nine inch nails is trent reznor the live band consists of: trent reznor robin finck danny lohner chris vrenna charlie clouser sean beavan they are really in their own class of music. they combine dark, brooding, morose topics with a blend of light and heavy guitar, film clips, plenty of synth, beating drums, and a bit of piano. they are maybe what you would term as industrial-synth-metal-alternative. i hate to use that word, alternative, since with it sticks a label of a large number of sell-out bands, but nin is a big alternative. they are the alternative to the regular flow of music filling the ears of today, and instead release a new form of audio enjoyment, from their poetic lyrics to their angry guitars, nin is definitely a worthwhile listen for any occasion. it is especially great at weddings. ;) reznor's official releases are as such (to date): halo one down in it halo two pretty hate machine halo three head like a hole halo four sin halo five broken halo six fixed halo seven march of the pigs halo eight the downward spiral halo nine closer to god halo ten further down the spiral plus a few haloless promo items, and limited singles, etc. that do not get that much flow as do the halo marked items. reznor slaps a halo number (all of which follow in chronological order, from his first single, down in it, to the current halo, closer to god) to designate an official release and a chronological landmark in the nin world. to find out more on nine inch nails, join the usenet group alt.music.nin, join the irc channel #NIN, or ask your local record dealers about them.