The Cure's Robert Smith Says a New Album Is Coming in Time for Rock Hall Induction

Robert Smith of The Cure
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Robert Smith of The Cure

On Thursday morning (Dec. 13), news broke that The Cure will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Lead singer and co-founder Robert Smith called in to the SiriusXM Volume's "Debatable" afternoon show to share some other great news.

"Seeing all these new bands—I’ve listened to some of these bands and met so many of them that it’s kind of inspired me to do something new," he told co-hosts Mark Goodman and Alan Light. "So, yes, we’re going in about six weeks time to finish off what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around."

Smith, who is the only remaining original member of the band, didn't reveal a release date or album title. The new record will be the first since 2008's 4:13 Dream. earlier in the day, longtime Cure keyboardist Roger O'Donnell called in to Volume's "Feedback" morning show to react to the Rock Hall news. "It's very nice to be acknowledged by the fans primarily, and the industry and you guys, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," he said, adding that the induction comes at a nice time in the band's career. "If you could still call it a career. Career kind of implies that we're trying to do something. We never really have. We've always played music... not kind of a career path. Whenever anyone said, 'You've got to do this with your career,' we would always do the exact opposite."

The 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on March 29, 2019, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Listen to the Smith clip below.