Today's POP is RIP guitar great Mike Scaccia. A cult Christmas classic from Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen posted here in his memory…
Ministry's guitarist Mike Scaccia sadly passed away after collapsing at a show immediately before Christmas Day. He was playing with his original, seminal death metal band Rigor Mortis, who reformed in 2003 and have since continued to play incredible live shows.
"Mikey was not only the best guitar player in the history of music, but he was a close, close close part of our family – and I just lost a huge chunk of my heart," says Al Jourgensen.
"Our lives are forever changed. Life without Mikey is like orange juice without pulp – kind of bland."
Jourgensen and Mark Gemini Thwaite originally recorded "It's Always Christmas Time" in memory of Paul Raven, bass player with both Killing Joke and Ministry. It's one of a handful of genuinely great contemporary Christmas records.
thepop.com is proud to now post it in memory of Mike Scaccia…
"I wasted my time, just running around in circles, where I was I can't remember, but now it's December… MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CHRISTMAS… It's always Christmas time…"
With thanks to Al Jourgensen and 13th Planet Records
RIP Paul Raven
RIP Mike Scaccia
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