Tracking the evolution of an artist from ''The Downward Spiral'' to ''Lost Highway'' to his rise in film scores with his work on ''The Social Network'' and ''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''
Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Trent Reznor channeled his suburban angst and ennui into a number of musical pursuits growing up. He eventually ended up in Cleveland, where he began work as Nine Inch Nails and recorded Pretty Hate Machine, released in 1989. Pretty Hate Machine brought together rugged industrial grime and the beauty of goth and new wave for a potent, melodic mix that yielded the single ''Head Like a Hole,'' which became Reznor's first big success as a musician.
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