MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has commented on the band's Grammy nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for the song "Lies Lies Lies" off the band's latest album "Rio Grande Blood".
This is the fourth Grammy nomination for Jourgensen and MINISTRY, who were also nominated in 1993, 2000 and 2005 (for "The Great Satan").
Said Jourgensen: "Getting nominated for a Grammy is like getting the big, fat, wet kiss from your wrinkly old aunt at Thanksgiving or Chistmas. You appreciate the sentiment, but it's not something I'd wanna have sex with."
The 49th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 11, 2007. The nominees in the "Hard Rock" and "Metal" categories are as follows:
Best Metal Performance:
LAMB OF GOD - "Redneck"
MASTODON - "Colony Of Birchmen"
MINISTRY - "Lies, Lies, Lies"
SLAYER - "Eyes Of The Insane"
STONE SOUR - "30/30-150"
Best Hard Rock Performance:
BUCKCHERRY - "Crazy Bitch"
NINE INCH NAILS - "Every Day Is Exactly The Same"
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - "Lonely Day"
TOOL - "Vicarious"
WOLFMOTHER - "Woman"
A complete list of Grammy nominees can be found at this location.
REVOLTING COCKS guitarist Sin is currently collaborating with Jourgensen on the final MINISTRY album, entitled "The Last Sucker". "It should be done by May 1st and released by mid-September 2007," Sin recently wrote in an online posting. "So far it's BLAZING!"
In a May 2006 interview with Billboard.com, Jourgensen said that like its two predecessors — 2004's "Houses of the Mole" and this year's "Rio Grande Blood" — the final MINISTRY album will be politically minded blast at the administration of President George W. Bush.
"It's a trilogy," Jourgensen said. "The next one's going to be called 'The Last Sucker', and it's also about this corrupt administration. That seems to be my muse; everyone seems to think I write real shitty music when a Democrat's in office. So we'll do that one, and then me and George Bush go riding off hand-in-hand, into the sunset."
Regarding his decision to put MINISTRY to rest, Jourgensen said, "I've got other things to do. I just started a label (13th Planet Records), and I want to sign some bands and really build it up like I did with WaxTrax in the '80s, not just a vanity label. I think it's time — and I'll be leaving on the top of my game instead of hanging on too long and doing crappy AEROSMITH and ROLLING STONES albums 30 years later."