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Name: Michael Trent Reznor                                                       
Born: 17 May 1965 Mercer, Pennsylvania, U.S.                                     
Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American musician, singer,         
producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the founder and primary creative       
force behind the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, and was previously         
associated with the bands Option 30, Exotic Birds, and Tapeworm, among others.   
As of 2007, Reznor split his ties with Interscope Records, and is now an         
independent, unsigned musician.                                                   
Reznor began creating music early in his life, and cites his sheltered Western   
Pennsylvania childhood as an early influence. After being involved with a number 
of synthesizer-based bands in the mid-80s, Reznor gained employment at Right     
Track Studios and began creating his own music during the studio's closing hours 
under the moniker Nine Inch Nails. Reznor's first release as Nine Inch Nails,     
Pretty Hate Machine was a commercial success, and he has since released six       
major studio releases. Outside of Reznor's chief project Nine Inch Nails, he has 
contributed to many other artists' albums, including Marilyn Manson and more     
recently Saul Williams. In 1997, Reznor appeared in Time magazine's list of the   
year's most influential people, and Spin magazine described him as "the most     
vital artist in music."