Entertainment FIX The Ministry Movie

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    boognishstern Well-Known Member

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    great doc I finally got around to watching last night. buy it, download it, shoplift it, torrent it, whatever...highly recommended!:oderus:
     
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    I need to buy al's book too
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    Soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
    Jerry lee Lewis was the devil
    Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
    All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world
    So there was only one thing that I could do
    Was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long
     
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    Wasnt Al the guy that introduced Layne Staley to heroin for the first time? :(
     
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    Speaking of Charlie Sheen, how the hell has Al Jourgensen not contracted HIV by now?
     
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    maybe ?...probably. I do know he & gibby haynes almost blew up a tour bus by lighting off a box of fireworks inside it, while they were on the thruway.
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    I found it, it was him but it was shooting up not the drug itself.

    In a sad story, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has revealed in his new book, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, that he introduced heroin syringes to late Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley. Below is an excerpt from the book:


    It’s not a myth that junkies hang together. Like finds like. Water seeks its own level. And not all junkies are scumbags- though many of them are. Some are just lost souls, misguided fuckers, or glamour seekers. The vocalist from Alice In Chains, Layne Staley, was the latter. He did drugs before I met him, but he was always a sniffer. He’d snort heroin or coke. For some reason he came to see Ministry in Hawaii when we played right next to Pearl Harbor. He got backstage into the dressing room and saw Mikey shoot up. So he asked if he could try. I looked him right in the eye, held up a syringe, and said, “Are you sure you want to do this, man?” And he nodded. I feel really bad about that because we turned him on to needles, and now he’s dead.

    I don’t feel responsible, because he was gonna find someone to shoot with; it just happened to be us. He did a dose and passed out and didn’t wake up. He was barely breathing, I didn’t know if he was dead or alive. I had to keep checking. Then he woke up, got some more dope, and shot up again. He took to needles like a fish to water, but I could tell he got into it for the glamour. That was a mistake. Other than the fact that he died from drugs, there’s no glamour in being a junkie. It’s the hardest job in the fucking world.
     
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    Jesus built my hotrod?
     
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    from the reviews I've read Jourgensen's bio makes that motley crue bio 'the dirt'...sound like a bedtime story for kids. I gotta order a copy!
     
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    If there was a soundtrack to war, this song would be on it.

     
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    the record company sent hundreds of that album to the guys overseas during the iraq war. al talks about it in the film...it was basically their sdtk for bombing them.
     
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    HIV is scared of him
     
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    Al's book is great! It's a no holds barred journey into the mind of one of the darkest souls on the planet.
     
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    Fuck. I need to read this.

    Did Al introduce heroin to Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots as well? Or am I confusing my 90s grunge lead singers?
     
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    The book is really good. He holds nothing back and doesn't seem to have any filter whatsoever. It is story after story and funny as hell most of the time. The shit he said about meeting Madonna had me dying.
     
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    Bought the book but didn't read it yet... put it with a book on sacred geometry and a cat fancy magazine in the spare room
     
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    Al vs the 'Coons
    The Man Who Celebrates Halloween Every Day
    Al Jourgensen of Ministry on blowing up pumpkins and his war against raccoons

    By Mick Stingley
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 7:52 AM

    Al Jourgensen sounds a little toasted on the phone, but he sounds happy. The main man of the band Ministry has retired his most famous music project after three decades and is enjoying life on his compound in El Paso, Texas.

    Ministry first made noise as a synthpop band, then evolved into an innovative industrial act, and soon after became a punishing industrial metal group. Along the way Jourgensen had numerous side-projects and a huge club hit with "(Every Day Is) Halloween." His journey is chronicled in his autobiography Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen (Da Capo Press), which was just released this summer. As told to writer Jon Wiederhorn, the book is a warts-and-all tale of music, excess, and addiction with a rogue's gallery of bold names (Courtney Love, Madonna) that is hilarious and tantalizing.

    We caught up with Jourgensen to talk with him about how he feels about Halloween today, and what he's been up to lately (it involves raccoons).

    ESQUIRE.COM: Hey, Al! Are you getting ready for Halloween?

    AL JOURGENSEN: Fk no! Every day is Halloween! I try to keep these fkers off my lawn on Halloween. No trick-or-treaters! And if they do they will be shot the second they ring my doorbell. I'm not a real Halloween kind of guy, because Halloween is every day.


    ESQ: You don't celebrate? That's kind of a surprise, given your reputation.

    AJ: No. I have a pumpkin patch, though. I actually have a pumpkin patch in my backyard and come this time of year — Halloween — I just blow those fkers up! I scare the neighbors, the kids... They don't come to my house for trick-or-treating, trust me. I had to buy exactly zero amount of dollars worth of candy for the past couple of years.

    ESQ: Wow. So, how are you, otherwise?

    AJ: I'm good. I have a raccoon problem right now. I cannot explain the raccoons' motives, but I do know that they are vicious and I hate them. I'm at constant war with them. I spent yesterday, all day, blowing up pumpkins filled with mothballs — I blew up twelve pumpkins just to let them know not to come around anymore. This is a constant battle, dude. I am not bullshitting you. It's me versus the 'coons and one of us will win at the end of the day.

    ESQ: Is this because they're getting in your koi pond?

    AJ: Yeah. I sit out there at night in a chair with a crossbow and wait for these fkers to attack my koi. Not that I like koi so much, just that I hate these fking 'coons. These fkers are unstoppable. I'm gonna blow 'em up! I am! I have a new plan for these fkers. It's dry ice bombs.

    ESQ: Dry ice bombs?

    AJ: Well, we get this Lou Malnati's pizza shipped from Chicago, because you can't get a decent pizza in El Paso at gunpoint, so we have these things sent down to us and they're shipped in dry ice. So I put the dry ice into a water bottle and wait for the gasses to build up, and then I can blow shit up. That's what I've been doing for the last few weeks, just blowing shit up.

    ESQ: So the raccoons are next? I know in some states, raccoons are protected, but it's legal to kill them in Texas?

    AJ: Legal? They're fking illegal! They come here and attack my koi, tip over garbage cans, and get in the trash. They're just nuisances, man! I'm at war with them! I'm serious!

    ESQ: Have you seen Raccoon Nation? I think you can watch it online.

    AJ: Yeah, they're really smart. You have to be Bill Murray in Caddyshack to defeat these fkers. This is it. This is everything. I will defeat these 'coons, man. They keep coming up with new ways to fk with me, and I keep coming up with new ways to fk with them. It's a war.

    ESQ: Don't they know you're a superhero now? [Eds note: Al Jourgensen is the subject of an upcoming comic series.]

    AJ: I'm a superhero now! I have, like, actual superpowers! It's awesome! This Shearon guy, he figured I was a complete cartoon character and started doing illustrations of me. He was here for ten days and started drawing me.

    ESQ: Wait, so, what are your powers?

    AJ: Oh, dude, this is sick! First of all, I can hear conversations a half continent away and then I can take action on that. And then I have lightning that comes out of my fingers. And I also have a Flying V slung over my back, so when I play this chord it blows up buildings and everything else. I have tons of superpowers, my friend.

    ESQ: Who is your arch-enemy?

    AJ: Well, the record companies for starters and the government for enders. I battle both of them and I win!

    ESQ: When does the comic come out?

    AJ: I think in July there's a Comic-Con somewhere and we'll debut it then.

    ESQ: You have a lot going on for someone who just retired his band. You recently put out your autobiography...

    AJ: Oh, that thing. I have another book coming out, too. It's about a serial killer in Chicago in the mid-'70s. It's a fiction book I've been doing for 28 years. I mean, yeah, this autobiography thing, that's great and I'm all happy for it. But I have an actual book coming out. It's based on my perception of Chicago in the mid-'70s. It's about a guy who goes into bars — like shitty Bukowski-type dive bars — and talks people into killing themselves. It seems. And so the suicide rate in Chicago spikes and the cops can't get him because of First Amendment rights. He has the right to tell you you're a loser and you should just fking die. But then, this guy meets the real guy who's been doing this. That's all I want to say about it now. I was calling it Mind Fuck, but the publishers weren't happy with that, so now we're calling it Persuasion. That'll be coming out next year.

    ESQ: So no new music from you next year?

    AJ: Nah, I've lived that life. We have a remix album called Double Dose and that'll come out in February. It's a remix of the last two Ministry albums. The remixes are insane. We really fked those records up. I didn't even want to do the last album [From Beer to Eternity], but Mikey made me. So we laid down a bunch of track and then he died. I lost Mikey [Scaccia, Ministry guitarist]. He was my best friend in the entire world, and then I had to work on it for three months while he haunted me until I got the album done. I got the album done and he's been gone for a while and I just miss the shit outta him.

    ESQ: I know there's a single ["Permawar"] and I was going to ask what your favorite song is that you would suggest to new listeners, but what was Mikey's favorite song?

    AJ: Oh, well that's simple. "Hail to His Majesty," the very first song on that album. We both loved that song.

    ESQ: What about your studio?

    AJ: Well, we have some German band coming here in January so I'll do that, producing. I'll tell you what, there's a band called The Dusters and they're the coolest thing in the world. They're from Nashville, Tennesse, and me and Mikey both played on the record and it's coming out next year. Listen, I smoked a joint last night and was listening to the masters of the record and just freaking out. They're the best band ever. It's a great blues record — there's one country song on there — but it's mainly hardcore, '70s blues.

    ESQ: I wanted to ask you about Lou Reed. Was he important to you?

    AJ: Rock 'n' Roll Animal, the live album, is one of the greatest live albums out there. It was a huge influence on me. As well, Lou made "junkie" cool, and that, obviously, had a major effect on me as well as a young musician.

    ESQ: Of course. I don't want to end on a sad note. How about this: Did you catch the VMAs?

    AJ: Are you talking about Smiley Syphilis or whatever? I have no comment about that. Smiley Syphilis — that's all I gotta say.

    ESQ: In the meantime, you're doing well?

    AJ: I have a lot of shit coming up next year and right now, it's really good to be in this spot.
     
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    Saw Ministry, Helmet and Sepultura in 1992 in NY. Awesome show.
     
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