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Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails

"Nine Inch Nails" (abbreviated as "NIN" and typeset as "NIИ" or NIИ) is a critically and commercially successful American band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988 by Trent Reznor, who is the only consistent member. As producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor has remained solely responsible for the musical direction of the band, and has described NIN as "two separate entities" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Emqnqghikc: the "studio," consisting almost entirely of himself; and the live band.

Reznor describes the meaning behind the name ''Nine Inch Nails'' as such:

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I don't know if you've ever tried to think of band names, but usually you think you have a great one and you look at it the next day and it's stupid. I had about 200 of those. Nine Inch Nails lasted the two week test, looked great in print, and could be abbreviated easily. It really doesn't have any literal meaning. It seemed kind of frightening. In his best he-man voice Tough and manly! It's a curse trying to come up with band names.http://www.theninhotline.net/archives/articles/axc94a.shtml

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The Nine Inch Nail...

Background group or band
Origin Cleveland, Ohio
Genre Industrial metal
Alternative rock
Industrial rock
Years active 1988–present
website Official site
Current members Trent Reznor
Alessandro Cortini
Josh Freese
Aaron North
Jeordie White
Past members Lee Mars
Jeff Ward
Richard Patrick
Chris Vrenna
James Woolley
Danny Lohner
Robin Finck
Charlie Clouser
Jerome Dillon
Alex Carapetis
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia