Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters

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Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters
Genres Cowpunk, alternative country, psychedelic rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Associated acts Ministry, Lard, 1000 Homo DJs
Website bucksatan.com
Members Buck Satan
Rick Nielsen
Tony Campos
Past members Mike Scaccia

Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters is an American country band, formed in 2011 by the Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, who uses the pseudonym Buck Satan. The initial lineup also featured Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and ex-Ministry members Tony Campos and Mike Scaccia.[1]

The band was formed after the death of the country singer Buck Owens, who inspired Jourgensen to start the project.[1][2] Al Jourgensen also referred to band's musical style as "heavy western” and “country-core".[1]

The band's debut album, Bikers Welcome Ladies Drink Free, was released in January 17, 2012, via 13th Planet.[1] It received mixed reviews from the critics.[3][4]

The band's guitarist, Mike Scaccia, died on December 23, 2012, due to a heart attack while performing onstage with Rigor Mortis.[5]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Tony Campos – bass (2006-present)
  • Rick Neilsen – guitar (2006-present)
  • Buck Satan – vocals, banjo, guitar, pedal steel guitar, harmonica, keyboards, mandolin (2006-present)
Past members

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hartmann, Graham (December 16, 2011). "Ministry’s Al Jourgensen to release Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters album in 2012". Loudwire. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Al Jourgensen discusses Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters project, recent health scare". Blabbermouth.net. April 12, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jeffries, David. "Bikers Welcome Ladies Drink Free". Allmusic. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gross, Joe (January 17, 2012). "REVIEWSBuck Satan and the 666 Shooters, ‘Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free’". Spin. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Prato, Greg (December 23, 2012). "Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Buck Satan And The 666 Shooters on Discogs". Retrieved June 10, 2013. 

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