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Simon Gallup says “with a slightly heavy heart” he’s no longer in The Cure

Simon Gallup says “with a slightly heavy heart” he’s no longer in The Cure

Simon Gallup, 61, made the announcement in a public post on his personal Facebook page, writing: “With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all…” In response to someone asking if he was OK, he replied that he “just got fed up of betrayal.” More here.

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 to put on festival in U.S. this year, likely won’t play ‘Disintegration’ after Sydney

The Cure to put on festival in U.S. this year, likely won’t play ‘Disintegration’ after Sydney

Despite laying down hints that American audiences would see The Cure play Disintegration in full later this year, Robert Smith made it clear in a radio interview Friday that it’s unlikely that’ll happen — and the band isn’t planning to mount a tour of the U.S. before 2020. Instead, the band’s planning a festival in L.A.

Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith re-records ‘Pictures of You’ for ‘Dead Good’ documentary

Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith re-records ‘Pictures of You’ for ‘Dead Good’ documentary

The Cure’s Robert Smith — with an assist by the band’s keyboardist Roger O’Donnell — has recorded a new version of the classic Disintegration track “Pictures of You” with the London-based Quartet Voluté for the new documentary “Dead Good.” You can hear the new version in the film’s trailer.

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 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.

Lost wishes: 7 things The Cure’s Robert Smith promised to release this decade, but hasn’t

Lost wishes: 7 things The Cure’s Robert Smith promised to release this decade, but hasn’t

The list of Cure releases that Robert Smith has promised would come out in 2010 and beyond is quite long, and includes a new studio album, a new remix collection, DVD reissues of old concert films, a new series of live DVD releases and a box set of material recorded for the BBC. Here’s a rundown of what might have been.

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.

The Cure announces 6-country tour of South America in April — plus Mexico City concert

The Cure announces 6-country tour of South America in April — plus Mexico City concert

As Robert Smith first teased last summer, The Cure will return to South America for the first time in 17 years this April, mounting its first-ever large-scale tour of the continent, performing seven concerts in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Colombia — followed by a one-off show in Mexico City to end the trek.

Video: The Cure’s Robert Smith plays rare solo set at Bilbao BBK Live — plus full webcast

Video: The Cure’s Robert Smith plays rare solo set at Bilbao BBK Live — plus full webcast

The Cure’s set at Spain’s Bilbao BBK Live got off to a rocky start tonight — but was all the more memorable for it. As the band’s crew worked on keyboard problems, Robert Smith took the stage by himself and treated the crowd to a rare solo-acoustic set , performing “Three Imaginary Boys,” “Fire in Cairo” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”

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.

The Cure confirms Hultsfred, Hurricane, Southside festivals — ‘lots more to come’

The Cure confirms Hultsfred, Hurricane, Southside festivals — ‘lots more to come’

The Cure this morning confirmed headlining slots at three European festival performances this summer — Hultsfred Festival in Sweden and Hurricane and Southside festivals, both in Germany over the same weekend — with a promise of ‘lots more to come,’ according to the band’s official site.

The Cure to headline ‘series of major European music festivals’ this summer

The Cure to headline ‘series of major European music festivals’ this summer

The Cure won’t be going back into hibernation following last year’s sudden burst of activity, as Robert Smith tonight announced on the band’s website that, ‘The Cure will be headlining a series of major European music festivals this summer.’ The first 3 will be announced Monday.