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Music, All Shook Down We Talked to Ian Astbury of The Cult About Budweiser, Reincarnation, and OK Computer

We Talked to Ian Astbury of The Cult About Budweiser, Reincarnation, and OK Computer

Ian Astbury is not shy. Ask him about a bass player being replaced, and you'll get his thoughts on reincarnation, Francis Bacon, and U2. At one point he asks whether singers need thesauruses anymore, and at least in his…
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Music, All Shook Down The Cult's Ian Astbury Reflects on the San Francisco of City Lights and Bill Graham

The Cult's Ian Astbury Reflects on the San Francisco of City Lights and Bill Graham

[Editor's note: Before the Cult comes to California for three shows -- two at Coachella, and one in S.F. at the Regency Ballroom this Thursday, April 3 -- frontman Ian Astbury offered to write us a few thoughts about his…
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Music, All Shook Down The Cult's Ian Astbury Talks New Album, Kitchen Knives, and Fucked-Up Children

The Cult's Ian Astbury Talks New Album, Kitchen Knives, and Fucked-Up Children

Not too many bands have traced the kind of eclectic arc traveled by The Cult. Anchored by the British songwriting team of singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy for three decades, the group has traversed from its UK…
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There was a time not long ago when millions of adolescent boys supercharged with pubescent hormones, rebellious spirit, and rock "n" roll fantasies longed to be Jim Morrison, the coolly confrontational poet/singer of "60s hit-makers the Doors who romantically drank…
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Wednesday, August 21 Kuntry Kunts These little ladies just plumb stole the hearts of each and every judge on the SFO demo listening panel last month. Not a surprise to anyone who has stumbled upon these subversive country gals harmonizing…
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