From The Desk Of The Cult’s Ian Astbury: “Gnarlitude”

Ian Astbury is so much funnier than we imagined. The Cult, his mighty metal-crunching band with guitarist Billy Duffy, has just released Choice Of Weapon (Cooking Vinyl), the newest and best Cult album since 1994’s The Cult. In our Q&A with him, Astbury takes down those who make themselves authoritarian without merit—music journalists, politicians—in a fashion similar to his highly personal lyrical outlook on Weapon. He is guest editing magnetmagazinecom all week with the same candor.

Astbury: With Gnarlitude, Jen Hanley, the coolest girl on the block, shares her passions and schools a generation on taste and style. Leaves the “cool kids” still posing in her rearview mirror.

Video after the jump.