock band formed in Ohio in 1988 by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael Trent Renznor, who is the only permanent and principle member. he uses various backing bands on tours. NIN are a very good band.
Head Like A Hole, 10 Miles High and Big Come Down are my favourite songs. very good stuff.
by BadLieutenant November 15, 2004
Extremely good "band" made up of one person, Trent Reznor. Usually, he takes a while to make new albums, but the wait is worth it. Known for Closer, the "fuck you like an animal" song. Also accused by elitists (people who hate any music that's played on the radio and/or isn't badass enough) of not being "real" industrial like Skinny Puppy. Albums at this point include (in order from 1989) Pretty Hate Machine, Broken (EP), The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, and With Teeth.
Lyrics-

and nothing can stop me now
there is nothing to fear
and everything i'd ever want
is inside of here

- sunspots (with teeth)

if i could start again
a million miles away
i would keep myself
i would find a way

- hurt (the downward spiral)
by (untitled) May 15, 2005
The band which frontman Trent Reznor reinvented the industrial genre with.
Trent Reznor has got to be the most talented, good-looking 40-year old ever. Nine Inch Nails is proof, piggies.
by Maybell1ne October 10, 2005
Band that despite no longer being the centre of attention in the metal world, continue to rock, and rock well.

I am led to believe that Trent wrote the song "hurt", performed by Johnny Cash.
you let me violate you

you let me desecrate you

you let me penetrate you

you let me complicate you
by Gumba Gumba March 21, 2004

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