🚨 Fans of The Cure! 🚨— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) April 9, 2018
We have an exclusive interview with Robert Smith at 8:30am BST this Tuesday. Listen worldwide to hear his thoughts on curating @meltdownfest, their 40th anniversary celebration, and much more. pic.twitter.com/3DQ2vyxOG5
If you missed it, or want to listen again, you can find the interview here.
Some highlights from the interview (taken from the BBC 6 Music tweets):
Robert Smith on how it feels to be “cure-rating”
Robert Smith on curating Meltdown: “They said ‘go ahead, book whoever you want’... Obviously for my dream festival some of the people are dead... I was surprised how immediate people said yes! It was so heartwarming.”
“I felt I had probably said enough... I was waiting until there was something new to start talking about... in the modern world people speak endlessly about nothing...” - Robert Smith on not doing interviews for the past few years.
“I’m probably going to do something on my own on stage.” - one of Robert Smith’s plans for the finale of
“I’ve still got the poster from the Rocket Club in Crawley!” says Robert Smith and he’s found a side of stage recording of that first ever gig, 40 years ago, at Worth Abbey. (Note: And said he plans on releasing it. Yes, yes, I know, I'm just telling you what he said. :) )
“I’ve booked us time to do demos next month... in a dream world we’ll have a new song to play in the summer.” - Robert Smith on whether there will be new music this year. “What Meltdown has done, by listening lots of new music, it’s invigorated me.. I feel like I want to join in”
“I think we’ll end up going around the world next year... I think we’ll be recognising some anniversaries next Year too. Like our first Album and Disintegration, maybe.” (Note: He said they've already booked some things. It will be a mix of Cure shows, festivals, and those special anniversary type shows,)
And a few other things:
Robert actually invited The Rolling Stones to play
He hints that The Cure will be headlining
Doesn't feel that The Cure should play a regular show at
Some articles covering this: Slicing Up Eyeballs, Radio X, Post-Punk, NME, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Riot Fest, CoS, Clash, Spin, Louder Sound, List, Noisey