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GWAR Singer Dave ‘Oderus Urungus’ Brockie Pays Tribute to Late Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia

The metal community lost an essential piece of its foundation in the early morning of Dec. 23 with the death of Ministry / Rigor Mortis / Revolting Cocks guitarist Mike Scaccia. While demonstrating his shredding abilities with Rigor Mortis to celebrate the 50th birthday of vocalist Bruce Corbitt, Scaccia collapsed onstage from a heart attack, later being pronounced dead at a Dallas hospital. Perhaps needing some time to collect his thoughts, GWAR singer Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie has just written a long tribute to his fallen friend.

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Ministry / Rigor Mortis Guitarist Mike Scaccia: Cause of Death Revealed + Memorial Show Planned

Following the tragic news over the weekend that Mike Scaccia, guitarist for both Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died after collapsing onstage during a Fort Worth, Texas, gig by the latter band, an official cause of death has been revealed.

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Late Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Remembered by Frontman Al Jourgensen

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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Ministry + Rigor Mortis Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies at 47 After Onstage Collapse

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.

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

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

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’

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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Ministry Unveil Pro-‘Occupy’ Movement Video for ’99 Percenters’

Ministry have just released the official video for the single '99 Percenters.' Written as a modern day protest for the pro-Occupy movement, '99 Percenters' is the first single released from the upcoming album 'Relapse.'

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Al Jourgensen Opens Up on Ministry, Buck Satan, Politics + Much More

Ministry's Al Jourgensen on New Album, Politics, More

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Talks ‘Relapse’

Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen talked with radio host Full Metal Jackie over the weekend. The veteran rocker talked about the upcoming Ministry album 'Relapse,' politics, his Buck Satan project and more. If you missed Jackie's show, check out her Q&A with Jourgensen below:

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