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Tag Archives: Al Jourgensen

Ministry taps Monte Pittman, Tony Campos for tour

Posted by on November 13, 2014

It’s been a long, strange trip for Ministry. Al Jourgensen broke up the band up in 2007, then reformed them to put out another album, Relapse, in 2012. Then, in 2013, the band released From Beer to Eternity, but before then, guitarist Mike Scaccia died onstage while playing with Rigor Mortis. Jourgensen claimed that the band would be broken […]

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Watch Ministry’s first video for a song that was never released

Posted by on September 16, 2014

Before Ministry became a late ’80s and ’90s industrial metal hybrid juggernaut, a guy named Alain Jourgensen started a synthpop band. Jourgensen isn’t too fond of that era of the band, which spawned the 1983 album With Sympathy. It wasn’t until 1988’s The Land of Rape and Honey until the band really broke through by turning from synthpop […]

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen gives a weather update

Posted by on June 24, 2014

Now that he’s (allegedly) sober and heading back out on the road with Ministry, frontman Al Jourgensen stopped by El Paso station KVIA. As a 10-year resident of the town, he decided to stop by and give an interview. It’s a little odd for the frontman of an industrial band to stop by a TV […]

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Al Jourgensen says Ministry will tour behind ‘From Beer to Eternity’

Posted by on June 2, 2014

When we last heard from Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, he was planning on getting hammered to watch the Super Bowl, then checking into rehab the following day. Apparently, it worked out, as the frontman has taken to his Facebook page again. On May 15th, he marked his hundredth day sober to state that he’ll be […]

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen enters rehab

Posted by on February 4, 2014

They tried to make him go to rehab, he said… okay. As announced earlier, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has checked into rehabilitation for alcohol addiction. As he stated via Facebook, he shipped off yesterday, the day after the big game, to what he referred to as “drunky gulag,” and said he was looking forward to it. […]

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen to check into rehab

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Considering the last two Ministry albums were titled Relapse and From Beer to Eternity, it could pretty much be ascertained that frontman Al Jourgensen likes booze. But on Friday, he started suggesting via his Facebook page hat he would be checking himself into rehab as of February 3rd. “12 days til REHAB just gonna drink my face […]

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As NIN concert film lands, Trent Reznor denies Al Jourgensen collaboration

Posted by on December 5, 2013

We don’t throw the word “beautiful” around that often here at Metal Insider, but after seeing Nine Inch Nails live earlier this year, that’s the only word that comes to mind. They have one of the best live shows we’ve seen in terms of staging, lighting and production ever, hands down. And while the newer material […]

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Limp Bizkit offer free download of Ministry cover

Posted by on November 4, 2013

While they’ve been playing Ministry’s “Thieves” since as far back as Woodstock ’99, Limp Bizkit have finally laid down their version of it in the studio, and they’re offering a free download of it.. It’s actually nowhere near as bad as it could have been, mainly because Fred Durst isn’t rapping, and apparently because they’ve […]

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Limp Bizkit cover Ministry on new album

Posted by on October 10, 2013

It had been quite some time since we’ve heard serious news on new material from Fred Durst and friends and now the Limp Bizkit frontman is surfacing everywhere. While we were a little worried that Durst may have been experiencing an identity crisis, appearing on the Aresenio Hall Show with Billy Ray Cyrus, the latest […]

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Al Jourgensen of Ministry to become superhero in comic series

Posted by on October 2, 2013

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen has formed an adventurous and successful music career but he continues to redefine his reach amidst obstacles and fame. While his band released what is speculated to be their last album of new material, From Beer to Eternity, September 6, the industrial metal frontman is now helping to create a comic book series in which […]

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