You gotta hand it to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame. First it’s reported that even though he gave away Ghosts I-IV it was also the biggest selling MP3 album on Amazon for 2008 now he’s sharing the fact that some 400 GB of HD quality raw concert footage has been <ahem>leaked</ahem> onto the net. In a post on the Nine Inch Nails fan forums he is quoted as saying
The internet is full of surprises these days.
I was contacted by a mysterious, shadowy group of subversives who SOMEHOW managed to film a substantial amount (over 400 GB!) of raw, unedited HD footage from three separate complete shows of our Lights in the Sky tour. Security must have been lacking at these shows because the quality of the footage is excellent.
If any of you could find a LINK to that footage I’ll bet some enterprising fans could assemble something pretty cool.
Oh yeah, you didn’t hear this from me.
You can read the whole thread here on the NiN forums yourself but for those of you who know how to use torrents they provided some download links to share for the torrent files
Here are the links
The included README files have some further notes about the footage, which has been conveniently formatted for easy editing and even includes Final Cut Pro sequences with the footage pre-organized for editing.
While NiN aren’t my cup of tea musically I am sure more than a few of you out there might be interested – so have at and you can thank me later.