Update: After 3 hours of mostly crap music, they announce the interview isn't happening. Will be rescheduled. Sigh...well, we all had fun on Twitter with this, so not a total waste of time. :)
Update (03/29/13): According to
Here's the interview on Goear, Soundcloud, and YouTube.
(Thanks to The Cure Rarities, @AaronLaw92, and The Cure Peru)
A few notes I took during the interview:
It was a very interesting interview. Main news was that they are going to record a new album with Reeves soon (I know, we've heard that before, just telling you what was said), and that he has finished the 2nd half of 4:13 Dream. Re-worked the lyrics, re-sung the vocals, thinks it's fantastic, and it's done. But doesn't want to release it and have it thought of as "the new Cure album". Might release it with the Live in Paris 4Tour DVD (I know, I know).
Thinks the South American shows will be the best they've ever played. Rehearsals have been fantastic and he's very excited about playing these shows. They will play songs from every album, and the shows will be at least 3 & a half hours long. But don't count on hearing 'Cut Here' live again. :)
Robert wants to put the South American shows out on a DVD, Tim Pope is fighting to make it a theatrical release. He's going along with Tim's plan for now. Also mentioned that they'll be using some 3D cameras for filming. Tim has been filming everything so far, the planning, the rehearsals, will be filming the fans, backstage stuff, and every show. Hopes to take the best versions of each song, from the various shows, and use them in the film. Will show what it's like to be in The Cure and everything that goes into planning & playing shows.
Talked about playing with Joy Division in the early days. Talked about Peter Hook having problems with The Cure, mainly due to jealousy about Simon. But things have been so much better between the bands now that Peter is gone. Said he loves New Order and was so nice to be able to play with them last Summer.
Said he really enjoyed just going out and playing shows last Summer without anything to promote. "We're out there playing and you either like it or you don't."
Has only written one good song in the last 6 months. Best song he's written lately is about something he saw in a documentary on television.
There was also something about him going through some emotional turmoil over the last 48 hours or so, and that it will probably produce a song. Not sure what that was all about, but didn't sound good. Hope everything is okay.
He was given a bunch of names and asked to give a one word answer to each. He couldn't confine himself to just one, but here's what he settled on:
David Bowie - Artist
Jimi Hendrix - Great
Rolling Stones - Surprising
Queens Park Rangers - Said he hates English football now
Mary Poole - Gorgeous
Technology - Ambivalence
Paraguay - Intrigued
Ian Curtis - Inspirational
There was also a nice discussion about 'Killing An Arab' and why he wrote it. Says that although the song has caused him grief over the years, mentioning skinheads showing up asking to hear it because they wanted to "kill arabs", it's great fun to play it live.
Robert once again made it very clear that he hates social media and most of us who use it. Hey, some of us are trying to use it to help promote the band and help out the fans. Don't hate us too much. :)