Tag: Billy Duffy

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Wayne Hussey has enlisted current and former members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Smiths for an all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit “key workers dealing with COVID-19 globally.” Full details right here.

Watch: Johnny Marr joins The Cult onstage in Manchester to perform ‘Rain’

Watch: Johnny Marr joins The Cult onstage in Manchester to perform ‘Rain’

Johnny Marr has been known to invite his lifelong friend Billy Duffy onstage during his solo shows, and a few nights ago in Manchester, The Cult guitarist returned the favor, bringing the ex-Smiths guitarist out in Manchester to play “Rain,” off his band’s 1985 album Love. See footage of it right here.

Contest: Win The Cult’s ‘Sonic Temple’ vinyl reissue signed by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy

Contest: Win The Cult’s ‘Sonic Temple’ vinyl reissue signed by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy

Beggars Banquet has just released a series of 30th anniversary reissues of The Cult’s smash 1989 album Sonic Temple, and we’re thrilled to be able to give away a copy of the new 2LP vinyl reissue — signed by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, no less — to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader. Details right here.

The Alarm to tease upcoming album with Record Store Day vinyl EP featuring Billy Duffy

The Alarm to tease upcoming album with Record Store Day vinyl EP featuring Billy Duffy

Mike Peters will tease the upcoming album by The Alarm with a special 8-song EP to be released for Record Store Day that will include three songs off the new record that’s expected this summer as well as a collaboration with Billy Duffy of The Cult on the song “Blood Red Viral Black.” Full details here.

Watch: Jack Lowden is Morrissey in first trailer for upcoming ‘England is Mine’ biopic

Watch: Jack Lowden is Morrissey in first trailer for upcoming ‘England is Mine’ biopic

The world got its first glimpse today of the much-anticipated Morrissey biopic “England Is Mine” after the release of the trailer for the film that stars Jack Lowden as the young Steven Patrick Morrissey in the lead-up to the formation of The Smiths. The film, directed by Mark Gill, is set to be released in the U.K. on Aug. 4.

The Cult to announce ‘Electric 13’ tour on Monday as some U.S., U.K. dates emerge

The Cult to announce ‘Electric 13’ tour on Monday as some U.S., U.K. dates emerge

The Cult have been teasing fans the last couple days via social media that they plan to announce a new tour called “Electric 13” on Monday — a trek that presumably will find Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy revisiting their 1987 hard-rock turn Electric on stage each night. The tour is poised to come to the U.S. and U.K.

Video: Johnny Marr and Billy Duffy tear up ‘I Fought the Law’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’

Video: Johnny Marr and Billy Duffy tear up ‘I Fought the Law’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’

Johnny Marr surprised fans in San Francisco on Saturday night by pulling an old friend on stage: Billy Duffy of The Cult, who joined Marr and his band to rip through “I Fought the Law,” the 1958 classic by The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis popularized first by the Bobby Fuller Four and then The Clash.

The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke team up for 5-date U.K. arena tour this September

The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke team up for 5-date U.K. arena tour this September

With their first new album in five years, ‘Choice of Weapon,’ coming out in May, The Cult this morning announced a five-date arena tour of the U.K. this September that’ll see the rockers enlisting a pair of freshly reunited contemporaries — The Mission and Killing Joke — to fill out the bill.

Free MP3: The Cult, ‘Lucifer’ — first track off new album ‘Choice of Weapon,’ due in May

Free MP3: The Cult, ‘Lucifer’ — first track off new album ‘Choice of Weapon,’ due in May

The Cult roars back into action this May with a brand-new, 10-track album called ‘Choice of Weapon,’ co-produced by ‘Sonic Temple’ veteran Bob Rock and preceded by the rocker ‘Lucifer’ — which is available here as a free MP3 download. It’s the group’s ninth album overall and first in five years.

The Cult releases ‘Everyman and Woman Is a Star,’ single off upcoming 4-song ‘capsule’

The Cult releases ‘Everyman and Woman Is a Star,’ single off upcoming 4-song ‘capsule’

British hard-rockers The Cult this weekend are releasing their first new song in three years — a three-and-a-half minute track called ‘Everyman and Woman Is a Star’ — via iTunes as a taste of a new four-song ‘capsule’ due out this fall.

The Cult’s ‘Love’ to be reissued in deluxe 4-disc ‘Omnibus’ box set in September

The Cult’s ‘Love’ to be reissued in deluxe 4-disc ‘Omnibus’ box set in September

The Cult is reissuing its 1985 breakthrough album Love in two expanded editions this summer to coincide with its worldwide Love Live Tour, which kicks […]

The Cult to perform 1985’s ‘Love’ on upcoming world tour

The Cult to perform 1985’s ‘Love’ on upcoming world tour

Keeping in tune with the latest in concert fads, longtime UK rockers The Cult will perform their classic 1985 breakthrough Love in its entirety on […]