Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Speaks Of Chasing Metallica With Veggies That Were Inserted In His Anus


Ministry vocalist Al Jourgensen has a hard earned colorful reputation and in a piece recently shared by Metal Hammer, he offered up some of the more bizarre tales of his decades in the metal/industrial scene. There’s a chance you may have heard some of these prior thanks to his own book ‘Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen‘ and past interviews, but they still make for an entertaining read. Some highlights from the piece include:

When Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was their roadie:

“We started out with throwing fire crackers in his bunk on the tourbus. He was kind of grumpy about it, but he didn’t freak out. Then I threw an M-80 in there and he went flying out of there half on fire. Later I roofied him when we were in the studio and shaved his head while he was passed out. I was actually gonna shave his eyebrows off as well, but he came to after I had only finished one eyebrow. He was kinda mad about that but I have nothing but good things to say about Trent.”

On chasing Metallica with vegetables he had inserted in his anus and rubbing his genitalia on rapper Ice Cube:

“They [Metallica] were drinking my beer and told me to fuck off, so I dropped my trousers, shoved the vegetables from the deli tray up my ass and chased them around trying to rub my ass carrots on them. They freaked out and left. When Ministry was on Lollapalooza, Ice Cube started drinking my fuckin’ beer before we got offstage and then bitched about the kind of beer we had.

So I stripped naked and started rubbing my cock on him, which he didn’t like. I thought his bodyguard was gonna beat my ass, but he was laughing so hard. It was the funniest thing he had ever seen.”

On drunkenly humiliating Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst:

“We needed money. Fred offered me a suitcase full of money to produce a song for him. I accepted it, but I felt like a total sellout. So I drank three bottles of wine just on the ride over and even more while I was in there. He wanted to do a song about crack addiction but he wasn’t a crack addict.

He wanted to sound like Ministry so I brought all my Ministry patches in and he still didn’t sound like me. He was getting frustrated and started blaming my equipment. So I said, ‘Why don’t you drink a bunch of shit, get naked, put on my cowboy hat and yell. Channel your inner-Ministry.’ He couldn’t pull it off, so he left, but I kept the money.”

Other tales shared include being visited by aliens, taking unspecified drugs supplied by Timothy Leary, lighting a moving bus on fire with fireworks and more. You can check the rest out at Metal Hammer. Ministry‘s new album “AmeriKKKant” is headed for a release early next year through Nuclear Blast.