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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:

1989
 
Harry, Deborah - Def, Dumb & Blonde, CD, 3 21650 2, HOL
Ian vocals on `Lovelight´

1989
  
Jones, Steve - Fire And Gasoline, CD, MCAD 6298, USA
produced by Ian, contribution to ´I did u no wrong´

1989

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'

1991

Four Horsemen, The - Nobody Said It Was Easy, CD, 9 26561-2, USA
Ian contributes tambourine and backing vocals

1993
 
Circus Of Power - Magic & Madness, CD, CK 48871, USA
Ian lends his vocals to the track ´Shine´

1993
 
Messiah - 21st Century Jesus, CD, 9 45168-2, USA
Ian lends his vocals to the track ‘Creator’

1999
 
Zen Mafia - California, CDS, RDJ 65840-2, USA
chorus/ad lib vocals by Ian

2000
Iommi, Tommi w/ Ian Astbury - Flame on, CDS, USA, acetate 1-track, 'Rent a Label', no sleeves

2000
 
Stoned Immaculate – The Music of the Doors, CD, 7559-62475-2, USA
Wild Child (The Cult) and Touch Me (Ian)

2001
 
Doors: a celebration VH-1 storytellers, DVD, 88304 9, EU
Ian sings Whiskey Bar, Back Door Man and Wild Child


2001
 
Zilch - Skyjin, CD, CTCR-17071, JAP, Ian Astbury lends his vocals to 4 tracks

2001
Zilch - Mimizuzero, CDS, CTCR-40063, JAP
Zilch - Mimizuzero, CDS, CTCR-40063, JAP, sealed promo copy
Ian lends his vocals to the track 'Ape Messiah'

2002
Ian became lead singer of The Doors of the 21st Century. The group also featured the original Doors members Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek

* signed 'to Patrick' at the backside by photographer Michelle Campbell, at December 8th, 2013

2003
 
Doors of 21st Century feat. Ian - LA Woman Live, DVD, 82876 613230 9, EU



2003
Ian performed with surviving members of MC5 at the 100 Club in London.

2006
 
Unkle - Self Defense (Boxset Highlights), CD, GUUNKBX1CD, UK, promo
Ian vocals on 
'Burn My Shadow' (Junkie XL Remix)

2007

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'

2007
 
Unkle - War Stories, CD, SURR005CDX, UK
Ian vocals on ´Burn My Shadow´ and ´When Things Explode´

2010
 
Fuzztones - Illegitimate Spawn 2, CD, TWIST BIG29, EUR, double cd
Ian vocals on 'Cheyenne Rider'

2010
 
Slash - Ghost, CDS, RR PROMO 1217, GER, 1-track promo w/ cardboard sleeve       

2010
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


2011
 
Boris - Heavy Rocks, CD, SH058, USA
Ian contributes to 'Riot Sugar'

2011
 
Unkle - Only The Lonely, CDS, PODCD0757. promo
Ian vocals on 'Forever'


2016
 
George Fest - a night to celebrate the music of George Harrison, CDx2/DVD, 538187717, EU
Ian sings 'Be Here Now'