* taken from FB @officialcult
IAN ASTBURY OFFICIAL FB - https://www.facebook.com/IANASTBURYOFFICIAL
Ian Robert Astbury (born 14 May 1962, Heswall, Cheshire, England)
1981: Founding member of the positive punk band Southern Death Cult in Bradford, UK. 1981. Southern Death Cult lasted until March 1983, when it was dissolved. Along with guitarist Billy Duffy, bassist Jamie Stewart and drummer Raymond Taylor Smith, Astbury formed a new band, Death Cult. Later became The Cult.
In 1994 his creative differences with guitarist Duffy reached their peak, and the former walked out on The Cult. Inspired by his sudden change in direction, Astbury soon after assembled another group of musicians and began writing new songs. He called the group The Holy Barbarians, and in 1996 the band released the album Cream.
Personal difficulties and a drive for further introspection drove Astbury away from his new group, as he began working on a solo album (eventually released as Spirit\Light\Speed in 2000)
Check out the submenus for Southern Death Cult, Holy Barbarians and Ian's solo album.
Other musical ventures:
Harry, Deborah - Def, Dumb & Blonde, CD, 3 21650 2, HOL
Ian vocals on `Lovelight´
Jones, Steve - Fire And Gasoline, CD, MCAD 6298, USA
produced by Ian, contribution to ´I did u no wrong´
Fuzztones - Nine Months Later, 12", SIT61T, UK, white label promo w/ Rushes release sheet
Fuzztones - In Heat, Ltd. Ed. 1989 tour souvenir, 10", SIT61P, UK, picture disc
Ian vocals on 'Down On The Street'
Four Horsemen, The - Nobody Said It Was Easy, CD, 9 26561-2, USA
Ian contributes tambourine and backing vocals
Circus Of Power - Magic & Madness, CD, CK 48871, USA
Ian lends his vocals to the track ´Shine´
Messiah - 21st Century Jesus, CD, 9 45168-2, USA
Ian lends his vocals to the track ‘Creator’
Zen Mafia - California, CDS, RDJ 65840-2, USA
chorus/ad lib vocals by Ian
Iommi, Tommi w/ Ian Astbury - Flame on, CDS, USA, acetate 1-track, 'Rent a Label', no sleeves
Stoned Immaculate – The Music of the Doors, CD, 7559-62475-2, USA
Wild Child (The Cult) and Touch Me (Ian)
Doors: a celebration VH-1 storytellers, DVD, 88304 9, EU
Ian sings Whiskey Bar, Back Door Man and Wild Child
Zilch - Skyjin, CD, CTCR-17071, JAP, Ian Astbury lends his vocals to 4 tracks
Zilch - Mimizuzero, CDS, CTCR-40063, JAP
Zilch - Mimizuzero, CDS, CTCR-40063, JAP, sealed promo copy
Ian lends his vocals to the track 'Ape Messiah'
* signed 'to Patrick' at the backside by photographer Michelle Campbell, at December 8th, 2013
Doors of 21st Century feat. Ian - LA Woman Live, DVD, 82876 613230 9, EU
Ian performed with surviving members of MC5 at the 100 Club in London.
Unkle - Self Defense (Boxset Highlights), CD, GUUNKBX1CD, UK, promo
Ian vocals on 'Burn My Shadow' (Junkie XL Remix)
Unkle - Burn My Shadow, 7", SURR004S, UK, picture disc
Unkle - Burn My Shadow, 12", SURR004T, white label promo 'wrong a-side written on plain sleeve'
Unkle - Burn My Shadow, CDS, SURR004CDP, UK, promo, radio edit + album version
Unkle - Burn My Shadow, CDS, SURR004CD, UK, 3-track
Unkle - Burn My Shadow Remix Promo, CDS, All Surrender label, 8-track promo
Ian vocals on 'Burn My Shadow'
Unkle - War Stories, CD, SURR005CDX, UK
Ian vocals on ´Burn My Shadow´ and ´When Things Explode´
Fuzztones - Illegitimate Spawn 2, CD, TWIST BIG29, EUR, double cd
Ian vocals on 'Cheyenne Rider'
Slash - Ghost, CDS, RR PROMO 1217, GER, 1-track promo w/ cardboard sleeve
Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI, 12", LORD120LP, USA, white label promo #3/5 w/ Southern Lord release sheet
Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI, 12", LORD120LP, USA, black vinyl
Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI, CDS, LORD120, USA, 4-track cd single incl. 'Rain (cover version)'
Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI, CDS, DYMC-126, JAP, digipack w/ sticker
Boris - Heavy Rocks, CD, SH058, USA
Ian contributes to 'Riot Sugar'
Unkle - Only The Lonely, CDS, PODCD0757. promo
Ian vocals on 'Forever'
George Fest - a night to celebrate the music of George Harrison, CDx2/DVD, 538187717, EU
Ian sings 'Be Here Now'