Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sean Penn as Robert Smith?

Update: "The director of the movie is Paolo Sorrentino. In an interview he said that for the rock star character played by Sean Penn, the inspiration was Robert Smith, leader of The Cure. "When he came to Rome, I went to see him in concert. Lipstick on the lips, punk hair, fifteen-year-old look and he is 50 years old instead. He doesn't have a cell phone, he doesn't drive a car, he has stopped the time to 1988." (Thanks fmjews)

From The Daily Mail: "with his red lipstick and wild hair, Penn looked more like 51-year-old Cure frontman Robert Smith than a Hollywood actor as he filmed on location in Dublin's Mount Street." Here's another photo, and here's another.
(Thanks April, John and Kate)

Cure #74 on VH1 countdown

The Cure came in at #74 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time countdown. (Thanks Kristy)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dave Allen at The Woodmill on Aug. 29th

Legendary Cure producer Dave Allen will be making an appearance at The Woodmill in London on Aug. 29th at 3pm.
(Thanks Roger)

Lol interview on Part Time Punks

Lol Tolhurst on Part Time Punks (08-19-10) by CraigatCoF

Thanks to Michael Stock, host of Part Time Punks on KXLU 88.9 FM in L.A. every Thursday from 3-6pm, we now have the full audio of Lol Tolhurst's appearance on last week's show. If you're looking for Lol's comments about his proposal of playing some live 'Faith' shows, that's at 167:23. Lol also debuted a new Levinhurst song, 'Seeds are Sown', at 118:17. It was a great interview, with lots of great tracks and stories about the early Cure days, so thanks again to Lol and Michael for doing it, and for sending in the audio. Also, check the comments for the playlist of the show.

Monday, August 23, 2010

CoS reports on Lol's Cure update

Consequence of Sound has a story about Lol's Cure news update on Part Time Punks. (Thanks Kate)

To clarify something, Lol has no news about 'In Orange'. He said he was mistaken when he was talking about that. Robert only mentioned the 'Mixed Up' remaster and the Cure at the BBC set.

Update: The Guardian is running a story about this, too. But before anyone gets too excited, please remember that this is simply a proposal made to Robert by Lol. No indication yet that this will actually happen. (Thanks Keith)

And as Lol correctly points out - "
The Guardian's headline is a little misleading! I have not asked RS to rejoin the Cure! I have my thing he has his..."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Reminder: Lol guest DJ set tonight

"Lol Tolhurst will be joining me as Guest DJ at the club known as Part Time Punks for a CURE TRIBUTE NITE on Aug. 22nd. For more info, go here." (Thanks Michael)