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Ian Astbury on the Cult's new album, Choice of Weapon, his interest in Native American Culture and being a devotee of the Doors -- not just a fan

Since first emerging in the mid-'80s, the Cult (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) has gone through some lineup changes and been on a few breaks. Through it all, the band's core members, frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, have continued to churn out some heavy records, including 2007's Born Into This and their latest effort, Choice of Weapon, which hits stores this week on Cooking Vinyl. We recently spoke with Astbury at length about the new album, his interest in Native American culture, being a devotee of the Doors, his film production company and a whole bunch more.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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