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Nine Inch Nails

Rob Jovanovic

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print November 2013 |
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.A2257715

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Nine Inch Nails is the name given to the ever-changing American musical collective brought together by leader trent Reznor (Michael Trent Reznor, b Mercer, PA, 17 May 1965) to interpret his music in the studio and live on tour. Between 1988 and 1999, when the band ceased touring, over 20 different band members assisted Reznor. The most involved of these musicians included Charlie Clouser, keyboards (b Hanover, NH, 28 June 1963), Alessandro Cortini, keyboards (b Bologna, Italy, 24 May 1976), Jerome Dillon, drums (b Columbus, OH, 16 July 1969), Robin Finck, guitar (b Park Ridge, NJ, 7 Nov 1971), Danny Lohner, bass (b Corpus Christi, TX, 13 Dec 1970), Richard Patrick, guitar (b Needham, MA, 10 May 1968), and Chris Vrenna, keyboards (b Erie, PA, 23 Feb 1967). Reznor began recording his initial demos at the Right Track Studios in Cleveland for free when the studio was empty; he eventually played everything on the sessions except drums. The resultant album, ...

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Subjects: Popular Music

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