For all you fankids out their who cried for weeks when you found out the Wave Goodbye tour was the last tour Nine Inch Nails would ever see (or, conversely, who rolled their eyes and turned back to their Jhonen Vasquez comics), boy do we have a nifty surprise for you.
By working together, the Nine Inch Nails fan community have created “This One’s On Us: Another Version of the Truth” — bringing together scads (dark, brooding scads) of editors, designers, and web programmers to create a professional digital film, big enough to take up three discs. And on April 11 you can catch it in all its light-strobing, blaring, bombastic growly glory when it gets a screening at the Echoplex, where the sound system and the lighting should help do justice to the film’s great sounds & visuals.
So apparently, Nine Inch Nails released “The Slip” for free via their website on 5th May, 2008, as a gift to their fans. Or as Trent Reznor put it: “This one’s on me.”
The footage for “This One’s On Us: Another Version of the Truth” was gathered when on Dec. 13th, 2008, dozens of Nine Inch Nails fans recorded the last show of the Lights In The Sky tour in Las Vegas. Then, just about a month later, on Jan. 7th, 2009, over 400Gb of video from the Victoria, Portland and Sacramento shows from the same tour were unofficially released by the band.
Info & tickets here. I expect this to sell out.