The Cure’s 10 most outrageous moments (and one heart-warmer)

Ian Gittins, author of the exhaustive new biography 'The Cure: A Perfect Dream', charts the band's most unbelievable incidents – plus one that'll warm your cockles

The Cure’s 40-year career has not been all elegant melancholy and hair spray. As my exhaustive new biography reveals, the band’s history has also been marked by alcoholic and narcotic excess, on- and off-stage fisticuffs, riots, a notorious High Court legal showdown and – literally – urinating all over Billy Idol. So, here are the pouting Goth veterans’ 10 most bizarre and outrageous moments…

– The Cure: A Perfect Dream by Ian Gittins is published by Palazzo Editions on September 6 (£25).