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.
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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.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present one of the weirder things you’ll see today: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Alice In Wonderland”-inspired “Play at Home” special that aired on the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 1983, during the period Robert Smith was in the band.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1990 — a better time for Siouxsie Sioux and her then-husband/drummer, Budgie, who, in addition to playing in the Banshees, together formed side project The Creatures. This clip features footage of the duo being interviewed by Dave Kendall.
Two weeks after Siouxsie returned to the concert stage for the first time in five years, there’s even more good news for Banshees fans: Bassist Steven Severin on Friday revealed in a tweet that, “After a gap of nearly a decades, the Banshees are talking again… The feud is over.”
Danish indie-pop combo Efterklang premiered its forthcoming album ‘Piramida’ by performing it in full at the Sydney Opera House backed by a symphony orchestra and a new touring drummer: Budgie, of Siouxsie & The Banshees and The Creatures, who will join the band on a series of fall European dates.
Today we observe another dark-hued milestone, as goth queen Siouxsie Sioux — aka Susan Janet Ballion, erstwhile leader of The Banshees and The Creatures — turns 53.