Friday, March 22, 2019

The Cure, led by Robert Smith, always focused on artistry, not profits, says ex-drummer-keyboardist Lol Tolhurst

An interview with Lol, ahead of the Rock Hall induction. It says (I assume confirmed by Lol) that 8 of the 10 Cure inductees will attend the induction. Robert, Lol, Pearl are said to be going, and I would assume the other 4 current Cures will be there, so that's 7, but who is #8? Perry, Boris, or Michael?

"That’s despite having sued Smith over rights to the name not long after his dismissal. The two have since reconciled their friendship — hence, the reunion shows — which is one reason why Tolhurst will join Smith and six other current or former members of the band on the stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday, March 29, when the band is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019."

"Perhaps Thompson, who will be part of the entourage on the Barclays stage, was the “only natural musician,” but the entire band shared a love of music that was as much a part of their DNA as their English accents."

Also, and this is just getting silly now, the way these people can't get this simple thing straight, Robert did NOT tell that album news to ME. It was in a radio interview with 5FM in South Africa. You can listen to it here

Update: Heard from Lol and this interview was done just after the inductees announcement was made last year. At the time, he had no idea if any of them would go. So this guy is just speculating on his own, as I doubt he spoke with Robert or Pearl.