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Full Name Al Jourgensen
Date of Birth October 9, 1958
Age 65 years, 5 months, 6 days
Birthplace Cuba
Birth City Havana
Country Cuba
Horoscope Libra

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Al Jourgensen Biography

Al Jourgensen is one of the most popular and richest Rock Singer who was born on October 9, 1958 in Cuba, Havana, Cuba. Musician most famous as the frontman for the influential industrial band Ministry. He has also produced records for bands like Skinny Puppy under the pseudonym Hypo Luxa.

He was bandmates with former Ministry bassist Paul Barker from 1986 to 2003.

Alejandro Ramírez Casas was born in Havana on October 9, 1958, the son of Margarita “Maggie” Brouwer (born c. 1942) and Gualberto Ramiro Casas (born c. 1936), and the grandson of Julio Brouwer, a biologist. Jourgensen’s extended family has Dutch and Spanish heritage. In 1961, following the fall of Fulgencio Batista’s regime and rise of Fidel Castro to power, his family relocated to Florida. Soon after in 1964, Margarita Brouwer married Ed Jourgensen—a stock car driver and mechanic for Formula One driver Dan Gurney—and adopted his surname for herself and her son.

Alain David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas; October 9, 1958) is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer. Closely related with the independent record label Wax Trax! Records, Jourgensen has an active musical career that spans four decades, and is best known as the frontman and lyricist of the industrial rock band Ministry, which he founded in 1981 and of which he remains the only constant member. He was also primary musician of several Ministry-related projects, such as Revolting Cocks, Lard, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters. He has also produced and/or recorded with numerous other artists, including The Reverend Horton Heat, Prong, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, The Blackouts, Alan Vega, Iggy Pop, Adrian Sherwood, Jello Biafra and others. Jourgensen is regarded as being one of the most prominent figures of industrial music, influencing numerous other groups and musicians, both in alternative and industrial-associated acts.

His stepfather was a Formula One racing mechanic.

NameAl Jourgensen
First NameAl
Last NameJourgensen
OccupationRock Singer
BirthdayOctober 9
Birth Year1958
Place of BirthCuba
Home TownHavana
Birth CountryCuba
Birth SignLibra
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseAngelina Lukacin , Patty Marsh
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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During the late 1980s, Jourgensen started a short-lived side project named 1000 Homo DJs, under the pseudonym Buck Satan. 1000 Homo DJs released two singles, including a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut.” Also in 1989, Jourgensen was involved in Acid Horse, a collaboration between the members of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire. In 2015, Jourgensen announced that he started “a speed metal project” named Surgical Meth Machine with engineer and longtime collaborator Sam D’Ambruoso.

Al Jourgensen Net Worth

Al Jourgensen is one of the richest Rock Singer from Cuba. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Al Jourgensen's net worth $4 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He worked in radio before joining the band Special Affect.

He nearly lost an arm as a result of a spider bite.

Net Worth (2024)$4 Million
Net Worth in 2023$4 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeRock Singer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Jourgensen formed Ministry in 1981 after leaving Special Affect, a new wave/synthpop band (notably including Frankie Nardiello, founding member (as Groovie Mann) of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and drummer Harry Rushakoff of Concrete Blonde). Early singles by Ministry and Jourgensen’s other projects were released on Wax Trax! Records. He also produced Skinny Puppy’s Rabies album. During that time, Jourgensen befriended Nivek Ogre, who later toured with Ministry.

Revolting Cocks, also known as RevCo, is an American industrial rock band that began as a musical side-project for Richard 23 of Front 242, Luc van Acker, and Jourgensen. The band took their name after being involved in a fight in a Chicago bar in 1983: Jourgensen, Richard 23 and Van Acker, celebrating the formation of their new band with a few drinks, ended the evening in a brawl, with bar stools thrown through the windows. As he ejected the trio, the owner—a man who Jourgensen recalls was named Dess—shouted, “I’m calling the police! You guys are a bunch of revolting cocks!” The trio decided to use the name for their band.

Al Jourgensen's Height & Physical Stats

Al Jourgensen height 5 ft 8 in Al weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

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Born in Havana shortly before the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Jourgensen moved to the United States with his family at age of three, and was raised mainly in Chicago and Breckenridge, Colorado. He developed an interest in music at a young age, and was involved in several short-lived bands, as well as briefly performing in the backing band of drag performer Divine. Jourgensen formed Ministry in 1981 in Chicago and received significant attention from music press regarding the band’s 1983 debut studio album, With Sympathy. Jourgensen’s subsequent releases in the 1980s, most prominently Ministry’s The Land of Rape and Honey (1988) and The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989), showcased his stylistic transition; in the early 1990s, he achieved mainstream success with Ministry’s fifth studio album, Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992). The next few years were marked by publicity surrounding Jourgensen’s substance abuse which negatively affected his creative output and resulted in a period of severe depression; during this time, Jourgensen and Ministry appeared in the 2001 Steven Spielberg film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. In 2005, Jourgensen established his own record label, 13th Planet Records, through which several Ministry records, among others, were released until the early 2010s. He published his autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels … co-authored with Jon Wiederhorn, in 2013.

The band broke into the mainstream with 1992’s Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs album. Its opening track, “N.W.O.”, was nominated for a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, losing to Nine Inch Nails’ “Wish”. However, its next album, Filth Pig (1996), divided their fan base, leading to a commercial decline that became evident when Warner Bros. Records dropped them from the label in 2001.

Who is Al Jourgensen Dating?

According to our records, Al Jourgensen married to Angelina Lukacin , Patty Marsh. As of February 1, 2024, Al Jourgensen’s is not dating anyone.

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Jourgensen was married to Patty Marsh from 1984 to 1995 and the relationship produced one daughter. In 2002, he married Angelina Lukacin. In July 2014, he announced that they were divorced.

Facts & Trivia

Al Ranked on the list of most popular Rock Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Cuba. Al Jourgensen celebrates birthday on October 9 of every year.

In 1995, police raided Ministry’s Texas headquarters and Jourgensen was arrested for possession of heroin. He received a five-year probation sentence. Jourgensen was dependent upon heroin for twenty years. Jourgensen kicked his heavy drug (heroin, methadone, crack, pills) habit, and as of 2019, he limited his intake to beer, marijuana, and psilocybin mushrooms.

What happened to Al Jourgensen?

He received a five-year probation sentence. Jourgensen was dependent upon heroin for twenty years. Jourgensen kicked his heavy drug (heroin, methadone, crack, pills) habit, and as of 2019, he has limited his intake to beer, marijuana, and psilocybin mushrooms.

What happened to the band Ministry?

Ministry
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What is Al Jourgensen real name?

Alejandro Ramirez Casas

Who is the singer of Ministry?

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Is Al Jourgensen a drug addict?

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen is going to rehab. After quitting heroin and crack cocaine “by himself”, the 55-year-old said he “needs help” beating his addiction to alcohol.

Key Events

  1. Alain David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas; October 9, 1958) is a Cuban-American singer, musician and music producer..

  2. Alejandro Ramírez Casas was born in Havana, Cuba, on October 9, 1958, the son of Margarita "Maggie" Brouwer (born c. 1942) and Gualberto Ramírez Casas (born c. 1936), and the grandson of Julio Brouwer, a biologist..

  3. Born in Havana shortly before the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Jourgensen moved to the United States with his family aged three, and was raised mainly in Chicago and Breckenridge, Colorado..

  4. In 1961, following the fall of Fulgencio Batista's regime and rise of Fidel Castro to power, his family relocated to Florida..

  5. In 1964, Margarita Brouwer married Ed Jourgensen, a stock car driver and mechanic for Formula One driver Dan Gurney..

  6. Jourgensen was raised in Chicago, Illinois and in Breckenridge, Colorado where he graduated from Summit County High School in Frisco, Colorado in 1976..

  7. During the late 1980s, Jourgensen started a short-lived side project named 1000 Homo DJs, under the pseudonym Buck Satan. 1000 Homo DJs released two singles, including a cover of Black Sabbath's "Supernaut." Also in 1989, Jourgensen was involved in Acid Horse, a collaboration between the members of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire..

  8. His subsequent releases in the 1980s, most prominently Ministry's The Land of Rape and Honey (1988) and The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989), showcased his stylistic transition; in the early 1990s, he achieved mainstream success with Ministry's fifth studio album, Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992)..

  9. Jourgensen formed Ministry in 1981 in Chicago and received significant attention from music press regarding the band's 1983 debut studio album, With Sympathy..

  10. He is best known as the frontman and lyricist of the industrial metal band Ministry, which he founded in 1981 and of which he remains the only constant member..

  11. Jourgensen formed Ministry in 1981 after leaving Special Affect, a new wave/synth-pop band (notably including Frankie Nardiello, founding member (as Groovie Mann) of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and drummer Harry Rushakoff of Concrete Blonde)..

  12. The band took their name after being involved in a fight in a Chicago bar in 1983: Jourgensen, Richard 23 and Van Acker, celebrating the formation of their new band with a few drinks, ended the evening in a brawl, with bar stools thrown through the windows..

  13. Jourgensen was married to Patty Marsh from 1984 to 1995 and the relationship produced one daughter.: 15  In 2002, he married Angelina Lukacin..

  14. The band broke into the mainstream with 1992's Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs album..

  15. O.", was nominated for a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, losing to Nine Inch Nails' "Wish"..

  16. In 1995, police raided Ministry's Texas headquarters and Jourgensen was arrested for possession of heroin..

  17. However, its next album, Filth Pig (1996), divided their fan base, leading to a commercial decline that became evident when Warner Bros..

  18. The next few years were marked by publicity surrounding Jourgensen's substance abuse which negatively affected his creative output and resulted in a period of severe depression; during this time, Jourgensen and Ministry appeared in the 2001 Steven Spielberg film A..

  19. Records dropped them from the label in 2001. .

  20. In 2005, Jourgensen established his own record label, 13th Planet Records, through which several Ministry records, among others, were released until the early 2010s..

  21. Ministry's next albums, Rio Grande Blood (2006) and The Last Sucker (2007), as well as the 2006 Revolting Cocks album Cocked and Loaded, were released on Jourgensen's new record label, 13th Planet Records, which he formed after falling out with the mainstream agendas of major industry labels..

  22. In 2006, starting with Rio Grande Blood, Jourgensen switched to a more thrash metal approach. .

  23. In a November 2008 issue of Hustler Magazine, Jourgensen announced that Ministry was officially finished, as the band "[took] up so much time" and releasing new albums was difficult..

  24. Their seventh album, Sex-O Olympic-O, which was produced by Jourgensen at his studio, was released on his 13th Planet label in March 2008..

  25. A number of his songs also appear in other films, such as Wicked Lake (2008)—produced by Fever Dreams and ZP Studios—for which he composed the entire soundtrack that was released on his own 13th Planet record label—he also makes a small appearance in the film as an art school teacher..

  26. The follow-up album, Got Cock?, was released in March 2010 on the same label..

  27. A remix album of Got Cock?, titled Got Mixxx?, was released in 2011..

  28. However, despite Jourgensen's insistence that Ministry would never return, a reunion was announced on August 7, 2011..

  29. A new album, entitled Relapse, was released on March 26, 2012..

  30. In 2012, he underwent facial piercings after a bet with his daughter; she called him a "pussy" for not having any piercings while Jourgensen called her the same thing for not having any tattoos..

  31. Jourgensen's autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, was released in July 2013..

  32. In July 2014, he announced that they were divorced..

  33. In 2015, Jourgensen announced that he started "a speed metal project" named Surgical Meth Machine with engineer and longtime collaborator Sam D'Ambruoso..

  34. In 2015, Jourgensen closed his residence and recording studio in El Paso, Texas and moved to Los Angeles to pursue new music endeavors. .

  35. In 2016 March, Jourgensen noted he had a project with Arabian Prince; this collaboration was later confirmed for a new Ministry album..

  36. The project's self-titled album was released on April 15, 2016. .

  37. Jourgensen kicked his heavy drug (heroin, methadone, crack, pills) habit, and as of 2019, he has limited his intake to beer, marijuana, and psilocybin mushrooms..