Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How Steve Hewitt met Perry Bamonte

From Gigslut:

Perry Bamonte of the Cure has also teamed up with you in Love Amongst Ruin, how did that come about?

I’ve known Robert Smith for over 15 years and that’s how I met Perry, we met in Paris when The Cure and Placebo were playing some radio show celebration live on stage. We played, then The Cure then we played “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” together, as some kind of super-group. Perry is a great guitarist but he might actually be playing bass in this new line up.


  1. I'm quite amazed at how musicians can just switch instruments after years of specializing on just one -- whether Perry from guitar to perhaps bass to Philip Selway of Radiohead switching from drums to guitar. I'm glad Perry's doing stuff.

  2. Haha are you including Lol to keyboards in that? ;-)

    1. I know you're just kidding, but sure. Why not? I'm sure he would've been better able to express his musicianship if Robert hadn't been pushing drugs on everyone. :)

    2. You know that you're drinking too much when you get asked to leave a band that was known for its epic drinking at the time.