Talking about The Cult's 1999 reunion tour: "Our tour will be a gathering place for desperate souls. People who have been recently disappointed by watered-down, commercialized, mediocre rock music. A lot of rock bands are like little kids playing with big-boy toys - we're playing by big-boy rules. This tour is for people who need meat in their sandwich."
We never had fans - we have addicts. You either need it or you don't. You either get it or you won't. There is nothing casual about The Cult. We attract pure votaries.
We never considered ourselves part of the goth thing.
The days are usually filled with nonsense and every now and again somebody flies by the circus to party on your dime.
Peace on earth and good will toward men - that is something we need to work on. Like Nelson Mandela, we should learn from him.
Occasionally I like a really good pair of shoes. A pair of leather shoes from Gieves & Hawkes in England, Buckshot Brogue, they look really sick.
I do know that there is a difference between artists who are career-driven and artists who have a calling and are just compelled to make music, compelled to perform live, and the business isn't the reason they're doing it. In fact, there isn't really a reason. You just do it.
What I consider to be the barometer for what is a rock artist and what is not, is somebody who has a certain element of blues, even a hint of soul or blues music, derivative of African-American blues, folk, spiritual, or gospel.
What is the popular image of rock star? A rail-thin, overly-paid, narcissistic, average-talented individual who self-implodes in front of everybody, eternally having a party and who looks eternally youthful?
I used to make all my clothes when I was in Southern Death Cult (the first incarnation of The Cult). I still make things to wear on stage and I am involved with sketching, choosing fabric, cutting.
I work at my life and I cultivate myself and don't spend six hours in a gym. Some people would say I should but why?
I don't objectify myself. I hate looking at pictures of myself, they're usually awful.
I didn't join a band. I didn't start a band. I got asked to do it. It kinda happened by accident.
I think there's a lot of people who are afraid to experiment with clothing because they're afraid to get judged or ridiculed.
When you look at men's fashion magazines, you see a lot of well-groomed guys in suits, but very rarely do you see a lot of guys in drop-crotch and hoods with high-tops. It's coming, though, because guys in suits and short hair are beginning to look like they're from another time.
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