The Cure Add “Reflections” Concerts Stateside, Call Out R&R Hall of Fame

September 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Cure has been nominated for induction into the joke that is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kudos! Except, wait, Robert Smith is pissed about something. Evidently, The Cure’s “current” drummer was left off the name check list on the band’s bio at the official Hall of Fame site. In the Hall of […]

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The Cure Set to Perform First Three Albums at Vivid Live 2011

May 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Cure Set to Perform First Three Albums at Vivid Live 2011

The Cure is planning to reform with founding member Laurence Tolhurst for a special series of shows at the Sydney Opera House in Australia as a part of Vivid Live 2011. The band plans to perform its first three albums (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith) in their entirety on May 31st and June 1st, […]

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Crystal Castles Perform “Baptism” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

December 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Crystal Castles Perform “Baptism” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

There’s something off-putting about seeing Crystal Castles on Jimmy Kimmel Live with giant Bud Light banners visible from every angle. But Alice Glass’ performance more than makes up for the overly prominent corporate shilling. I was secretly hoping that they might have performed “Not in Love” with Robert Smith, but no such luck. This will […]

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The Cure Gives Entreat Double Vinyl Reissue

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Cure Gives Entreat Double Vinyl Reissue

If you’re keen on hearing a remixed version of The Cure’s finest live recording, then you’ll be pleased to know that the 1990 promotional album,¬†Entreat, is being given a deluxe reissue treatment on double vinyl in January of 2011. As a former Cure bootleg obsessive, I can attest that this performance is the sound of […]

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Original Cure drummer wants to tour ‘Faith’ for 30th anniversary

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Original Cure drummer wants to tour ‘Faith’ for 30th anniversary

The Cure’s original drummer, Laurence Tolhurst, who was publicly humiliated and subsequently fired by band leader Robert Smith for being “useless”, wants to rejoin the band for a 30th anniversary tour celebrating Faith, the band’s gloomily masterful third album. Despite Smith’s public thrashing of him, Tolhurst played an integral role in The Cure’s early years, […]

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The Cure to release deluxe 3-Disc Disintegration set

April 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

One of my favorite albums of all time is getting the deluxe treatment, so, in spite of my distaste for anything The Cure has done in, oh, about twenty years, I’m actually looking forward to this. The Cure’s 1989 masterpiece, Disintegration, will be released as a three-disc set, remastered and sequenced by Robert Smith himself. […]

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Dinosaur Jr. strips down The Cure for Playboy

July 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments

When you think of Playboy’s target demographic, do Dinosaur Jr. fans come to mind? Well, maybe. Anyway, the reunited trio sat down for a performance and chat piece for a new feature on Playboy.com. The guys discuss their unanimous love and respect for The Cure, which was already evident in their monstrous cover of The […]

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