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Ian Astbury Net Worth

Ian Astbury Net Worth is
$15 Million

Ian Astbury Biography

Ian Robert Astbury was born on the 14th May 1962, in Heswall, Cheshire, England, and is a singer, musician and actor. He is recognized for being the leader of the noted group The Cult, and also for being the singer of the band of blues rock The Doors of the 21st Century, formed in 2002 by former members of The Doors. Astbury has been active in the entertainment industry since 1981.

How much is the net worth of Ian Astbury? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is equal to $15 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Music is the major source of Astbury’s fortune.

Ian Astbury Net Worth $15 Million

To begin with, Astbury was named after his father Robert Astbury, who was a merchant, who kept the family moving from one place to another while Ian was young; the boy grew up mainly on Merseyside, then Glasgow (Scotland), before the family emigrated to Canada in 1973, when he was eleven years old. However, he moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1979, afterwards to Brixton, London, and eventually ended up in Bradford, England in the autumn of 1981. His mother died of cancer on his 17th birthday and his father also died of cancer, when Ian was 29 years old.

Concerning the professional career, Ian started singing while living in Liverpool, at that time active in the punk scene. In 1981 Astbury joined a local band as lead vocalist and renamed the band Southern Death Cult, in honour of an American tribe of Delta Mississippi, but the band dissolved in 1983. Alongside the guitarist Billy Duffy, the bassist Jamie Stewart and the drummer Raymond Taylor Smith (Ray Mondo), Astbury formed a new band, called Death Cult, then shortened the name to The Cult. With this band he eventually released a total of 23 studio albums. After the first separation of the band, Astbury as a soloist released two recordings: “Spirit \ Light \ Speed” (2000) and “BXI” (2010). In 1996, he formed Holy Barbarians and released the album entitled “Cream”. In the year 2002, he was asked to be the replacement voice of the late Jim Morrison from the famous rock band The Doors, alongside three original members Ray Manzarek (keyboards), Robby Krieger (guitar) and John Densmore (drums) – later the band was renamed The Doors of the 21st Century. In 2003, Astbury also performed with the surviving members of MC5 in a concert at the 100 Club in London, before they finally return to their former group, The Cult with Billy Duffy. Overall, all the aforementioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Ian Astbury net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Ian Astbury, he married The Black Ryder vocalist / guitarist Aimee Nash in Las Vegas, in 2012. Previously, he was married to Heatherlyn Campbell (1991–1997).

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Quick Facts

Full NameIan Astbury
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1962
Place Of BirthHeswall, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter
EducationGlendale Secondary School
NationalityBritish
SpouseAimee Nash (m. 2012), Heatherlyn Campbell (m. 1991–1997)
ChildrenDustyn Astbury, Che Astbury
ParentsRobert Astbury, Marion Lindsay
SiblingsBrian Astbury
Nicknamesian_astbury , Ian Robert Astbury , Astbury, Ian
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/IANASTBURYOFFICIAL/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/astbury?lang=en
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/officialcult/?hl=en
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Astbury
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/ian-astbury-mn0000072959
AwardsMTV VMA Awards
Record LabelsBeggars Banquet Music Ltd, Atlantic Records
Music GroupsThe Cult (since 1983), The Doors of the 21st Century (2002), Southern Death Cult, Manzarek–Krieger (2002-2007), Holy Barbarians (1996-1997), The Wondergirls, Circus Of Power
MoviesSonic Revolution: A Celebration of the MC5, The Doors of the 21st Century: L.A. Woman Live, The Cult: Irving Plaza, NYC
TV ShowsDancing with the Stars (2011), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Tube (1984, Channel 4 television show), Bones (2010), 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie,, 2008), Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (Documentary, 2002),The Cult: Live in Milan (TV Movie, 1986)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Currently in India, taking a one month holiday from touring with the revamped version of The Doors. [October 2005]
2Currently touring with The Cult on their 'Return to Wild Tour' across North and South America and Europe.
3Lives in Los Angeles.
4He's traveled to Bombay several times and says he loves India and its people. He's also been to Mt Everest.
5Oliver Stone's first choice to portray Jim Morrison in "The Doors" (1991).
6Usually plays tambourine (for percussion) in addition to singing, and throws his tambourines out into the audience throughout The Cult's concerts.
7In February 1993, The Cult's best of collection titled 'Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners' debuted at #1 on the charts in Britain and went double platinum in that country. It later went to number one on the charts in Portugal and New Zealand.
8On The Cult's 1994 Black Sheep record, two songs: 'Naturally High' and 'Sacred Life' were written as a tribute to Nigel Preston, Ian's friend and former drummer for The Cult, who died in 1992.
9Two sons: Dustyn Astbury and Che Astbury (named after Che Guevara)
10Born on the same day as Poison guitarist C.C. Deville.
11In 1996 when he toured with his side band "The Holy Barbarians", he read poetry by Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac aloud to the audience during concerts.
12His mother died of cancer on his 17th birthday - his father also died of cancer when Ian was 29 years old
13Born in Heswall, in Cheshire England. He was named after his father Robert Astbury, who was a merchant seaman, and kept the family moving while Ian was young. Grew up in Merseyside England, then Liverpool, then Glasgow, Scotland. He immigrated to Canada in 1973. He moved to Belfast in Northern Ireland in 1979, then Brixton, England, and then eventually ended up in Bradford England, in autumn of 1981.
14For reasons known only to the band, he is sometimes referred to as "Ezekial".
15Worked as a member of U2's road crew in 1980.
16Is an avid collector of WWII memorabilia.
17During a four year hiatus from The Cult from 1995 to 1999, traveled extensively to Japan, China, Nepal, Tibet, Vietnam, Cuba, New York, London and Los Angeles.
18Spent 29 days in the army in 1979.
19Was being considered in 1991 to play Jim Morrison in the film "The Doors", but turned down the role because neither he nor the other surviving members of The Doors like the way that Jim Morrison was going to be portrayed in that film.
20In 1996, he started up a side band called "The Holy Barbarians", named after a book of beatnik philosophy and poetry by Lawrence Lipton. The band did one record, "Cream", named after a popular London nightclub in April 1996, and then split up some time around 1997.
21He and guitarist Billy Duffy have been in the band "The Cult" since 1983. They are the only two permanent band members, with an almost constantly changing drummer, bass player and rhythm guitarist.
22Stepped into Jim Morrison's shoes in doing vocals for the new incarnation of the Doors, touring as the 21st century Doors throughout 2002-2003. As of summer of 2004 he is still touring with the "21st Century Doors", a move which is angering many of The Cult's fans that are waiting for The Cult to tour again.
23Lead singer of rock band The Cult


Quotes

#Quote
1Albums are dead, the format is dead. iTunes has destroyed the whole idea of an album. It was a crucial part of the music industry between the 1970s and the 1990s, but it's been over for years now. It's simply an old format, it's just not up to date - and that's that.
2We never had fans - we have addicts. You either need it or you don't. You either get it or you won't. There is nothing casual about The Cult. We attract pure votaries.
3Talking about The Cult's 1999 reunion tour: "Our tour will be a gathering place for desperate souls. People who have been recently disappointed by watered-down, commercialized, mediocre rock music. A lot of rock bands are like little kids playing with big-boy toys - we're playing by big-boy rules. This tour is for people who need meat in their sandwich."


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Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RageTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "Rain" - as Ian Robert Astbury
Doctor Who2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's My Boy2012writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as Ian Robert Astbury
The Raven2012/Iwriter: "Burn My Shadow"
Person of Interest2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand2010TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Bones2010writer: "Ciao Baby"
Repo Men2010writer: "Burn My Shadow"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Love Removal Machine"
Tough Talk2008Short writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Love Removal Machine"
You, Me and Dupree2006writer: "Love Removal Machine" - as Ian Robert Astbury
The Business2005writer: "Wild Flower"
Ocean's Twelve2004writer: "The Phoenix" - uncredited
Layer Cake2004writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 42002Video Game writer: "Bad Fun" - as Ian Robert Astbury
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as I. Astbury
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator2002Documentary writer: "Big Neon Glitter"
Crossroads2002/Iwriter: "Rise"
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 22001Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec2001Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Free Enterprise1998writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" Long Version
Small Soldiers1998writer: "Love Removal Machine"
The Basketball Diaries1995writer: "Star"
With Honors1994writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as Ian Robert Astbury
Singles1992writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as Ian Robert Astbury
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992writer: "ZAP CITY"
Cool World1992"THE WITCH"
Less Than Zero1987lyrics: "Li'l Devil" - as Ian Robert Astbury / music: "Li'l Devil" - as Ian Robert Astbury
White Water Summer1987writer: "Aphrodisiac Jacket"
The Cult: Live in Rome1987TV Movie writer: "Nirvana", "Wild Flower", "Lil' Devil", "Memphis Hip Shake", "Horse Nation", "The Phoenix", "She Sells Sanctuary", "Love Removal Machine", "Revolution"
Out of Bounds1986writer: "ELECTRIC OCEAN"
The Cult: Live in Milan1986TV Movie writer: "Nirvana", "Spiritwalker", "The Phoenix"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cult: Music Without Fear2002Video
Pure Cult: The Videosingles2001Video
Cult Live at Summer Sonic Festival 20012001TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Obras '002000TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Obras '951995TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Paris '941994TV Short
The Cult: Live in Spain1994TV Movie
Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers and Sinners1993Video
Cult: Live in Belgium1993TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Athens1993TV Movie
Sonic Ceremony: The Videosingles1992Video short
The Cult: Pinkpop Festival '921992TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Buenos Aires1991TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Italy1991TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Wembley 19891990TV Movie
Electric Love: The Videosingles1987Video short
The Cult in Concert1987TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Rome1987TV Movie
Cult: Live at the Provinssirock Festival1986TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Milan1986TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Munich1986TV Movie
The Cult: Live at the Ritz1985TV Movie
Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum1984Video
The Cult: Live in Solnahallen, Stockholm, SwedenVideo
The Cult: Rarities and PromosVideo

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amá2016Documentary executive producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pure Cult: The Videosingles2001VideoHimself (as The Cult)
Cult Live at Summer Sonic Festival 20012001TV MovieHimself - Lead Vocalist
VH1 Rock Show2001TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentaryHimself - The Cult
The Cult: Live at Obras '002000TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live at Obras '951995TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live in Paris '941994TV ShortHimself; singer
The Cult: Live in Spain1994TV MovieHimself; singer
Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers and Sinners1993VideoHimself; singer
Cult: Live in Belgium1993TV MovieHimself; singer (as The Cult)
The Cult: Live in Athens1993TV MovieHimself; singer
Sonic Ceremony: The Videosingles1992Video shortHimself (as The Cult)
The Cult: Pinkpop Festival '921992TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live in Buenos Aires1991TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live in Italy1991TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live at Wembley 19891990TV MovieHimself; singer (as The Cult)
Electric Love: The Videosingles1987Video shortHimself; singer
The Cult in Concert1987TV MovieHimself; singer (as The Cult)
The Old Grey Whistle Test1987TV SeriesHimself
The Cult: Live in Rome1987TV MovieHimself; singer
Cult: Live at the Provinssirock Festival1986TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live in Milan1986TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live in Munich1986TV MovieHimself; singer
The Cult: Live at the Ritz1985TV MovieHimself, singer (as The Cult)
The Tube1983-1985TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself
Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum1984VideoHimself; singer
The Cult: Live in Solnahallen, Stockholm, SwedenVideoHimself
George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison2016Himself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Rage1995-2014TV SeriesHimself
That Metal Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Center Sessions: The Cult2010TV SeriesHimself
Sonic Revolution: A Celebration of the MC52003Video documentaryHimself - Guest Vocalist
The Cult: Music Without Fear2002VideoHimself - Vocals
Behind the Music2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2001TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cult: Rarities and PromosVideoHimself
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