Pitch-shifting, plagiarism fears and other factors that played into Robert Smith and Co.'s MTV-friendly "dumb pop song"
The Cure, Amy Winehouse, Nine Inch Nails' songs also reworked
Excerpt comes from audio edition of drummer/keyboardist's upcoming memoir
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The group played their debut single on French TV before Robert Smith developed his signature look
Post-punk legends performed fan-dubbed "Step Into the Light," "It Can Never Be the Same" during New Orleans tour opener
Post-punk legends to perform unreleased tracks during first major continental trek in seven years
Dave Stewart, Robby Krieger and Muse's Matt Bellamy also create unique six-strings to benefit humanitarian organization
Robert Smith and Co. join James McCartney for a surprisingly straightforward take Paul's classic
Artists and venues team up for charity Attitude is Everything
Jane's Addiction, the National, the Flaming Lips and Pussy Riot will also appear during three-city jaunt
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