1. Revisit 15 Classic Tracks by The Cure

    April 10, 2017 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robert Smith has been making music with The Cure since the goth-rock band formed in 1976 – and in 41 years' time, his group has given us quite an extensive body of work (including 13 albums, 4 EPs and numerous compilations). His classic songs a ...

  2. Radiohead, The Cure & Stone Roses: How Revived British Rock Bands Come to Terms With Nostalgia

    May 24, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 On their current tour, The Cure are playing a new song called “It Can Never Be the Same.” It’s about intense romantic longing -- familiar territory for these emotionally forthcoming post-punk legends -- but the title also applies to the challenge fa ...

  3. The Cure's 'Disintegration' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 01, 2014 2:44 PM EDT 2.491 k 81 28 No need to check the almanac to see what the weather was like on May 2, 1989, the day the Cure released its eighth studio album. Once copies of "Disintegration" started hitting CD trays and turntables, the skies turned grey and the ...

  4. The Cure to Release Double Album '4:14 Scream' This Year

    April 02, 2014 8:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Album features material originally written for the Cure's 2008 album, "4:13 Dream" The Cure's last studio album, "4:13 Dream," was originally supposed to be a double LP. Only half of that material saw the light of day o ...

  5. Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 20: Ex-Geffen Execs' Remembrances, Anecdotes, Marketing Strategy (How 'Rape Me' Became 'Waif Me')

    September 24, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Nirvana had much to live up to following the release of its groundbreaking 1991 album, “Nevermind.” But, with the weight of the world on them, the grunge trio surprised (and perhaps alienated) many with its raucous and emotionally raw follow-u ...

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  7. Crystal Castles Bottle 'Severe Melancholy' in Third Album

    November 13, 2012 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Also: Band hopes to release an acoustic EP in 2013 titled "Affection" Crystal Castles ' third album, "(III)," was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer ...

  8. Playing the Numbers:

    November 05, 2012 11:31 AM EST Crystal Castles test the limits with unconventional new album Crystal Castles' third album, (III), was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Al ...

  9. Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba Goes Solo: 'It's Gonna Be Loud'

    May 04, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba has been especially prolific these last ten months, releasing with his band an album of acoustically performed chestnuts, "Damnesia," last summer, then an EP as theHELL , a side project with Angels & A ...

  10. Mike Rittberg Joins Verve As SVP of Artist Development and Promotion

    April 24, 2012 8:16 PM EDT Congrats to our old pal Mike Rittberg -- whom we first met when he worked with Cheryl Valentine at Metal Blade way back in the day -- on his new gig at Verve Music Group. He'll be working with David Foster and Robert Smith as VP of Artist Dev ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Cee Lo Thanks Volunteer Firefighters, The Cure to 'Reflect' on Classic Albums

    May 06, 2011 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cee Lo Green Thanks Volunteer Firefighters Cee Lo Green, in conjunction with a Duracell campaign, has reworked his mega-hit "F**k You" in honor of volunteer fir ...

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Peter Gabriel

    March 11, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RECORD 'BREAK'-ER: As previously reported , Taio Cruz skyrockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his maiden chart entry, "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The song's ascent to the apex marks the biggest jump to No. ...

  13. April 21, 2009

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Soul singer Al Wilson dies of kidney failure in Fontana, Calif., at the age of 68. 2007 – Australian pub rocker Lobby Loyde dies of cancer in a Melbourne hospital. He is 66. 2004 – Future Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson gets voted off Season 3 o ...

  14. Blur, Oasis Steal The Show At NME Awards

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly 15 years after they first locked horns, British rock rivals Oasis and Blur once again stole the show at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy Brixton in the U.K. Oasis was crowned best British band although the de ...

  15. The Cure Named NME Godlike Genius Winners

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alternative-rock veterans The Cure are to be honored on Feb. 25 as recipients of the 2009 Godlike Genius accolade at the Shockwaves NME Awards. The announcement coincides with the release of the band's thirteenth album, "4:13 Dream& ...

  16. The Cure, "4:13 Dream"

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Cure's 13 studio albums have established Robert Smith as a master craftsman of the beautifully calculated mess. The Cure's 13 studio albums have established Robert Smith as a master craftsman of the beautifully calculated mess. News Ro ...

  17. The Cure 'Dreams' On With New Album

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Cure's long-in-the-works new album, "4:13 Dream," is slated for an Oct. 14 U.S. release via Suretone/Geffen. The Cure's long-in-the-works new album, "4:13 Dream," is slated for an Oct. 14 U.S. release via Suretone/G ...

  18. The Cure / June 20 - 21, 2008 / New York

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One thing the Cure doesn't have is an identity crisis. Smith and co. know that their bread is sufficiently buttered on both sides, so it's no surprise that equal helpings of darkness and light were br As any fan will tell you, there are tw ...

  19. Black Kids / May 18, 2008 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Kids are yet another group among the young crop of Internet-hyped bands that move from blog-approved praise one day to skepticism and, often, backlash the next. Black Kids are yet another group among the young crop of Internet-hyped bands that ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the ...

  23. New Cure Album Shifts From Fall To Next Spring

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due in early 2007 and then bumped to the fall, the new Cure album will now not see the light of day until next spring, according to a Geffen spokesperson. Originally due in early 2007 and then bumped to the fall, the new Cure album will n ...

  24. Smith: Don't Hold Breath For Simpson Collab

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few months back, most everybody was surprised to hear that the Cure's Robert Smith was going to collaborate with pop star Ashlee Simpson on some of her new material -- and no one more so than Smith A few months back, most everybody was surpri ...

  25. Documentary To Celebrate The Cure's 30th

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's still two years away, but the Cure frontman Robert Smith is well underway on a DVD documentary about the band that will be released in 2009, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its debut album It's still two years away, but the Cur ...

  26. The Cure Seeing Double On 13th Studio Album

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Would one expect anything less than a double album from the Cure on the occasion of its 13th studio release? "Rather than cut it down, at the stage we're at with the band, I'm making this record becau Would one expect anything less th ...

  27. The Cure Touring North America, Wrapping New CD

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a new Suretone/Geffen album arriving sometime this fall, the Cure will hit the Road in North America for month-long tour beginning Sept. 13 in Tampa, Fla. Tickets begin going on sale June 28. 65 With a new Suretone/Geffen album arriving sometim ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  29. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the ...

  31. New Cure Album Stalled By Smith's Writer's Block

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thirty years in the music business is no prevention for writers' block. That is the problem facing the Cure frontman Robert Smith, who is struggling to come up with lyrics to some of the 33 new songs Thirty years in the music business is no pre ...

  32. DVD Chronicles The Cure's 2005 Tour

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Cure's nine-date run at European festivals in 2005 will be chronicled on the DVD "Festival 2005," due Dec. 5 via Suretone/Geffen. The Cure's nine-date run at European festivals in 2005 will be chronicled on the DVD "Fest ...

  33. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>British pop group S Club ends months of speculation with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at the end of the following month. The six remaining members of the band-R 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., ...

  34. Day Break

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. It's the f ...

  35. Severin Preps Siouxsie, Glove Reissues

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although more than a decade has passed since Siouxsie and the Banshees' last studio album, the group's back catalog will be refurbished this summer. Although more than a decade has passed since Siouxsie and the Banshees' last studio a ...

  36. Junkie XL Revels In 'Today' On New Album

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL has wrapped his next studio album, "Today," which will be released April 18 via Ultra Records in North America. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL has wrapped his next studio album, "Today," w ...

  37. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Robert Smith of the Cure does battle with the forces of musical evil as embodied by a monstrous Barbra Streisand on the animated television show South Park.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2003 - Count ...

  38. FILM SCHOOL, "Film School"

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Borrowing but not stealing from new wave and shoegaze pioneers, Film School washes its distorted jams, crunchy melody lines and crescendos with a thick layer of atmospheric noise. Borrowing but not stealing from new wave and shoegaze pioneers, Film ...

  39. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Lynn Odrick sues Anthony "Ant" Banks for allegedly punching her, damaging her vision and breaking her nose with a pool cue on November 25. Banks is one of the West Coast's most prolific 2005 - Elvis Presley&# ...

  40. The Cure To Hit Studio In January

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Cure plans to hit the studio in January to record its next album, according to a post from frontman Robert Smith on the group's Web site. The Cure plans to hit the studio in January to record its next album, according to a post from frontma ...

  41. Live 8 Recap: Paris' Chateau Of Versailles

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An eclectic lineup including Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Cure united in the fight against African poverty at a Live 8 concert set amid one of France's greatest symbols of opulence -- the Chat An eclectic lineup including Italian tenor ...

  42. Hot Product

    June 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Corgan 'Future' Pumpkin Five years after the Smashing Pumpkins' demise, former frontman Billy Corgan finally makes his solo debut this week with the Martha's Music/Reprise set "TheFutureEmbrace." While the lyrics ...

  43. Update: Two Members Exit The Cure

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two members of the Cure have exited the veteran U.K. rock act, which has long featured a revolving door of musicians backing up leader Robert Smith. Two members of the Cure have exited the veteran U.K. rock act, which has long featured a revolving d ...

  44. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backed by a band of musicians yet to be announced on the eight-week outing, for which only a handful of dates have been confirmed. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of h ...

  45. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keit ...

  46. Corgan Embraces The 'Future' On Solo Debut

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has wrapped work on his solo debut, "THEFUTUREEMBRACE," to be released June 21 via Warner Bros. The first single to be worked to U.S. radio outlets wi Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader B ...

  47. Cure Reissues Continuing In April

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Due April 26 via Rhino, remastered versions of 1980's "Seventeen Seconds," 1981's "Faith" and 1982's "Pornography" will each emerge with an extra disc of rarities. On the heels of last year's deluxe ...

  48. Junkie XL Channels The '70s For Xbox Game

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL conjures a range of '70s-inspired music on the in-game soundtrack to the Xbox racing simulator "Forza Motorsport," which Microsoft will release on May 3. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL conjures ...

  49. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny P ...

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