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Robert Smith on the power of The Cure’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ on gender norms – and never being “goth”

The Cure's Robert Smith
The Cure's Robert Smith has discussed how their classic track 'Boys Don't Cry' continues to challenge gender norms – as well as speaking out to distance the band's association with the label of "goth". The art-rock veteran has opened up about the "contemporary resonance" of the iconic 1979 single, after being struck by the make-up of the audience at their...

The Cure’s Simon Gallup forced to pull out of Austin City Limits performance due to “another serious personal situation”

Simon Gallup of The Cure
The Cure‘s Simon Gallup was forced to pull out of the band's performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival last night (October 12th) and return to the UK due to "another serious personal situation." Read more: “There are so many misconceptions about The Cure”: an exclusive interview with Robert Smith Headlining the Honda Stage on the Saturday of the festival's...

Artwork by The Cure’s Robert Smith is being auctioned for charity

Robert Smith
The Cure's Robert Smith is among the notable names to have submitted artwork to a new charity exhibition, with the pieces now set to go to auction. The anonymous heART project opened its annual exhibition yesterday (October 9) for one day only at Northern Ballet in Leeds. Run by Heart Research UK, the charity managed to raise £43,000 from auction sales last...

The Cure’s Robert Smith reveals three new albums are in the works

The Cure's Robert Smith has revealed that the goth-rock icons have three new albums in the works – with the first potentially arriving before the end of 2019. After previously revealing that their next effort will be shaped by the "darkness" of losing his mother, father and brother, Smith confirmed plans for a release before the end of the year...

“There are so many misconceptions about The Cure”: an exclusive interview with Robert Smith

The Cure’s Robert Smith is in reflective mood, keen to take stock of the many twists in the road that led the band from dingy Crawley pubs in the late ‘70s to June's stately headline set at Glastonbury 2019. That Pyramid Stage performance capped off a year of 40th anniversary celebrations for The Cure that began with Smith curating 2018’s Meltdown...

“When music is magic”: Watch Lady Gaga rock out to The Cure

The Cure / Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga lavished praise on The Cure as she watched the band's headline set at Pasadena Daydream festival over the weekend. Held at the Rose Bowl’s Brookside Park in the California city on Saturday night (August 31), The Cure curated the one-day event which also saw performances from the likes of Pixies, Deftones and Mogwai. Read more: "Glastonbury won't be the only...

Robert Smith on how family tragedy shaped the “darkness” of The Cure’s new album

Robert Smith has opened up about how losing his mother, father and brother has inspired the 'darkness' of The Cure's new album – which had the working title of 'Live From The Moon'. Earlier this summer, Smith exclusively told NME that they were looking to finish their “merciless” new album in 2019 – 11 years after predecessor ‘4:13 Dream’. He revealed that the new...

Øya 2019 is inclusive, green and feel-good – like all festivals could be

This month saw Øya Festival celebrate its 20th anniversary. Not only is it Norway’s biggest festival, it has also become renowned as a true favourite hidden gem across Europe. Sure, it’s great that they can attract Glastonbury headliners like The Cure and Tame Impala to the intimate settings of Oslo’s green city centre Tøyenpark. But the success of this...

Here are the set times for The Cure’s first Scottish show in 27 years

The Cure will return to Glasgow tonight to play Bellahouston Park's Summer Sessions – marking their first Scottish show in 27 years. Thousands of fans are expected to descend on Glasgow tonight (August 16), to mark the beginning of the annual concert series. The NME Big Read – Exclusive: Robert Smith on the past, present and future of The Cure The goth-rock...

Watch The Cure’s blistering ‘Disintegration’ performance from upcoming ‘CURÆTION-25’ anniversary release

The Cure have shared a taster of their hotly-anticipated upcoming 'CURÆTION-25' release with a video of their performance of the classic 'Disintegration from London's Meltdown Festival last year. Check it out below. To cap off Robert Smith's curation of Meltdown last year, The Cure closed the event with two sets. The first was called ‘From There to Here’ and saw...