Tag: The Cure

Hear The Cure’s Robert Smith sing ‘Very Good Advice’ from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Hear The Cure’s Robert Smith sing ‘Very Good Advice’ from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

It’s not out until next month, but — thanks to Stereogum — you can now hear Robert Smith of The Cure covering “Very Good Advice” from Disney’s original “Alice in Wonderland,” which the iconic frontman has recorded for Tim Burton’s new live-action take on the Lewis Carroll classic.

Apple’s iPad promo video features Ben Folds’ cover of The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’

Is Steve Jobs a big fan of The Cure? Someone at Apple apparently is, since the company used an piano-based cover of the band’s 1985 single “Inbetween Days” — which attentive Slicing Up Eyeballs readers now report is performed by Ben Folds — to soundtrack its eight-minute promo video for the just unveiled iPad tablet computer. Wonder whether Robert Smith will make a pretty penny in royalties off this one?

Video: Supergrass spinoff The Hot Rats plays The Cure’s ‘Lovecats’ at Glastonbury

Video: Supergrass spinoff The Hot Rats plays The Cure’s ‘Lovecats’ at Glastonbury

Last week saw the release Turn Ons, the debut album from The Hot Rats, aka Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Brit pop-rockers Supergrass. We’d be remiss for not mentioning this album, since a.) Supergrass is a superb band, and, b.) the record features covers by the likes of Gang of Four, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Roxy Music and The Cure. In the case of that last act, check out the clip above to see the Hot Rats perform a fuzzed-out version of Robert Smith and Co.’s 1983 single “The Lovecats” at last year’s Glastonbury Festival. It’s the grooviest thing.

The Cure’s 3CD ‘Disintegration’ reissue delayed again; now due in April

The Cure’s 3CD ‘Disintegration’ reissue delayed again; now due in April

Tweet There it goes again: Originally due Feb. 16, then bumped to March 16, the deluxe 3CD edition of The Cure’s 1989 magnum opus, Disintegration, […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘4.13 Dream’ follow-up ‘slowly taking shape’

The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘4.13 Dream’ follow-up ‘slowly taking shape’

Tweet A day after we learned The Cure’s Robert Smith has recorded a rare solo track for Tim Burton’s live-action “Alice in Wonderland,” the frontman […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith contributes rare solo song to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ soundtrack

The Cure’s Robert Smith contributes rare solo song to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ soundtrack

Tweet Robert Smith, iconic frontman of The Cure, will make a rare solo appearance on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s live-action “Alice in Wonderland” later […]

Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin brings ‘Music for Silents’ concerts to U.S.

Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin brings ‘Music for Silents’ concerts to U.S.

Tweet Former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin will embark on a rare but brief U.S. tour this month to perform his electronic scores […]

The Cure, Pixies, U2, Morrissey, Depeche Mode top list of most-viewed stories of 2009

Tweet As we start a new year, it’s worth one last look back at 2009, the inaugural year for Slicing Up Eyeballs. This site launched […]

Roger O’Donnell: Recording of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ a ‘happy, jokey’ time

Roger O’Donnell: Recording of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ a ‘happy, jokey’ time

Tweet Despite the dour material, recording The Cure’s epic Disintegration album was a “very happy and jokey” time for the Robert Smith-led band, recalls former […]

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition’ 3CD reissue delayed by a month

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition’ 3CD reissue delayed by a month

Tweet Well that didn’t take long: Just a week after a release date finally was announced for The Cure’s 3CD Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition comes […]

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ expanded 3CD reissue to be released Feb. 16

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ expanded 3CD reissue to be released Feb. 16

Tweet We know there’s been enormous interest in the forthcoming 3CD reissue of The Cure’s 1989 classic Disintegration — our report on the set’s tracklist […]

Ex-Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell to post ‘Disintegration’ memories on Dec. 28

Ex-Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell to post ‘Disintegration’ memories on Dec. 28

Tweet After a bit of waffling, former Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell has decided that he will, in fact, publish his thoughts and recollections on the […]

Quick Spins: The Chills, Peter Gabriel, Pixies, The Primitives, The Cure

Quick Spins: The Chills, Peter Gabriel, Pixies, The Primitives, The Cure

Tweet This Thursday, Radio New Zealand will broadcast part of a concert staged last June by reformed indie heroes The Chills to celebrate the 25th […]