Beefs 2013: Ministry's Al Jourgensen Calls Kerry King a "Douchebag"
Published Jul 26, 2013If you're wondering what kind of dirt Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen dug up in his autobiography Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, a snippet from the tome reveals that the American industrial metal pioneer has a serious hate-on for Slayer six-stringer Kerry King.
On top of Jourgensen admitting that he's not part of the thrash titans' Slaytanic Wehrmacht, referring to Slayer's music as "unlistenable noise," the book has him beefing on King in particular for picking on late Ministry member Mike Scaccia and commandeering a trailer at a fest show some years back. Apparently, Ministry were so riled up by the band that they tipped over the trailer with Slayer still inside.
In the book, Jourgensen explains:
When we got there Slayer were in the trailer. We wanted in, and they had been offstage for a while. We said, "C'mon, man. Get out of the trailer!" They told us, "Fuck you!" So my crew and I tipped the trailer with Slayer in it over into the fjord. They scrambled out of the lake like spiders, cursing at us, but they should have known better than to start a fight with us. We didn't talk for years. Then I became friends with all those guys except Kerry King — he's not a nice person. He's got a chip on his shoulder, and he hated Mikey [Scaccia], which means I hate him. If you hate my little brother, I'll stick up for him.
When The Gauntlet asked for more info on the feud, Jourgensen offered a few more choice words, ultimately branding King a rider-mooching "douchebag."
"We were doing a show at House of Blues Disneyland in Anaheim and he [Kerry King] came backstage, drank our beer, ate our food and then told me that Mikey [Scaccia] is a shitty guitar player and that we sucked and we will never be Slayer," Jourgensen said. "I mean what a douchebag. You don't go back into somebody's dressing room drink their beer and tell them they are douchebags. Why would you even want to go back there unless you are an asshole."
King has yet to respond to the lambasting.
As previously reported, Jourgensen's autobiography is described as a "memoir both ugly and captivating, revealing Jourgensen as a man who lived a hard life his own way without making compromises." It was co-penned by Jon Wiederhorn and was issued through Da Capo earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Ministry's farewell LP From Beer to Eternity drops September 6 through 13th Planet.