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Danny Carey / Al Jourgensen
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Tool Drummer Danny Carey Recalls Wild Events Involving Ministry’s Al Jourgensen

The authorized biography of Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen was released on July 9 and the book features perhaps the most insane rockstar stories ever compiled. Jourgensen is in the same league as Ozzy Osbourne when it comes to wild experiences, and during our recent chat with Tool / Volto! drummer Danny Carey, we asked the percussionist to verify one of our personal favorite tales from the book.

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

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

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

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, 'From Beer to Eternity' Photo Shoot
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Ministry’s ‘From Beer to Eternity’ Photo Shoot Highlights Seven Deadly Sins – Exclusive Video

Shortly before the death of guitarist Mike Scaccia, Ministry had begun work on their 13th studio album, 'From Beer to Eternity.' Having heard the album, we can diligently report that thanks in part to Mike, the record absolutely rips! But to introduce you to a part of 'From Beer to Eternity,' we've got an exclusive video premiere of the photo shoot for the record's cover art and collection of promotional pictures. Oh yeah, and the footage is laced with some brand-new, never-before-heard 'From Beer to Eternity' Ministry material!

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

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's Al Jourgensen
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Ministry To Release Final Album ‘From Beer to Eternity’ in September

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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Down and Warbeast Dedicate Winter Tour to Late Rigor Mortis / Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia

The music world was shocked over the holidays when Rigor Mortis and Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia died after collapsing onstage during a performance in Texas. The musician was performing with Rigor Mortis, which is fronted by singer Bruce Corbitt (picured right, above). The vocalist, who is returning to rock with Warbeast on tour this month, says both his band and the trek's headliners Down intend on dedicating the entire run to Scaccia's memory.

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Oderus Urungus / Mike Scaccia
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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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