Can You Spot FEAR FACTORY Frontman Burton C. Bell In NIRVANA's Classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Video?
- Posted by RobInjection on August 1, 2012
Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell is a dedicated music fan, and has been forever. I can speak to this first hand, having attended the first 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, where his band was playing, the man was attending just as many bands as the rest of us. He was there for the music.
Burton's been around the scene for a long time, and in a recent interview, he talked about how he was one of the extras in the now legendary Nirvana video "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Here's what he said:
"I was a big Nirvana fan for a long time, and I saw them a bunch of times on the 'Bleach' tour. After seeing them a few times, I'd run into them, a friend of mine actually played on [NIRVANA's 1991 record] record, 'Nevermind' — he played cello on 'Something In The Way'. So we had a copy of that record almost five months before it came out. What happened was that, before the record came out, they had a show in L.A. at the Roxy, and after the show, they threw out flyers saying, 'Hey, come to our video shoot.' And so me and my roommate got the flyer with the directions on it and we went to the video shoot the next day. . . And what happened in the video wasn't even supposed to happen. The audience just went nuts."
Can you spot Burton? I certainly can't.