Thursday, November 4, 2010

Steven Severin interview

Left Lion has an interview with Steven Severin, and there were a couple of Cure/Glove questions asked:

There were once rumours that you were asked to join The Cure; is this true? Is this something you would contemplate if you were asked now or are you happier when doing your own thing?
There is no truth in the rumour, at all. Robert would never ask. Why would Simon leave?

Would you ever work with Robert Smith again? Maybe a second The Glove album?
We've talked about it and Robert says "It's just a matter of time". Making space for it means effectively shutting down the Cure for 6 to 9 months. That's a huge machine with many people depending on it for their livelihoods so timing is key. One day, I hope. (Thanks Paul K)

Update: Slicing Up Eyeballs and CoS picked up the story.

Ross still making things difficult

Our old "friend" Ross Robinson, producer of 'The Cure', is still up to his old tricks. This time, even Korn are finding him tough to work with. (Thanks JC)

For those of you not around in 2004, Simon (and a few others in the band) felt the same way about Ross: "'He'd come in and he'd start throwing things around,'' Gallup recalls with annoyance. ''He didn't like us when we played note perfect. He wanted more passion, so he'd actually come up, and if I was trying to play note perfect he'd slam his hands across the bass. More than once he nearly got the bass sideways in his mouth. You couldn't leave the studio and turn that tension off. It was a very traumatic time for some of us, and not one I'd like to repeat.''

That's why we love Simon. : )