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Bill Rieflin, drummer for Ministry, Pigface, RevCo and R.E.M., dead at 59

Bill Rieflin, drummer for Ministry, Pigface, RevCo and R.E.M., dead at 59

Bill Rieflin, the thunderous drummer who made his name in Chicago’s late-’80s/early-’90s industrial scene pounding out beats for Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface and more before manning the kit for R.E.M. over the last eight years of that band’s career, died on Tuesday of cancer, according to former bandmates. He was 59.

Watch the trailer for ‘The History of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way’ documentary

Watch the trailer for ‘The History of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way’ documentary

Hot on the heels of the well-received Wax Trax! Records documentary comes a broader look at Chicago’s role in the development of industrial music in the 1980s and ’90s, a film that backers are hoping fans of the genre can help get completed via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Watch the trailer right here.

Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day

Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day

Ministry performed the first of six special Record Store Day-related sets in Chicago on Saturday night, with frontman Al Jourgensen enlisting old bandmate Chris Connelly to help perform what was billed as a “Wax Trax!-era” set that largely focused on the band’s late-’80s, early-’90s albums. Video and setlist here.

Listen to an unreleased Revolting Cocks track off the Wax Trax! documentary soundtrack

Listen to an unreleased Revolting Cocks track off the Wax Trax! documentary soundtrack

As we reported last fall, the documentary “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records”  — which, to date, has only screened at film festivals and special events —  will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in April, along with a soundtrack album. Check out an unreleased Revolting Cocks track right here.

Watch: Chris Connelly joins Ministry on stage for first time in 15 years to sing ‘So What’

Watch: Chris Connelly joins Ministry on stage for first time in 15 years to sing ‘So What’

Chris Connelly re-joined Ministry on stage in Chicago tonight for the first time in 15 years, reprising his memorable vocal to “So What” alongside Al Jourgensen in a performance that the band streamed live on Facebook — and which you can watch in its entirety right here.

Listen: Ministry releases (mostly) full show from ‘In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up’

Listen: Ministry releases (mostly) full show from ‘In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up’

Ministry has released a new live album on Bandcamp — with a vinyl edition following in September — that, while not advertised as such, is taken from the same 1990 concert that spawned the six-song In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up live album and companion home video release.