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.
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.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, conducts, or performs music is referred to as a musician. A musician who plays a musical instrument is also known as an instrumentalist.
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.
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson formed the band in 1983 shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. Along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, Megadeth is one of the "big four" of American thrash metal, responsible for its development and popularization. Their music features complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections, and lyrical themes of death, war, politics, and religion.
Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Their earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock.
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.
All music composed together with Atticus Ross, unless otherwise noted.
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.
|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|
|2016||Visions of Harmony (short film)||One composition: "Juno"; released as a single|
|2016||Before the Flood||Composed with Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai|
|2017||The Black Ghiandola (short film)||Unreleased soundtrack|
|2020||The Woman in the Window|
All music composed together with Atticus Ross.
|2017||The Vietnam War|
|2018||The Fourth Estate||Main title only; soundtrack remains unreleased (score by H. Scott Salinas)|
|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)|
|2017||Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel||"Green Lines"; with Atticus Ross|
|1994||Marilyn Manson||Get Your Gunn|
"Get Your Gunn"
|Portrait of an American Family||—||Co-producer, Executive producer|
|Various Artists||Natural Born Killers||—||Producer, Compiler|
"Down in the Park"
|Marilyn Manson||Smells Like Children||—||Producer|
|1996||Antichrist Superstar||All songs except "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World" and "Kinderfeld".||Producer|
|1997||Various Artists||Lost Highway||—||Producer|
|2004||A Perfect Circle||eMOTIVe||"Passive"||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|
|2006||Jakalope||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:|
"Sunday Bloody Sunday"
|2009||Jane's Addiction||NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler||"Chip Away"|
|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"|
|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)"|
|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)|
|2017||John Carpenter||John Carpenter’s Halloween||"John Carpenter’s Halloween (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Version)" (with Atticus Ross)|
|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 .|
|1994||1000 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|
|1988||Saxophone||Lucky Pierre||Communiqué||"I Need to Get to Know (Other People)"|
|1994||Guitar||Marilyn Manson||Portrait of an American Family||"Lunchbox"|
|1996||Guitar||Marilyn Manson||Antichrist Superstar||"Little Horn", "Mister Superstar", "Deformography"|
|1991||Programming||Crunch-Ø-Matic||Cautiøn Dø Nøt Play||—|
|1994||Mixing||Marilyn Manson||Portrait of an American Family||—|
|1994||Saxophone||Marilyn Manson||Portrait of an American Family||"My Monkey"|
|1996||Mellotron||Marilyn Manson||Antichrist Superstar||"Cryptorchid"|
|1996||Rhodes Piano||Marilyn Manson||Antichrist Superstar||"Man That You Fear"|
|1996||Programming||Marilyn Manson||Antichrist Superstar||—|
|2007||Programming||Saul Williams||The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!||—|
|2011||Programming||Robbie Robertson||How To Become Clairvoyant||"Madame X"|
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer, producer and instrumentalist Trent Reznor was the only permanent member until the addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016.
Nothing Records was an American record label specializing in industrial rock and electronic music, founded by John Malm Jr. and Trent Reznor in 1992. It is considered an example of a vanity label, where an artist is able to run a label with some degree of independence from within a larger parent company, in this case being Interscope Records.
Tapeworm is a defunct side project of Nine Inch Nails which existed in various forms from 1995 to roughly 2004. Tapeworm never released any recordings, but was frequently referenced in interviews. The band started as a side-project between Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and live-band members Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser. Through the years the group expanded and evolved numerous times to include artists such as Maynard James Keenan, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder, effectively turning the project into a supergroup. After many years of rumors and expected release dates, Reznor announced the end of the project in 2004.
Daniel Patrick "Danny" Lohner, frequently known as Renholdër, is an American musician. He worked with Trent Reznor on numerous occasions, both with Nine Inch Nails and on the now defunct Tapeworm project. He has also played for Methods of Mayhem, and in the past was one of the founding members of industrial-thrash outlet Skrew, as well as one of the members of the Texas thrash metal band Angkor Wat.
Alessandro Cortini is an Italian musician best known for being the keyboard player in the American band Nine Inch Nails, Cortini is also the frontman for the Los Angeles-based electronic-alternative band SONOIO.
How to Destroy Angels, is the debut extended play by British experimental band Coil. At this point, the group consisted only of John Balance and Peter Christopherson. It was originally released in 1984 on L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords, but was later re-pressed in 1988.
"Passive" is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle. The song, originating from the Tapeworm side-project under the title "Vacant", was eventually recorded in the studio as "Passive" by A Perfect Circle around the time of the side-project's demise. It was the second single from their album Emotive, and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 2005.
Rob Sheridan is an American graphic designer, Art director, photographer, and comic book author best known for his extensive work with the band Nine Inch Nails.
"Discipline" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their seventh studio album, The Slip (2008). It was released on April 22, 2008 as a single from the album. It is the band's first single since severing its ties with Interscope Records and publishing music independently.
"Mr. Self Destruct" is a song by American industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails. Written by frontman Trent Reznor, co-produced by Flood and recorded at Le Pig in 1993, it is the opening track of The Downward Spiral (1994), and predicts the album's "ugly" aesthetic and mostly "angry" tone. The song also gives a lyrical background of the album's protagonist.
The Twenty Thirteen Tour was a concert tour by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails to support the album Hesitation Marks. It marked the return of the band for live performances after a four-year touring hiatus. It began on July 26, 2013 and ended on August 30, 2014.
Hesitation Marks is the eighth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on August 30, 2013, by Columbia Records. It was the band's first release in five years, following The Slip (2008), as well as their only release on Columbia. Like previous albums, the album was produced by frontman Trent Reznor alongside longtime collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder.
"Copy of a" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released as the second single from their eighth studio album, Hesitation Marks (2013). It was originally released as a free digital download on Amazon in the United States and the United Kingdom for a limited time starting on August 13, 2013. On August 20, the song was made available on the iTunes Store. It was also made available to those who had pre-ordered the album from Nine Inch Nails' official online store, together with "Came Back Haunted" in a zip file labeled "Hesitation Marks Singles".
Remix 2014 EP is the fourth extended play (EP) by American industrial rock band by Nine Inch Nails. It was released on January 21, 2014, exclusively on Beats Music, a streaming service project led by Trent Reznor and Dr. Dre. Trent Reznor acts as the chief creative officer of the website.
Before the Flood is a collaboration soundtrack album by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Mogwai and Gustavo Santaolalla for Fisher Stevens's film of the same name. It was originally made available as an Apple Music exclusive on October 21, 2016 and received a wide digital release on October 28. A CD release is scheduled for December 16, 2016 with a vinyl release to follow. The song "A Minute to Breathe" was first made available as a digital single on October 7, 2016. The album was released on Lakeshore Records.
Not the Actual Events is the fifth extended play (EP) by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It was released physically on December 23, 2016, under Trent Reznor's own label The Null Corporation, while those who had pre-ordered received a download link a day early. The second Nine Inch Nails EP of original material following Broken (1992), it marks longtime collaborator Atticus Ross's first appearance as an official member of the band. The digital pre-orders included a "physical component" that was shipped in early March 2017. The EP is the first in a trilogy released between 2016-2018, preceding Add Violence (2017) and the band's ninth studio album Bad Witch (2018).
Bad Witch is the ninth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released by The Null Corporation and Capitol Records on June 22, 2018. It is the last of a trilogy of releases, following their two previous EPs Not The Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (2017). As with the previous releases in the trilogy, it was produced by frontman Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
"God Break Down the Door" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, from their ninth studio album Bad Witch. It was released on May 17, 2018, coinciding with Trent Reznor's 53rd birthday. The song features Reznor playing the saxophone.
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