Trent Reznor

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Trent Reznor
  • Birth Name: Michael Trent Reznor
  • Birth Place: Mercer, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/17/1965, Taurus
  • Profession: Rock singer; songwriter
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Trent Reznor Fast Facts:
  • Raised by his maternal grandparents after his parents divorced.
  • Started playing piano at 5 years old.
  • His hero as a child was Steve Austin, the main character in The Six Million Dollar Man. He later used Steve Austin as an alias for hotels while on tour.
  • Played tenor sax in his high school's jazz and marching bands.
  • Appeared in high-school productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (as Judas) and The Music Man (as Professor Harold Hill).
  • Left college after a year and relocated to Cleveland in order to pursue music full-time.
  • Appeared in the movie Light of Day with Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett  in a bar scene with a fictional band called the Problems.
  • Worked as a janitor and assistant engineer at Right Track, a Cleveland recording studio. The owner allowed him to record during off-hours.
  • Participated in the first Lollapalooza tour.
  • Fought for his release from the TVT record label after it attempted to exert control over his follow-up to the million-selling debut Nine Inch Nails album Pretty Hate Machine. He eventually signed with Interscope.
  • Signed Marilyn Manson to his nascent label, Nothing Records, in 1993 and produced Manson's breakthrough 1996 album Antichrist Superstar.
  • Assembled the soundtrack for the movie Natural Born Killers.
  • Wrote the song "Hurt," a minor hit in 1995 that was later covered by Johnny Cash.
  • Trent Reznor Relationships:
  • Nancy Clark - Mother
  • Mariqueen Maandig - Wife
  • Tera Reznor - Sister
  • Clara Clark - Grandmother
  • Mike Reznor - Father
  • Bill Clark - Grandfather
  • Andrea Mulrain - Ex-significant Other
  • Trent Reznor Awards:
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Metal Performance - Winner
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Winner
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Music - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 Grammy: Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - Winner
  • 1992 Grammy: Best Metal Performance - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

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