2008 TOUR DATES
Tour dates have been announced for the UK, Europe and Canada, along with US shows in Seattle & Boston - see tour schedule for dates.
NEW RECORD IN SEPTEMBER
The Cult has signed with Roadrunner Records who will release a new album Born Into This on the band's New Wilderness label on September 25, 2007. The album will be produced by Martin "Youth" Glover.
SUMMER 2007 DATES
Tour dates have been announced for Europe, including six shows with The Who -
see tour schedule for dates.
The current lineup is Mike Dimkich/guitar, Chris Wyse/bass and John Tempesta/drums,
and of course Ian & Billy
NO NEWS IS NO NEWS
There doesn't seem to be much happening with the Cult or the Doors/Riders on the Storm. The Cult played some dates in 2006 and Billy Duffy, Billy Morrison & Matt Sorum are currently playing with Circus Diablo. Morrison & Sorum are also part of the core group of Camp Freddy, with whom Duffy has performed.
Lack of activity along with life/lack of time have dictated that this site hasn't been posting much news of late, but the musical legacy of the Cult remains timeless
BILLY DUFFY TOURING THE UK WITH DEAD MEN WALKING
Billy Duffy performed throughout the UK during the fall with Dead Men Walking - Mike Peters (The Alarm, Coloursound), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), and Kirk Brandon (Spear of Destiny).
Click for more info: Dead Men Walking - The Alarm
THE CULT ARE FEATURED IN A NEW BOOK
The Dark Reign of Gothic Rock: In the Reptile House with The Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus and The Cure by Dave Thompson has just been published by Helter Skelter Books, and it features The Cult as much as (if not more than) the other bands featured in the oh-so-long title. It's a great read with a ton of information and memories - read more!
LIVE CULT (MUSIC WITHOUT FEAR) DVD
The much-anticipated DVD featuring live footage from Los Angeles is now available! more info
IAN TO FRONT THE NEWLY-REFORMED DOORS
It's official: the Doors have reformed with original members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, along with Ian Astbury on vocals and Police drummer Stewart Copeland (oops see Update 2). Astbury seems the logical choice to replace the legendary Jim Morrison, as evidenced by the 2000 VH1 Doors reunion/tribute special. The new group has played a few gigs and Manzarek has said "this is the permanent Doors lineup."
Whether this new band will last or not, and what impact it will have on the Cult's future, time will tell... although it has to be noted that Billboard describes the new Doors singer as "formerly of the Cult"
UPDATE: Original Doors drummer John Densmore has filed suit against Manzarek and Krieger about the new lineup, but the band continues to play some LA dates including a performance on "The Tonight Show," and Ian was interviewed briefly on "Extra" and "Access Hollywood." If nothing else, all this exposure may introduce some new fans to the Cult's music :)
UPDATE 2: Next Stewart Copeland filed a $1 million suit against Manzarek and Krieger claiming he was "dismissed without cause" in February 2002 (so much for that "permanent lineup"!) Copeland settled "amicably" in late May/early June, calling The Doors 21st Century "a great group" and citing Astbury as "really charistmatic."
UPDATE 3: The Litigation Follies continue: now Jim Morrison's estate has filed an 11-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against Manzarek, Krieger, et al, and so has Morrison's wife's estate.
psst Ian, it's not your karma to pay.. take it all as a sign to get back to the Cult where you belong
THE CULT ON VH1'S "BEHIND THE MUSIC"
VH1's series "Behind the Music" featured The Cult in a brand new,
up-to-date episode which debuted January 20, 2002!
It's a great hour with lots of comments and background from Ian, Billy, Matt, Billy M., and a few others, though not as many "outsider" contributions as most BTM episodes. Watch for reruns!
PURE CULT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
Music videos, interviews, live performances and a lot more!
CHECK OUT THE NEW SITE PAGES!
Pick up the legendary Live at the Marquee double CD, Pure Cult VHS,
find links to the long-rumored tribute album, Astbury and Duffy side and solo projects, Death Cult, Southern Death Cult, and some fun factoids
in the new Rarities section; and download Cult wallpapers and desktop themes from the new Free page!
THE CULT TOUR WITH AEROSMITH
Dates throughout the Eastern USA
BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL WAS RELEASED
JUNE 5, 2001 ON ATLANTIC!
The first single "Rise" received a lot of airplay
in some markets and a video was shot.
IAN INJURED AT SAN FRANCISCO SHOW
Towards the end of a nearly 1½ hour show at the Warfield on August 6, 2001, Ian told the crowd that something had "snapped" in his leg, and he was in obvious pain as he finished the two-song encore.
A roadie had to get a tambourine off the drum riser for Ian and he had to be helped offstage at the end of the show. But the vocals stayed as solid as they'd been throughout the high energy sold-out show, which included tunes from Beyond Good and Evil as well as Love, Electric, and Sonic Temple, along with favorites like "The Witch". The band was as tight as ever for the next-to-last show of their 3-month US tour, and although it seemed like there might have been some tension between Astbury and Duffy, it wasn't at all evident in the music.
Thanks to Ian, Billy, Matt, and the rest of the band and crew for another fantastic SF show! Ironically, opening act Monster Magnet had cancelled due to the singer's having broken his leg the night before. Stabbing Westward was also a no-show. We wish Ian well - apparently he tore his calf muscle - but they did perform in Las Vegas the following night.
Ian and Billy held an online chat on AOL June 12, 2001
Ian and Matt chatted June 13 at USAToday.com
LIVE VIDEO WEBCASTS
The Cult were included in a live webcast June 23, 2001 at the
KROQ Weenie Roast from Irvine, CA
They played along with 311, Blink-182, Coldplay, Crazytown, Disturbed, Jane's Addiction, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Stabbing Westward and Staind
Net surfers who logged on June 27 could also catch the Cult from
House of Blues in Las Vegas
2001 began with The Cult as Billboard's Featured Artist of the Day
Unfortunately Billboard.com has removed their past news archives...
(but it was a good article)
RARE CULT 6-DISC BOX SET IS IN STORES NOW
A single disc Best of Rare Cult is also available
The Cult toured with Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes during 2000. Sadly, many dates were cancelled when Page suffered a back injury
A LIVE WEBCAST TOOK PLACE AUGUST 10, 2000
The Cult's short set from the celebrity-studded LA event was webcast live and was featured on several entertainment magazine tv shows
|The Cult is back!
Their song "Painted on My Heart" is the opening track of the soundtrack for the movie Gone in 60 Seconds
The album also features sometimes-Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin, DMX, Moby, Chemical Brothers, Method Man, Ice Cube and many more... check it out|
"Painted on My Heart" is also available as an import CD single
that includes the Radio Edit and Rock Version plus two other songs,
"Sugarless" by Caviar and "Betterdays (and the Bottom Drops Out)" by Citizen Kings
Listen to Painted on My Heart (323k wav)
The song and clips from the video were used in
some of the Gone in 60 Seconds TV ads
The video was directed by Mark Racco and shot in a LA warehouse that was also used for scenes in the film. Ian drives his own dark purple vintage muscle car in the video
more soundtracks with the Cult
"Painted on My Heart" was written by Diane Warren
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