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The Cult Return. Again.

[This is my column in today’s Metro newspapers across Canada. – AC]

Ian Astbury is home — sort of.  Reclining in a chair at the back of an appropriately dark downtown club, the singer of the Cult is happy to be back in Ontario where he spent his early years in Hamilton and later years in Toronto.

Now living in LA, he’s excitedly talking about the new Cult album, Choice of Weapon, part of which was produced by Canadian Bob Rock.

This reunion seems to be sticking.

(Ruefully) Reunion (laughs).  We’ve been ‘reconvening’ for seven years.  The first one, ’95 through ’99, I needed time.  I needed to walk away. In ’99 we signed to Warner Brothers and the industry just went ‘kablooie’.  It was a difficult time to come back.  Then the Doors thing (a semi Doors reunion with Ian as singer) came along.  Then I just started popping around doing stuff.  There was Trent Reznor.  We were potentially working on a group together…

Wait, wait!  What potential group with Trent Reznor?

We were kind of toying with the idea of doing something at one point.  He was sniffing around.  I think he was looking for what his next move was going to be. I’d love to work with Trent at some point, but we’ll see.

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Alan Cross

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