Ministry’s Al Jourgensen On How He “Humiliated” Limp Bizkit Frontman Fred Durst


Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen had a chat with Rollingstone about his newly-released autobiography “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen“, a new novel he’s working on called “Mind Fuck” and more.

Perhaps the most eyebrow-raising part of the chat was Jourgensen sharing a colorful tale of his intentional “humiliation” of Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst:

“The Limp-dickster motherfucker, whatever his name is. I got him naked and in a cowboy hat [in a recording studio]! I’m showing him, ‘Look, you want my sound? This is my sound. This is what I use.’ And he wouldn’t believe it because just by hitting the magic button on the harmonizer that it wouldn’t make him sound exactly like me. He was that naïve. I’m like, ‘Well, try the cowboy hat.’ So I gave him my cowboy hat. . . and it still sounded like shit.

So I go, ‘Why don’t you try and get naked? That’s how I sing.’ I was just bullshitting him. So he goes out and does that, and is thoroughly embarrassed, again. And then he just left. I got paid to just humiliate him for three songs. It was awesome.”

The event didn’t seem to traumtaize Durst too much however as Limp Bizkit routinely covered Ministry‘s “Thieves” as recently as their spate of touring this year.

Ministry have two releases in the immediate pipeline; including a live release titled “Ministry: Enjoy The Quiet – Live at Wacken 2012” on August 02nd and their ‘final’ studio album “From Beer To Eternity” on September 06th.

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