Nine Inch Nails give away album on web
US rock band Nine Inch Nails are giving away a new album to fans online. ( dpa )
The alternative rockers said the 10-track record, called The Slip, is available for free from the band's website "as a thank you to our fans for your continued support," they said in a statement.
The move came just two months after the group released nine songs from their instrumental album Ghosts I-IV for free on the site, with the full 36 tracks costing 5 dollars.
The group are outspoken critics of the music industry, but sold more than 10 million albums in the US from 1992-2007.
Despite the new move, The Slip will still be coming out on CD, the band said.
"For those of you interested in physical products, fear not. We plan to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in July," the statement said.
The band's move follows similar efforts by the likes of Radiohead, Coldplay and Prince as they seek innovative solutions to the torrent of music that is shared and downloaded over the internet.