Ministry, L.A. Guns, Etc. Members To Guest On David Hasselhoff’s New Album

David Hasselhoff has revealed the details for his new album “Open Your Eyes.” The effort will be released on September 27 and it will feature a number of guests including Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Tyler Bates (ex-Marilyn Manson), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), etc. The record will include covers of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” The Lords Of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes,” Modern English’s “I Melt With You”, Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” etc.

“Open Your Eyes” Track Listing:

01. “Open Your Eyes” (feat. James Williamson)
02. “Head On” (feat. Elliot Easton)
03. “I Melt With You” (feat. Steve Stevens)
04. “Lips Like Sugar” (feat. A Flock Of Seagulls)
05. “Heroes” (feat. Tyler Bates)
06. “Here I Go Again” (feat. Tracii Guns)
07. “Jump In My Car” (feat. Todd Rundgren)
08. “Rhinestone Cowboy” (feat. Charlie Daniels)
09. “If You Could Read My Mind” (feat. Ava Cherry)
10. “Sugar, Sugar” (feat. Steve Cropper)
11. “Mit 66 Jahren” (feat. Patrick Moraz) [Cd Only]
12. “Sweet Caroline” (feat. Al Jourgensen)
13. “That’s Life”

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Ministry Recruit Former Tool Bassist Paul D’Amour

Ministry have announced the addition of former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour to their lineup. He will be taking over for Tony Campos, who is leaving the group to focus on Static-X.

Frontman Al Jourgensen told Revolver the following about meeting D’Amour in 1992:

“I used to live with Timothy Leary, and he had given me these bottles of liquid LSD to bring on tour. I’d put two drops in my bottle of whiskey that I’d bring onstage. I’d drink about half the bottle during a show. So we were on Lollapalooza in ’92, I think it was San Francisco, and when we came offstage there were these two guys who were like, ‘Great show, dude!’

So I gave them my bottle of Bushmills, but I forgot that I had put LSD in it. So they drank it and they were tripping balls for, like, two or three days. They didn’t know what was going on and they were freaking out. They were ready to call suicidal hotlines. It turned out to be Paul and Maynard from Tool! … But he actually thanked me for that moment because he said it really got Tool going into being a psychedelic band. Pretty cosmic, right?”

D’Amour is already in the studio working on new Ministry material and he will be taking the stage with the band during their upcoming European/UK tour.

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Hits The Studio With Kill The Noise

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and Kill The Noise have hit the studio together to work on an “exciting project.” This is just the latest venture for Jourgensen, who is also working on a new Ministry album, a new live release, and possible Lard and Revolting Cocks reunions.

[via The PRP]

Watch New Video For Al Jourgensen (Ministry) & Beauty In Chaos’ Cover Of T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy”

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen is featured on Beauty In Chaos‘ cover of T. Rex‘s “20th Century Boy” and the accompanying music video. You can check that out below. The track appears on Beauty In Chaos’ album “Finding Beautiy In Chaos,” which also features guest appearances from Ice-T (Body Count), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Michael Anthrony (Chickenfoot/ex-Van Halen), etc.

[via Cvlt Nation]

Ministry To Hit The Studio In January

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Al Jourgensen confirmed that Ministry are planning to hit the studio on January 1 to begin recording their new album. On top of that, he also said that he may be making new music with Revolting Cocks and Lard (his side project with former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra).

Jourgensen said the following:

“This [fall] tour pretty much closes out our touring on ‘AmeriKKKant’, and then we immediately, as of the first of the year, go into starting to record the new Ministry record. I have a studio in my house that is currently under construction to make it ready for next year. So when I go back, we’ll go right into production on a new Ministry record and just record for, like, the next six months — very similar to what we did for [1988’s] ‘[The Land Of] Rape And Honey’ — and just record a bunch.”

He also added that the recording may take awhile due to him getting “sidetracked” with Lard and Revolting Cocks:

“My neighbor right down the street is Gary Numan, so we may hook up together on some stuff. We just talked about that the other day. That may happen, so who knows, it may take a full year, maybe two years before the Ministry record comes out, but we start recording January 1st.”

As for his plans with Lard, he said:

“I have a feeling that next year, me and Jello Biafra are gonna do a couple of Lard songs. As a matter of fact, it’s not a feeling. I know that as a fact. So, we’re gonna kind of resurrect that.”

Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Says Him & Former Bassist Paul Barker Are “Talking About Doing Something” Together

During a recent interview with Billboard, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen revealed that him and former Ministry bassist Paul Barker are getting along again. The two reconciled after working on the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” documentary and are even “talking about doing something in the very near future.”

Jourgensen said the following:

“We’re actually talking about doing something in the very near future. So who knows what may pop up on the next Ministry album. That’s really gonna get the old school crowd going. I just got off the phone with him, in fact.”

This news comes after Jourgensen previously said he also “kissed and made up” with his former Ministry/Revolting Cocks bandmate Chris Connelly. He told Billboard the following about burying the hatchet:

“These people I haven’t dealt with or seen in years are becoming a prevalent part of my life again.”

“…It’s like riding a bike. You know how to do it. It was something that was long overdue on both his part and my part. A lot of external factors — whether it be management, previous relationships, ex-wives, things like that — is what interfered with this partnership continuing.

I think all the barriers have just dissipated through the process of time and healing. I think there could really be something to this.”

Ministry To Record Los Angeles Shows For New Live Album, Al Jourgensen Talks New Album

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Al Jourgensen revealed that Ministry will be recording the Los Angeles, CA dates of their fall tour for a new live album. As the frontman previously mentioned, the band have also been working on a new album. He has now confirmed the news once again while adding that they have “just started doing [their] research and development” for the effort.

Jourgensen said the following about the new live album:

“This tour is going to be really cool. We started it in San Francisco. We go all around North America in four weeks when we come back and we end it with two nights at the Fonda theater in Los Angeles. We will be recording both of those for a live record on the last two shows here in our hometown. So show up and make noise.”

He added the following about the group’s new album:

“Well we just started doing our research and development for the new Ministry album, as yet untitled. We just got our studio up and running. The way I do a Ministry album is that the first month or so was all gathering samples, gathering loops, gathering interesting ideas then formulating it all into a cohesive manner later. Right now we are just in the hunters and gatherers stage. We have actually started that. I am pretty excited. We are going to do one more Ministry record and see where it goes from there.”

On another note, he also talked about a possible Revolting Cocks reunion:

“Also, I would like to do some stuff with an old friend of mine; we just kissed and made up — Chris Connelly from Revolting Cocks. I would like to also do some new RevCo stuff in the upcoming months whether it is just a song or an EP or maybe even an album. Either way, a lot of studio time after this tour. I am pretty much going to be out of life for about another year. I am going to lock myself up in the studio and have meals slid through a door, things like that. What crazy scientists do, whatever.”

[via Loudwire]