John Bechdel

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John Bechdel
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John Bechdel at Toronto during Ministry Tour, May 2008.
Background information
Birth nameJohn Bechdel
Also known asJB
Born (1964-08-23) August 23, 1964 (age 55)
GenresIndustrial rock[1]
InstrumentsKeyboards, guitar
Years active1990–present
LabelsSanctuary, 13th Planet
Associated actsMinistry, Fear Factory, Static-X, Ascension of the Watchers, Killing Joke, Prong

John Bechdel (born August 23, 1964) is an American keyboardist, and has been a part of bands such as Ministry,[2] Fear Factory, Abstinence, Prong, Killing Joke, Murder, Inc. and Brian Brain. He has since worked with False Icons and Ascension of the Watchers.[3]

Bechdel's sister is cartoonist and author Alison Bechdel; John Bechdel is mentioned in her memoir Fun Home[4] and is a major character in its stage musical adaptation.[5]


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "God Complex – False Icons". AllMusic. Retrieved May 1, 2018. John Bechdel's longtime work as an industrial-rock journeyman wasn't necessarily going to inevitably lead to his own band being formed, but it's no surprise that he did go that route, forming False Icons in 2002 and releasing its debut album in 2008.
  2. ^ "An Interview with John Bechdel of Ministry". (in Hungarian). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  3. ^ "An Interview with John Bechdel". Lollipop. No. 66.
  4. ^ Bechdel, Alison (2006). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. New York: Houghton Mifflin. p. 36. ISBN 0-618-47794-2.
  5. ^ Sommer, Elyse (2013-10-13). "A CurtainUp Review: Fun Home". CurtainUp. Retrieved 2014-08-11.