Is Steve Jobs a big fan of The Cure? Someone at Apple apparently is, since the company used an piano-based cover of the band’s 1985 single “Inbetween Days” — which attentive Slicing Up Eyeballs readers now report is performed by Ben Folds — to soundtrack its eight-minute promo video for the just unveiled iPad tablet computer. Wonder whether Robert Smith will make a pretty penny in royalties off this one? The music starts around 1:15 in the clip above.
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- The Cure’s 3CD ‘Disintegration’ reissue delayed again; now due in April
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- The Cure’s Robert Smith contributes rare solo song to ‘Alice in Wonderland’
- The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ gets 3CD deluxe reissue in 2010, plus ‘In Orange’ on DVD