Josh Rouse Tames The Cult

Billboard Video Staff
Josh Rouse doing Mashup Mondays

You would never guess that singer-songwriter Josh Rouse was a fan of hard rockers The Cult, but he's quick to admit it, and in this week's Mashup Monday, the folky Nebraska native does "an almost Flamenco" version of the English band's "Wild Flower."

"When I was 14 or 15, I really liked the Cult," says Rouse, whose new album "El Turista" hit the Independent Albums chart in March. "I actually had a bleached Levi's denim jacket with the sleeves cut off and a gothic drawing of the Cult album that I did with a magic marker on the back."

The original "Wild Flower" hit the top 40 of the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for the Cult after the group's album "Electric" was released in May of 1987.

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