Tag: Robert Smith

Andy Anderson, former drummer for The Cure and The Glove, 1951-2019

Andy Anderson, former drummer for The Cure and The Glove, 1951-2019

Drummer Andy Anderson, who played in The Glove with Robert Smith and the Banshees’ Steven Severin then joined The Cure and played on that band’s 1984 album The Top, died Tuesday, just nine days after informing fans that he had a terminal Stage-4 cancer diagnosis.

Andy Anderson, former drummer for The Cure, reveals he has terminal cancer

Andy Anderson, former drummer for The Cure, reveals he has terminal cancer

Drummer Andy Anderson, who joined The Cure after Lol Tolhurst moved to keyboards and played on the band’s 1984 album The Top, revealed on Facebook this week that he has Stage 4 cancer, a terminal diagnosis that there is “no way of returning back from.” Read his full statement here.

The Cure nearing completion of first new album in a decade, may tour U.S. this fall

The Cure nearing completion of first new album in a decade, may tour U.S. this fall

Robert Smith called into Sirius XM this week to chat about The Cure’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, and, along the way, revealed that work is nearing completion on the band’s first new album since 2008 and a Tim Pope-shot film of the group’s huge 40th anniversary concert in London.

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.

The Cure unveils plans to play Dublin, headline ‘around 20 festivals’ next summer

The Cure unveils plans to play Dublin, headline ‘around 20 festivals’ next summer

The Cure today teased fans with a somewhat cryptic announcement of what appears to be a planned Dublin concert next June — details still TBA — following frontman Robert Smith’s announcement that the band will be “headlining around 20 festivals next summer — mostly in Europe.”

The Cure unveils first touring plans of 2019 with first-ever concerts in South Africa

The Cure unveils first touring plans of 2019 with first-ever concerts in South Africa

In the build-up to this year’s festivities celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Cure, bandleader Robert Smith said fans could expect further touring in 2019 — and we now have the first evidence of that, with the announcement that the band will play two dates in South Africa next March. Tickets go on sale Friday.

The Cure closes Robert Smith’s Meltdown by going ‘there to here and back again’ — hear the full set

The Cure closes Robert Smith’s Meltdown by going ‘there to here and back again’ — hear the full set

The Robert Smith-curated Meltdown festival in London wrapped up Sunday night with a headlining performance by The Cure — or, rather, CURÆTION-25, as the band was billed — that featured a there-and-back-again, two-set retrospective of the band’s 40-year career. Check out the full setlist right here.

The Cure resumes deluxe reissue series with 3-disc ‘Mixed Up’ — to be followed by ‘Wish’

The Cure resumes deluxe reissue series with 3-disc ‘Mixed Up’ — to be followed by ‘Wish’

At long last — eight years, to be exact — Robert Smith is resuming the deluxe reissues of albums by The Cure, beginning with an expanded 3-disc edition of the 1990 remix collection Mixed Up that’s due out in June, to be followed, he says, by the long-awaited reissue of 1992’s Wish. Full details right here.

Robert Smith to play Meltdown with ‘curious friends,’ says he’s working on new music

Robert Smith to play Meltdown with ‘curious friends,’ says he’s working on new music

London’s Meltdown festival today announced the remainder of the acts slated for this year’s Robert Smith-curated series of concerts, including festival closer CURÆTION-25: a two-hour performance by Smith at which he’ll be “joined onstage by four of his curious friends.” Full details here.

The Cure’s ‘Torn Down’ 2LP Record Store Day release features 16 new remixes by Robert Smith

The Cure’s ‘Torn Down’ 2LP Record Store Day release features 16 new remixes by Robert Smith

With the full list of Record Store Day releases now out in the wild, the nature of The Cure’s Mixed Up sequel Torn Down that we first reported over the weekend is now clear: The 2LP picture disc will include 16 brand-new remixes of Cure songs prepared by Robert Smith himself. Full details, including tracklist, right here.

Robert Smith taps My Bloody Valentine, NIN, Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh for Meltdown

Robert Smith taps My Bloody Valentine, NIN, Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh for Meltdown

London’s Meltdown festival today revealed the first round of acts selected by The Cure’s Robert Smith for this year’s series of concerts, a roster that includes My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, The Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, and The Church. Full details right here.

The Cure appears to be prepping ‘Mixed Up,’ 2LP companion ‘Torn Down’ for Record Store Day

The Cure appears to be prepping ‘Mixed Up,’ 2LP companion ‘Torn Down’ for Record Store Day

The full list of this year’s Record Store Day releases is expected to be revealed on Tuesday, but sharp-eyed fans of The Cure have spotted evidence that this year’s titles will include a vinyl reissue of 1990 remix album Mixed Up and something called Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018. See the tracklist from Amazon France.

The Cure’s Robert Smith to curate 25th edition of London’s Meltdown festival

The Cure’s Robert Smith to curate 25th edition of London’s Meltdown festival

Robert Smith, founder and only constant of The Cure, has been tapped to hand-pick the lineup for the 25th installment of London’s prestigious Meltdown festival this June, following in the footsteps of past curators such as David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Morrissey, David Byrne, Nick Cave and more. Full lineup to be announced.