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438-Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole.

1990-Number 45 single.

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Trent Reznor was born Michael Trent Reznor on May 17th, 1965, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States, he founded the band Nine Inch Nails in 1988, as the only official member. Since the bands inception Reznor has employed a total of 32 musicians for studio work and for touring, including Atticus Ross who first teamed up with Reznor in 2002, and became only the bands second full time member in 2016.Nine Inch Nails have released a total of nine studio Albums between 1989-2020, one live Album and three remix Albums. There have been 22 singles released with ‘The Day the World Went Away’ being their biggest hit on Billboard, when reaching Number 17 in 1999. In the UK six of their singles have made the top 40, with the 2005 release ‘The Hands That Feeds’ peaking at Number 7.The band name Nine Inch Nails, and this songs title was inspired by a quote by Al Jourgensen the lead singer of the Heavy Metal band Ministry who said,’Listening to Ministry is like having a nine inch nail hammered into your head like a hole.’

‘Head Like a Hole’ was released as the second single from Nine Inch Nail’s debut Album ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ from 1999, all 11 tracks were written by Trent Reznor, and he also played all the instruments, provided the vocals, and is one of the five credited producers.’Head Like a Hole’ is a song about the control that money has over some people, and the pain associated with it. Rezner has said that the song is ‘Pretty much about yelling at a beast without putting a face to it.’

‘God money I’ll do anything for you. God money just tell me what you want me to. God money nail me up against the wall. God money don’t want everything he wants it all.’