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The Cure frontman anxious about five-year-old 'new' album

April 1st, 2014 3:10am EDT
The Cure
The Cure frontman Robert Smith fears the band's latest album will be a let down for fans because it features group members that are no longer part of the act.

4:14 Scream was intended as a companion album for 2008's 4:13 Dream, and features many tracks recorded during the same sessions.

However, almost five years later, Smith's bandmates have moved on and he found himself mixing an album that became "a bit of a sore point" for the current The Cure line-up.

He tells Britain's XFM radio, "We're in a weird predicament in that I've finished singing and mixing an album that was made by a band...
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The Cure working on first album in six years

February 3rd, 2014 8:40pm EST
The Cure
Veteran British rockers The Cure are gearing up to release their first studio album in six years.

The Lullaby hitmakers, fronted by Robert Smith, will unveil the tentatively-titled 4:14 Scream later this year (14), but the tracks aren't exactly 'new' - they were recorded while the band was working on 2008's 4:13 Dream.

The band has also revealed plans to embark on another Trilogy world tour, performing three albums in their entirety, to mark the 35th anniversary of The Cure's debut album, Three Imaginary Boys, which hit retailers in 1979.

The Cure previously staged a Trilogy show in 2002...
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10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

November 17th, 2013 1:08pm EST
Rihanna
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...
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Chili Peppers And The Cure Among 2011 Hall Of Fame Nominees

September 27th, 2011 8:22am EDT
Red Hot Chili
Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Cure have landed nominations to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011.

The bands join artists including previous nominees Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, and Laura Nyro, who are also among the 15 finalists in the running to be recognized with the coveted honor.

The Faces, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Spinners and Chaka Khan's band Rufus have, along with The Cure, been named in the nominations shortlist for the first time.

Music industry experts will now cast their votes to decide who should be inducted during the p...
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Coachella 2010 Preview

March 9th, 2010 10:22am EST
Jay-Z
Where else can you see the a-list (and some b-list) celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhall, David Hasselhoff, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Brittany Snow, Dita Von Teese and Zach Braff? Along with musical talents like Jay-Z, The Gorillaz, and about 100 other bands of note?

Well travel out to the middle of the California desert about 3 hours from Los Angeles and you can find them all. Surprised? Well you shouldn't be. On April 16-18 in Indio, Calif., you can find all of the above and more at the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music and ...
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Lady Gaga's Cocaine Past

September 7th, 2009 3:30pm EDT
Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta, Cocaine, The Cure
Lady Gaga has opened up about her drugs past - admitting she consumed "bags and bags of cocaine" while sitting at home listening to The Cure. The pop star, real name Stefani Germanotta, recently credited her father for helping her kick her drug habit, revealing she once sank so low she thought she would die.

Now, the "Just Dance" hit maker has admitted she rarely used drugs in social situations - she preferred to sit at home and snort cocaine on her own.

She says, "My cocaine soundtrack was The Cure. I loved all their music, but I listened to this one song on repeat while I did bags a...
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Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

March 8th, 2009 7:00am EDT
Radiohead
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...
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Jonas Brothers Win 'Worst Album,' 'Worst Band' Honors At NME Awards

February 26th, 2009 9:10am EST
Jonas Brothers
MGMT, Muse, Kings of Leon and Oasis were among the winners at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London on Wednesday night. Brooklyn, New York duo MGMT grabbed two prizes - they were named Best New Band before receiving the Best Track award for "Time To Pretend."

Not everybody was celebrating though - the Jonas Brothers picked up the unwanted Worst Album and Worst Band honors.

Oasis were crowned Best British Band for the fourth time in the band's career. The British rockers missed the event at the O2 Brixton Academy but sent an acceptance video featuring themselves and comedian pal Russ...
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The Cure Tickets Secured After Dealer Closes

February 22nd, 2009 5:00pm EST
The Cure
Fans of British band The Cure have been assured they can attend a forthcoming gig, after a ticket agency went bust.

Approximately 500 people feared they would miss the concert at London's O2 Arena - which will also feature Franz Ferdinand and Crystal Castles - after U.K. firm Trinity Street announced earlier this week it was closing, rendering past purchases invalid.

But now event promoters AEG have brokered a deal with Trinity Street, promising fans they will make the event.

A statement from AEG reads: "New tickets will be dispatched to you on Monday, by registered post... W...
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2009's Music Festival Rundown

February 5th, 2009 12:04pm EST
NOFX
The music festival season is upon us! Line-ups, dates and venues are continuously being announced for this summer's crop of festivals. Here's the lowdown on some of the biggest American musical smorgasbords:

Warped Tour

Location: U.S. and Canada

Dates: June 26-August 23

Band Highlights: Less Than Jake, NOFX, Forever the Sickest Kids

Celebrating it's 15th anniversary, the Vans Warped Tour is set to begin and end it's journey in California, conquering other locations in the U.S. and Canada in between. In the past few years, the Warped Tour seems to have shied away from big-na...
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Paul McCartney To Headline Coachella

January 30th, 2009 3:20pm EST
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney will make his first-ever U.S. music festival appearance headlining this year's Coachella.

The former Beatle has received top billing at the three-day fest, and will be joined by rockers The Killers and Amy Winehouse, who are scheduled to kick off the event's second night. Winehouse has not played a show in the U.S. for more than a year after suffering numerous health problems throughout 2008, which included a stint in rehab and several prolonged stays in hospital.

Other artists scheduled to perform include Morrissey, Public Enemy, Franz Ferdinand and The Cure - wh...
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'Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans' Soundtrack Out Now; Win It!

January 28th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
Like the other two films in the series, the soundtrack for Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans boasts a top-notch lineup of rock, goth, and industrial acts remixed by the album's producer, Danny Lohner. Lohner is a former member of Nine Inch Nails and has performed with many of the artists who appear on the soundtrack including Puscifer and Black Light Burns. As a remixer Lohner uses the moniker of Renholder (re d.lohner backwards).

Another familiar artist returns to the Underworld series. Puscifer -- the alias of Tool and A Perfect Circle's Maynard James Keenan, contributing the tune "L...
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Concert Review: THE CURE in Atlanta 6/15/08

June 24th, 2008 3:41pm EDT
Cure
Founding member, singer, songwriter, and glue that holds the band together Robert Smith has never been accused of giving up easily. Even in the early nineties, there was talk of The Cure's demise, yet Smith always found a way - or another musician - to keep it going. Since the group's formation way back in 1976 (starting off as Glove then Easy Cure before settling on The Cure), Smith has made many personnel changes to his Goth-rock line-up, although his outward appearance has not changed as much, wearing all black with his trademark electrocuted hair, heavy eyeliner, and red lipstick.

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Flaming Lips To Debut Film At Sasquatch! Festival

February 26th, 2008 9:33am EST
Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips will premiere their long-awaited Christmas On Mars movie at the Sasquatch! Festival in Washington in May.

The band will also perform at the weekend event, which will be headlined by The Cure and R.E.M. Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie and M.I.A. have also signed up to perform at the festival.

-More Flaming Lips News

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Guyliner: Hot Or Not? You Decide

February 21st, 2008 12:00pm EST
Marilyn Manson
It may be an anomaly, but there are some men in the entertainment biz today who won't go anywhere without their guyliner. We can't help but notice that out of the few to publicly don make-up, the ones who wear it so well make the guyliner quotient go up big time! There are also some guyliner looks that are just not making the grade. Let us know what you think!

Jared Leto

Leto, who graduated straight from his acting stint on "My So-Called Life" to lead band man for alternative rockers 30 Second To Mars, looks as if he never leaves home without his guyliner on.

Gerard...
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'The Brit Box' Features UK Indie, Shoegaze, And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millennium

November 18th, 2007 9:30am EST
The Brit Box
The king's ransom of influential and diverse U.K.-based indie pop & rock acts that emerged from Great Britain in the broad wake of '80s post-punk has never been chronicled with serious attention -- until now, and Rhino's vast 4-CD retrospective The Brit Box: U.K. Indie, Shoegaze, And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millennium does just that.

While many artists featured here enjoyed superstar status in Mother England, their impact on U.S. charts was more peripheral-- but their stylistic imprint and collective uber-hip peer-pressure on late 20th century popular music overall is undeniable. Wit...
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Australian Brothers The Kin Release 'Rise & Fall'

October 14th, 2007 10:30am EDT
The Kin
Compared to the likes of Crowded House, The Cure, U2, and Jeff Buckley, The Kin, comprised of Australian brothers Isaac and Thorry Koren, are ready to release their new album, Rise and Fall on the brothers' own label, Aletheia Records. Written entirely by the Korens and co-produced by Nic Hard (The Bravery, Jesse Malin, Aberdeen City, The Church), the 14 track CD is set to be released on October 9, 2007.

Rise and Fall's acoustic focus brings the brothers' smooth vocals and Thorry's adept guitar playing into the forefront. All instruments, with the exception of the strings, were perform...
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Ashlee Simpson 'Embarrassed' By Robert Smith Rumor

September 20th, 2007 9:48am EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson was horrified when reports spread suggesting The Cure star was working with her on her new album - because she didn't want her Goth-rock hero to think she'd started the rumor. The pop star, 22, admits she was "embarrassed" when she first heard the false rumor, and is now keen to make sure everyone knows it wasn't true.

She says, "That was never true. I was like, 'Oh my God, that is so not true and so embarrassing.' I am a huge fan, but would never expect to write with Robert Smith from the Cure. I mean, that would be a dream, but nothing that I would ever say. I was dyi...
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The Cure Scrap U.S. Dates

August 25th, 2007 10:41am EDT
The Cure
Goth rockers The Cure have scrapped their North American tour so they can spend more time completing their upcoming double album. The Lovecats hitmakers have posted a message on their website apologizing to fans, insisting they'll reschedule the autumn dates for 2008.

Frontman Robert Smith writes, "The schedule, as it stands, only gives us a couple of weeks to finish our new double album before we hit the road again, and we know this just isn't enough time to complete the project to our total satisfaction."

He adds the group also wants to "remodel/rework the live show for North A...
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A Cavalcade Of Stars To Judge Songwriting Competition

August 14th, 2007 9:39am EDT
Brian Wilson
A galaxy of legendary musicians including Brian Wilson, Tom Waits, Ray Davies, Nelly Furtado, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn and Frank Black are the judges of this year's International Songwriting Competition.

Wannabe songwriters' entries will be listened to by the A-list panel, who will award one lucky winner $25,000 in cash and a further $20,000 worth of prizes. Two runners-up will also take home cash prizes.

Ornette Coleman, former New Order star Peter Hook, The Cure's Robert Smith, Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Macy Gray and Sean Paul are also on...
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The Cure's New Album Delayed

August 10th, 2007 1:45pm EDT
The Cure
The Cure have been forced to delay the release of their 14th studio album until next spring, making it two years late. The untitled disc - set to be a double album including 33 songs - was set to be released last May, before being postponed to October.

Last year, frontman Robert Smith admitted he was struggling to write lyrics to match all the music the group had recorded.

The disc will now hit stores in April or May 2008.

-Cure Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Fascinating Facts

July 24th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Hairspray
Movie musical Hairspray failed to debut at the top of the U.S. box office on Sunday but it's still a record breaker - the $27.8 million the film raked in to enter the box office chart at three makes it the best musical opening on record.

Fans of cult country rocker Gram Parsons have created an online petition to get their hero into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Devotee Will Harnack, who has created the petition on website AtticWeb.com, admits he cannot understand why Parsons is still overlooked by the museum's curators 35 years after his death. He tells Paste magazine, "The (Hall) ha...
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Robert Smith Unlikely To Work With Ashlee Simpson This Year, If At All

July 23rd, 2007 9:58am EDT
Ashlee Simpson
The Cure frontman Robert Smith has refused to deny reports he plans to work with pop star Ashlee Simpson, but admits a collaboration is unlikely to take place this year.

In April, the pair was reported to be working together to create a new sound for the follow-up to Simpson's debut album "I Am Me," after meeting in London in 2006 when the 22-year-old was performing in West End musical "Chicago." However, Smith claims a collaboration is far from definite.

He tells website Billboard.com, "I would be hugely surprised if I end up working with Ashlee this year, but I haven't ruled i...
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Robert Smith Begins Work On The Cure 30th Anniversary DVD

July 22nd, 2007 11:00am EDT
The Cure
The Cure frontman Robert Smith is already working on a DVD documentary to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary - even though the landmark doesn't take place until 2009.

The Boys Don't Cry singer has so much vintage footage of The Cure over the last three decades, he plans to broadcast much of it exclusively online.

Smith tells website Billboard.com, "We're planning on an hour per decade (for the documentary), but there's at least 20 hours per decade on videotape and other weird formats.

"The documentary will include interviews with everybody who has ever been in the band, an...
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The Cure Order Up A Double Album

July 11th, 2007 9:04am EDT
The Cure
Goth rock group The Cure's 13th studio release will be a double album because front man Robert Smith can't decide which new tracks to scrap. Smith has no name for the record, which is scheduled for an October release, but he has confirmed it will be the group's first double album.

He says, "Rather than cut it down, at the stage we're at with the band, I'm making this record because I want to enjoy the process and be proud of the finished result."

-Check out The Cure's Discography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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Hot Hot Heat Finish New Album For September Release

May 9th, 2007 2:51pm EDT
Hot Hot Heat
Hot Hot Heat will release their third album for Sire Records on September 11, 2007, entitled "Happiness LTD." The album is the band's first since 2005's well-received "Elevator," which spawned the Modern Rock radio hits "Middle of Nowhere" and "Goodnight Goodnight."

Hot Hot Heat began writing new material in January 2005, the very day they launched a globe-trotting tour to support "Elevator." "We wanted this record to be written on the road," says the band's co-founder and frontman Steve Bays, "partly so the influences would be more varied, but also so we could test out the songs live ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 21

April 21st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Robert Smith
Happy Birthday To Canadian figure skater Jamie Sale (1977), movie/TV actor Eric Mabius (1971), "MAD TV" actress Nicole Sullivan (1970), The Cure lead singer Robert Smith (1959), actress/spokesmodel Andie MacDowell (1958), actor/talk show host Tony Danza (1951), singer Iggy Pop (1947), actor/news host Charles Grodin (1935), "Viva Zapata" star Anthony Quinn (1915; d. 2001), and "Jane Eyre" author Charlotte Bronte (1816; d. 1855).
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Ashlee Simpson Teams Up With The Cure Frontman

April 3rd, 2007 8:53am EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Pop star Ashlee Simpson has found an unlikely music legend to help her record her new album - The Cure rocker Robert Smith. The pair are working together to create a new sound for the follow up to Simpson's second album I Am Me.

Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz - a friend of Simpson and Smith - claims the pair met when the 22-year-old singer was in London last year performing in West End music Chicago.

He says "I doubt I had anything to do with it, 'cause they were friends since she was performing in Chicago. But I definitely only have good things to say about Ash - I think the ...
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KoRn to Host "MTV Unplugged: KoRn" Virtual Album Release Party in MTV Networks' Virtual World

February 28th, 2007 12:34pm EST
KoRn
KoRn fans around the globe no longer have to fly to Los Angeles for a chance to meet the band. In a first for this revolutionary alternative rock band, KoRn will host a virtual record release party in MTV Networks' virtual world in anticipation of the imminent CD release of MTV Unplugged: KoRn (in stores March 6). The party gets started on Wednesday, February 28 at 8 PM et/5 PM pt, as the band members, who will be represented in-world by specially created avatars, unveil their new album, interact live with fans and screen behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive clips from their MTV Unplugge...
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