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Al Jourgensen

About this Artist

Born in Havana, Cuba, AL JOURGENSEN is best known as the founder and frontman of the industrial metal band Ministry. He has been credited under many other names, including: Alain Jourgensen, Alien Jourgensen, Hypo Luxa, Dog, Alien Dog Star, and Buck Satan. He has been a member of several industrial bands, working as a singer, guitarist, and keyboard player. Born to a Cuban mother and a Norwegian father he was raised primarily in Chicago, Illinois and Frisco, Colorado. His father was a stock car driver, also known as a mechanic for legendary Formula One driver Dan Gurney. After attending the University of Colorado, Jourgensen worked as a radio DJ out of college until becoming a professional musician by joining the band Special Affect. He then went on to found Ministry in 1981.