Trent Reznor - Soft as Nails
Entertainment Weekly Jan. 1995

Singer Trent Reznor of the rock group Nine Inch Nails cancels concert after finding out his dog was killed in an accident.

It was nihilism as usual on stage at a recent Nine Inch Nails concert in Columbus, Ohio, until tragedy struck Trent Reznor's best friend, Maise, a golden retriever. Handlers were walking the pooch on the arena's third-floor balcony when the dog jumped onto a railing, then plunged 50 feet to his death.

Reznor heard the news after the set and revealed a sensitive side. "That was really tough for him," says a spokeswoman. Reznor promptly canceled a concert two days later. Says the spokeswoman: "He flew straight to Miami. He thought [the warmer weather] might cheer him up."

By Erik Battenberg