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Some time in the late 90s, Trent Reznor holed himself up in a house
near the ocean to write some music. But while he did use that time to
start to piece together some of the songs that would become Nine Inch
Nails's 1999 double-album The Fragile, Reznor - who at the time was struggling with various addictions and other personal problems - really retreated to that house because he wanted to kill himself.This
was the story Reznor told from the stage at the Comcast Center on
Wednesday night. It has a happy ending, of course: Reznor is still
alive, healthy, clean, and has even found love. He mentioned he was
actually planning to marry his bride-to-be, West Indian Girl singer
Mariqueen Maandig, at that very house, to exorcise the demons once and
for all perhaps. He then proceeded to play "La Mer," an instrumental
composition he wrote during that time of his life, as his way of
demonstrating that he has overcome his demons, and he's out on the
other side of it all now.