Tag: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Wayne Hussey has enlisted current and former members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Smiths for an all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit “key workers dealing with COVID-19 globally.” Full details right here.

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of the Banshees to release album as LXB

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of the Banshees to release album as LXB

Two key drummers of the early post-punk era — The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures — have formed a new band called LXB that could release its already-recorded debut album before the end of this year, the two announced during an interview on Sirius XM’s Volume.

‘Hit Parade’ podcast charts 1989 U.S. breakthrough by British alternative titans

‘Hit Parade’ podcast charts 1989 U.S. breakthrough by British alternative titans

Here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ, we’ve been fans of Chris Molanphy’s deeply nerdy chart-history podcast “Hit Parade” since its debut in 2017. But the latest episode — the “Lost and Lonely Edition,” which charts the slow rise to U.S. hit-making status by The Cure, Depeche Mode and New Order — was practically made for us.

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.

This week’s new releases: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Paul Weller, The Chills, Devo

This week’s new releases: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Paul Weller, The Chills, Devo

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include reissues from Siouxsie and the Banshees and Devo, plus new albums from Paul Weller and The Chills.

Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees: All 176 songs ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees: All 176 songs ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

Today we unveil the results of Round 6 of our Slicing Up Eyeballs artist poll series, a ranking of all 176 songs officially released by goth/post-punk icons Siouxsie and the Banshees over the band’s decades-spanning career, from debut single “Hong Kong Garden” in 1978 to once-unreleased tracks that came out in the 2000s.

Playlist: All 176 Siouxsie and the Banshees songs, ranked — minus the 48 not on Spotify

Playlist: All 176 Siouxsie and the Banshees songs, ranked — minus the 48 not on Spotify

Now that we’ve revealed the results of our latest Slicing Up Eyeballs readers poll — one that ranks all 176 songs recorded by Siouxsie and the Banshees — it’s only natural we’d throw together a Spotify playlist of the ranked countdown. Well, minus the 48 songs (mostly missing B-sides) that aren’t on the streaming service.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Robert Smith of The Cure, aka ‘the thinking man’s Duran Duran’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Robert Smith of The Cure, aka ‘the thinking man’s Duran Duran’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this early Martha Quinn intro’d interview with Robert Smith from 1986, conducted to promote The Cure’s then-new compilation Standing on a Beach, and broadcast during the first year of “120 Minutes'” existence. Watch it right here.

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees: Vote for your 25 favorite songs

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees: Vote for your 25 favorite songs

After a brief diversion, we’re back with the sixth installment in our ongoing artist poll series, this time asking you, the readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs, to help us rank every song released by legendary post-punks Siouxsie and the Banshees over the band’s 20-year career. Vote here for up to 25 of the Banshees’ 175 songs.

Vintage Video: Leg in a cast, Siouxsie takes a seat to lead the Banshees through 1985 set

Vintage Video: Leg in a cast, Siouxsie takes a seat to lead the Banshees through 1985 set

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to the fall of 1985, during the weeks that Siouxsie and the Banshees continued to tour the U.K. despite the band’s frontwoman having dislocated her knee during a performance and wound up in a full leg cast. Watch it here.

Vintage Video: Watch a 40-minute ‘Juju’-era Siouxsie and the Banshees set from 1981

Vintage Video: Watch a 40-minute ‘Juju’-era Siouxsie and the Banshees set from 1981

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this 40-minute set by Siouxsie and the Banshees, filmed at the U.K.’s Warwick University in 1981, about three months prior to the release Juju, and broadcast as part of the BBC’s “Rock Goes to College” series. Watch the 10-song set here.

Banshees’ Steven Severin releases new ambient album, gives away 23-minute track

Banshees’ Steven Severin releases new ambient album, gives away 23-minute track

A boon for fans of Steven Severin: The former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist has just released a new dark ambient album titled The Vril Harmonies and is now offering the 23-minute “23 Wounds of Julius Caesar” as a free download for 23 hours on the Ides of March. Three more albums are on the way, too.

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.