Nine Inch Nails

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Quotes (10)

  • Trent: I don't know if you've ever tried to think of band names, but usually you think you have a great one and you look at it the next day and think it's stupid.

  • Trent: NIN lasted the two week test, looked great in print, and could be abbreviated easily.

  • Trent: The name of the group doesn't really have any literal meaning. It just seemed kind of manly.

  • Trent: My life experience came from watching movies, television, and reading books.

  • Trent: I'm interested in using the computer as a creative tool, as a recording tool, and as a musical tool.

  • Trent: Just because you can buy a box of software now for a hundred bucks that can make a great sounding album, that doesn't mean you’re going to make a great record. What matters are the songs.

  • Trent: It's like beating your head open and unzipping your chest cavity saying, ‘Here are my guts - Everything I've felt, including a lot of stuff I'm not proud of.’ It's hard, it uses you up. I walk off stage sometimes feeling like I just slept with everyone in the audience.

  • Trent: An integral part of any relationship, is knowing that you can be killed in your sleep at any time.

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Trivia (81)

  • Nine Inch Nails covered Queen's 1977 song 'Get Down, Make Love'. The cover has a much faster tempo, as well as including sound clips of adult film actress Jenna Jameson and also from a self-help psychology video.

  • Nine Inch Nails is #43 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.

  • Trent Reznor is a direct descendant of George Reznor, the founder of the Reznor Company in 1888. Reznor Company previously manufacturered Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning equipment, before being sold in the sixties. The equipment is still manufactured in Mercer, Pennsylvania, the town where Trent grew up.

  • Trent's former band mate Richard Patrick is now frontman for alternative rock Band Filter.

  • Trent's former bandmate Chris Vrenna left NIN to form the electronic one man band Tweaker.

  • Trent has two dogs, a Labrador that he calls Ethyl, and a Weirmaraner named Daisy May.

  • Trent has a project band, called TapeWorm.

  • Trent's nickname is Stimpy.

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