The Cult’s Ian Astbury Talks New Album

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photo courtesy of last.fm

photo courtesy of last.fm

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Cult[/lastfm] is poised to release their new album Choice of Weapon on May 22nd and frontman Ian Astbury recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to discuss the new album and his inspiration behind it.

The new album (which is their first studio album in five years) was co-produced by Chris Goss and longtime collaborator Bob Rock (who has previously worked with the likes of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Metallica[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aerosmith[/lastfm]).

On asked whether this album is complete even though the release has been set, Astbury said, “Let’s put it this way – the paint’s still wet.”

On what the title of the album means to him, Astbury went on to say, “In a more metaphorical sense, a weapon can be a camera, a weapon can be a pen, a weapon can be a statement, a verbal statement, a weapon can be an article of clothing.”

Astbury also touches on the credibility of critics during the blogging and social media age.

“I think everyone’s afraid of maybe upsetting someone at Pitchfork Media, getting that hate.” Astbury continues by saying, “This is the interesting thing, because with the internet and social networks, blogging, everyone has an opinion,” Astbury said.

To check out the entire interview, hit up rollingstone.com.

While you’re there, take some time to listen to their new single “Lucifer” from their upcoming album.

When you’re done with that, check out these classics from The Cult. Enjoy…

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