A bio about Nine Inch Nails, my favorite band.
Since the beginning of time, music has been an important part of life. It is an art that everyone loves. It is also fun to create it. There are all kinds of music, Ranging from orchestral to metal, instrumental to vocal, or just a mix of everything. The possibilities with music are endless. People use music to inspire them, and set a rhythm to life.
Some types of music are purely based off of the sound of the instrument. A good example is a genre called “Techno” where the singing, if there is any, is not of great importance to the song. Some types are based purely off of the words that the singer sings. A good example is any song that you can find that has a strong lesson inside its lyrics. For a long time, nobody had ever mixed Industrial with strong lyrics. Then, “Nine Inch Nails” came along.
Founded by Trent Reznor in 1989, “Nine Inch Nails” changed the entire course of Industrial music and showed people that Industrial music, which was an underground genre nobody really liked(source 5), can be beautiful. “Nine Inch Nails” is a unique band that has philosophical lyrics, awesome rhythms, and sets an example for his fans and other bands.
So how did it all start? It started with Trent Reznor of course. Trent was born in Mercer Pennsylvania. His grandparents raised him because his parents had split up. Trent was forced to learn to play the piano, like all other children in those days. At age 12, Reznor was very skilled at the piano. He wasn’t a piano prodigy, but he knew what he was doing. He would often be disciplined for playing around with the music, changing its rhythm around adding inflections. But, it was this activity that helped him understand how expressive instruments really are.
Trent joined his first band as a teenager. It was called “The innocence.” They covered songs from bands like “Journey” and “The fixx” Trent spent a year at Allegheny college studying computer engineering. Trent had been in a few bands before moving to Cleveland, Ohio. There, he got a job at a recording studio where he worked as a janitor. After hours he was allowed to go in and play with the equipment. His knowledge on computers and technology allowed him to form the base of “Nine inch Nails.” Whilst doing so, he expanded his experience of music by playing in other bands such as “Exotic birds.” He also played in a fake band “Problems” that starred in the end of a 1987 movie “Light of day”