Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lol and Michael Dempsey on TV

From PR-Canada:

L.A. TV Show Lands Exclusive Episodes with Original Members of The Cure

One of the most influential and successful musical groups of the past 30 years is without a doubt The Cure. Since 1978 they have sold over 27 million units worldwide and have accumulated 40 platinum and gold records. Two of The Cure’s co-founding members Laurence (“Lol”) Tolhurst and Michael Dempsey will be taping extremely rare appearances on the Los Angeles-based television show “Focus in the Mix with Denise Ames” together Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at AMGA Studios and the media is invited to this historic event.

During their teenage years in England Tolhurst, Dempsey and Robert Smith played under a few different names before deciding on “The Cure” (named after a song Tolhurst wrote). The trio recorded the masterpiece album “Boys Don’t Cry” (spawning “Killing an Arab”, “Jumping Someone Else’s Train”, “Fire In Cairo”), wildly popular in the alternative music community. After Dempsey left to play with other big acts like Roxy Music, Tolhurst and Smith forged on to co-write many more of the band’s hits (“Let’s Go To Bed, “The Walk”, “The Caterpillar”), the genius album “Pornography” etc, putting them at Superstar Status still in heavy rotation on both alternative and main stream radio airwaves to this day.

Tolhurst has relocated to Los Angeles; Dempsey is visiting So Cal (from London) to collaborate with his former band mate. Both will be setting the record straight on back stories not often told including the disarming of the original members, during their exclusive and extremely rare on-camera, three-part interview that they chose to allow the “Focus in the Mix with Denise Ames” TV show host conduct. Very rare early photos of the band, obscure recordings as well as new material with other music groups will all be included along with their plans for the near future (Smith and Tolhurst are communicating again, much to the delight of the millions of Cure fans out there).

All Celebrity call times for Tuesday, May 6th:
Yvette Lopez/Playboy model: 12pm – 1pm; Daisy/Vh1’s Rock of Love II: 1pm – 2pm;
Laurence Tolhurst and Michael Dempsey/original members of The Cure: 2pm-4:30pm.

AMGA Studios is located at: 1520 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, Ca 91201
Call (310) 490 6788 to R.S.V.P. (preferred)
Photo opps and light refreshments will be available.
(Thanks Monghi)


  1. Cool! Thanks for the update, Craig. It really sucks living in Rhode Island, absolutely nothing cool happens here.

  2. any chance this will make it to the internet??

  3. "Smith and Tolhurst are communicating again, much to the delight of the millions of Cure fans out there"

    Lol, and much to the fear of Jason the current drummer who may need to starting looking for another job...

    Unless they bring back Tolhurst as a keyboardist which would fill a gap...

    I expect him back in the band soon. This is usually how these things start...

  4. Robert and Lol have been "communicating" for a long time now. Although there is a keyboard player vacancy right now, I do not think Lol will ever be a Cure member again.
    It is wonderful they have made it up, but I think both of them would look pretty bad after all the things RS said about Lol's ability to play.

  5. millertime, no offense, but you need to start thinking before you speak.

  6. can anyone record this??

    its so rare to have Lol and Michael doing a tv interview!