Nine Inch Nails

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Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails performing in Bologna, 2014
Nine Inch Nails performing in Bologna, 2014
Background information
Also known as NIИ
Origin Cleveland, Ohio
Genre(s) Industrial rock
Industrial metal
Dark ambient
Alternative rock
Years active 1988-present
Label(s) Columbia
The Null Corporation
Interscope Records
Associated acts Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Gary Numan, A Perfect Circle

Nine Inch Nails was formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for the musical direction of the band. Trent Reznor liked the band and signed them onto his label, Nothing Records. Marilyn Manson opened for Nine Inch Nails during the Self Destruct tour in 1994, and in 2000 after a reconciliation with frontman Trent Reznor, Manson joined the band onstage singing "Starfuckers, Inc.". Manson also made a cameo appearance in the music video for the Nine Inch Nails song "Gave Up", as well as both co-directing and appearing in the video for "Starfuckers, Inc.".

Twiggy Ramirez and Chris Vrenna were among the band's members, although both left the band in 2007 and 1997 respectively. Many frequent Manson collaborators such as Sean Beavan, Charlie Clouser, Danny Lohner and Dave Ogilvie have also been, at one point, NIN collaborators.

The band had stopped playing live as of late 2009. However in early 2013, Reznor announced that the band was to do extensive touring throughout 2013 and 2014.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
  • Broken (1992)
  • The Downward Spiral (1994)
  • The Fragile (1999)
  • With Teeth (2005)
  • Year Zero (2007)
  • Ghosts I–IV (2008)
  • The Slip (2008)
  • Hesitation Marks (2013)
  • Not the Actual Events (2016)
  • Add Violence (2017)
  • Bad Witch (2018)
  • Ghosts V: Together (2020)
  • Ghosts VI: Locusts (2020)

Remix albums[edit]

  • Further Down the Spiral (1995)
  • Things Falling Apart (2000)
  • Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D (2007)


  • Broken (1992)
  • Fixed (1992)
  • Live 2013 (2013)
  • Seed Eight (2014)
  • Recoiled (2014)
  • Not the Actual Events (2016)
  • Add Violence (2017)
  • Bad Witch (2018)

Live albums[edit]

  • And All That Could Have Been (2002)

External links[edit]

See also[edit]