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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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Harrison Lands At No. 11 In Rolling Stone‘s Greatest Guitarists

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As 2011 wound down, Rolling Stone compiled a list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and George Harrison stands at No. 11 among the prolific list of virtuoso musicians.

In the early-December issue of the magazine, Tom Petty offered Harrison high praise.

Wrote Petty:

“George Harrison and I were once in a car and the Beatles song ‘You Can’t Do That‘ came on, with that great riff in the beginning on the 12-string. He goes, ‘I came up with that.’ And I said, ‘Really? How?’ He said, ‘I was just standing there and thought, “I’ve got to do something!’

“That pretty much sums him up. He just had a way of getting right to the business, of finding the right thing to play. That was part of that Beatles magic – they all seemed to find the right thing to play.”

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page earned the top three slots on the list, with Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Eddie Van Halen, Duane Allman and Pete Townshend rounding out the top 10.

Gretsch signature artists Chet Atkins and Bo Diddley came in at Nos. 21 and 27, respectively.

“His style was outrageous,” Keith Richards told RS of Diddley; it suggested “that the kind of music we loved didn’t just come from Mississippi. It was coming from somewhere else.”

“I think he influenced everybody who picked up a guitar,” Duane Eddy said of Atkins to Rolling Stone.

Eddy himself was also honored on this list, coming in at No. 64.

“If there was any doubt left in the late 1950s that the guitar – not the saxophone – was rock & roll’s essential lead instrument, Duane Eddy settled the argument: See his 1958 single ‘Rebel Rouser,’ curled with country twang and rippling with tremolo,” noted the music mag of the Gretsch signature artist.

For the full list, click here.

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