Trent Reznor released a NIN instrumental-only album, Ghosts I-IV, consisting of 36 tracks that last almost two hours. You can download one track from Ghosts for free or the whole shebang for five bucks here.
Trent deftly wields the term internets on his blog; making use of the internets, “Reznor also made the tracks available through various rogue file-sharing sites, including piratebay.org, and amazon.com. He has attached no digital-rights restrictions to the music and is encouraging listeners to share and remix it as extensively as possible” (Chicago Tribune article).
This putzing around sort of stuff doesn’t do it for me (I’m more of a Piggy fan, myself), but I am happy for this affordable glimpse into a different side of TR, which I know his true believers will love.