They hadn’t played together in The Cure since the late ’80s, but Lol Tolhurst — the band’s founding drummer, who later moved to keyboards — and Pearl Thompson — who played guitar during three different stints in the group — recently reunited in a recording studio, according to Facebook and Instagram posts by Thompson (via Chain of Flowers).
Tolhurst, who was famously ousted from The Cure following the release of 1989’s Disintegration, posted the photo, which you can see above, on Feb. 1 with the caption, “Pearl and Lol in the studio…recording !♥️.” (Don’t miss the poster for David Byrne’s film “True Stories” in the corner.)
It’s not known what the two are working on.
Tolhurst, who recently released a book about his time in The Cure with Robert Smith called “Cured: A Tale of Two Imaginary Boys” (for which Thompson designed the jacket), has never formally rejoined the group, but did perform with the band during its run of “Reflections” concerts in 2011.
Thompson, who went by the name Porl while in The Cure, played with the band prior to the release of its debut album, then rejoined in 1983, and stayed through the Wish album and tour before leaving to join Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion tour. While primarily a visual artist these days, Thompson did rejoin The Cure in 2005, and played on 4:13 Dream and the subsequent tour.
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