Michael Trent Reznor is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and composer. He serves as the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and principal songwriter of the band Nine Inch Nails. Reznor was named one of Time’s most influential people in 1997.
The band will wrap up their current US tour with a show at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland later this month. They will be joined by support from Ministry and Nitzer Abba. The Nine Inch Nails show was part of the band’s current tour. Among the swaths were Liam Gallagher, Queen, and Travis Barker. The Crooked reunited for the first time in 12 years to pay tribute to Vulture. The Eagles reunited the James Gang for their first live performance in 16 years.
Dave Grohl became choked up during the second verse of ‘Times Like These’ as he sang “Do I stay or run away / And leave it all behind”. The crowd rallied around him with cheers of encouragement, leading Grohl to pick himself up and finish the song. This was the first of two planned tribute concerts in honor of the late Taylor Hawkins who passed away at the age of 50 in March.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor spoke to the crowd about watching the shows and shed light on his relationship with Hawkins. The pair recorded ‘Mantra’ with Josh Homme for the soundtrack to Grohl’s documentary Sound City. He also played the drums on several Nine Inches Nails tracks, including ‘With Teeth.