Indy: So after a few years apart, The Cult is back, again. What's the deal with you and singer Ian Astbury?
BD: It's a surprising relationship. I guess most people would have thought we'd be done by now, but we actually get along pretty good. Either we've been very lucky for 20-odd years, or there might be something there.
Indy: There's something there all right. The Cult is one of those bands that is like AC/DC instantly recognizable.
BD: I'm of the opinion that while all of our albums have similarities, they're all quite different sonically. Not many of them have been done close together, so I think they're different, and this [new] one, Born Into This, has its own story to tell. We haven't tried to experiment with glockenspiels and recording whales underwater.
Indy: What's up with The Cult headlining the Jagermeister tour? Isn't that gig usually for more metal-y, aggro bands?
BD: It's basically a Cult tour in partnership with Jager. We're pushing the beverage and they're pushing the band. I think the Jager tour is trying to change, and perhaps they're using The Cult as a vehicle to cross over.
Indy: Nice. Good for The Cult.
BD: This was obviously a great financial opportunity for The Cult. It's a different world we live in. So if Bob Dylan can sell Cadillacs, I don't have a problem doing the Jager tour.
At Denver's Fillmore Auditorium, Dec. 3.
This show at Stargazers with the Charlie Milo Trio will be broadcast live on local…
This is awesome! Excited about the new music and adventures for his year!
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