Saturday, April 6, 2019
THE CURE - Roger O'Donnell's interview in Lust For Lists - 2019https://t.co/QOzMd6cgC9— TCDB.info (@TCDB_info) April 6, 2019
Here's a song from Roger O'Donnell's next solo album. No release date yet. Unfortunately, there's a sound error at the very end of the song which was in the radio broadcast on Sirius XM.https://t.co/3HVOTAq6g7— TCDB.info (@TCDB_info) April 6, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
ROBERT (ASSISTED BY ROGER) RECORDED ‘PICTURES OF YOU’ WITH QUARTET VOLUTÉ AND LACHLAN RADFORD LAST YEAR FOR A UK FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - IT SCREENS THIS MAY - FOLLOW @DeadGoodFilm NOW TO FIND WHERE AND WHEN YOU CAN SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL AND LIFE-AFFIRMING FILM - SUPPORT INDIE FILMS pic.twitter.com/nizJlqJ3q1— The Cure (@thecure) April 2, 2019
According to Roger O'Donnell's interview on @siriusxmvolume's Feedback, Roger will be @LoriMajewski's guest host on her Lust For Lists show this Saturday. The show airs on @1stwave at 9 am eastern, and airs again late Sunday night/early Monday morning at 1 am eastern. pic.twitter.com/tKYGj8cK6K— Chain of Flowers (@CraigatCoF) April 2, 2019
Here's Roger's interview on Sirius XM's Feedback show April 1st, 2019. Thanks, Christine! https://t.co/tW2LOcpAEg— Chain of Flowers (@CraigatCoF) April 2, 2019
Check some clips from me & @lorimajewski's interview with @thecure's @loltolhurst on @siriusxmvolume's #volumeWest yesterday. Full interview on demand via @siriusxm's app! https://t.co/GNj7hU9osNhttps://t.co/b3TBBDnwVN https://t.co/ikNaQVsOQIhttps://t.co/PPnMDbnueu— Lÿndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) April 2, 2019
Tonight #OscarIsaac guest-hosts a brand new episode of #The10SongsICantLiveWithout! Catch it live at 8:00pm East / 5:00pm West or listen on-demand via the @SIRIUSXM app any time after its initial airing! pic.twitter.com/Rh2Yakxiur— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) April 3, 2019
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Sunday, March 31, 2019
From Rolling Stone:
When the Cure’s Robert Smith took the stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Barclays Center on Friday, he kept things succinct. “As Trent [Reznor, who introduced the band] said, it’s 40 years since our first album came out. It doesn’t seem like that. And in that time, there’s obviously been a lot of people who’ve played a part in the Cure story, for better or worse. And I’m not going to stand here and read off a load of names because that’s… I shouldn’t say too much, really, but that’s quite tedious. And I’m no good with stories. I’m a very bad communicator.”
Smith was more forthcoming when Rolling Stone caught up with him backstage, with the goth/post-punk veteran discussing his initial reservations with the awards show, the upcoming 30th anniversary of his Disintegration and a new Cure album that’s currently in the works.
How does it feel to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
I should know by now [to] have a glib answer to offer. There are so many people who have done that I actually admire hugely and inspired me and the band that I think my reservations, such as they were, were kind of pretty immaterial, as it turns out.
What were your reservations?
When we came to the building and we did the red carpet thing, my initial response, because I hadn’t quite thought it through [was] I was a bit glib and said despite my best efforts at being alternative, we’d been subsumed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. There’s an element of truth to that, but to fight against it would be slightly churlish. It doesn’t change how we do, or how I think about, what we do.
Simon [Gallup] said we should do it because people will see us onstage, know who we are, and we’ll play songs for them. That’s kind of what the band does. He made the band come back down to Earth and stop theorizing about what it really means and what it represents. We’ll just play some songs to people. They’ll either like us or they won’t. Then we’ll go and have a beer. He’s a much more down to earth character than I. I think sometimes I worry too much.
How’s the next album going? A lot of people are excited about it.
Because it’s the anniversary of Disintegration, I was thinking about how we did that, and how we turned that into something and what my mindset was. A key part of it was everyone being away from home, being away from everything they loved and being in one place at the same time. So for the first time in 20 years, we went into a studio — we actually went into the studio where they did “Bohemian Rhapsody,” funnily enough. It’s a great studio in the middle of nowhere. We just played music for three weeks. And it’s great. I know everyone says that. But it really is fucking great.
It’s so dark. It’s incredibly intense. And I’ve waited 10 years to do something that means something. It’s going to work really well. I’m not sure how much of it we’ll play this summer at festivals. It’s not really festival music. The songs are like 10 minutes, 12 minutes long. We recorded 19 songs. So I have no idea what to do now. The others are saying, “Triple album!” I’m saying, no let’s not. I’ll pick six or maybe eight songs and do like a single album. But I think it will delight our hardcore fans. And probably really, really infuriate everyone else. At my age, I’m still doom and gloom.
When do you want to put this out?
We’ll finish it before we start in the summer, and it’ll be mixed through the summer. And then so release date, I don’t know, October? Halloween! Come on!
Are you gonna do Disintegration in the U.S.?
It’s inevitable, I think. When we did the last festival, I said, “this is it.” But once we’ve rehearsed it, I know it’s going to be really good. We’re holding home theaters in New York and Los Angeles. But I kind of feel like we should do it in a bigger venue. I’d like to a big show with it, really. It’s a bigger album. I think when we did the first three albums we did three nights at the Beacon in New York. It was much more punky. We were trying to recreate that vibe. But I think Disintegration is just big. So we need to do somewhere that’s just big. But probably about Christmas time we’ll come back.
This year is your 40th anniversary. What does that mean to you?
It means I’m fucking old!
The Cure have become a legendary band. You could do three nights at Madison Square Garden.
I think it’s because we haven’t changed that much in a funny way. I know Radiohead talked about integrity and authenticity and stuff. It’s kind of like an unspoken thing with us. We don’t bang on about it. But that’s why we retain so many fans, I think. Because they know we’re not pretending what we do. It doesn’t change the world, but it’s everything. Those five songs, I’m just there. It’s good being in the band, in the Cure at the moment. It’s such a wonderful thing to have this lineup; and for me to be this age and still love it.
A fantastic #RockHall2019 @rockhall Hall if Fame Induction! @thecure transported the entire room! Thank you #RobertSmith and band for the incredible performance and the decades of brilliant music. Full songs broadcast @HBO April 27th pic.twitter.com/TP0MrNi3pU— Greg Harris (@rockhallceo) March 30, 2019
So wonderful to see Mary on Friday night! And to see her enjoying the show! We love you so much, Mary!
Tribute to Andy Anderson on Robert's guitar tonight. Thanks, @fictionforest! pic.twitter.com/7gevGzjAIT— Chain of Flowers (@CraigatCoF) March 30, 2019
Talks about Andy at 1:46 in. "The band played a medley that began with “Shake Dog Shake,” which Smith explained backstage was specifically chosen in memory of Anderson. “It’s a weird choice maybe for people who don’t know The Cure, but because Andy Anderson died recently, and he was the drummer on that album and he’s known for that song in particular, it was a tribute to Andy.”
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
March 29th, 2019
Doors at 5:30 PM / Show at 7 PM
Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, A Forest, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Boys Don't Cry.
Videos: Shake Dog Shake 1 - 2 - 3 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / Lovesong 1 - 2 - 3 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3
Reviews: Cleveland.com 1 - 2 / Billboard / Rolling Stone / Digital Journal
Photos: Getty Images / WKYC
THE CURE ARE BEING INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK’N’ROLL HALL OF FAME TONIGHT AT THE BARCLAYS CENTRE NYC— The Cure (@thecure) March 29, 2019
- THE BAND WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE AWARD BY TRENT REZNOR AND WILL THEN PLAY A HANDFUL OF SONGS pic.twitter.com/pN4YNDdNF9
Red carpet arrivals and interviews will be streamed live on the Rock Hall's Website, Facebook and YouTube channel. It starts at 5:30 PM eastern.
The Hall will post live updates, photos, and videos on this page.
Putting this up early as I might not have time tonight or in the morning. I'll be at the event and hope to provide as much info as I can, signal willing. But the blog won't be updated until I get home, so please follow along on Twitter.
Here's the info we know at the time of this posting:
Who's inducting them? Trent Reznor.
Are The Cure attending? Yes! While the band haven't confirmed it, the Hall has. We just don't know how many of the 10 will go.
Which Cures are confirmed to be attending? Lol, Roger, Simon, Robert, Jason, Reeves, Perry, Pearl. And there will likely be other ex Cures, too
Are The Cure playing? We assume so, and I've been led to believe they will, but again, no confirmation from the band or the Hall. Update: Yes, they are playing!
How long are they playing? Bands are usually given a 3-4 song set, so expect that.
Update: They did 5 songs at soundcheck, so maybe they get a 5 song set?
What will they play? This is an easy one...Cold, Charlotte Sometimes, Last Dance, and Faith. You know what they say, if you're going to dream, dream dark. :)
Where can I watch? Live at Barclays Center, or the live simulcast at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, or the edited highlights on HBO April 27th. There's no official live stream, though there might be fan scopes and streams.