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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.

Revolting Cocks touring ‘Big Sexy Land’ in North America with Front Line Assembly

Revolting Cocks touring ‘Big Sexy Land’ in North America with Front Line Assembly

Revolting Cocks will follow up its appearance at the Los Angeles edition of the Cold Waves festival this November with a run of North American dates with Front Line Assembly on which RevCo will perform its 1986 Wax Trax! Records debut Big Sexy Land in its entirety each night. See full dates here.

Cold Waves L.A.: RevCo, Stabbing Westward, Meat Beat Manifesto, Front Line Assembly

Cold Waves L.A.: RevCo, Stabbing Westward, Meat Beat Manifesto, Front Line Assembly

As it approaches its sixth year in Chicago, industrial-music festival Cold Waves has announced its inaugural Los Angeles edition, a two-day event featuring Stabbing Westward, Revolting Cocks (performing 1986’s Big Sexy Land), Front Line Assembly, Meat Beat Manifesto and more.

Ministry, Wax Trax! labelmates collected on 7CD/1LP ‘Trax Box!’ for Record Store Day

Ministry, Wax Trax! labelmates collected on 7CD/1LP ‘Trax Box!’ for Record Store Day

A trove of early Wax Trax! Records material from Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pailhead, 1,000 Homo DJs, PTP and Acid Horse — including previously unreleased tracks and demos — will be compiled on a limited-edition 7CD/1LP box set to be released for Record Store Day next month in both the U.S. and the U.K.

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.

Mike Scaccia, 1965-2012: Ministry, RevCo guitarist dies after on-stage collapse

Mike Scaccia, 1965-2012: Ministry, RevCo guitarist dies after on-stage collapse

Mike Scaccia — who joined Ministry during the Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste tour and went on to play with various Al Jourgensen-led projects including Revolting Cocks, 1000 Homo DJs and Lard — died early this morning after collapsing on-stage in Fort Worth, Texas, during a performance with metal band Rigor Mortis.

Stream: Chris Connelly fronts Nachtmystium on cover of Joy Division’s ‘The Eternal’

Stream: Chris Connelly fronts Nachtmystium on cover of Joy Division’s ‘The Eternal’

Former Ministry and Revolting Cocks member Chris Connelly lends his voice to a new cover of Joy Division’s ‘The Eternal’ by Chicago-based psychedelic black-metal act Nachtmystium — and you can stream the full track via the player embedded here. The cover appears on the B-side to Nachtmystium’s new 7-inch ‘As Made.’

New releases: This Mortal Coil box set, plus Wayne Hussey, Brian Eno, Chris Connelly

New releases: This Mortal Coil box set, plus Wayne Hussey, Brian Eno, Chris Connelly

This week’s new releases include a new HD, career-spanning box set from This Mortal Coil, plus new albums from The Mission’s Wayne Hussey and former Ministry member Chris Connelly, plus a new Brian Eno EP.

‘Sound Opinions’ to salute Wax Trax! Records with RevCo’s Chris Connelly, Paul Barker

‘Sound Opinions’ to salute Wax Trax! Records with RevCo’s Chris Connelly, Paul Barker

This week’s episode of the ‘Sound Opinions’ radio show — billed as ‘the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show’ — will look back at the legacy of Wax Trax! Records and will feature an interview with former Revolting Cocks and Ministry members Chris Connelly and Paul Barker.