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.
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.
Siouxsie and the Banshees will reissue their second album — Join Hands, originally released in 1979 — on 180-gram vinyl for Record Store Day in the U.K., a limited-edition pressing featuring the original rejected sleeve and with the song “Infantry” restored to its “rightful place as the album closer,” according to the band.
It’s no doubt one of the more standout one-offs of modern rock: The Glove’s Blue Sunshine, the 1983 album by The Cure’s Robert Smith and Seven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees. To celebrate that LP, we’ve got a pair of T-shirts to give away to four lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
Siouxsie and the Banshees will follow this fall’s final batch of remasters with a new introductory best-of set called Spellbound: The Collection next month, which comes as the Banshess’ take advantage of a renewed relationship with Universal Music.
The just-released reissue of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ 1988 album Peepshow is being repressed following the discovery of a “minor mastering error” at the end of “Rawhead and Bloody Bones,” the band’s bassist, Steven Severin, announced today via the Banshees’ Facebook page.
As we first reported last month, the final four titles in Siouxsie and the Banshees’ catalog (1987′s Through the Looking Glass 1988′s Peepshow, 1991′s Superstition and 1995′s The Rapture) finally will receive expanded-and-remastered CD reissues — and today the band itself announced a new, confirmed release date of Oct. 13.
We paused the weekly “120 Minutes” Rewind feature a few months back because we’d exhausted most of the best clips available on YouTube, but, as time as passed, new finds have surfaced, including an hour-long Siouxsie and the Banshees special called “Scream Superstition.”
Bassist Steven Severin hinted this weekend that the final four titles in Siouxsie and the Banshees’ catalog finally will receive expanded reissues Sept. 15, more than four years after Universal Music pulled the plug on the band’s reissue campaign midstream.
Siouxsie and the Banshees will commemorate “Hong Kong Garden” next month with a double 7-inch reissue of the single that will include the original A- and B-sides and the version from Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” film and the recording of “Voices” from 1984’s The Thorn EP.
Steven Severin these days devotes himself to making new music for old movies, composing and performing scores for decades-old silent films. Now, though, he’s providing the score to “Borley Rectory,” an animated documentary about the “most famous haunted house in England.”
Siouxsie returned to the concert stage for the first time in five years tonight in London, performing the first of two nights at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival with a 20-song set that included a full reading of 1980’s Kaleidoscope plus Banshees favorites like “Cities in Dust” and “Israel” as well as tracks off MantaRay.
It’s been a few years since former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin expressed hope that he could one day work with The Cure’s Robert Smith on new music together as The Glove, and while it’s unclear whether that ever happened, it appears there’s something on the horizon from the short-lived side project.