The Cult - Did You Know?

The Cult - Did You Know?January 2, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about British rock band, The Cult.




The Cult are a British rock band that was formed in BradfordWest Yorkshire, England in 1983.

The Cult gained a dedicated following in the UK during the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band, with singles like "She Sells Sanctuary." Later on, the band gained mainstream success in the US during the late 1980s, now as a hard rock band with singles like "Fire Woman" and "Love Removal Machine."

Here are a few interesting facts about The Cult:

1. In 1987, while touring the US, The Cult were supported by Guns N' Roses, who had only just started their ascent to fame, having released Appetite For Destruction, the band's debut album.

2. Numerous drummers played with the band and got their chance with The Cult. Among them were Michael Lee (Thin Lizzy), Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country). Nigel Preston, the original drummer of The Cult, died of a heroin overdose in 1992.

3. Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy used to play alongside Paul Cook and Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols in the amateur football team Hollywood United FC.

To this current day, The Cult has released 10 studio albums, 2 live albums, 5 compilation albums and 41 singles. The last album that the band released was Hidden City in 2016.

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