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Nine Inch Nails fans unearth rare live footage from Fragile era

on February 11, 2013, 5:06pm

nin fragility 626x437 Nine Inch Nails fans unearth rare live footage from Fragile era

Late last year, Trent Reznor promised new music from Nine Inch Nails, effectively ending the years of speculation following the project’s 2009 hiatus. But with touring/promoting How To Destroy Angels’ debut, collaborations with Queens of the Stone Age, and his work as “creative chief” of Beats by Dre’s Daisy stream service, the timeline’s a little murky at best. To hold themselves over in the meantime, rabid NIN fans at Echoing the Sound have unearthed two videos of material from the Fragile era.

The first video features professionally-shot footage of the band’s performance at Australia’s Big Day Out from January 26th, 2000. The second is an MTV special based around NIN’s Fragility 1.0 tour across Europe from 1999-2000. While Reznor has revealed that he was “certainly not at my best” during this time, the intensity is undeniable as the band tear through classics like “Head Like a Hole” and “Terrible Lie”, plus a then-new cover of Queen’s “Get Down, Make Love”. Enjoy the hard-edged blasts from the past when you watch both videos below.


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Rory Biller
March 12, 2013 at 12:53 am

Can’t wait for Lollapalooza. They destroyed there in ’08 and they’ll do it again in ’13

Max Kovalchuk
February 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

If you’re a fan of Nine Inch Nails then you should check out How To Destroy Angels and stream their album on Pitchfork before the album comes out on 3/5!

February 12, 2013 at 3:16 am

I think Fragility was the best touring incarnation of NIN

February 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm

For The Record…The “Get Down Make Love” Cover was performed as early as 1989 during The “Pretty Hate Machine” Tour !!

February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

Yeah, they even said in the above video “This is an old one, we’ve played for a long time, a Queen song.”


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