Tag: Pigface

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.

Chris Connelly, Paul Barker reunite as Bells Into Machines — hear 3 brand-new tracks

Chris Connelly, Paul Barker reunite as Bells Into Machines — hear 3 brand-new tracks

Singer Chris Connelly and bassist/programmer Paul Barker — who played together in Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface and various other Wax Trax! Records industrial-rock supergroups in the late ’80s and early ’90s — are writing and recording new music together as Bells Into Machines.

Video: Making PiL ‘Metal Box’ brownies with ex-Public Image Ltd. drummer Martin Atkins

Drummer Martin Atkins — who manned the kit in Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Pigface and Killing Joke, among other groups — today posted this absolutely brilliant video in which he uses one of the replica film canisters that housed PiL’s ‘Metal Box’ to bake fudge brownies.

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen records Christmas song in memory of Killing Joke’s Paul Raven

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen records Christmas song in memory of Killing Joke’s Paul Raven

Is Uncle Al going soft? First ex-Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen lets slip plans to record a pop album, and now he’s announcing he’ll release a […]

In stores this week: New albums from Sonic Youth and Pigface, Paul Weller live CD/DVD

In stores this week: New albums from Sonic Youth and Pigface, Paul Weller live CD/DVD

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday: ARTIST: Sonic Youth RELEASE: The Eternal BACKSTORY: After 20 years on […]