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To our faithful listeners,

We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.

Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end. 
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.

thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the 
right direction.

2007-2017

Thank you for being a part of it.

Farewell,

James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

The Cult

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The Cult is a hard rock band formed in 1981. The band was previously known as Death Cult and Southern Death Cult before settling on the Cult to play down their goth rock roots. By the band’s third album, they had almost all but shed their goth rock sound for a more straight forward hard rock one. The band has released eight studio albums, two EPs, two live albums, and various greatest hits compilations.

Due to the rise of grunge in the early 90’s, the Cult’s self titled sixth studio album (The Cult) received poor sales and the band went on hiatus. It wasn’t until 1999, when Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy reunited with former drummer Matt Sorum, that the band recorded new material. With Martyn Lenoble of Porno for Pyros on bass, the band recorded Beyond Good and Evil, which for a time had the mock title of Bring me the Head of Dave Grohl, in reference to his hand in Nirvana and the grunge boom.

The band took another hiatus in 2002, with Ian Astbury working with members of The Doors and Matt Sorum joinin... (+) expand
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