Author(s): Al Jourgensen
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 humor, heart, decadence, and tragedy, Ministry depicts the epic life of a renegade iconoclast.
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.