| Nine Inch Nails is an American band that was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, United States in 1988 by , the only constant member of the band. He is generally credited for popularizing the genre known as "". Born Michael Trent Reznor, he was raised by his maternal grandparents in Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA. Reznor took up piano at the age of five and in high school took up the tuba and saxophone. During the early to mid 80s Trent played with various and groups such as and before beginning his solo project.
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