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Ministry

The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

By Al Jourgensen

  • Paperback
  • £11.99

Ministry: The Lost Gospels is both ugly and captivating, revealing a character who has lived a hard life his way, without compromise. Jourgensen, one of the most innovative and prolific artists ever to pick up a guitar, mandolin, harmonica, or banjo, wanted to be a musician, yet became a rock star. And fame and fortune almost killed him. An IV drug abuser from the age of fifteen, Jourgensen delved deeper into heroin, cocaine, methadone, and alcohol for twenty-two years before cleaning up, straightening out, and finding new reasons to live. Filled with humour, heart, decadence, and tragedy, Ministry depicts the epic life of a renegade iconoclast.

The high-octane, no-holds barred memoir by the legendary godfather of industrial music, Al Jourgensen, founder of Ministry

Ministry: The Lost Gospels is both ugly and captivating, revealing a character who has lived a hard life his way, without compromise. Jourgensen, one of the most innovative and prolific artists ever to pick up a guitar, mandolin, harmonica, or banjo, wanted to be a musician, yet became a rock star. And fame and fortune almost killed him. An IV drug abuser from the age of fifteen, Jourgensen delved deeper into heroin, cocaine, methadone, and alcohol for twenty-two years before cleaning up, straightening out, and finding new reasons to live. Filled with humour, heart, decadence, and tragedy, Ministry depicts the epic life of a renegade iconoclast.

Biographical Notes

Al Jourgensen is a six-time Grammy-nominated producer, composer, and musician. A multi-platinum-selling artist, Jourgensen's discography spans over thirty years. After getting clean in 2002, he produced another five Ministry discs and launched his own label, 13th Planet. He lives in El Paso, Texas.Jon Wiederhorn is coauthor of the book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, a senior writer at Revolver, and a regular contributor to Guitar World, Yahoo.com, eMusic.com, and Noisey.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family.

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  • ISBN: 9780306824630
  • Publication date: 08 Sep 2015
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Da Capo Press
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