Jerome Dillon is a professional musician, best known for his tenure as drummer with industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails from 1999-2005. He was born July 16, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio and attended Northland High School until 1987. In 1994, Dillon joined pop-rock band Howlin' Maggie. Despite achieving local fame, the group eventually disbanded. In 1999, while visiting family in Columbus, he was advised by his manager to audition for Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails. Reznor had since parted ways with long-time drummer and collaborator Chris Vrenna.