September 19, 2007

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor told fans at a concert in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (September 16) to illegally download the band's music rather than pay high prices for CDs. In video footage (available for viewing below) taken at the show and circulated widely online, Reznor says, "Last time I was here, I was doing a lot of complaining about the ridiculous prices of CDs down my record label all around the world hates me, because I yelled at them, I called them out for being greedy fucking assholes. I didn't get a chance to check, has the price come down at all? I see a no, a no, a no... Has anyone seen the price come down? Okay, well, you know what that means — STEAL IT. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealing. Because one way or another these motherfuckers will get it through their head that they're ripping people off and that that's not right."

Reznor also addressed fans in China, where NINE INCH NAILS albums are not legally available. He said, "As for the special situation in China...If you can find and buy our legal CDs, I express my thanks for your support. If you cannot find it, I think that downloading from the Internet is a more acceptable option than buying pirated CDs."

NINE INCH NAILS completed a world tour in support of its latest album, "Year Zero", on Tuesday (September 18) in Honolulu.

Reznor told Hawaii's Star Bulletin that he is dismantling the current lineup of the band now that the tour is over, saying, "I see other ways I can present the material in concert, more challenging, something new."

Watch Trent Reznor's "Steal My Music" speech on September 16, 2007 in Sydney, Australia:

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