MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Talks To 'Ground Zero' About Memoir (Audio)

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen recently spoke to Clyde Lewis of the "Ground Zero" radio show about Al's newly released book, "Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

"Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen" — penned by Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn on Da Capo Press — is the high-octane, no-holds barred memoir by the legendary godfather of industrial music. The book is fascinating, both ugly and captivating, revealing a character that has lived a hard life his way, without compromise.

Jourgensen survived prolonged drug addiction — 22 years of chronic heroin, cocaine, and alcohol abuse, to be more precise — before cleaning up, straightening out, and finding new reasons to live. During his career, Jourgensen has engaged in all of the rock and roll clichés regarding decadence and debauchery, and invented new forms of nihilism and tomfoolery previously unachieved. Despite his addictions, he created seven seminal albums, including bona-fide, hugely influential classics "The Land Of Rape And Honey" and 1989's "The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste", and 1992's blockbuster "Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed".

"Ministry" imparts the epic life of a survivor and Jourgensen's incredible story is one of tempting fate, beating the odds, persevering in the face of adversity and putting the pieces back together after unraveling completely.

Wiederhorn is a senior writer at Revolver and contributes to SPIN and Guitar World. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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