1. Al Jourgensen Hangs Up Ministry, Talks Memoir and Projects With Trent Reznor, Lil Wayne

    August 06, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Industrial icon also has comic book planned with an "arch enemy who's based on Ted Nugent. I fight for good, and this guy just shoots deer and writes songs about vaginas" Al Jourgensen is saying yes to more books but no to more Ministry albums after the Sept. 6 release of …

  2. Lamb of God's Randy Blythe to Pen Memoir

    July 03, 2013 9:02 AM EDT Blythe's untitled book will center on his involvement in a fan's death in the Czech Republic Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is prepping the release of his upcoming memoir, which has been picked up by Da Capo Press and scheduled to hit bookstore shelves in the spring of 2014.…

  3. Mike Scaccia, Ministry Guitarist, Dead at 47

    December 23, 2012 9:10 PM EST Founding member of Rigor Mortis reportedly collapsed onstage during a Saturday night performance. Mike Scaccia, guitarist for long-running metal act Ministry, died at the age of 47 on Saturday night (Dec. 22). According to Rolling Stone , Scaccia collapsed onstage during a performance at the…

  4. Album Review: Ministry, 'Relapse'

    April 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT MINISTRY "Relapse" Producer: Al Jourgensen AFM/13th Planet Release Date: March 27 "Relapse" is the first new Ministry album since 2007's "The Last Sucker," but more important, it's the band's first since Al Jourgensen suffered a near-death…

  5. David Garza, "Dream Delay"

    August 11, 2009 6:57 PM EDT Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter David Garza's words tumble out of him with a beauty and unpredictability that makes his bluesy warble consistently interesting. Dry wit, a zigzagging vocabulary and poignant melodies are layered with guitar, piano, sparingly used effects and echoing…

  6. Al Jourgensen

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on influential industrial metal band Ministry. The band's founder chats with Billboard.com on the group's last h After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the…

  7. The Billboard Q&A: Ministry's Al Jourgensen

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on influential industrial metal band Ministry. In typical fashion, Ministry's last hurrah is unconventional. After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on…

  8. Killing Joke/Ministry Bassist Paul Raven Dies

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of Saturday morning, at the age of 46. Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Akwid, Ministry

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Details are still coming together at deadline, but it seems a sure bet that Pearl Jam fans will have a new live DVD via Rhino to play on repeat before the holidays are out. Details are still coming together at deadline, but it seems a sure bet that Pearl Jam fans will have a new live DVD via…

  10. Cheap Tricks, Revolting Cocks

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rick Nielsen makes a surprise appearance at a Revolting Cocks show. The sold-out crowd at Chicago's House of Blues Theatre was treated to an all-star rock n' roll extravaganza on July 2nd when Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen hit the stage for a special performance with Al Jourgensen…

  11. Ministry Plots Final Disc

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen, who has led the group and its numerous side projects since 1981, says that after Ministry finishes its current MasterBaTour, he…

  12. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Springsteen, Ministry

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Springsteen, Ministry A trio of country stars has joined the performance lineup for the American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live Nov. 22 on ABC. Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban bolster a roster that also includes Kenny Chesney, Mariah Carey, Rob Thomas and…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Saw II,' Marky Ramone, Veruca Salt

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the 'Saw II' soundtrack, Marky Ramone joining Sirius satellite radio and the return of Veruca Salt. Songs from Mudvayne, the Used and Papa Roach will appear on the soundtrack for horror film sequel "Saw II." The disc is slated for release Oct.25 via Treadstone…

  14. Ministry Keeps Ranting With New Album, Tour

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Ministry will celebrate its 25th birthday with a new album due next month and an extensive tour in 2006. Veteran rock act Ministry will celebrate its 25th birthday with a new album due next month and an extensive tour in 2006. The 15-track "Rantology" rounds up such…

  15. Houses of the Molé

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Count Ministry among the acts that are ticked off at President Bush. Count Ministry among the acts that are ticked off at President Bush. The evolving lineup led by Alien Jourgensen is as nihilistic and hostile as ever on "Houses of the Molé." The band targets the commander in chief…

  16. Hot Product

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from R. Kelly, Cat Power, AC/DC, Ministry, and more. 'Factory' Showroom In the wake of several release date changes and amid the ongoing controversy over child pornography allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly returns this week with his latest Jive album, …

  17. New Limp Bizkit Album Nearly Finished

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Limp Bizkit is nearly finished with its next Flip/Interscope album, "Less Is More," which is tentatively due in April. "I'm in the studio just about to wrap up the vocals," frontman Fr Modern rock act Limp Bizkit is nearly finished with its next Flip…

  18. Ministry Aims To Wilt Mohawks With New Album

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio album together, the two sought to get back to the blistering sonic form that produced 1988's groundbreaking electro-industri As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio…

  19. Sphinctour

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although it's impossible to capture on disk the bone-rattling ferocity of a live Ministry performance, Sphinctour comes close. Although it's impossible to capture on disk the bone-rattling ferocity of a live Ministry performance, Sphinctour comes close. Recorded during the band'…

  20. Ministry Returns With Live Album On New Label

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour" March 19 as the first release under a new deal with Sanctuary Records. A companion home video release on DVD and VHS is du Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour…