Some unlikely stars are set to collide. Al Jourgensen, founding member of Ministry has joined forces with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and – ahem – Lil’ Wayne. Consider our curiosity piqued.
Two of industrial metals founding fathers are back and joining forces. Ministry and NIN rode a wave of distorted vocals and sludgy guitars clean to the top of the early 90’s metal scene. Ministry was last heard from in 2012, when they reunited to release Relapse, the album that frontman Al Jourgensen claimed would be their last. Similar claims have been made concerning their new album From Beer to Eternity, due out in September. Reznor, meanwhile, made waves by playing “What If We Could” – composed for the movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – for only the second time in concert.
And Weezy? Let’s just be thankful the man’s alive. The hip-hop icon gave fans a collective heart attack in March with a trip to the ICU. So, you may be asking, what exactly is this collaboration? We wish we could tell you, but as of now, we’re all in the same boat – consider this your invitation to anticipate with us.