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Re: The Cure
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2016, 04:41:26 PM »
Thanks! Already pre-ordered!  :)
Also looking forward to the tour Oct/Nov.!
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2016, 11:57:30 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/18/lol-thomson-cure-small-towns-interview-cured-book

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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2016, 09:09:45 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/18/lol-thomson-cure-small-towns-interview-cured-book

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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2016, 11:11:55 AM »
You deserved a treat after that - many thanks Uli!
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2016, 10:47:03 AM »
Here Lol Tolhurst reads from his book (about punk, Peel, the bands they watched)...
https://youtu.be/L-Qx7j4BT-M

Here he is on breakfast TV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqWpf_FajBA
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2017, 02:06:26 PM »
http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/09/40-years-of-the-cure-one-of-britains-most-underrated-bands-6904846/
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Itís been an unbelievable 40 years since iconic musician and singer Robert Smith took on the role of frontman for his school band The Easy Cure.
This group of friends had been gigging locally but struggled to find the right singer until Smith stepped up in September 1977 and he hasnít stepped down since.

In fact this much-loved group (renamed the more familiar The Cure in í78) have consistently released new material and continued to perform live for the past four decades.
However, despite inspiring a Gothic generation and enjoying a few commercial bursts (including the ubiquitous The Love Cats and Friday Iím In Love) this prolific group have slipped a little under the popular radar.
Which is probably where they like it.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/09/40-years-of-the-cure-one-of-britains-most-underrated-bands-6904846/#ixzz4sNJztfjr
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 09:05:54 PM »
Not funny  :(
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2017, 10:32:46 AM »
http://www.nme.com/news/music/the-cure-2018-tour-british-summer-time-london-hyde-park-support-acts-tickets-2170685
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The Cure have announced details of their only European show of 2018 Ė with a special 40th anniversary celebration gig at Londonís Hyde Park as part of British Summer Time festival.

Robert Smith and co will be joined by special guests Ė including the return of Interpol, along with Goldfrapp, Editors, Ride, Slowdive, and The Twilight Sad.

http://www.radiox.co.uk/artists/cure/the-cure-headline-british-summer-time-2018/

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Re: The Cure
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2018, 08:23:28 PM »
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The Cureís Robert Smith has been announced as the curator of the 2018 Meltdown festival. The event, which will be held at Londonís Southbank Centre, is now in its 25th year.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/06/the-cures-robert-smith-to-curate-2018-meltdown-festival
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2018, 12:32:05 PM »
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Robert Smith has announced the artists he has curated for this year's Meltdown festival.

The Cure frontman has brought together some of the most influential artists of the last 40 years, who will perform at the Southbank Centre in London from June 15 - 24.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/meltdown-2018-lineup-robert-smith-nin-manic-street-preachers-libertines-how-to-get-tickets-a8241826.html

Some I'd expected (MBV, Mogwai, 65DOS), some are more surprising (Kristin Hersh, Mono)!  8)
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2018, 01:16:15 PM »
http://www.nme.com/news/music/robert-smith-talks-meltdown-new-material-cure-theyd-headline-glastonbury-2019-2288192
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This morning also saw Smith give an incredibly rare interview to Matt Everitt on BBC 6 Music, where he detailed what to expect from the festival, and the band in the future.

ďIt might just be a reaction to the fact that in the modern world, people talk endlessly about nothing,Ē said Smith, explaining his media silence in recent years. He said that he was simply waiting for a ďfocal point to a new projectĒ, claiming that without that ďthe whole notion of doing an interview becomes redundantĒ without new material to discuss. Luckily, his research for acts to play Meltdown has inspired him to head back into the studio. The process of curation has ďreinvigorated his creativity and made him want to do something newĒ

ďIíve listened to more new music in the last six months than I ever have,Ē said Smith. ďIíve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing new songs, so itís had a really good effect on me.Ē
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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2018, 11:04:26 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jun/07/the-cures-robert-smith-i-was-very-optimistic-when-i-was-young-now-im-the-opposite

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Would he be disappointed if he never made another album? ďI would now, yeah. Because Iíve committed myself to going into the studio and creating songs for the band, which I havenít done for 10 years. Meltdown has inspired me to do something new because Iím listening to new bands. Iím enthused by their enthusiasm. So if it doesnít work, Iíll be pretty upset, because it will mean that the songs arenít good enough.Ē

How has his outlook changed? ďItís slightly more cynical and slightly less optimistic, which is strange. I was very optimistic when I was young, even though I wrote very dismal songs, but now Iím kind of the opposite. I have a very dismal outlook on life.Ē

https://www.timeout.com/london/music/robert-smith-one-day-my-hair-will-fall-out-and-i-wont-look-gothic-any-mor

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Does it feel weird doing something like this solo, not as The Cure?
'Iíve never done anything this public where itís just me. It wasnít how I intended it at all Ė it was going to be The Cureís Meltdown. But this big Hyde Park show came up at the same time and they were very iffy about exclusivity, so it became my Meltdown. Itís actually a good thing, because it would have been utterly impractical to have a five-piece curating a festival. We canít even agree what to listen to on a tour bus.í

A lot of the bands youíve picked are from the same sort of era and genre. Was that deliberate?
'I wasnít trying to be everything to everyone. I listen to loads of stuff, and none of itís suitable for Meltdown Ė if I started to bring it all in, itíd be a right hotch-potch. So I limited it to bands that were really great live bands. Iíve always been drawn to more emotional music, and they all wear their hearts on their sleeve.í
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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2018, 12:14:26 PM »
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On Thursday morning (Dec. 13), news broke that The Cure will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Lead singer and co-founder Robert Smith called in to the SiriusXM Volume "Feedback" morning show to share some other great news.

"Seeing all these new bandsóIíve listened to some of these bands and met so many of them that itís kind of inspired me to do something new," he said. "So, yes, weíre going in about six weeks time to finish off what will be our first album in more than a decade. Itís very exciting times for us all around."

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8490254/the-cure-robert-smith-new-album-is-coming
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