MINISTRY: More 'Cover Up' Album Details Revealed

According to, MINISTRY has set "Cover Up" as the title of its upcoming CD of covers — some new, some old. The disc will feature numerous guests, including STATIC-X's Wayne Static (singing "I Want You [She's So Heavy]" by THE BEATLES); CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (singing GOLDEN EARRING's "Radar Love"); FEAR FACTORY's Burton Bell (ROLLING STONES' "Under My Thumb"); and MINISTRY/PRONG guitarist Tommy Victor and MOUNTAIN guitarist Leslie West (MOUNTAIN's "Mississippi Queen"). "Cover Up" will also include previously released covers of BLACK SABBATH's "Supernaut", BOB DYLAN's "Lay Lady Lay", THE DOORS' "Roadhouse Blues" (which is on MINISTRY's upcoming all-new studio CD, "The Last Sucker") and MAGAZINE's "The Light That Pours Out of Me".

MINISTRY will support "The Last Sucker" with one final worldwide tour with a lineup including mainman Al Jourgensen, bassist Paul Raven (KILLING JOKE, PRONG) , Victor, guitarist Sin Quirin (REVOLTING COCKS), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH) and keyboardist John Bechdel. But while Jourgensen is looking forward to the tour, he also looks forward to putting the lid on the MINISTRY coffin.

"Man, I'm so looking forward to not being the front guy on a brand name," he told "When I was growing up, I loved LED ZEPPELIN, and I always wanted to be Jimmy Page. But I ended up being Robert Plant by default. I was the singer and the frontman when I always wanted to be — like in 'Wizard of Oz', the guy behind the curtain. I get so much more done when I'm on the sidelines, and it's more suited to my personality. I'm a studio rat. I always will be. And now I'll be able to do, like, six projects a year, so it's actually much better. You'll actually get more sick of Al Jourgensen faster than if I was to keep doing Ministry. So I view this as my second career, not a retirement."



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