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Welcome to the new and improved Cult Central. This site chronicles the past, present and future of the Cult and related projects. The Cult is Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. In 2006 they added new members, John Tempesta on Drums, and in 2015 they picked up Grant Fitzpatrick on bass and Damon Fox on keyboards and rhythm guitar.

As always, we're interested in contributions including stories, reviews, news, pictures, artwork, and anything else that may be on your mind. You can reach me by E-Mail, on MSN Messenger (My user name is:, Skype (jon.taylor1971), or by snail mail (please request my address). Also note that Cult Central has a Facebook account associated with the eMail address:

Hidden City is out now and receiving good reviews. The band has really been plugging this album a lot with interviews all over the place - nice to see them get some great publicity! They've also been doing a lot of live shows. If they're coming to your town I recommend you go, it's a great show!

The US tour is ongoing until early October and will be followed by a New Zealand/Australian tour in November. As far as the Cult goes, that should be it for 2016. Europe has been notoriously absent with respect to touring this album - hopefully some dates for those folks will come in 2017.

As far as side gigs goes, note that Billy will be joining the Kings of Chaos Dec 1-3 for a series of shows in Las Vegas.

Billy has created a new web site to chronicle his achievements and current activity. You can find it at Make sure you sign up to his mailing list to get the latest information.

If you're on Facebook there's a bunch of activity there. Brian Astbury, who is Ian's brother, has created a "Rare Cult" group where people can post photos of their rare items. There have been some really cool items show up on there - it's a great place to explore the true depth of collectables that the band have available. In addition the Band has a group along with each band member individually . There are plenty of interesting news tidbits to read about there.

As always, please feel free to continue to send in reviews of the shows this year (and previous years for that matter), it's great to have that information on the site for everybody to read.

Pop by the message board using the link on the right. Lots of fans dropping in to discuss various aspects of the band and side projects.

Have a look at the CultCentral Owner's List page. It's a list of all the numbered Cult items and where they are residing in the world. Feel free to E-Mail me your stuff, and I'll add it to the site. Hosting

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