The Cult’s guitarist Billy Duffy has opened up to Glidemagazine.com about the state of the reunited Cult in 2012. He says he loves playing new songs, but admits there are some Cult classics he’ll never turn his back on.
“We think the new songs are really strong and exciting and I think we've made the album that The Cult fans wanted us to make and I think as a result it's going to be good fun times playing the new songs. It invigorates the band,” Duffy says, “[But] there are certain songs of The Cult that I never mind playing, like "She Sells Sanctuary" or "Rain." I could play those songs forever.”
Of the new tracks, Duffy likes playing "Honey From A Knife" – “a punk rock/rock ‘n’ roll song, he says. "Lucifer" is a bit of a workout for me. It's very busy on the guitar, so I don't get a lot of chance to kick back and relax. But we got to do that. I like playing a song called "Embers"… it's really quiet and I get to kind of play some introspective guitar.”
The Bob Rock co-produced Choice of Weapon debuted strongly at #34 on the Billboard charts and hit the U.K. Top 20.