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Al Jourgensen On Why Kerry King Is A "Douchebag"

Al Jourgensen Ministry and Revolting Cocks' mainman Al Jourgensen recently released his autobiography. Amid tales of drug and alcohol binges, Al alludes to a conflict with Slayer guitarist Kerry King but offers up no reason why he hates the guy. In the book, Al states "Slayer are unlistenable noise, and their guitarist, Kerry King, is an asshole." Al goes on to say:

"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."

Apparently it had to do with a problem between Kerry King and the late Mike Scaccia (Ministry, Rigor Mortis).

Not willing to leave any stone unturned and knowing Al Jourgensen is a stand-up guy that won't avoid the question, The Gauntlet asked him about the feud. Al recounted "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. I mean what a douchebag. You don't go back into somebodies 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."

You can listen to the rest of the interview below. And pick up Al Jourgensen's autobiography "Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen" here.

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Tags:  Al JourgensenMinistryKerry KingSlayerMike Scaccia

    July 22, 2013

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