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.
Ministry and Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia has died at the age of 47 after collapsing onstage at a performance in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday night (Dec. 22). The musician had been performing with thrash metal veterans Rigor Mortis at the Rail Club when he suddenly fell to the ground after suffering a heart attack. Classic Rock magazine reports that one of the band's members returned to the address the crowd, stating only, "It doesn't look good." Scaccia was rushed to the hospital, but passed away soon after.
Ministry's Al Jourgensen on New Album, Politics, More
We recently posted part of our exclusive interview with Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, in which he claimed that the upcoming Ministry album is one of the "top 50 records of all time by any band." Luckily, that was only one of Jourgensen's golden moments during the interview. The Ministry mastermind also shared his thoughts on the current state of the Republican Party.
Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen is one of the most charismatic and fascinating characters in the world of metal. Well known for making bold statements, Jourgensen told us during an exclusive interview that the upcoming Ministry disc 'Relapse' is one of the 50 best albums ever by any music act.