Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965), known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As both a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has led the industrial rock project Nine Inch Nails since 1988. Reznor's first release as Nine Inch Nails, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success and Reznor has since released eight studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist for five years, until he signed with Columbia Records.
Reznor was previously associated with the bands Option 30, The Innocent, and Exotic Birds in the mid-1980s. Outside of Nine Inch Nails, he has contributed to the albums of artists such as Marilyn Manson and Saul Williams.
He and his wife Mariqueen Maandig are members of the post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels, along with Reznor's fellow composer Atticus Ross and graphic designer Rob Sheridan.
Reznor and Ross scored the David Fincher films The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Social Network and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
In 1997, Reznor appeared in Time magazine's list of the year's most influential people, while Spin magazine described him as "the most vital artist in music".Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license