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NIN fans collaborate on massive free DVD/Blu-ray of “Lights In The Sky”

Our 2008 Lights In The Sky tour was an ambitious multimedia production on a scale well beyond anything we’d ever attempted before. Everyone involved was extremely proud of how it came together, and we were devastated when, for a variety of reasons, we were unable to capture it professionally for a theatrical or commercial release. As a “plan B” of sorts, early last year we released a massive 405gb free download of raw HD footage captured at three different shows during the tour. The idea was to get the footage out in the wild and see what our notoriously enterprising fans could do with it. There were no rules. No strings attached. This was a gift, and an experiment, and for the past year we’ve watched it come to life in more ways than we could have ever imagined.

Fans have edited thousands of videos from the footage, assembled their own DVDs and live albums, even held theatrical screenings of their creations. And now, the ambitious and well-organized group known as This One Is On Us have released their massive, highly-anticipated creation, Another Version of the Truth: The Gift.

For 12 months, a core team of dozens of fans and a network of thousands spanning the entire globe pooled their efforts to create this professional-quality 1080p 5.1 concert film, and have released it in every format from Blu-ray and DVD to iPod and YouTube. It combines footage from all three shows and includes DVD menus, bonus footage, a PDF booklet, and more. That something of this scale was produced entirely by fans, on their own time, purely for the sake of giving something back to the community, is absolutely unprecedented. You can read all about the project and find all the download links here, or watch it immediately on YouTube here. Theatrical screenings are already being organized, you can find more info about those here.

This is yet another example of a devoted fanbase and a policy of openness combining to fill in blanks left by old media barriers. The entire NIN camp is absolutely thrilled that treating our fans with respect and nurturing their creativity has led to such an overwhelming outpour of incredible content, and that we now have such a high quality souvenir from our most ambitious tour ever. Or, as Trent simply put it, “Nine Inch Nails fans kick ass.”

posted by rob at 10:17am

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wave hello

Happy holidays everyone and thank you for an exceptional year! Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, I’ve been working on not working for a couple of months, which for me is hard work. 2010 has a number of things planned including new material from nine inch nails and something else that isn’t nine inch nails. I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention that feels unfamiliar, unsure and exactly what I need.

In the meantime, here are some miscellaneous performances from 2009.
See you and speak to you soon-
Trent

“Last” live from on stage in Holmdel NJ 6.06.09: YouTube HD | Vimeo HD

“The Way Out Is Through” live from on stage in Holmdel NJ 6.06.09: YouTube HD | Vimeo HD

“Somewhat Damaged” live from on stage at Roskilde Festival 7.03.09: YouTube HD | Vimeo HD

“I’m Afraid of Americans” live from on stage in Toronto 6.02.09: YouTube HD | Vimeo HD

posted by trent reznor at 2:51pm

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afterglow

Ahh… finally catching my breath after it all. Thank you once again for the last wave of shows and your interest and support over the years.
We’re beginning work on a variety of things NIN and not-NIN related that we’ll inform you of when the time is right. Check back from time to time and who knows what you’ll find.

Trent

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posted by trent reznor at 9:11am

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