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General Music News: Biographer also stresses that Courtney Love isn’t to blame for Kurt’s suicide.

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“I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened,” the guitarist says.

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Grohl says he was “surprised and relieved” when Kurt Cobain came to him with ideas for a follow up.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl was asked by XFM in the U.K. for his thoughts on the upcoming 20th anniversary reissue of NIRVANA‘s “In Utero”, the final studio album by the band and second that Grohl played drums on. Grohl said, “I recognize myself back then and I remember what it was like to be in the band but it’s hard to believe that that much time has gone by. A lot has happened in those 20 years, when I think about ‘In Utero’ and what the world was like, what my life was like back then, it’s strange.”

He added, “From the time that ‘Nevermind’ came out in September of 1991 to the time that NIRVANA was over, it was really just a few years and a lot happened in those few years. I look back at this album and looking at the packaging and the old pictures and listening to songs that I haven’t heard in 20 years, all of these rarities and demos, it’s kind of a trip.”

NIRVANA did record some demos after “In Utero” came out and cut its final song, “You Know You’re Right”, in 1993. Grohl recalled the sessions for that track: “We had some time off before a tour, and Kurt [Cobain] wanted to go in and demo some stuff, so I said, ‘Hey, why don’t we do it at this studio down the street from my house.’ And we went down there, and we had three days booked. Kurt came in the last day and we were like, ‘Okay, what do you wanna do?’ And Kurt said, ‘Well, why don’t we do that song we’ve been doing at soundcheck?’ And so we rehearsed it, I think, once, and then recorded it. Kurt did three or four vocal takes, and that was it.”

A previously unheard instrumental called “Forgotten Tune” will be among the 70 tracks included on the three-disc deluxe reissue of “In Utero”, which is set for release on September 24.

The rest of the material on the jam-packed set will consist of remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased demos, B-sides, alternate takes and live recordings, along with two different mixes of the 12-song album.

The “In Utero” package will be issued in several configurations, including a three-CD/one-DVD “Super Deluxe” edition, plus two-CD, three-LP and digital versions.

Grohl also told XFM that FOO FIGHTERS have finished writing their eighth studio album and plan to record it “in a way that no one’s ever done before.” The disc is likely to come out in 2014.

Super Deluxe:

This 20th-Anniversary 3CD/1DVD Super Deluxe Edition featuring more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear. This box set also includes a DVD of the complete “Live and Loud” show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes never-before-released bonus material.

CD One – Original album remastered plus all B-sides & bonus tracks recorded at Pachyderm

01. Serve The Servants (Albini mix/original release) – 3:39
02. Scentless Apprentice (Albini mix/original release) – 3:47
03. Heart-Shaped Box (Litt mix/original release) – 4:41
04. Rape Me (Albini mix/original release) – 2:51
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Albini mix/original release) – 4:09
06. Dumb (Albini mix/original release) – 2:32
07. Very Ape (Albini mix/original release) – 1:55
08. Milk It (Albini mix/original release) – 3:54
09. Pennyroyal Tea (Albini mix/original release) – 3:37
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Albini mix/original release) – 4:51
11. Tourette’s (Albini mix/original release) – 1:35
12. All Apologies (Litt mix/original release) – 3:55
13. Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip (ex-U.S. bonus track) – 7:35
14. Marigold (B-side; “Heart Shaped Box) – 2:34
15. Moist Vagina (B-side; “All Apologies”) – 3:33
16. Sappy (from “No Alternative” compilation) – 3:28
17. I Hate Myself And Want To Die (from “The Beavis And Butthead Experience” compilation) – 2:59
18. Pennyroyal Tea (Litt mix) – 3:36
19. Heart-Shaped Box (Albini mix/unreleased) – 4:42
20. All Apologies (Albini mix/unreleased) – 3:58

CD Two – 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

01. Serve The Servants (2013 mix) – 3:36
02. Scentless Apprentice (2013 mix) – 3:49
03. Heart-Shaped Box (2013 mix) – 4:41
04. Rape Me (2013 mix) – 2:49
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (2013 mix) – 4:12
06. Dumb (2013 mix) – 2:32
07. Very Ape (2013 mix) – 1:57
08. Milk It (2013 mix) – 3:56
09. Pennyroyal Tea (2013 mix) – 3:32
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (2013 mix) – 4:51
11. Tourette’s (2013 mix) – 1:35
12. All Apologies (2013 mix) – 3:55
13. Scentless Apprentice (Rio demo) – 3:54
14. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Laundry Room demo) – 4:33
15. Dumb (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:39
16. Very Ape (Rio demo) — 2:21
17. Pennyroyal Tea (Word Of Mouth demo) – 3:31
18. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:40
19. Tourettes (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:14
20. Marigold (Upland Studios demo)- 3:25
21. All Apologies (Music Source demo) – 4:25
22. Forgotten Tune (Rehearsal) – 2:04
23. Jam (Word Of Mouth demo) – 5:44

CD Three – Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
02. Drain You
03. Breed
04. Serve The Servants
05. Rape Me
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea
08. Scentless Apprentice
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless

DVD – Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter*
02. Drain You*
03. Breed*
04. Serve The Servants*
05. Rape Me*
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea*
08. Scentless Apprentice*
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box*
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium*
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless*

Extras:

18. Very Ape (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
19. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
20. Rape Me (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
21. Pennyroyal Tea (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
22. Heart-Shaped Box (Original Music Video + Director’s Cut)
23. Rape Me (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
24. Pennyroyal Tea (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
25. Drain You (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
26. Serve The Servants (Live on “Tunnel” – Rome, Italy)
27. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live in Munich, Germany)
28. My Best Friend’s Girl (Live in Munich, Germany)
29. Drain You (Live in Munich, Germany)

Deluxe Edition – 2CDs

20th-Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios plus never-before-heard demos, mixes, B-sides and bonus tracks from the original album release.

CD One – Original album and bonus tracks remastered
CD Two – 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

Deluxe Edition – Vinyl (Original Album & Bonus Tracks on 3LPs)

20th-Anniversary 3LP Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios on 2LPs and for the first time available at high-fidelity 45 RPM, plus a 33 1/3 RPM LP of all the remastered B-sides, never-before-heard original mixes and bonus tracks from the original album release. All 3LPS are on 180 gram vinyl.

Original Album Mix Remastered (1CD)

20th Anniversary Edition of the original album remastered at Abbey Road studios in 2013.

DVD – Live & Loud

The complete “Live and Loud” show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes of never-before-released bonus material.

Digital Formats:

Super Deluxe Audio
Deluxe Audio
Original Album Remastered
Live & Loud: Longform Digital Video and Streaming/Rental Outlets

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Nirvana‘s third and final studio album, 1993′s In Utero, is getting a mammoth reissue to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

For the mammoth (seriously, it’s crazy big) list of features and special editions available this September, have a look below…

Kurt Cobain‘s handwritten lyrics
* A new 2013 mix of the entire album
* The original never-before-heard Steve Albini mixes of “Heart-Shaped Box” and “All Apologies”
* The recently unearthed NIRVANA instrumental “Forgotten Tune”
* The original Dave Grohl solo demo of “Marigold” from December of 1990 — the earliest Grohl composition/recording ever released.
* A four-page letter from Albini to the band outlining his plans for how the album should be recorded.
* Liner notes by Bobcat Goldthwait
* A remixed and newly mastered CD of the entire December 13, 1993 “Live And Loud” show at Seattle’s Pier 48 featuring the final touring lineup of CobainNovoselicGrohl, and Pat Smear
* The complete “Live And Loud” show along with several never-before-released bonus performances, that will also be released separately as a standalone DVD and digital download on September 24.

Super Deluxe:

This 20th-Anniversary 3CD/1DVD Super Deluxe Edition featuring more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material featuring the final touring lineup of CobainNovoselicGrohl, and Pat Smear. This box set also includes a DVD of the complete “Live and Loud” show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes never-before-released bonus material.

CD One – Original album remastered plus all B-sides & bonus tracks recorded at Pachyderm

01. Serve The Servants (Albini mix/original release) – 3:39
02. Scentless Apprentice (Albini mix/original release) – 3:47
03. Heart-Shaped Box (Litt mix/original release) – 4:41
04. Rape Me (Albini mix/original release) – 2:51
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Albini mix/original release) – 4:09
06. Dumb (Albini mix/original release) – 2:32
07. Very Ape (Albini mix/original release) – 1:55
08. Milk It (Albini mix/original release) – 3:54
09. Pennyroyal Tea (Albini mix/original release) – 3:37
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Albini mix/original release) – 4:51
11. Tourette’s (Albini mix/original release) – 1:35
12. All Apologies (Litt mix/original release) – 3:55
13. Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip (ex-U.S. bonus track) – 7:35
14. Marigold (B-side; “Heart Shaped Box) – 2:34
15. Moist Vagina (B-side; “All Apologies”) – 3:33
16. Sappy (from “No Alternative” compilation) – 3:28
17. I Hate Myself And Want To Die (from “The Beavis And Butthead Experience” compilation) – 2:59
18. Pennyroyal Tea (Litt mix) – 3:36
19. Heart-Shaped Box (Albini mix/unreleased) – 4:42
20. All Apologies (Albini mix/unreleased) – 3:58

CD Two – 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

01. Serve The Servants (2013 mix) – 3:36
02. Scentless Apprentice (2013 mix) – 3:49
03. Heart-Shaped Box (2013 mix) – 4:41
04. Rape Me (2013 mix) – 2:49
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (2013 mix) – 4:12
06. Dumb (2013 mix) – 2:32
07. Very Ape (2013 mix) – 1:57
08. Milk It (2013 mix) – 3:56
09. Pennyroyal Tea (2013 mix) – 3:32
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (2013 mix) – 4:51
11. Tourette’s (2013 mix) – 1:35
12. All Apologies (2013 mix) – 3:55
13. Scentless Apprentice (Rio demo) – 3:54
14. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Laundry Room demo) – 4:33
15. Dumb (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:39
16. Very Ape (Rio demo) — 2:21
17. Pennyroyal Tea (Word Of Mouth demo) – 3:31
18. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:40
19. Tourettes (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:14
20. Marigold (Upland Studios demo)- 3:25
21. All Apologies (Music Source demo) – 4:25
22. Forgotten Tune (Rehearsal) – 2:04
23. Jam (Word Of Mouth demo) – 5:44

CD Three – Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
02. Drain You
03. Breed
04. Serve The Servants
05. Rape Me
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea
08. Scentless Apprentice
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless

DVD – Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter*
02. Drain You*
03. Breed*
04. Serve The Servants*
05. Rape Me*
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea*
08. Scentless Apprentice*
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box*
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium*
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless*

Extras:

18. Very Ape (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
19. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
20. Rape Me (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
21. Pennyroyal Tea (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
22. Heart-Shaped Box (Original Music Video + Director’s Cut)
23. Rape Me (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
24. Pennyroyal Tea (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
25. Drain You (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
26. Serve The Servants (Live on “Tunnel” – Rome, Italy)
27. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live in Munich, Germany)
28. My Best Friend’s Girl (Live in Munich, Germany)
29. Drain You (Live in Munich, Germany)

Deluxe Edition – 2CDs

20th-Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios plus never-before-heard demos, mixes, B-sides and bonus tracks from the original album release.

CD One – Original album and bonus tracks remastered
CD Two – 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

Deluxe Edition – Vinyl (Original Album & Bonus Tracks on 3LPs)

20th-Anniversary 3LP Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios on 2LPs and for the first time available at high-fidelity 45 RPM, plus a 33 1/3 RPM LP of all the remastered B-sides, never-before-heard original mixes and bonus tracks from the original album release. All 3LPS are on 180 gram vinyl.

Original Album Mix Remastered (1CD)

20th Anniversary Edition of the original album remastered at Abbey Road studios in 2013.

DVD – Live & Loud

The complete “Live and Loud” show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes of never-before-released bonus material.

Digital Formats:

Super Deluxe Audio
Deluxe Audio
Original Album Remastered
Live & Loud: Longform Digital Video and Streaming/Rental Outlets

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To say that NIRVANA‘s third and ultimately final studio album, “In Utero”, was 1993’s most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini‘s recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record. And with its 1991 predecessor, “Nevermind”, having sold some 30 million copies, singlehandedly returning honest rock ‘n’ roll to the top of the pop charts, “In Utero” was essentially the first record NIRVANA would make with any expectations from the public. So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of “Serve The Servants” through the bittersweet closing strains of “All Apologies”, “In Utero” was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock ‘n’ roll band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they’d never seen coming-and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make. As Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke said in his review at the time, “‘In Utero’ is a lot of things-brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it’s a triumph of the will.”

Universal Music Enterprises will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the unwitting swansong of the single most influential artist of the 1990s with a multi-format release that spreads more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings over configurations ranging from a 3-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album. Material exclusive to the various versions of the “In Utero” 20th-anniversary reissue will include a veritable treasure trove of never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks including:

* Kurt Cobain‘s handwritten lyrics
* A new 2013 mix of the entire album
* The original never-before-heard Steve Albini mixes of “Heart-Shaped Box” and “All Apologies”
* The recently unearthed NIRVANA instrumental “Forgotten Tune”
* The original Dave Grohl solo demo of “Marigold” from December of 1990 — the earliest Grohl composition/recording ever released.
* A four-page letter from Albini to the band outlining his plans for how the album should be recorded.
* Liner notes by Bobcat Goldthwait
* A remixed and newly mastered CD of the entire December 13, 1993 “Live And Loud” show at Seattle’s Pier 48 featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear
* The complete “Live And Loud” show along with several never-before-released bonus performances, that will also be released separately as a standalone DVD and digital download on September 24.

Super Deluxe:

This 20th-Anniversary 3CD/1DVD Super Deluxe Edition featuring more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear. This box set also includes a DVD of the complete “Live and Loud” show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes never-before-released bonus material.

CD One – Original album remastered plus all B-sides & bonus tracks recorded at Pachyderm

01. Serve The Servants (Albini mix/original release) – 3:39
02. Scentless Apprentice (Albini mix/original release) – 3:47
03. Heart-Shaped Box (Litt mix/original release) – 4:41
04. Rape Me (Albini mix/original release) – 2:51
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Albini mix/original release) – 4:09
06. Dumb (Albini mix/original release) – 2:32
07. Very Ape (Albini mix/original release) – 1:55
08. Milk It (Albini mix/original release) – 3:54
09. Pennyroyal Tea (Albini mix/original release) – 3:37
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Albini mix/original release) – 4:51
11. Tourette’s (Albini mix/original release) – 1:35
12. All Apologies (Litt mix/original release) – 3:55
13. Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip (ex-U.S. bonus track) – 7:35
14. Marigold (B-side; “Heart Shaped Box) – 2:34
15. Moist Vagina (B-side; “All Apologies”) – 3:33
16. Sappy (from “No Alternative” compilation) – 3:28
17. I Hate Myself And Want To Die (from “The Beavis And Butthead Experience” compilation) – 2:59
18. Pennyroyal Tea (Litt mix) – 3:36
19. Heart-Shaped Box (Albini mix/unreleased) – 4:42
20. All Apologies (Albini mix/unreleased) – 3:58

CD Two – 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

01. Serve The Servants (2013 mix) – 3:36
02. Scentless Apprentice (2013 mix) – 3:49
03. Heart-Shaped Box (2013 mix) – 4:41
04. Rape Me (2013 mix) – 2:49
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (2013 mix) – 4:12
06. Dumb (2013 mix) – 2:32
07. Very Ape (2013 mix) – 1:57
08. Milk It (2013 mix) – 3:56
09. Pennyroyal Tea (2013 mix) – 3:32
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (2013 mix) – 4:51
11. Tourette’s (2013 mix) – 1:35
12. All Apologies (2013 mix) – 3:55
13. Scentless Apprentice (Rio demo) – 3:54
14. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Laundry Room demo) – 4:33
15. Dumb (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:39
16. Very Ape (Rio demo) — 2:21
17. Pennyroyal Tea (Word Of Mouth demo) – 3:31
18. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:40
19. Tourettes (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:14
20. Marigold (Upland Studios demo)- 3:25
21. All Apologies (Music Source demo) – 4:25
22. Forgotten Tune (Rehearsal) – 2:04
23. Jam (Word Of Mouth demo) – 5:44

CD Three – Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
02. Drain You
03. Breed
04. Serve The Servants
05. Rape Me
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea
08. Scentless Apprentice
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless

DVD – Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter*
02. Drain You*
03. Breed*
04. Serve The Servants*
05. Rape Me*
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea*
08. Scentless Apprentice*
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box*
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium*
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless*

Extras:

18. Very Ape (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
19. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
20. Rape Me (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
21. Pennyroyal Tea (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
22. Heart-Shaped Box (Original Music Video + Director’s Cut)
23. Rape Me (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
24. Pennyroyal Tea (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
25. Drain You (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
26. Serve The Servants (Live on “Tunnel” – Rome, Italy)
27. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live in Munich, Germany)
28. My Best Friend’s Girl (Live in Munich, Germany)
29. Drain You (Live in Munich, Germany)

Deluxe Edition – 2CDs

20th-Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios plus never-before-heard demos, mixes, B-sides and bonus tracks from the original album release.

CD One – Original album and bonus tracks remastered
CD Two – 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

Deluxe Edition – Vinyl (Original Album & Bonus Tracks on 3LPs)

20th-Anniversary 3LP Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios on 2LPs and for the first time available at high-fidelity 45 RPM, plus a 33 1/3 RPM LP of all the remastered B-sides, never-before-heard original mixes and bonus tracks from the original album release. All 3LPS are on 180 gram vinyl.

Original Album Mix Remastered (1CD)

20th Anniversary Edition of the original album remastered at Abbey Road studios in 2013.

DVD – Live & Loud

The complete “Live and Loud” show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes of never-before-released bonus material.

Digital Formats:

Super Deluxe Audio
Deluxe Audio
Original Album Remastered
Live & Loud: Longform Digital Video and Streaming/Rental Outlets

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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen discusses sex, drugs and rock and roll and his new autobiography in the new issue of Record Collector, out now. Excerpts from the feature are below.

Record Collector: You talk a lot in the book about Courtney Love‘s lavish pubic hair. I bet you couldn’t verify that story too easily.

Al Jourgensen: Oh no — we have witnesses. [laughs] I’m sorry. That one’s actually easy. Some of the stories are a bit dodgy, but that one is spot-on. [We] went right to the source. You know what? That girl is entirely unhuman. I don’t mean to diss her, but I’m just saying. I knew Kurt [Cobain, Love’s late husband] and he was cool. That chick’s a douchebag. I said it, I’ll stand by it. I’m sure she doesn’t have too many nice things to say about me either. Me and Mikey [Sciaccia, late MINISTRY guitarist] would go to her room and steal her heroin. We were such junkies. [laughs]

Record Collector: It was courageous of you to write about your one gay experience, when you gave a buddy a blowjob.

Al Jourgensen: Wait, I gave a what?

Record Collector: You gave a blowjob to one of the guys in your early band, special affect. It’s on page 48.

Al Jourgensen: Oh yeah, I’ve sucked dick before, Jesus Christ. If you haven’t, you’re really missing out. Just give a guy a blowjob and he’s happy.

Record Collector: I liked the way you wrote “Is this still controversial in this day and age?”

Al Jourgensen: Well, people are still freaked out about this. Seriously, I mean, you’re asking me about it. OK, yeah, I gave blowjobs. So what? I was actually pretty good.

Record Collector: There’s a cool story about you forcing METALLICA to vacate your dressing room by sticking all the vegetables on the rider up your arse and then running backwards at them.

Al Jourgensen: That actually has a name: the Flying Dutchman. I attacked them with vegetables sticking out of my ass. Their guitarist, Kirk Hammett, is good. The rest of them were really afraid of me. That singer never wants to see me again. Kirk was the only one who got the humor in MINISTRY, so I worked with him for a while.

Record Collector: What’s the status of LARD, your side project with DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra?

Al Jourgensen: I love working with Jello, because he’s a freak. A freak! No no no no, listen to me, he comes to my house with gloves on, rubber gloves, and some kind of cleaning fluid. So he comes here in white gloves and cleanses our house. I let him go with it: if that’s what floats your boat, then go with it. He wants to have this place clean. [laughs] Yeah, you’ll see some more music from LARD. I love Jello. There’s always room for Jello. We’re working it out, we’re talking, and yeah, there’ll be a new LARD record.

Record Collector: Will there be any more albums from REVOLTING COCKS?

Al Jourgensen: That band is done. Done, done, done. Done. OK? I’m not doing any more REVOLTING COCKS albums, and I’m not doing any more MINISTRY albums either. The next album I’m doing is with Lil Wayne, the rapper. I like him. I didn’t know who he was, but we drank all morning in Arizona and then about two hours later my driver tells me, “Hey, do you know who that was?” I’m like, “No.” He says, “It was Lil Wayne.” He had the same dreads and tattoos as me and we got along great, man.

Record Collector: What are you going to do when you retire?

Al Jourgensen: Dude, I have a system. I love my life. I wake up every morning and I ride 50 miles. Fifty fuckin’ miles, which is the exact distance between El Paso and Las Cruces in Texas. Then I do a thousand situps, and then I just basically get drunk.
Record Collector: Is that a sustainable lifestyle in the long term?

Al Jourgensen: I think it’s pretty sustainable compared to the other shit I’ve done.

Record Collector: How come you’re still alive?

Al Jourgensen: Hey, I’m a blessed person. I don’t know what the hell happened. That book makes me sound like I’m fucked, but I’m a blessed person. Blessed. Blessed. I don’t know how the hell I’m still hanging around. All my friends are dead. All right? I don’t know if I have a cockroach gene or something, I’ve outlived them all. Well, wait — me and Lemmy are still having a fight! [laughs] He’s 10 years older than me. I’m gonna outlive him. How’s that?

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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen discusses sex, drugs and rock and roll and his new autobiography in the new issue of Record Collector, out now. Excerpts from the feature are below.

Record Collector: You talk a lot in the book about Courtney Love‘s lavish pubic hair. I bet you couldn’t verify that story too easily.

Al Jourgensen: Oh no — we have witnesses. [laughs] I’m sorry. That one’s actually easy. Some of the stories are a bit dodgy, but that one is spot-on. [We] went right to the source. You know what? That girl is entirely unhuman. I don’t mean to diss her, but I’m just saying. I knew Kurt [Cobain, Love’s late husband] and he was cool. That chick’s a douchebag. I said it, I’ll stand by it. I’m sure she doesn’t have too many nice things to say about me either. Me and Mikey [Sciaccia, late MINISTRY guitarist] would go to her room and steal her heroin. We were such junkies. [laughs]

Record Collector: It was courageous of you to write about your one gay experience, when you gave a buddy a blowjob.

Al Jourgensen: Wait, I gave a what?

Record Collector: You gave a blowjob to one of the guys in your early band, special affect. It’s on page 48.

Al Jourgensen: Oh yeah, I’ve sucked dick before, Jesus Christ. If you haven’t, you’re really missing out. Just give a guy a blowjob and he’s happy.

Record Collector: I liked the way you wrote “Is this still controversial in this day and age?”

Al Jourgensen: Well, people are still freaked out about this. Seriously, I mean, you’re asking me about it. OK, yeah, I gave blowjobs. So what? I was actually pretty good.

Record Collector: There’s a cool story about you forcing METALLICA to vacate your dressing room by sticking all the vegetables on the rider up your arse and then running backwards at them.

Al Jourgensen: That actually has a name: the Flying Dutchman. I attacked them with vegetables sticking out of my ass. Their guitarist, Kirk Hammett, is good. The rest of them were really afraid of me. That singer never wants to see me again. Kirk was the only one who got the humor in MINISTRY, so I worked with him for a while.

Record Collector: What’s the status of LARD, your side project with DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra?

Al Jourgensen: I love working with Jello, because he’s a freak. A freak! No no no no, listen to me, he comes to my house with gloves on, rubber gloves, and some kind of cleaning fluid. So he comes here in white gloves and cleanses our house. I let him go with it: if that’s what floats your boat, then go with it. He wants to have this place clean. [laughs] Yeah, you’ll see some more music from LARD. I love Jello. There’s always room for Jello. We’re working it out, we’re talking, and yeah, there’ll be a new LARD record.

Record Collector: Will there be any more albums from REVOLTING COCKS?

Al Jourgensen: That band is done. Done, done, done. Done. OK? I’m not doing any more REVOLTING COCKS albums, and I’m not doing any more MINISTRY albums either. The next album I’m doing is with Lil Wayne, the rapper. I like him. I didn’t know who he was, but we drank all morning in Arizona and then about two hours later my driver tells me, “Hey, do you know who that was?” I’m like, “No.” He says, “It was Lil Wayne.” He had the same dreads and tattoos as me and we got along great, man.

Record Collector: What are you going to do when you retire?

Al Jourgensen: Dude, I have a system. I love my life. I wake up every morning and I ride 50 miles. Fifty fuckin’ miles, which is the exact distance between El Paso and Las Cruces in Texas. Then I do a thousand situps, and then I just basically get drunk.
Record Collector: Is that a sustainable lifestyle in the long term?

Al Jourgensen: I think it’s pretty sustainable compared to the other shit I’ve done.

Record Collector: How come you’re still alive?

Al Jourgensen: Hey, I’m a blessed person. I don’t know what the hell happened. That book makes me sound like I’m fucked, but I’m a blessed person. Blessed. Blessed. I don’t know how the hell I’m still hanging around. All my friends are dead. All right? I don’t know if I have a cockroach gene or something, I’ve outlived them all. Well, wait — me and Lemmy are still having a fight! [laughs] He’s 10 years older than me. I’m gonna outlive him. How’s that?

For more information, visit Record Collector.

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“I would feel weird having a film made about me and Kurt unless I was actually acting myself,” said Love.

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Dimebag Darrell is a legendary, influential guitarist, there is no doubt about it. But why, oh why, would he need a wax statue? Why not, I guess, right? The Rock Legend Wax Museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, which also features creepy statues of James Hetfield, Marilyn Manson, Kurt Cobain, Stevie Wonder and others just …

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