Al Jourgensen to join Cheap Trick for Sgt. Peppers’ 40th anniversary celebration

jourgensenJourgensen will join Cheap Trick onstage in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on August 10 and 11 to perform the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"     

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Ministry's Al Jourgensen has been confirmed to special guest with Cheap Trick when they perform The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from start to finish in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the landmark album. Jourgensen will join Cheap Trick onstage in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on August 10 and 11 to perform the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," considered to be one of the most complex songs ever recorded by the Fab Four.

At the specific request of Cheap Trick's Rick Nielson and Robin Zander, the Ministry guitarist/vocalist has re-arranged the song and made it "bent, in the Al Jourgensen way." Ministry/RevCo guitarist Sin Quirin will join Jourgensen and Cheap Trick onstage for the performance.

"'Sgt. Pepper's' is certainly one of the greatest pieces of art ever created, so to be asked to participate in this momentous occasion is a great honor," commented Jourgensen.

Jourgensen will see Ministry's final studio album The Last Sucker, released on September 18 (13th Planet/Megaforce). The album is the third in an unrelenting and uber-critical CD trilogy aimed at exposing the plethora of foils, failures and fabrications perpetrated by the George W. Bush Administration.

The Last Sucker was produced and recorded this past spring by Jourgensen at his 13th Planet compound just outside of El Paso, Texas, and sees the return of "Rio Grande Blood" musicians "Thomas Victor (Prong) on guitars, Paul Raven (Killing Joke/Prong) on bass, with newcomer guitarist Sin Quirin from The Revolting Cocks 2006 touring line-up.” Jourgensen and his engineer John "Bixby" Bilberry handled all the drum programming. In addition, Burton C. Bell from Fear Factory makes a vocal appearance on "Die in a Crash," as well as the album's final two songs, "End of Days" parts One and Two.

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