Today, MINISTRY‘s Al Jourgensen talks about the recent sexual harassment claims in the media. Check out the video here:
Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he has done things that he’s not proud of. “But you grow, you learn, you listen,” he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn’t consider sexist at the time, but, today’s raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.
“Now it’s time for the men to buck up and start thinking,” he says. “We’ve slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we’re starting to think.
“It’s not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. ‘Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did…yeah…I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out…’ just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think ‘you know what? That was fucked up.’ That’s a step forward and that’s where we need to be and that’s what these discussions that are happening right now are doing…hopefully.”
MINISTRY will release its new album “AmeriKKKant” on March 9 (Nuclear Blast)
For decades, the powerhouse of psychotic sound that is MINISTRY has overcome millions with releases such as Filth Pig, The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, Psalm 69, From Beer To Eternity, and a flood of others. Since the 80s, founder Al Jourgensen, has been combining elements of synth pop, punk, metal and even dub in a way that is instantly recognizable and has influenced many other bands.
With timeless classics such as ‘Just One Fix,’ ‘Thieves,’ and ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod,’ MINISTRY are one of a kind musical pioneers.
With six Grammy nominations to date, over 3 million records sold, more than 2,000 live performances, and movie soundtrack work on Hurt Locker, Artificial Intelligence, Matrix, Robo Cop and SAW, MINISTRY has been contributing to the music industry for over three decades.