Trent Reznor

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Trent Reznor is the founder and mastermind behind Nine Inch Nails.


  • Full name: Michael Trent Reznor
  • Date of Birth: May 17, 1965
  • Birthplace: Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Previous Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Current Residence: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano, synthesizer, guitar, bass, miscellaneous small percussion

Fun Facts

  • Video games such as DOOM slowed his work in the studio.. Also composed the music and crafted the sounds used for Quake. The ammo boxes for the nailgun have the NIN logo on them as a tribute.
  • He writes a lot of recurring lyrics such as "nothing can stop me now".

In popular culture

  • Stephen King: "I've always been a TrentRez fan--and Nails. "Hurt" says all you need to know about what life takes away. What it ALWAYS takes away in the end. A song like that is a treasure because it vocalizes what we all feel but somehow can't say. Of course the Cash video blew me away, but that song (and the Bad Company lyric) have been in my head for a couple of years now."[1]
  • Glamorama (1998): On page 157, after being told he can't smoke during an MTV interview, protagonist Victor Ward replies, "Yet you sell Trent Reznor's hate to millions of unsuspecting youth. Tch-tch-tch."
  • The Machinist (2004): Writer Scott Kossar is a NIN fan, and named Christian Bale's character Trevor Reznik in tribute to Reznor. Early press articles described Reznik as going through a "downward spiral".
  • Hostage (2005): The psychopathic murderer Mars dons a Trent Reznor haircut. Before burning down the house, he uses his blood to write "BUЯN it" on a mirror and wall.