Archive for March, 2012

By Metal Dave Anyone who thinks Cliff Burton has been turning in his grave since “Master of Puppets” may have to reconsider after reading Joel McIver’s 2009 biography, “To Live is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton.” According to the author’s interviews with band mates, friends, family and peers, Cliff was […]

NOTE: The Cult performs three times during SXSW in Austin this week. Two of the three shows are free to the public. Info below. The band is promoting its upcoming new album, “Choice of Weapon,” due May 22. By Metal Dave If there’s common ground between an intellectual and a rock star, the stereotype would […]

NOTE: The Cult makes its 2012 concert debut at SXSW in Austin next week. Two of the three shows are free to the public. Info below. The band is promoting its upcoming new album, “Choice of Weapon,” due May 22. By Metal Dave For a band that rose to prominence in the heyday of poodle-boy […]

NOTE: This article originally published in the Austin American-Statesman, March 6, 2012 SXSW PREVIEW: THE CULT RETURNS WITH NEW RECORD, ‘STILL INQUISITIVE, STILL PASSIONATE’ By David Glessner Special to the American-Statesman When you run with wolves and jackals, you get wise to the ways of survival. Just ask Ian Astbury, singer for the Cult. Reached […]