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12th December 2013

"She's writing her own songs. There is no machine behind her. So many other artists today have a big machine behind them, but these works genuinely come out of her." The Cult star Ian Astbury...

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Ian Astbury Takes Aim At Kanye West

4th October 2013

The Cult frontman Ian Astbury has slammed Kanye West and branded him arrogant.The Stronger hitmaker recently gave an interview to BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe and made several lofty claims including calling himself "the number...

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Surviving Members Of The Doors To Reunite

4th July 2013

The surviving members of The Doors will reunite for a tribute to Ray Manzarek.The 'Light My Fire' band's original guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore are planning to stage a concert for the keyboardist,...

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The Cult Cheat Death In Bus Crash

6th July 2012

British rocker Ian Astbury and his The Cult bandmates cheated death earlier this week (begs02Jul12) when their tour bus crashed and narrowly avoided plunging down a sheer embankment.The vehicle was transporting the group from Split...

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Ian Astbury Marries

29th May 2012

The Cult frontman Ian Astbury is a married man after tying the knot in Las Vegas on Saturday (26May12).The Fire Woman rocker exchanged vows with singer Aimee Nash at Sin City's famed Little Church of...

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The Cult To Release First Album Since 2007

1st February 2012

British rock band The Cult is set to release their first album in five years. The group's ninth studio album is called Choice of Weapon and will be released on May 21st, 2012. The Cult...

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Astbury Launches Film Career

9th September 2010

THE CULT star IAN ASTBURY is to make his debut as a filmmaker in the first release in his Aderra Project Capsule project.The rocker will release his first short film, A Prelude to Ruins, to...

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Astbury Joins Boris

4th August 2010

THE CULT star IAN ASTBURY has a new band - he has joined the ranks of Japanese rockers BORIS.The She Sells Sanctuary singer, who has also fronted Doors of the 21st Century and Holy Barbarians,...

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Fiasco & Astbury Collaborate On Japanese Project

2nd June 2009

Hip-hop star LUPE FIASCO and THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY have joined forces to create "a project" based on their mutual love of all things Japanese.The She Sells Sanctuary singer refuses to reveal too much...

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2nd June 2009

"It's amazing how many people come up and say, 'Hey dude, where's the cowboy hat and long hair?' I haven't looked like that in like 16 years." THE CULT star IAN ASTBURY on his post-hippie...

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Astbury Forms New Acoustic Covers Band

2nd June 2009

THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY has formed a new acoustic band, called THE SOFT REVOLT.The She Sells Sanctuary hitmaker insists his new covers act doesn't mean the end of The Cult - it just allows...

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Astbury Making Movie Based On Nobel Prize Winner's Book

2nd June 2009

THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY is hoping to add documentarian to his resume by making a movie based on Nobel Prize-winning author Andrea Smith's book Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide.The rocker, who has...

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Astbury Blasts Led Zeppelin Tour Claims

4th April 2008

THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY has hit out at claims he announced the band would be supporting LED ZEPPELIN on tour - blaming a noisy concert audience and creative journalists for the false rumour. Astbury...

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Astbury: 'Riders On The Storm Inspired Me To Reform The Cult'

8th October 2007

Rocker IAN ASTBURY became so inspired working on THE DOORS offshoot band RIDERS OF THE STORM, he decided to reform his 1980s group, THE CULT. The star learned valuable lessons from ex The Doors stars...

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The Cult Return

29th May 2007

Rocker IAN ASTBURY is heading out on the road with THE CULT again after taking a break to front THE DOORS spin-off 21ST CENTURY DOORS/RIDERS ON THE STORM. The Love Removal MAChine star quit Ray...

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23rd April 2007

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman JOSH HOMME, THE DUKE SPIRIT, IAN ASTBURY and Massive Attack star 3D all make guest appearances on the new UNKLE album War Stories, due out in July (07)....

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Fuel Star Scallions To Join The Doors

29th March 2007

Former FUEL frontman BRETT SCALLIONS will replace THE CULT singer IAN ASTBURY in DOORS reunion band RIDERS ON THE STORM. Scallions beat a host of hopefuls to land the job in Doors founders ROBBY KRIEGER...

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Astbury Leaves Doors Band To Rejoin The Cult

16th February 2007

Singer IAN ASTBURY is leaving his DOORS bandmates to rejoin rockers THE CULT. The British star has been performing with The Doors' keyboardist RAY MANZAREK, 68, and guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER, 61, in RIDERS ON THE...

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Densmore Considers Full Doors Reunion - With Vedder

8th February 2007

A full THE DOORS reunion could be possible this year (07) if PEARL JAM star EDDIE VEDDER agrees to perform with the rock legends again. Vedder joined the three existing members of the group for...

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Kilmer Lights Up The Whisky A Go Go As Jim Morrison

9th November 2006

VAL KILMER returned to the stage as rock legend JIM MORRISON last night (08NOV06) when he joined THE DOORS for a 40th anniversary show in Hollywood. Group members JOHN DENSMORE, ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK...

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29th October 2006

The new-look THE DOORS are to ring in the New Year (07) in London - founder members ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK and THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY will perform on New Year's Eve (31DEC06)...

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The Cult Call In Zombie Drummer

1st March 2006

LATEST: British rockers THE CULT have recruited former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer JOHN TEMPESTA for a new US tour. Founding members BILLY DUFFY and IAN ASTBURY have also invited bass player CHRIS WYSE, who played...

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Homme And Dalle Join The Man From Unkle

1st February 2006

Rock couple JOSH HOMME and BRODY DALLE will join British dance music star JAMES LAVELLE on his third UNKLE project. THE CULT star IAN ASTBURY has also recorded vocals for three tracks on the...

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The Cult Reform For Us Dates

31st January 2006

Rockers THE CULT have reformed for an upcoming US tour. Group founders IAN ASTBURY and BILLY DUFFY are staging auditions for new members with a view to playing their first dates in almost four...

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Doors Controversy Continues As Rockers Pick New Name

22nd August 2005

LATEST: THE DOORS stars ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK are facing another messy battle with former bandmate JOHN DENSMORE after renaming the group after one of the rockers' most famous hits. Densmore and the...

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Reznor Dumps Side Projects

12th May 2005

NINE INCH NAILS star TRENT REZNOR has ditched his side project with A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN because he doesn't think it's good enough. The rocker collaborated with Keenan on a TAPEWORM...

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Doors Mourn Manager's Death

7th January 2005

Members of THE DOORS have been left devastated after their manager died from lung cancer on Wednesday (05JAN05) in Los Angeles. DANNY SUGERMAN, who was 50, first became involved with the LIGHT MY FIRE...

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The Doors Head Down Under

7th December 2004

THE DOORS are kicking off 2005 in style by playing their first ever shows in Australia. The group never toured Australasia during JIM MORRISON's tenure with them in the late 1960s, but now they...

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The Doors Stay Open

29th September 2004

The almost reformed THE DOORS will be allowed to continue touring under the moniker DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, thanks to a jury's decision in California. Drummer JOHN DENSMORE attempted to sue former bandmates...

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Astbury Slams Morrison's Self-destructive Followers

5th July 2004

New DOORS frontman IAN ASTBURY is disturbed that so many fans of tragic artists like the band's iconic original frontman JIM MORRISON want to mimic their heroes' self-destructive behaviour. The former singer of THE...

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