Member:
NA Pailhead - guitars, vocals, programming  
NA PTP - guitars, vocals, programming  
NA Acid Horse - guitars, vocals, programming  
1981-2008 Ministry - guitars, programming, vocals  
1985-1993 Revolting Cocks - vocals, programming  
1988- Lard - guitars, vocals, programming  
1988-1990 1000 Homo DJs - guitars, vocals, programming  
2004-2010 Revolting Cocks - vocals, programming  
2011-2013 Ministry - guitars, programming, vocals  
Guest musician:
1989 Skinny Puppy - guitar, additional vocals  
2010 Front Line Assembly - vocals  
2014 Rigor Mortis - vocals  


Personal information

Born on: 08.10.1958

Jourgensen was born to a Cuban mother and a Norwegian father. His father was a stock car driver, also known as a mechanic for legendary Formula One driver Dan Gurney. Jourgensen was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Frisco, Colorado, eventually attending the University of Colorado. He worked as a radio DJ out of college, until becoming a professional musician by joining the band Special Affect. He began Ministry in 1981.

Jourgensen was married to Patty Marsh from 1984-1993, and he has one child from that marriage. He remarried in September 2002 to Angelina Lukacin at Graceland mansion.

Known for often appearing intoxicated on-stage, Jourgensen has been seen guzzling whiskey and smoking cigarettes while performing. His lyrics reveal many aspects of his life, such as his heroin and cocaine addiction, alcoholism, and his political opinions. These were greatly influenced by the beat generation (William S. Burroughs collaborated on some of his tracks).

Jourgensen has had a life-long affinity for drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, which culminated in the 1995 police raid of Ministry's Texas headquarters and Jourgensen's arrest for possession. He received a five year probation sentence, a time that he recalls as the darkest in his life. As of 2003, he maintains that he has been drug-free, ever since a bite from a poisonous spider almost caused him to lose an arm.

biography by: Wikipedia