Friday, March 6, 2015

Still some Pearl prints left for sale

Photos from Pearl's opening reception

More photos at WireImage and Getty Images. (Thanks Debi)

And some photos from AndyTheCureFan. (Thanks Andy)

Stories at ContactMusic and Hollywood Reporter.

Pearl on a Cure reunion: “Can never say no, because how many times have I left The Cure and rejoined them?” laughs Thompson. “At the present time it doesn’t really seem like an option.”

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New interview & music from Pearl

The Tortoise and the Hare Experience have a very nice 74 minute interview with Pearl, and also some music from Pearl's new projects.

Pearl Thompson art exhibit starts tonight

A new collection of paintings entitled

Pearl Thompson, Pink Sun, (2014)

Mr Musichead Gallery
Presents the US Premiere art exhibition
By legendary rock guitarist, Pearl Thompson,Original member of iconic British rock band, The Cure

Exhibition Dates:  March 6 - 19, 2015

Opening Reception:  Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Los Angeles, CA. (February 23, 2015) On Thursday, March 5th, Pearl (aka Porl) Thompson, an English musician best known for his work with The Cure will display original works at the Mr Musichead Gallery in Hollywood, CA.   Pearl Thompson will display a visually inspiring collection of work that he has worked on for the past several years.  These paintings are inspired by his journeys through the canyons of Malibu and the surrounding desert area.  He is moved by the energy and deep underlying spirit that flowers through the rock formations and cactus reminding him of a giant ancient time capsule.  Pearl Thompson states, "I like to step back and take on another perspective, see the visions, intense colors, shadows and life seeing through the eyes of birds."

This will be the first solo exhibition for the artist showcasing his mixedmedia paintings. Thompson's new work is vastly different from the older artwork featured on some of The Cure's most famous albums.  His artwork today is mainly acrylic on canvas with intentional brushstrokes and colorful slashes of light and is a real celebration of his evolution.

Pearl Thompson's new work was noticed when photographer Lisa Johnson captured his image with his guitar in her tabletop book 108 Rock Star Guitars and then introduced him to gallery owner Sam Milgrom.  "The same passion that infused his guitar wizardry is very present in his art work.  The color schemes and brush strokes are both moving and alluring."  - Sam Milgrom, owner, Mr Musichead Gallery.

Pearl (Porl) Thompson was part of the original lineup of The Cure, which also included Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey, and Lol Tolhurst  when the band was first formed in 1976.  Thompson left the Cure in 1994 to play with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin during the Page & Plant tour of 1995.

In 2002, Thompson also had an exhibition of his paintings in Cornwall, UK entitled "100% SKY". A book co-written with Sarah Brittain also entitled "100% Sky" was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

For more information: (Thanks Debi)

Update (02/25/15): Confirmed with the gallery on Instagram, Pearl will be at the artist reception on March 5th. This page says to RSVP to

Update (03/05/15): 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pedal Finder interview with Reeves

Nice interview with Reeves at Pedal Finder. From Reeves on Facebook: "This new interview is for those interested in my guitar sounds and especially the effects pedals I choose and use -- present, past and in between. Enjoy. rg"

Win a pair of Glove t-shirts from SUE

 Slicing Up Eyeballs is giving away 4 pairs of Glove t-shirts.

TO ENTER: In the comments section below (at SUE, not here at CoF), name your favorite song off Blue Sunshine and let us know why you think it’s so great. If you’re using the Slicing Up Eyeballs app, please email your entry to with the subject line “I HEART THE GLOVE.”

RULES: We’ll take entries until 5 p.m. EST Friday, March 13. After that point, we’ll select four winners at random, who will be notified via their provided e-mail addresses. Important: If the winners do not reply to their notification emails within 48 hours, new winners will be drawn (hey, it happens). One entry per person.

Monday, March 2, 2015

'Hey You!!!' in London (Multicam)

The Cure - Hey You!!!
(Hammersmith Apollo Dec. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014)
Multicam version by Francois

This one's for our friend Adam Christopher (@ghostfinder). BTW, if you like the show 'Elementary', buy a copy of Adam's new tie-in book, 'The Ghost Line'. Not a fan? No problem, Adam has many other books for you. :)

'Shake Dog Shake' in London (Multicam)

The Cure - Shake Dog Shake
(Hammersmith Apollo Dec. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014)
Multicam version by Francois