The Cult’s Billy Duffy Reflects on Legacy of ‘Sonic Temple’ in ‘Guitar Player’

For the magazine’s September issue, Guitar Player’s Jude Gold caught up with The Cult’s Billy Duffy to discuss the Aug. 30th re-release of Sonic Temple and supporting tour. “It's been 30 years since the Cult released Sonic Temple, their fourth album,” wrote Gold. “Powered by Billy Duffy's bigger-than­ Beethoven guitar themes and Ian Astbury's mystical,

The G5422TG Electromatic Earns Guitar World Gold

In the January issue of Guitar World, editor Chris Gill reviewed the G5422TG Electromatic and gave it the magazine's Gold Award. “The feel and playability of a great vintage Gretsch guitar is truly unique, and the G5422TG Electromatic delivers a playing experience that’s instantly familiar to the most devoted Gretsch fanatic,” wrote Gill. Gill praised

Guns N’ Roses Kick Off Not in This Lifetime Tour

Guns N’ Roses have reclaimed their rightful place in the rock ‘n’ roll spotlight, triumphantly returning to the stage at Detroit's Ford Field for their debut show on the "Not in This Lifetime" tour. Frontman Axl Rose (back in full force after suffering a broken bone in his foot earlier in the year) and original

The Cult Headline Austin City Limits Live During SXSW

The Cult headlined the Austin City Limits Live set at the Moody Theater late Friday night playing for a packed SXSW crowd looking to end their music-filled day with a bang, and Billy Duffy and crew did not disappoint. While lightning raged outdoors, cancelling many SXSW showcases, the groundbreaking band entertained the indoor masses at

Billy Duffy Discusses Career and Gear with Sweetwater Sound

The Cult's Billy Duffy recently sat down with Mitch Gallagher of Sweetwater Sound to discuss his storied career and his signature Gretsch White Falcon. Duffy noted that he was first turned on to the White Falcon via Neil Young, while Brian Setzer's work in the Stray Cats similarly piqued his interest in Gretsch guitars. "I've

Billy Duffy Runs Through His Rig With Premier Guitar

During a tour stop with the Cult in Nashville, guitarist Billy Duffy took some time to run through his live rig with Premier Guitar. Not only does he discuss his amps and pedals, but Duffy also pulls out his signature White Falcon model that he plays on the road. Duffy noted that he has several prototypes of the guitar at home, but he plays a production model while on stage. Check out Duffy’s gear after the jump and visit his’s official website for more information.

Billy Duffy Talks White Falcon With Total Guitar

By Jimmy Smith It’s no surprise to hear that Billy Duffy loves his White Falcon. Seeing the Cult guitarist with the majestic Gretsch six-string is a common sight for Duffy fanatics.  Recently, Total Guitar magazine sat down with Duffy to see how it all started. “I always thought it was like a mythical kind of

Guitar Aficionado Reviews Billy Duffy’s White Falcon

In Guitar Aficionado's May/June issue, the magazine reviews Billy Duffy's new signature Gretsch White Falcon, based on the Gretsch 1975 single-cutaway 7593 that has been his main axe since forming the Cult. "As the proud owner of a 1976 Gretsch 7593 White Falcon, I can attest that the G7593T Billy Duffy White Falcon is nearly

Billy Duffy Joins Johnny Marr Onstage

Immediately following his Coachella appearance, Johnny Marr headed to San Francisco to play the Fillmore, where he invited an old friend to the stage. In introducing The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy, Marr recalled moving to a new neighborhood as a teen and meeting up with some guys who changed his life, and the "one guy

Five Great Gretsch Songs of the 90s

Ask most people about music in the 1990s, and they’ll probably point to grunge’s dominance during the early part of the decade and bubblegum pop towards the end as main mile markers. Gretsch artists and their trusty guitars certainly had several standout moments in those areas. But whether it was the straightforward punk from Tim Armstrong and Rancid or the infectious rockabilly of Brian Setzer, Gretsch played a big part in many other genres, as well.