Tag: Ian Astbury

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.

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: The Cult, ‘Honey From a Knife’ — second single from ‘Choice of Weapon’ LP

Video: The Cult, ‘Honey From a Knife’ — second single from ‘Choice of Weapon’ LP

With a downsized U.K. tour saddled with apparently poor ticket sales and the loss of Killing Joke as an opening act set to kick off next week, The Cult has just issued a new music video for “Honey From a Knife,” the opening track and second official single from the band’s current album, ‘Choice of Weapon.’

Linkage: Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cult

Linkage: Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cult

In our latest link round-up, we feature a look inside Dave Gahan’s home studio, an argument that My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ is the greatest album of the ’90s, a look back at The Psychedelic Furs, an interview with The Cult’s Ian Asbury and a look at the parallels between the rise of synthpop and digital design.

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.

Video: The Cult plays new single ‘Embers’ on DirecTV’s ‘Guitar Center Sessions’

Following appearances by Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction earlier this fall, satellite provider DirecTV’s new performance and Q&A show ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ this month spotlights The Cult.

New CDs: INXS ‘Platinum’ best-of, Ministry ‘Molé’ mixes, Ian Astbury fronts Boris

New CDs: INXS ‘Platinum’ best-of, Ministry ‘Molé’ mixes, Ian Astbury fronts Boris

This week’s new releases include ‘Platinum: Greatest Hits,’ the physical edition of a new INXS best-of released online earlier this year; ‘MiXXXes of the Molé,’ a full-album remix of Ministry’s ‘Houses of the Molé’; and ‘BXI,’ an EP by Boris and The Cult’s Ian Astbury.

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 […]