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The Cure turns Pasadena Daydream into ‘the best day of the summer’ with scorching set

The Cure turns Pasadena Daydream into ‘the best day of the summer’ with scorching set

Robert Smith waited until The Cure’s last song late Saturday night to deliver his own verdict on the Pasadena Daydream festival, his hand-picked 10-band bill that took over the sprawling golf course next to the Rose Bowl under a scorching Southern California sun. “It’s been the best day of the summer,” Smith said.

The Cure at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Watch the induction, see the performances

The Cure at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Watch the induction, see the performances

Robert Smith and nine other members of The Cure past and present were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor at a ceremony in Brooklyn tonight that also saw the band’s current lineup play a five-song set. See video of the speeches and performances right here.

The Cure to enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Roxy Music, Radiohead and more

The Cure to enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Roxy Music, Radiohead and more

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 will include one of the titans of alternative rock: The Cure, the dark-pop juggernaut that just celebrated its 40th anniversary and next year will be inducted alongside Roxy Music, Janet Jackson, Radiohead and more. Full details on next year’s inductees right here.

Robert Smith not terribly keen on The Cure’s ‘new’ album — or more ‘Trilogy’ shows in 2014

Robert Smith not terribly keen on The Cure’s ‘new’ album — or more ‘Trilogy’ shows in 2014

Back in February, The Cure announced ambitious plans for 2014, including the release of a new album — the companion to 2008′s 4:13 Dream — as well as a third round of “Trilogy” shows worldwide, which would find the band performing The Top, The Head on the Door and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.

Video: The Cure live at France’s Vieilles Charrues — 30 minutes of pro-shot footage

Video: The Cure live at France’s Vieilles Charrues — 30 minutes of pro-shot footage

Like the New Order footage we posted today, this half-hour packageof The Cure performing at the Vieilles Charrues festival in France is top-quality stuff. The video was posted to The Cure’s Facebook page earlier today with the message that fans should “EXPERIENCE THE WONDER THAT IS JASON AND THE CUREONAUTS.”

Video: The Cure debuts guitarist Reeves Gabrels, digs out rarities at Pinkpop Festival

Video: The Cure debuts guitarist Reeves Gabrels, digs out rarities at Pinkpop Festival

The Cure tonight played the first of at least 19 European festival dates on the books this summer, and Robert Smith had a little secret to reveal at Holland’s famed Pinkpop Festival: new guitarist Reeves Gabrels, a former David Bowie collaborator who previously recorded with Smith in the late ’90s.

Robert Smith to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: ‘Jason Cooper is The Cure’s drummer… bah!’

Robert Smith to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: ‘Jason Cooper is The Cure’s drummer… bah!’

Robert Smith’s not happy with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, slamming the organization online for not mentioning his just-nominated band’s current drummer in its bio of the group, writing, ‘Jason Cooper is The Cure’s drummer — and it sickens me that he doesn’t get a name check… bah!’

The Cure at Bestival: Roger O’Donnell rejoins band for 32-song set (photo, video, setlist)

The Cure at Bestival: Roger O’Donnell rejoins band for 32-song set (photo, video, setlist)

The Cure headlined the U.K.’s Bestival tonight, delivering a 32-song set filled with hits and a few lesser-aired tracks — including the first performance of ‘The Caterpillar’ in 20 years — with a lineup that included the return of keyboardist Roger O’Donnell, who says he’s back in the band for the third time.

The Cure playing first 3 albums in Sydney with ex-members Lol Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell

The Cure playing first 3 albums in Sydney with ex-members Lol Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell

Ousted keyboardist Lol Tolhurst will rejoin The Cure after 22 years to help perform the band’s first three albums — 1979’s ‘Three Imaginary Boys,’ 1980’s ‘Seventeen Seconds’ and 1981’s ‘Faith’ — in their entirety on May 31 and June 1 at the Vivid Live Festival at Australia’s famed Sydney Opera House.