Disappointing sales, reviews, and tour attendance ensued.In 2002 Astbury sent The Cult onto a hiatus once more, when he accepted an offer to sing with The Doors.Following the 'Ceremonial Stomp' tour of 1992, Astbury pressured Duffy to return to their roots, with The Cult's The Cult album.
Following the break up of Studio Sweethearts, Duffy moved to London, working for a time at Johnsons, the iconic clothing store on the Kings Road.
Duffy eventually settled as guitarist for the moodier and more arty Theatre of Hate.
After the completion of the album, former Fuel member Brett Scallions was added to be the bassist, so Morrison could focus on being the lead singer.
Then, Jeremy Colson formerly with Steve Vai, was brought in to be the full-time drummer for the band. In 2007 he was a judge on Bodog Music's Battle Of The Bands.
In 2010, Duffy appeared on the TV-series, Married to Rock, which starred his girlfriend AJ Celi.
In October 2012, he performed with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony at the Cabo Wabo Cantina for Sammy Hagar's Birthday Bash in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Despite some initial fanfare and a couple of singles, the band chose to shed the name in 1984 in favor of the shortened The Cult, as less artistically limiting.
As early as The Cult's debut single "Spiritwalker", Duffy began establishing a distinctive flanged sound with an offbeat choice of guitar, a mid 1970s Gretsch White Falcon.
He is one of the greatest living guitar heroes of the 20/21st century, often mimicked, never matched.
I have witnessed other players take a step back when he straps on the Falcon, big boys’ rules.
In early 2006 Duffy recorded a debut album with his new band, Circus Diablo.