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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen on His New Biography, Dying Multiple Times, Alien Encounters + More

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

The "back-asswards" life of Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen has finally been documented with incredible detail in the musician's official biography, 'Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen.' The authorized bio, co-written with author Jon Wiederhorn, recalls Jourgensen's many years of drug addiction, the recording sessions for each Ministry record and some of the most insane stories you've ever heard.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Recalls Humiliating Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst During Recording Session

Al Jourgensen / Fred Durst
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In the history of metal, which musician has the best stories to tell? Ozzy Osbourne comes to mind instantly, but Ministry's Al Jourgensen may have him beat. There are a million, "Did I just read that?!" moments in Jourgensen's new authorized biography, 'Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen,' but in a new interview, the industrial pioneer shares a great tale about making Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst get naked during a recording session.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen: If I Hadn’t Become a Musician, I Would Have Been a Teacher

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen is a true conversationalist. We always love speaking with him, and the other day, we caught up with Jourgensen on the phone for about half an hour. We spoke with the musician about Ministry's upcoming album 'From Beer to Eternity,' his memories of late guitarist Mike Scaccia, alien encounters and much, much more, but perhaps the most fascinating part of our conversation was when 'Uncle Al' told us that if he wasn't a professional musician, he would like to be a teacher.

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Ministry Announce Release Plans for 13th Studio Album ‘From Beer to Eternity’

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Ministry have just announced the release of their 13th studio album, 'From Beer to Eternity.' Al Jourgensen has called many Ministry albums the last one the band would ever release, but 'From Beer to Eternity' may very well be their last, as it will be the final Ministry full-length to feature guitarist Mike Scaccia, who passed away last year.

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Ministry To Release Final Album ‘From Beer to Eternity’ in September

Ministry's Al Jourgensen
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The death of Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia hit the metal community like a brick to the face last year, as Scaccia succumbed from heart failure after collapsing onstage while performing with his other band, Rigor Mortis. Although the news was tragic for his fans, it was infinitely more heartbreaking for Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, who has just announced that due to his best friend's death, Ministry's next album, 'From Beer to Eternity,' will undoubtedly be the band's last.

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Late Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Remembered by Frontman Al Jourgensen

Mike Scaccia Al Jourgensen
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As we reported earlier today, Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia collapsed onstage last night (Dec. 22) while playing with his other band Rigor Mortis and passed away at the age of 47 shortly thereafter. In honor of his fallen bandmate, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has posted a eulogy on the band's Facebook page.

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James Hetfield vs. Al Jourgensen – President of Heavy Metal Election, Round 1

Hetfield vs. Jourgensen

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is arguably the President of the 'Big 4' of thrash, but does he deserve to be the President of Heavy Metal? Hetfield has some pretty incredible statistics on his side, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide in the 30-plus years he's stood center-stage with Metallica.

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Ministry Release Statement Following the Collapse of Al Jourgensen Onstage in Paris

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Earlier today it was reported that Al Jourgensen and Ministry were forced to cancel a show mid-set in Paris after Jourgensen was rushed to the hospital via ambulance.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Hospitalized After Shortened Show in Paris

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Ministry were scheduled to perform last night at Bataclan in Paris, France, but ended up interrupting their show mid-set, then subsequently cancelling it, due to frontman Al Jourgensen being hospitalized.

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Ministry Unleash New Video for ‘Ghouldiggers’

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

Industrial metal legends Ministry have just released their second music video from the band's latest album, 'Relapse.' After the unveiling of the '99 Percenters' video, frontman Al Jourgensen goes back into the realm of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' for Ministry's video for 'Ghouldiggers.'

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