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Video: The Cure plays 44-song ‘Reflections’ concert with Lol Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell

Video: The Cure plays 44-song ‘Reflections’ concert with Lol Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell

The Cure has just wrapped up a 44-song, nearly four-hour performance at Australia’s famed Sydney Opera House — a concert that found Robert Smith & Co. running through the band’s first three albums in their entirety and reuniting with former keyboardists Lol Tolhurst and Roger O’Donnell.

The Cure playing first 3 albums in Sydney with ex-members Lol Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell

The Cure playing first 3 albums in Sydney with ex-members Lol Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell

Ousted keyboardist Lol Tolhurst will rejoin The Cure after 22 years to help perform the band’s first three albums — 1979’s ‘Three Imaginary Boys,’ 1980’s ‘Seventeen Seconds’ and 1981’s ‘Faith’ — in their entirety on May 31 and June 1 at the Vivid Live Festival at Australia’s famed Sydney Opera House.

The Cure in the studio; Simon Gallup’s son says, ‘Great to hear them playing again’

The Cure in the studio; Simon Gallup’s son says, ‘Great to hear them playing again’

Further evidence that Robert Smith may be revving up for an active 2011: The son of bassist Simon Gallup posted on Facebook that he was in the studio with The Cure last week, news that lit up fan sites and forums over the weekend.

Milestones: The Cure’s Porl Thompson is 53 today; watch ‘Edge of the Deep Green Sea’

Milestones: The Cure’s Porl Thompson is 53 today; watch ‘Edge of the Deep Green Sea’

Today is the 53rd birthday of Porl Thompson of The Cure, and to mark the occasion, we present what’s arguably his signature guitar solo, the freak-out at the end of ‘Wish’ standout and concert favorite ‘From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea,’ shown here in the version included on the 1993 concert film ‘Show.’

Steven Severin: Robert Smith says ‘it’s just a matter of time’ until  2nd Glove album

Steven Severin: Robert Smith says ‘it’s just a matter of time’ until 2nd Glove album

Former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin says he and Robert Smith have discussed recording a second album as The Glove — the duo’s short-lived early-’80s side project — and that The Cure’s frontman tells him, ‘It’s just a matter of time.’

Download: The Cure’s second 1990 ‘Cure FM’ pirate-radio broadcast for ‘Mixed Up’

Download: The Cure’s second 1990 ‘Cure FM’ pirate-radio broadcast for ‘Mixed Up’

On Oct. 6, 1990, The Cure made a second attempt at a pirate-radio broadcast in London to promote its upcoming ‘Mixed Up’ remix album; this one went off successfully, and we’ve got edited audio from that night of the band being interviewed and spinning records.

Review: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ expanded 3CD reissue

Review: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ expanded 3CD reissue

Admittedly, The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ may be a bit much for casual fans — particularly wading through so many instrumental demos — but to anyone who has spent the past 21 years exploring the depths of this album, the new reissue is a marvel to hear.

Vintage Video: Watch ‘The Cure in Orange’ to celebrate Robert Smith’s 51st birthday

Vintage Video: Watch ‘The Cure in Orange’ to celebrate Robert Smith’s 51st birthday

The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 51 today, and to mark the occasion, we’ve assembled this playlist of the band’s long-out-of-print 1987 concert film ‘The Cure in Orange,’ which is finally due for a belated DVD release later this year.

Audio: Hear the Cure’s ‘A Forest’ from ‘Kats Karavan: The History of John Peel’ box set

Audio: Hear the Cure’s ‘A Forest’ from ‘Kats Karavan: The History of John Peel’ box set

For fans of The Cure, the highlight of the forthcoming 4CD box set Kats Karavan: The History of John Peel on the Radio no doubt […]

The Cure warms up for Coachella in Las Vegas, cuts show short

The Cure warms up for Coachella in Las Vegas, cuts show short

Robert Smith took the The Cure out to a Las Vegas casino last night to warm up for the band’s Sunday night headlining slot at […]