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10 Of The Most Intense NINE INCH NAILS Live Performances Ever

Last week, we took a look at the 6 most F-ed up NINE INCH NAILS music videos ever produced. And just as with their videos, if you’ve been fortunate enough to see them live, then you know they’re a force to be reckoned with!  It’s officially the weekend now and what better way to kick it off than with not only some rockin’ tunes, but some of the most rockin’ NINE INCH NAILS performances ever.

Naturally, these are going to be a subjective experience to the viewer. Maybe a show you caught in Poughkeepsie, NY back in 94 was the most intense NIN performance you’d ever seen, but for the following clips, the majority of them come from their epic 2009 tour. A lot of these were shot on stage by Rob Sheridan with the Canon 5D Mark II and feature a killer audio mix by Blumpy. This version of the band consisted of the great Robin Finck on guitar, Ilan Rubin on drums, Justin Meldal-Johnsen on bass/guitar/synthesizers and Alessandro Cortini on keyboards/guitar/bass.

You’ll find some cool covers and collaborations with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Gary Newman and Saul Williams below, as well as a vintage clip of Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie performing “Hurt” from the Outside Tour in 1995.

You can find tons of other amazing NIN goodies over on their official Vimeo page right here. Enjoy!

BURN (Live from on stage, Melbourne 2.25.09)

THE FRAGILE (Live from on stage, Adelaide 2.28.09 )

LAST (Live from on stage in Holmdel, NJ 6.06.09)

I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS (Live from on stage in Toronto, 6.02.09)

SOMEWHAT DAMAGED (Live from on stage @ Roskilde Festival, Denmark 7.03.09)

THE GREAT DESTROYER (Live in Europe, August 2007)

CARS (Live with Gary Numan, live from on stage, London 7.15.09)

SURVIVALISM (Live with Saul Williams, live from on stage, Atlanta 5.10.09)

WISH (Live with The Dillinger Escape Plan – Perth, 3.02.09)

HURT: Live with David Bowie (1995)

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