English rock/goth-rock band formed in the 80s and reformed in 2006 featuring original members Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy as well as John Tempesta, Mike Dimkich and Chris Wyse.
They were called Death Cult and Southern Death Cult during their earlier incarnation, switching to The Cult in 1984.
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Gun were originally called Blind Allez then for a short time Phobia. Gun were formed in 1987 by Giuliano Gizzi (guitar) and Cami Morlotti (bass), with Mark Rankin (vocals), Alan Thornton (drums) and David Aitken (guitar). Signed in 1989 by A&M Records the band line-up changed after Thornton, Morlotti and Aitken parted company with them and new recruits Dante Gizzi, Scott Shields and Baby Stafford joined.
In the studio, Jim McDermott (Kevin McDermott Orchestra, Simple Minds and The Silencers), provided drums on the albums 'Taking On The World' and 'Gallus'. Debut album 'Taking On The World' was also released this year.
Rankin's cousin Sharleen Spiteri, of fellow Scottish band Texas and ex drummer Thornton contributed backing vocals to several songs on the album. The single 'Better Days' from the album made the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart.
Gun toured the US and supported The Rolling Stones on their European Urban Jungle Tour of 1990. Tours with Bon Jovi and Def Leppard followed shortly after.