Legendary Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen, who helped pioneer the industrial rock movement, has announced that he is checking into a rehab facility on Feb. 3 to combat his alcohol abuse. The rock frontman, who has infamously battled addictions to drugs and alcohol throughout his career, announced the news via a series of colorful Facebook posts.
By Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen's own account, his legendary industrial project is no more. So where does Uncle Al go from here? Obviously, the next logical career step is to become a super hero; a tremendous responsibility which Jourgensen has taken in stride.
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.
Al Jourgensen says the new Ministry Album 'Relapse' is one of the 50 best albums EVER, by any music act. He says if you like their new song "99%", it's really only the 5th best song on the album because the entire thing is THAT good. Even if it's not really as epic as Al says, it's gonna be awesome and I can't wait to hear it all...
Regular exercise, a vegetarian diet, no more smoking or drinking — the Al Jourgensen of today is not the same as the one from three years ago, which is when he pulled the plug on Ministry.
Saying he feels “the healthiest I’ve been in over 20 years,” Jourgensen has revived his old industrial rock band, which will release a new album by the end of the year and hit the road in 2012.