Al Jourgensen suggests more books and projects with Lil’ Wayne & Trent Reznor are in his future
When bands choose to end their time together it’s often a very interesting period. Break-ups factor into our lives all the time, but when a band completely dissolves their activity, it can often leave a void in the life of many of the people who were previously dedicated to it, especially when those people have been making music for as long as they can remember. However, some bands, are long overdue for a separation, largely because they’re just recycling former glory and not doing anything new and inventive.
Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen has been around the block many times, and is a man partly responsible for the entire industrial metal movement. Ministry are finished and will be releasing their supposed (at least until the money runs out) final album From Beer To Eternity later this year.
Jourgensen however has made it clear that he’s not finished with music, and will start other projects with other famous musicians, well, at least when he’s not too busy trying to promote his latest “tell all” book:
“…I’ve got enough stuff on paper for another three or four books, with names mentioned and no prisoners taken. I think the second one will be much harsher than the first one, way more debauch than the first. And we’ll see what happens from there.”
Jourgensen’s first memoir, titled Ministry: The Last Gospels According To Al Jourgensen was a tome that he collaborated on with Jon Wiederhorn. While he makes no specific mention of it in this interview, it is assumed that the two will work together again on future books, namely because Jourgensen isn’t exactly a writer by profession. While the verifiable industrial lunatic was running his mouth he let slip that he might be working on two separate projects with infamous popular hate figure Lil’ Wayne, and another project with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Academy Award winning fame. He says it will:
“wrap a bow on the entire industrial era. It’s a little contrived and conceptualized, unlike the Lil Wayne thing. I don’t know what the hell’s gonna happen with that one.”
Oh boy, where to start here. Well, first of all, if Lil’ Wayne can name three Ministry songs off the top of his head without any help, then maybe we can start considering that first project as legitimate. As for the second, it does seem a little weird that Jourgensen will openly admit that he’s working on something that is “contrived”, but then I imagine anything that marks Reznor’s return to industrial music falls under a similar label. Sorry Nine Inch Nails fans!
While Jourgensen may not be finished getting involved in musical endeavours, it sounds like in terms of creativity, he may well be completely and utterly done.
From Beer To Eternity comes out on September 6th via 13th Planet Records.