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Al Jourgensen and Cheap Trick honor Sgt. Pepper's

The 40th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has resulted in a lot of backhanded tributes already, but this press release we just received may trump them all:

Ministry's Al Jourgensen has been confirmed to special guest with Cheap Trick when they perform The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from start to finish in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the landmark album. Jourgensen will join Cheap Trick onstage in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on August 10 and 11 to perform the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," considered to be one of the most complex songs ever recorded by the Fab Four.

At the specific request of Cheap Trick's Rick Nielson and Robin Zander, the Ministry guitarist/vocalist has re-arranged the song and made it "bent, in the Al Jourgensen way." Ministry/RevCo guitarist Sin Quirin will join Jourgensen and Cheap Trick onstage for the performance.

Sgt. Pepper's is certainly one of the greatest pieces of art ever created, so to be asked to participate in this momentous occasion is a great honor," commented Jourgensen.

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Seriously…Guys? We've had enough Sgt. Pepper's talk to last two lifetimes. Can all you boomers please start thinking about your IRAs or something instead? This is getting embarrassing.

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