The Cure Prepares Concert Box Set for Fall Release, Post-pones New Album

August 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on The Cure Prepares Concert Box Set for Fall Release, Post-pones New Album

Last summer Robert Smith curated the Meltdown festival in the UK with handpicked acts ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Nine In Nails to The Church. The Cure, of course, headlined but were billed as CURÆTION-25 so as not to violate a contract for its massive headlining slot a few weeks later in London’s Hyde […]

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Depeche Mode Signs to Columbia, Leaves EMI

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Depeche Mode Signs to Columbia, Leaves EMI

Depeche Mode has signed a new record deal for its forthcoming album due out in March of next year. Columbia Records will release the as-yet-untitled album, which primary songwriter Martin Gore – in a message on the band’s website – describes as having “similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion.” I’m down […]

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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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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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Superchunk covers Cure’s In Between Days

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Superchunk covers Cure’s In Between Days

Superchunk covers The Cure I love when Superchunk does covers. (via Pitchfork)

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