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2014

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Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe Design Guitars for Charity Auction

October 6, 2014

UPDATE: The auction raised over $70,000 for War Child, with the highest-selling guitars designed by Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy ($16,250) and Shepard Fairey ($12,500). Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Dave Stewart,...

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Watch the Cure Cover the Beatles' 'Hello, Goodbye'

September 9, 2014

After of 11 years of wrangling artists, arranging sessions and finalizing details, former Paul McCartney producer Ralph Sall is ready to release The Art of McCartney, a massive collection of new covers of songs originally written by the one-time Beatles...

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The Cure, Franz Ferdinand Promote Access to Live Music for Deaf

June 26, 2014

The Cure, Franz Ferdinand and Alt-J lead a cadre of musicians who have joined the charity Attitude is Everything's new #MusicWithoutBarriers campaign, which seeks to improve deaf and disabled people's access to live music. Robert Smith Explains the Cure's...

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Left of the Dial: The Best of Eighties College Rock

May 27, 2014

They came from places like Athens, Georgia, and Manchester, England: Bookish (and often brooding) alt-rock savants whose snarling attitude and sharp wits soon found a home among cool-kid radio stations across the land.

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The Cure Ready New Album, Plan 'Trilogy' Concerts

February 4, 2014

The Cure have tentatively titled their next record 4:14 Scream, as a play on words off the title of their last record, 2008's 4:13 Dream, Rolling Stone has confirmed. The album, which the group recorded at the same time as its 2008 LP, will come...

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Keyed Up: The Best of Eighties Synth Pop

June 3, 2014

With their smooth swaths of synths and digital-drum machines, these acts became dance-floor fixtures at downtown clubs and high-school gyms alike. Just remember to wear neon while listening.

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Riot Fest Lineup: The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan, Rise Against, Weezer

May 13, 2014

Riot Fest will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in three cities this year, with the lineups for its Chicago and Denver editions joining the previously announced Toronto festival in showcasing a diverse roster of talent. The Cure, Jane's Addiction, Wu-Tang...

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Robert Smith Explains the Cure's '4:14 Scream' Album

April 1, 2014

After making seemingly dismissive comments about the Cure's forthcoming 4:14 Scream LP, frontman Robert Smith has explained how the album came together and why he is indeed happy with it. In a post on the Cure website titled "As Clearly and Succinctly...

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Arcade Fire's Life Advice

January 2, 2014

Arcade Fire scored some pretty solid advice from Neil Young after a Thanksgiving feast while the band were still working on their stellar 2013 album, Reflektor. "It was the end of the night and we were leaving," frontman Win Butler tells Rainn Wilson...

2013

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The Cure Join Voodoo Fest Lineup

August 14, 2013

The Cure have booked another major festival appearance, joining the bill for this year's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Robert Smith and Co. have been named the festival's third headliners, reports Consequence of Sound, joining previously announced top-bill...

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Lollapalooza Web Streams Now Available

August 2, 2013

Lollapalooza kicks off today in Chicago with artists like Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and Queens of the Stone Age, but those who can't make it out to Grant Park can rest easy with plenty of live streams from the...

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Atoms for Peace, Kings of Leon, Muse Top ACL Lineup

May 7, 2013

Atoms for Peace, Kings of Leon and Muse are among the artists set for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the Cure, Depeche Mode, the National, Passion Pit, Queens of the Stone Age and Kendrick Lamar will also...

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Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 With Epic Set

August 5, 2013

Closing out a festival is no easy task, and Thomas Mars knows it. "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired," the Phoenix singer told the Lollapalooza crowd last night, kneeling into the front row of a sea of people gathered for the French band's...

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From the Cure and Mumford & Sons to Emeli Sande and Chance the Rapper

July 31, 2013

It's the heart of summer, and that means it's nearly time for Lollapalooza. For the ninth straight year, the massive festival touches down in Chicago's Grant Park and, per usual, it comes equipped with a massively stacked lineup. Check out our picks for...

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Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Nine Inch Nails, the Cure, Mumford & Sons

April 1, 2013

Nine Inch Nails, the Cure and Mumford & Sons are among the big names set for this year's Lollapalooza. Phoenix, the Killers, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, the National, New Order and the reunited Postal Service will also play the...

2011

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The Cure to Perform Their First Three Albums

September 28, 2011

The Cure have announced plans to perform their first three albums – 1979's Three Imaginary Boys, 1980's Seventeen Seconds and 1981's Faith – in their entirety at a series of concerts in London, Los Angeles and New York City. The band previously...

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Inside Bob Dylan's Shoot for 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'

May 2, 2011

This week in rock history, James Brown unleashed a funk classic, Bob Dylan filmed “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” the Cure released their masterpiece, Led Zeppelin reformed at a wedding, and John Frusciante left the Red Hot Chili Peppers. May...

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Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Cure Nominated for Hall of Fame

September 27, 2011

Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2012 are in. Guns N’ Roses, the Cure, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Eric B. and Rakim, the Spinners, the Small Faces/Faces, Freddie King and Rufus with Chaka Khan are all hitting...

2010

Album Review

Disintegration: Deluxe Edition

June 8, 2010

The Cure's 1989 masterpiece gave goth its Dark Side of the Moon — an alienated opus from a tortured star that only deepened his fame. Robert Smith translated the gloom of their gory early-Eighties records into sweeping stadium rock on great, woozy...

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