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THE CULT Holding Drummer Auditions

Reactivated rockers THE CULT are reportedly holding drummer auditions in Los Angeles ahead of their U.S. tour kick-off, which is scheduled for March 1 in San Francisco, California. Among the candidates for the drummer position is Cary Kane, who is said to have previously played with LIARS INC., PRETTY BOY FLOYD, POWDER and KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, among others. Kane reportedly auditioned for the group last week and has been called back for another session.

THE CULT‘s last tour — behind their acclaimed 2001 album, “Beyond Good and Evil” — featured principal members Ian Astbury (vocals) and Billy Duffy (guitar) alongside longtime THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum and bassist Billy Morrison.

THE CULT‘s upcoming tour, tagged “A Return To Wild”, will cover 19 cities launching at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco and winding up at Nokia Live in New York City. Although the band was offered large venues they opted for more intimate houses. These shows are for CULT devotees and the wickedly curious. “We need to reconnect with our people, our tribe,” claimed Duffy. “We need to be among them. We want this to be as intimate as possible. You can’t do that in an airline hanger, mate.”

In addition to playing live shows, THE CULT also plans to “explore the possibilities of making new music in 2006,” but no firm commitments have been made, according to a press release.

For a list of upcoming THE CULT shows, visit Pollstar.com.

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February 1, 2006 - Posted by | ROCK

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