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Paul D’Amour joins Ministry

Former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour has been announced as the new bass player for Industrial metal stalwarts Ministry. He’ll be joining them on their tour next month, and has also apparently joined them in the studio.

Al Jourgensen also tells an amusing anecdote related to Tool:

“I used to live with Timothy Leary, and he had given me these bottles of liquid LSD to bring on tour,” Jourgensen recalled. “I’d put two drops in my bottle of whiskey that I’d bring onstage. I’d drink about half the bottle during a show. So we were on Lollapalooza in ’92, I think it was San Francisco, and when we came offstage there were these two guys who were like, ‘Great show, dude!’ So I gave them my bottle of Bushmills, but I forgot that I had put LSD in it. So they drank it and they were tripping balls for, like, two or three days. They didn’t know what was going on and they were freaking out. They were ready to call suicidal hotlines. It turned out to be Paul and Maynard from Tool! … But he actually thanked me for that moment because he said it really got Tool going into being a psychedelic band.”

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/ministry-enlist-tools-original-bassist-paul-damour

Ministry are best know for their iconic 90s albums such as Psalm 69 and The Mind is the Terrible Thing to Taste

Maynard talks about Ministry

A while back I reported that Maynard would feature in a documentary about the band Ministry. Well, for our viewing pleasure one thoughtful Youtuber has uploaded Maynard’s interview from the file, where he succesfully talks for about 3 minutes while saying he doesn’t really know much about Ministry:

You can grab a DVD of this movie from Amazon.

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