In protest at high prices...
Scott Colothan

16:44 18th September 2007

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has urged fans of his band to steal his music in protest at high prices for his records.

Back in May, the star launched an attack on Universal Music for charging “absurd” amounts for his music and accusing them of “ripping off” his fans.  

At a show in Sydney on Sunday night (September 16), Reznor stoked the fire by launching a fresh attack on the powers that be during the performance.

He told the crowd: "Last time I was here, I was doing a lot of complaining about the ridiculous prices of CDs and that story got picked up and carried all around the world.

"Now my record label all around the world hates me because I yelled at them. I called them out for being greedy.

"Has anyone seen the price come down? OK, 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.

"One way or another these [people] will get it through their heads that they are ripping people off and that is not right."

Reznor’s latest record ‘Year Zero’ is currently being sold for $30 in Australian stores – higher than the average price for a new release.