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.
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.
Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen is set to kick off 2012 with the debut album for his new project, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters. Jourgensen and his new group will be releasing their first psycho-country/metal album entitled, ‘Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free.’
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.