Trent Reznor discography

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This is a comprehensive discography of Trent Reznor , an American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist most famous as the frontman and primary creative force behind the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. Reznor has also been associated with the bands Option 30, Exotic Birds, and Tapeworm, among others.

Trent Reznor American musician

Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016. His first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012.

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Though the majority of material released from Reznor has been under the Nine Inch Nails moniker, some material has been credited to Reznor himself, including writing, production, instrumental performances, and vocal contributions. Reznor has also remixed songs for a number of artists, including David Bowie, N*E*R*D, Megadeth, and Queen.

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Trent has released three singles with his band, How to Destroy Angels. This band features the vocals of Mariqueen Maandig, Reznor's wife and former West Indian Girl frontwoman. Their first album was released as a free download via the band's website on June 1, 2010; with the single "A Drowning". This was Trent Reznor's first new material since his initial hiatus from Nine Inch Nails, which he later returned to.

Soundtrack work

Films

All music composed together with Atticus Ross, unless otherwise noted.

Atticus Ross English musician, composer and record producer

Atticus Matthew Cowper Ross is an English musician, songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer. Along with Trent Reznor, Ross won the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Social Network in 2010. In 2013, the pair won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their soundtrack to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He has worked with Reznor's band Nine Inch Nails since 2005, and became an official member of the band in 2016.

YearNameNotes
1997 Lost Highway Solo work, two compositions: "Videodrones; Questions" and "Driver Down"
2010 The Social Network
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2013 Sound City: Real to Reel One song: "Mantra", with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme
2014 Gone Girl
2016Visions of Harmony [1] (short film)One composition: "Juno"; released as a single [2]
2016 Before the Flood Composed with Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai
2016 Patriots Day
2017 The Black Ghiandola (short film)Unreleased soundtrack
2018 Mid90s
2018 Bird Box
2019 Waves
2020 The Woman in the Window
2020 Soul

Television

All music composed together with Atticus Ross.

YearNameNotes
2017 The Vietnam War
2018 The Fourth Estate Main title only; soundtrack remains unreleased (score by H. Scott Salinas)
2019 Watchmen

Video games

YearNameNotes
1996 Quake Soundtrack and sound effects; credited with Nine Inch Nails
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Main title only (score by Jack Wall)

Other

YearNameNotes
2017 Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel"Green Lines"; with Atticus Ross

Production and writing credits

YearArtistAlbumSound(s)Notes
1989 Troop Attitude Engineer [3]
1994 Marilyn Manson Get Your Gunn

"Get Your Gunn"
"Misery Machine"

Co-producer
Portrait of an American Family Co-producer, Executive producer
Various Artists Natural Born Killers Producer, Compiler
1995Marilyn Manson Lunchbox "Lunchbox"
"Down in the Park"
Co-producer
Prick Prick

"Communiqué"
"Tough"
"Other People"
"No Fair Fights"

Engineer [4]
Marilyn Manson Smells Like Children Producer
1996 Antichrist Superstar All songs except "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World" and "Kinderfeld".Producer
1997Various Artists Lost Highway Producer
1998 2wo Voyeurs Executive producer
2004 A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe "Passive" [5] Writer (as part of Tapeworm)
Jakalope It Dreams Additional production
Zack de la Rocha Songs and Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 "We Want It All"Producer
2006Jakalope Born 4 Associate producer
2007 El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead "Flyentology"Additional production
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! Producer
All songs except:
"Tr(n)igger"
"Sunday Bloody Sunday"
"Scared Money"
Writer
2009 Jane's Addiction NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler "Chip Away"
"Whores"
Producer
Puscifer "C" Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) "Potions (Deliverance Mix)"Writer (as part of Tapeworm)
2017 Todd Rundgren White Knight "Deaf Ears"Featured (with Atticus Ross)
2018 Lil Nas X 7 "Old Town Road"Writer, Producer
2019 Ashley O Black Mirror "On a Roll"Writer
"Right Where It Belongs"

Remixes

For remixes credited to Nine Inch Nails, see Nine Inch Nails discography: Remixes.
YearArtistAlbumSong(s)
1992 Machines of Loving Grace Burn Like Brilliant Trash"Burn Like Brilliant Trash (Radio Edit)", "Burnt Offering", "Burn Like Brilliant Trash (Dub 120 BPM)"
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction "Symphony of Destruction (The Gristle Mix)" (with Chris Vrenna and Sean Beavan)
Queen Stone Cold Crazy (promo), Freakshow compilation"Stone Cold Crazy (Re-Produced by Trent Reznor)" [6]
not officially released; allegedly on personal mix tape received from Reznor"Tie Your Mother Down (Trent Reznor Remix)"
1993 Curve Blackerthreetrackertwo"Missing Link (Screaming Bird Mix)" (with Flood)
Butthole Surfers The Wooden Song"Who Was in My Room Last Night (Trent Reznor Remix)"
1994 Marilyn Manson Get Your Gunn "Mother Inferior Got Her Gunn"
1995 David Bowie The Hearts Filthy Lesson "The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Alt. Mix)" (with Chris Vrenna and Dave Ogilvie)
1998 12 Rounds Pleasant Smell"Pleasant Smell (Rethought)" – 2 versions (with Keith Hillebrandt and Clint Mansell)
2001 N*E*R*D Spin This (compilation)"Lapdance (Trent Reznor Remix)"
2003 Peter Gabriel Growing Up"Growing Up (Trent Reznor Remix)"
2005 U2 Vertigo (promo), Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own , Artificial Horizon "Vertigo (Trent Reznor Remix)"
2012 Telepathe Destroyer"Destroyer (Remix)" (with Alessandro Cortini and Atticus Ross) [7]
2017 John Carpenter John Carpenter’s Halloween "John Carpenter’s Halloween (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Version)" (with Atticus Ross)

Vocal contributions

YearArtistAlbumSong(s)Notes
1988 Lucky Pierre Communiqué"Communiqué", "I Need to Get to Know (Other People)"Backing vocals
1990 1000 Homo DJs Supernaut"Supernaut"Vocals allegedly distorted, but the topic is unsure due to Jourgensen's contradicting statements.
1991 Pigface Gub "Suck"Later rerecord by Nine Inch Nails on Broken .
19941000 Homo DJs Black Box (compilation)"Supernaut (Trent Reznor Vocal Version)"
Tori Amos Under the Pink "Past the Mission"Backing vocals
1998 Josh Wink Herehear"Black Bomb (Jerry in the Bag)"
2007 El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead "Flyentology"Additional vocals
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris (UK, JP, AUS versions) and "You Know What You Did""Era Vulgaris"Additional vocals
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! "Break", "WTF!"Backing vocals on "WTF!"
2013 Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork "Kalopsia", "Fairweather Friends"vocals

Instrumental contributions

YearInstrumentArtistAlbumSong(s)
1988 Saxophone Lucky Pierre Communiqué"I Need to Get to Know (Other People)"
1994 Guitar Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family "Lunchbox"
1996GuitarMarilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar "Little Horn", "Mister Superstar", "Deformography"
1991 Loops Pigface Gub "The Bushmaster"
1991 Programming Crunch-Ø-MaticCautiøn Dø Nøt Play
1994 Mixing Marilyn MansonPortrait of an American Family
1994SaxophoneMarilyn MansonPortrait of an American Family"My Monkey"
1996 Mellotron Marilyn MansonAntichrist Superstar"Cryptorchid"
1996 Rhodes Piano Marilyn MansonAntichrist Superstar"Man That You Fear"
1996ProgrammingMarilyn MansonAntichrist Superstar
2007Programming Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
2011Programming Robbie Robertson How To Become Clairvoyant "Madame X"

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