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Jourgensen Launched 13th Planet Records
October 18 2005 

The Ministry compilation release Rantology marked not only the 25th anniversary of Ministry, but also the end of Ministry on Sanctuary Records. Both parties amicably parted ways.

Jourgensen has decided to launch his own Record Label, 13th Planet Records which will release it's debut, Revolting Cocks: Cocked and Loaded on February 14, 2006, as well as Ministry's upcoming Rio Grande Blood in April of 2006.

As far as the Revolting Cocks, featured artists are: Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Gibby Haynes (Butt Hole Surfers), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Stevie Banch (Spyder Baby) and Phildo Owen (Skatenigs) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick).

Tommy Victor (Prong) and Paul Raven (Killing Joke) will be featured on the Ministry release.

13th Planet Records is a joint venture with Megaforce Records for the U.S. and Canadian markets, and releases will be distributed through Sony/RED.

For more information, you can read the official press release.

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New Interview Links
October 16 2005 

Some new interviews with Al circulating: Adrenalin Fanzine, The Underground Mine, Rock n Roll Experience, RockandMetal.com, Abrasive Rock, LiveDaily.....

Also, on our Interviews page, there are interviews from 1982-present, as well as press kit scans...

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Al on VH1 Classic this Weekend
October 14 2005 

From the Chicago Sun Times: Al Jourgensen of the industrial rock group Ministry shares his love of Chicago with fellow former Chicagoan Amy Scott in an interview on "The Alternative" at 10 am Sunday on VH1 classic. It will be repeated at 10pm Sunday.

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Wax Trax! founder Jim Nash gone 10 years
October 6 2005 

October 10th will mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of Wax Trax! founder Jim Nash. Jim was instrumental in the early Ministry releases. He was also the guy who supported the band, financially and spiritually during the first couple years of the band's existence. If anyone in the band needed a few bucks, or a free lunch, Jim and his partner Dannie Flesher were always there. People like Jim Nash are rare in the music business.

Articles regarding this anniversary can be read on the Chicago Reader and Colorado New Wave/Punk Rock site.

(Thanks to wempathy)

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