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.
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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 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.
The Cure delivered a marathon 40-song set tonight at London’s Eventim Apollo that included a full performance of 1984’s The Top, the live debut of rare B-side “A Man Inside My Mouth” and the reintroduction of songs not played live in decades. The band will perform again Monday and Tuesday nights.
The Cure’s two sold-out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March are being billed as just the beginning of “a very busy 2014” for Robert Smith and Co., with the band today announcing plans to release the long-delayed companion to 2008’s 4:13 Dream and a series of live DVDs — and a third ‘Trilogy’ tour.
The Cure returned to Mexico last night for the second time this year, and while the band’s set didn’t quite match the epic length of its show on Robert Smith’s birthday in April, it did feature more surprises, including a heavy dose of The Top and the live debut of Head on the Door-era B-side “Stop Dead.”
The Cure’s run of summer festival appearances continues to delight the band’s longtime fans, as Robert Smith and Co. mix up their sets and trot out songs not played in decades, if ever. The latest uber-rarity to creep into The Cure’s set: the title track of 1984’s ‘The Top,’ a song not played live since that year’s tour.
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.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we check in with The Cure at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 25, 1984, for an hour-long concert that was produced by the BBC as “Rock Around the Clock ’84.” Watch the entire show except for the never-broadcast closer, “Forever.”
It’s Robert Smith’s birthday today — he’s 52 — and to commemorate the occasion, we present this U.K. television performance from 1984 that finds The Cure playing a trio of songs from what’s now one of the band’s most overlooked records, ‘The Top.’
For Day 3 of our ‘Disintegration’ Week — in which we toast the North American release of The Cure’s eagerly anticipated ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ — we flip those singles over, running down the band’s Top 10 B-sides, as chosen by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers.
We continue ‘Disintegration’ Week — celebrating the North American release of The Cure’s expanded ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ — today with our rundown of Robert Smith and Co.’s Top 10 singles, as chosen by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers.