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Burton C. Bell Talks About Involvement with Ministry

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Fear Factory and Ascension Of The Watchers frontman Burton C. Bell speaks about involvement in Ministry's latest album "The Last Sucker" and in the upcoming covers collection "Cover Up":

'It was last January [2007], I was talking to a friend, and my friend goes, 'Yeah, MINISTRY is in the studio recording their last record." I was like, 'Their last record?' 'Yeah, it's their very last record.' 'Really?!' And I was thinking to myself, 'Man, if I want to get involved with this, this is the time.' So what did I do? The very next day I called up Al [Jourgensen, MINISTRY mainman]. I was like, 'Al, this is Burton. I met you (at your last New York City show), I know you're doing your last record. I would love to offer my services. I'm there, if you want me I'm there.' He called me like a week later, 'We want you on our record. Come on down.' So he flew me down. I was down there for two weeks. We did 'End Of Days', 'Die In A Crash'. I did another song, it's not on the record, I don't know what happened to it. I started doing those cover songs. It was just like, 'Yeah, this is cool.'"

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. Bill writes:

that's awesome.

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2. Txmetalhead writes:

I met Burton once, he is an awesome guy - totally humble and thankful for being a rock star. It was a nice talk with him.

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3. Dood writes:

I can't wait for Ministry and Meshugga to DESTROY ME in two weeks!

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4. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I'll be seeing this Ministry tour in Detroit and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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5. Ian writes:

Saw them last night in New Orleans. Burton passed me at the bar and when he came back he walked up to me shook my hand gave me a hug and talked to me like we had been friends for ever. Very wonderful person. Thanks.

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