NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - When the Voodoo Experience kicks off Friday, the main thing going through concert-goers' minds will be when will it rain? While it appears Friday's shows, which include headliner Florence and the Machine, may get through unscathed, severe weather could impact some of Saturday's shows like Ozzy Osbourne, Jane's Addiction and Public Image Limited.
Come Sunday, if you are looking for something relevant and rocking, the rain may hold off for the band that has one of the best songs celebrating "The Rain," - The Cult. Playing their first Voodoo Festival, The Cult promises to deliver a show to make organizers extend a return invitation.
For more than three decades, The Cult has produced some of the most interesting and passionate rock music in the world. As Hip-Hop and EDM dominate the mainstream, many proclaim rock is dead, but The Cult continues to produce powerful and melodic music worthy of the masses.
Through decades of ups and downs, The Cult have stayed the course, and in 2012 delivered one of the most potent records of the year, "Choice of Weapon." Next week they're scheduled to announce a brand new album, giving the band its third release in eight years, their most productive output since taking the world by storm in 1985.
Ian Astbury checked in from the road to talk about their upcoming New Orleans show and his love for the city. A spiritual man, Astbury opened up about life, love, the death of his parents and an unforgettable visit to the grave of Jim Morrison with the surviving Doors.