Al Jourgensen and LA’s Beauty in Chaos Fire Loaded Version of ‘20th Century Boy’

While Ministry is mid-way through their current North American tour, frontman Al Jourgensen, together with LA-based Beauty in Chaos, have unveiled their new video for ’20th Century Boy’. This is one of 14 brilliant tracks found on the debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’.

 

This album, which was released via the LA-based label 33.3 Music Collective on vinyl and CD on November 30, features nearly 80 minutes of music, curated by guitarist Michael Ciravolo on deluxe CD and limited-edition heavy weight, colored vinyl.

 

“The Beauty in Chaos project is a tribute to both community and family and what I think is lacking in the music industry these days. It’s an honor to be a part of this great line up! At 60, I never thought I’d be singing “I’m your Boy, I’m your fucking Toy”, but maybe all the AARP discounts are helping me stay young,” says Al Jourgensen.

 

Born of frustration and creativity, this project an audio assemblage curated by LA-based guitarist Michael Ciravolo and produced by Ministry’s Grammy-nominated producer Michael Rozon at Ciravolo’s own SAINTinLA Studio.

 

Originally from New Orleans and now based in LA, Michael Ciravolo has played guitar in Human Drama for the past 30 years, most recently on ‘Broken Songs for Broken People’ (2017). Perhaps best known as President of Schecter Guitar Research, he has also played live and recorded with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.

 

The debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’ also numerous other music luminaries, including Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Simon Gallup (The Cure), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Pete Parada (The Offspring), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T (Body Count), Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Dirk Doucette (Gene Loves Jezebel), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), Evi Vine, Betsy Martin (Caterwaul / Purr Machine), Marc Danzeisen (The Riverdogs), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine / Kommunity FK), Rudy Matchinga (Red Scare), Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), and Tish Ciravolo (StunGun/ Daisy Rock Guitars).

 

“I initially met Al while we were recording his vocals for this song, and our shared interest in Jaguar cars and old country music (and wine) sparked a wonderful friendship. He offered me the opportunity to engineer and mix the last Ministry record ‘Amerikkkant’. Quite an honor for me as I view Al as a true architect of sound. We are on track to record the new Ministry record in February 2019,” says Michael Rozon.

 

Earlier the band previewed the singles ‘Man of Faith’ feat. Wayne Hussey of The Mission and Simon Gallup of The Cure, as well as ‘Storm’ feat. Ashton Nyte (The Awakening, MGT) and ‘Look Up’ feat. Tish Ciravolo.

 

The video for ‘20th Century Boy’ was produced by Industrialism Films and directed by Vicente Cordero, who says, “Working again with Beauty In Chaos and Michael is always a pleasant adventure. Out of the 3 videos we have done, each has been a completely different visual approach specifically designed for each song. When we made the video we wanted to go with a raw feel so we decided to film in a seedy bar and have a high energy performance, and Al Jourgensen and BIC did deliver”.

 

“This was a song I always wanted to cover, and finding out Al was also a T. Rex fan turned on the light for me to do this,” explains Michael Ciravolo. “Ironically, my now wife Tish and I’s first real date was seeing MINISTRY at Lollapalooza in ’92. They were simply brutal and what a sonic assault! We both became big fans. Fast-forward 25 years and Al is sitting in my studio singing and blowing harp on this song! Tish and I sharing the stage with him in this video was pretty special and it shows that you never know where life will take you”.

 

‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’ is available on CD and digitally, including on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp. CDs and vinyl can be ordered from the Beauty in Chaos website at www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store.

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SINGLE CREDITS

Tish Ciravolo – vocals
Michael Ciravolo – guitars
Michael Rozon – live drums and bass guitar
Written by Michael Ciravolo and Tish Ciravolo
Recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Rozon

Album artwork by Sarah Sheriff

TRACK LIST

1. ROAD TO ROSARIO ft. Michael Aston
2. STORM ft. Ashton Nyte
3. MAN OF FAITH ft. Wayne Hussey & Simon Gallup
4. 20th CENTURY BOY ft. Al Jourgensen
5. DRIFTING AWAY ft. Robin Zander
6. MEMORY OF LOVE ft. Johnny Indovina
7. LOOK UP ft. Tish Ciravolo
8. UN-NATURAL DISASTER ft. dUg Pinnick & Ice T
9. THE LONG GOODBYE ft. Wayne Hussey
10. BEAUTY LIES WITHIN ft. Johnny Indovina
11. BLOODLESS AND FRAGILE ft. Ashton Nyte
12. I WILL FOLLOW YOU ft. Evi Vine
13. HELIOTROPE ft. Betsy Martin
14. FINDING BEAUTY IN CHAOS ft. Ashton Nyte

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Ace Frehley Planning Summer Tour With Alice Cooper

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Ace Frehley said in a new satellite radio interview that he is in talks to hit the road next summer for five weeks with shock rock legend Alice Cooper.

 

“I have two shows coming up in January on the West Coast,” the original KISS guitarist revealed. “We’re doing Seattle, Sacramento, and they might even add some shows and bring us all the way down to San Diego.

 

“And then I think I might be doing some tour dates with Alice Cooper in the summer. My guys get along with their guys, and I’ve known Alice forever. So that’s always gonna be a lot of fun.

 

“I think they’re talking about July and August – it’ll be five weeks. So that can be a really special thing.”

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IGGY POP To Executive-Produce ‘Punk’ Docuseries Feat. JOHNNY ROTTEN. MARKY RAMONE, DUFF MCKAGAN

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Premium network EPIX has greenlit “Punk”, a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the punk movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on EPIX on March 11, 2019 at 10 p.m.

 

Featuring original interviews with America’s punk pioneers and the U.K.’s most notorious bands, alongside a seamless blend of rare and unseen photos, gritty archival film and video, a crackling soundtrack of punk hits and misses, “Punk” explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of a subculture of self-described misfits and outcasts.

 

Iggy Pop joins the series as an executive producer, and adds his voice alongside exclusive interviews with luminaries such as artists Johnny Rotten (SEX PISTOLS, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD., PIL), Marky Ramone (RAMONES), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (BLONDIE), Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS, Alternative Tentacles), Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Dave Grohl (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS), as well as industry legends Danny Fields (Elektra Records), Legs McNeil (Please Kill Me punk magazine), and filmmaker Penelope Spheeris (“The Decline of Western Civilization”, “Wayne’s World”), with more to be announced.

 

Said Varvatos: “Exploring and reliving the history of punk has been an absolute labor of love for me. Punk’s ability to transcend generations in its culture, music, and style is a story that needs to be told. So… Hey Ho Let’s Go!!”

 
“EPIX is thrilled to partner with John Varvatos, Iggy Pop, Derik Murray and the entire team on ‘Punk’,” said Michael Wright, president, EPIX. “Their rare insights, passion and unmatched talent have made this project an unforgettable journey, and we can’t wait to see this story unfold in the way that only this team can tell it.”

 

“Punk” is produced by Derik Murray and directed by Jesse James Miller.

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DISTURBED’s DAVID DRAIMAN: ‘People Are Addicted To Being Offended’

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David Draiman, who was well-known a few years ago for his outspoken views on politics and foreign affairs, was asked in a brand new interview with KLOS radio show “Whiplash” if he feels comfortable voicing his opinions in the current political climate. “No,” he told host by Full Metal Jackie. “Look, the most surefire way for you to get into an argument is simply to voice an opinion. [Laughs] I had plenty of years of being very vocal about what I believe in. It’s there — it’s there for eternity. There’s nothing I can do about it. There’s nothing I really want to do about it. You learn from what you’ve done in the past. You learn from what you’ve said in the past.”

 

The singer, who is promoting DISTURBED’s latest album, “Evolution”, continued: “It’s funny. We did this article with Metal Hammer just recently. They were gracious enough to put me on the cover. And it ended up being an interesting piece for me, because they were showing me pieces of what I’ve been quoted as saying in the past. And yeah, certain things are always taken ever so slightly out of context or whatever. But you go back and you remember yourself saying those things at the time, even if they weren’t exactly the way they were quoted, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Oh my God! What the hell were you doing? What were you saying?'”

 

He added: “If nothing else, I think, hopefully, social media has taught everybody to just watch what they put online, ’cause it’ll come back to haunt you. But in today’s environment, and there’s so much on this record that actually speaks about it, people are addicted to being offended — they are addicted to it. They are lusting for the next little tidbit of information that’s gonna give them an excuse to lose it and to wage social war… It’s social media war, but to them, it’s war, I believe. There’s no point. I love to be able to say that I have chosen to just not participate [in] it.

 

“That’s why something like the Supreme Court was created. That’s why it was meant to be balanced by conservative justices and liberal justices having a cohesive, respectful, intelligent argument about both sides of the law.”

 

Draiman recently said that he is “never returning to Twitter,” three years after deleting his account on the social media platform.

 

This past August, the singer admitted to SiriusXM Octane that while he does not have an official presence on Twitter, he still uses the platform “as a news tool. I still have a ‘shadow’ Twitter account,” he explained. “But I don’t tweet, I don’t spew anything. It’s just there for me to be able to get my news.”

 

Draiman has in the past battled with Twitter trolls who have harassed him about his sometimes-controversial views regarding Israel and its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians. Draiman has had frequent heated exchanges with followers on Twitter, some of whom believe that Israel is not blameless in the ongoing conflict with Palestinians.

 

Draiman, the son of Israelis and the grandson of Holocaust survivors, spent much of 2014 and early 2015 linking to articles by conservative and pro-Israel blogs and has often used his fame to speak out against anti-Semitism.

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THIS WEEKEND: MK ULTRA XXXmas Party with Electric Revolution, Walk Among Us and TBA

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The LOONEY BIN
201 S Schuyler Ave
Bradley, Illinois

Come out to the Looney Bin for a FREE CHRISTMAS PARTY! MK ULTRA MAGAZING is holding it’s annual XMAS Party featuring music by Electric Revolution and Walk Among Us (The Only Punk Rock Piano Tribute to the Misfits). Things kick off at 9 so be sure to arrive a few minutes early! More Details Coming Soon!

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MONTE PITTMAN Announces North American Tour With Tony Macalpine And Lonero

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Beginning January 27th, MONTE PITTMAN will head out on the road as direct support to Tony MacAlpine, with special guest Lonero. Pittman comments: “I’m excited and honored to hit the road opening for Tony MacAlpine. We’re playing some of the cities I recently played while opening for Sebastian Bach this fall, so I’m really looking forward to getting back there. This is going to be a great way to start the year.” PITTMAN’s journey will run through February 23rd. See all confirmed dates below.

MONTE PITTMAN w/ Tony MacAlpine, Lonero:

 
1/27/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
1/28/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
1/30/2019 Rockhouse Live – El Paso, TX
1/31/2019 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
2/01/2019 Boozer’s Rock Bar – Corpus Christi, TX
2/10/2019 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
2/11/2019 The End – Nashville, TN
2/13/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
2/14/2019 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
2/15/2019 Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
2/16/2019 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
2/17/2019 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
2/18/2019 Guitar Sanctuary – McKinney, TX
2/20/2019 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
2/23/2019 Shovelhead Live – Longwood, FL

MONTE PITTMAN will be touring in support of his two new solo albums — Between The Space and Better Or Worse — released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records.

 

“The album Between The Space is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts,” relays PITTMAN. “The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn’t do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it.

“The album Better Or Worse,” he continues, “is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. Better Or Worse and Between The Space both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both.”

For a preview of both albums, visit: metalblade.com/montepittman.

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