Tag: Robert Smith

John Hughes wrote a screenplay inspired by The Cure’s ‘Lovecats,’ Molly Ringwald says

John Hughes wrote a screenplay inspired by The Cure’s ‘Lovecats,’ Molly Ringwald says

Molly Ringwald tells Vanity Fair that the late John Hughes started work on a script based on The Cure’s 1983 single “The Lovecats” — and even assembled a hypothetical soundtrack for the film — after finishing “The Breakfast Club.”

Hear The Cure’s Robert Smith sing ‘Very Good Advice’ from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Hear The Cure’s Robert Smith sing ‘Very Good Advice’ from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

It’s not out until next month, but — thanks to Stereogum — you can now hear Robert Smith of The Cure covering “Very Good Advice” from Disney’s original “Alice in Wonderland,” which the iconic frontman has recorded for Tim Burton’s new live-action take on the Lewis Carroll classic.

Apple’s iPad promo video features Ben Folds’ cover of The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’

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?

Video: Supergrass spinoff The Hot Rats plays The Cure’s ‘Lovecats’ at Glastonbury

Video: Supergrass spinoff The Hot Rats plays The Cure’s ‘Lovecats’ at Glastonbury

Last week saw the release Turn Ons, the debut album from The Hot Rats, aka Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Brit pop-rockers Supergrass. We’d be remiss for not mentioning this album, since a.) Supergrass is a superb band, and, b.) the record features covers by the likes of Gang of Four, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Roxy Music and The Cure. In the case of that last act, check out the clip above to see the Hot Rats perform a fuzzed-out version of Robert Smith and Co.’s 1983 single “The Lovecats” at last year’s Glastonbury Festival. It’s the grooviest thing.

The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘4.13 Dream’ follow-up ‘slowly taking shape’

The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘4.13 Dream’ follow-up ‘slowly taking shape’

Tweet A day after we learned The Cure’s Robert Smith has recorded a rare solo track for Tim Burton’s live-action “Alice in Wonderland,” the frontman […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith contributes rare solo song to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ soundtrack

The Cure’s Robert Smith contributes rare solo song to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ soundtrack

Tweet Robert Smith, iconic frontman of The Cure, will make a rare solo appearance on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s live-action “Alice in Wonderland” later […]

Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin brings ‘Music for Silents’ concerts to U.S.

Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin brings ‘Music for Silents’ concerts to U.S.

Tweet Former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin will embark on a rare but brief U.S. tour this month to perform his electronic scores […]

Roger O’Donnell: Recording of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ a ‘happy, jokey’ time

Roger O’Donnell: Recording of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ a ‘happy, jokey’ time

Tweet Despite the dour material, recording The Cure’s epic Disintegration album was a “very happy and jokey” time for the Robert Smith-led band, recalls former […]

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ expanded 3CD reissue to be released Feb. 16

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ expanded 3CD reissue to be released Feb. 16

Tweet We know there’s been enormous interest in the forthcoming 3CD reissue of The Cure’s 1989 classic Disintegration — our report on the set’s tracklist […]

Ex-Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell to post ‘Disintegration’ memories on Dec. 28

Ex-Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell to post ‘Disintegration’ memories on Dec. 28

Tweet After a bit of waffling, former Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell has decided that he will, in fact, publish his thoughts and recollections on the […]

Roger O’Donnell reconsiders posting memories of recording The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’

Roger O’Donnell reconsiders posting memories of recording The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’

Tweet Former Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell says he’s “run into a bit of a brick wall” over plans to share his memories of the recording […]

Roger O’Donnell to share memories, photos of recording The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’

Roger O’Donnell to share memories, photos of recording The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’

Tweet Roger O’Donnell, former keyboardist for The Cure, plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Disintegration by offering up his written recollections of that landmark […]

Vintage Video: The Cure’s ‘Wish’ TV commercial, from MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’

Vintage Video: The Cure’s ‘Wish’ TV commercial, from MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’

Tweet We here at Slicing Up Eyeballs World HQ recently had a stash of old VHS tapes — filled with vintage “120 Minutes” and “MTV […]