• The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson reunite in the recording studio

    The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson reunite in the recording studio

    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.

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  • Video: U2’s The Edge soundchecks solo in this ‘It Might Get Loud’ deleted scene

    Video: U2’s The Edge soundchecks solo in this ‘It Might Get Loud’ deleted scene

    Last year’s six-string doc “It Might Get Loud” was a must-see for fans of U2’s The Edge, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin or The White Stripes’ Jack White — or anyone, really, who appreciates loud rock guitar. The film’s out on DVD now, and here’s one of the deleted scenes that appears as bonus on the disc: It’s four minutes’ worth of The Edge soundchecking solo, running through concert staples “Until the End of the World,” “Pride (In the Name of Love”) and “Bad” alone on guitar, with just the aid of his foot-triggered console of effects.

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