Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock project, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Industrial rock, industrial metal, alternative rock, alternative metal, dark ambient
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Jerome Dillon (Drums)
Alex Carapetis (Drums)
Robin Finck (Guitar, Synthesizer)
Danny Lohner (Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer)
Charlie Clouser (Synthesizer, Theremin)
Richard Patrick (Guitar)
David Haymes (Synthesizer)
• Band name references the story of Jesus' crucifixion with nine inch long spikes
Also Reznor stated that the name could be "abbreviated easily"
• In 1997 Time Magazine included Trent Reznor on their list of 25 most influential people in America.
Nine Inch Nails Awards
Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance ("Wish").
Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance ("Happiness Is Slavery")
Nominated for 5 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Alternative Video, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography.
Nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance ("Starf****rs, Inc.") and Best Alternative Music Performance (The Fragile).
Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("The Hand That Feeds").
Nine Inch Nails Quotes:
-And when the day arrives I'll become the sky and I'll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.
-Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me.
-I do actually believe in love. I can't say that I'm 100 percent successful in that department, but I think it's one of the few worthwhile human experiences. It's cooler than anything I can think of right now.
-I feel uncomfortable because I'm insecure about who I am.
-I think there's something strangely musical about noise.
-I was up above it. Now, I'm down in it.
-I've become impossible, holding on to when everything seemed to matter more.
-In my nothing, you were everything, to me.
-Just because technology exists where you can duplicate something, that doesn't give you the right to do it. There's nothing wrong with giving some tracks away or bits of stuff that's fine. But it's not everybody's right. Once I record something, it's not public domain to give it away freely.
-One step closer to the end of the world. The one-two combo of corporate greed and organised religion apparently proved to be too much for reason, sanity and compassion.
-Sometimes we pee on each other before we go on stage.
-This isn't meant to last. This is for right now.
-Though I still have no semblance of a life outside of Nine Inch Nails at the moment, I realize my goals have gone from getting a record deal or selling another record to being a better person, more well-rounded, . . . having friends, having a relationship with somebody.