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Billy Duffy, Ian Astbury Appear On That Metal Show

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The Cult’s Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury sat down with the guys from VH1′s That Metal Show over the weekend to discuss their prestigious career and new album, Choice of Weapon.

They were joined late in the show by former Warlock vocalist and current solo artist Doro.

Watch the full episode in the video below:

For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit The Cult’s official website.

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The Cult Reveal Video For New Single

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With Choice of Weapon due out in May, The Cult have released a video for the album’s newest single, “For the Animals.”

From director Michelle Peerali, the clip stars actress Hanna Mosqueda and tells a tale of lost youth overwhelmed by her circumstances but rises up in the end.

Each member of the band also makes a cameo in the video.

Watch “For the Animals” below:

In addition, the band announced the addition of a Los Angeles date to their summer North American concert tour, set to kick off May 25. The Cult wraps up the first leg of the tour with a headline show at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, June 23.

Said guitarist Billy Duffy, “We are super excited to return to one of our favorite Los Angeles venues to debut, live in our hometown, some of the new songs from our new album, Choice of Weapon. The Palladium has hosted a few stellar Cult shows over the years, and this one, I can guarantee, will be up there with the best.”

For more information, visit The Cult’s official website.

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The Cult Announces North American Tour Dates

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The Cult announced a 20-date North American tour that will kick off May 25 in San Diego, bringing the band’s incendiary rock energy to major and secondary markets across the continent.

In addition, the tour will include headline dates at the Great Canadian Beaverfest in Windsor, Ontario, and at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf Concert Series in Buffalo, N.Y.  For most of the dates, The Cult will be supported by Against Me! and The Icarus Line.  Tickets will be available for purchase later this week.

“This is going to be a very intense, high-energy tour,” said The Cult’s vocalist, Ian Astbury.  ”We are really looking forward to the time we spend on stage connected to our music and our audience.  That’s our purpose.”

The Cult is touring in support of Choice of Weapon, which is due out May 22 via Cooking Vinyl.

Until then, fans can pick up a new track titled “For the Animals” via iTunes by clicking here.

And for a full list of tour dates, visit The Cult’s official website.

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Hear New Cult Song

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Rollingstone.com has an exclusive stream of The Cult single “For the Animals,” which will be featured on the band’s upcoming May 22 album, Choice of Weapon.

“We’ve always been an outsider group; we don’t seem to fit completely with an existing genre,” said singer Ian Astbury. “‘For the Animals’ reflects the sentiment that we are a raw, visceral animal, independent and beholden to no one. We celebrate that aspect that is also rising in the culture. We go where nature takes us.”

The Cult also caused a stir at the annual South by Southwest music festival, playing a show at the 25,000-capacity Auditorium Shores.  The show was filmed for usage in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature film Lawless, as well.

Check out footage of the band playing “Love Removal Machine” in the video below:

The Cult announced a U.K. tour earlier this week with The Mission and Killing Joke in September. Tickets go on sale today here. Additional tour dates this spring and summer can be found on the Cult website.

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Billy Duffy Hints At Signature Model

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Billy Duffy from iconic British rocker band The Cult recently sat down for an extensive interview with MusicRadar to talk about his band’s upcoming album – Choice of Weapon – his relationship with singer Ian Astbury and, of course, his love of the Gretsch White Falcon.

But Duffy also caused a stir when he hinted that he and Gretsch are developing a signature model of his favorite guitar.

“You know, I’m not a hoarder of guitars. I’ve got a few Gretsches, and they’re all good, working guitars,” Duffy said.  ”I don’t use them all the time, but I use them when I can. It’s a pretty big thing, you know, the Gretsch – it’s heavy.

“And we’re working on a signature model, too, so that’ll be something nice to look forward to.”

Duffy admitted that he had eyed Gretsch products for a long time, and once he had the capital to purchase one, there was no questioning what direction he was going.

“The Gretsch thing was just a search for a different sound, something unique. And what brought it into focus was when I went to see Bow Wow Wow. I kind of knew those guys a little bit, but seeing Matthew Ashman with that Gretsch… I was transfixed. I said, ‘If I get any money, I’m buying a Gretsch.’

“Soon after, I got in the band Theatre Of Hate, and ironically, the singer played a Gretsch. He had an odd-green model, with the pickup by the neck – it was great.

“He asked me one day what kind of guitar I was going to play, and I said, ‘Well, I’ve got a job now, don’t I? I’m buying a Gretsch!’  Took all my money and got the double cutaway.”

Read the full interview with Duffy here.

The Cult is performing at the SXSW Music Festival on March 17, and Choice of Weapon is due out May 22.  For a download of lead single “Lucifer,” check out the band’s official website.

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