On TV: The Cure, Hoobastank

The Cure

Rock acts on television this week include the Cure, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday and Good Charlotte’s Joel and Hoobastank, who appear on ‘Total Request Live’ on Friday.

Curiosa Festival At Randalls Island

Cooper Temple Clause, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Muse, Rapture, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Cure, and The Rapture performed at The Curiosa Festival at Randalls Island on Saturday (July 31) in New York. Check out pictures fromn RexFeatures and WireImage.

The Cure Highlight Curiosa

The Cure

Dan Aquilante of the New York Post reviewed Saturday’s out-of-doors music festival Curiosa on Randalls Island, featuring acts such as Interpol, the Rapture, and the Cure. Aquilante writes that the Cure “sounded incredible; frontman Robert Smith, who appeared in his usual raccoon mascara and red lip stick, was incorrigible — and the music was often incurably romantic. The band took the stage just as the full moon peaked above the southern horizon. The summer humidity not only made the moon seem enormous, but the thick air softened the acoustics, lending the Cure’s sound a warmth and fullness that is elusive in the din of a typical open-air concert.” The full review at nypost.com has since been removed.

Robert Smith’s Praise For Blink 182

Blender magazine spoke with the Cure frontman Robert Smith in a Q&A and asked if he ever heard blink-182 before they asked him to be on their latest album. “I’d heard a couple of singles, but I couldn’t really see how I could sing on anything or write any words,” he said. “But the demos for the album that eventually came out were fantastic. I think they suffer in a way that we suffered in that people weren’t allowing them to become something else. If another band put that new CD out as their first album, people would go crazy.”

Move Festival Day Two

The Cure, Keane, and Elbow performed on stage on the second day of the 4-day Move Festival at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Friday (July 9) in Manchester, England. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

ZRock Crue For The Cure

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HOUSTON (April 19, 2004)—In association with Vince Neil and the TJ Martell Foundation, ZRock (www.zrock.com) is proud to announce ZRock
Crue for the Cure, a grass roots campaign by the fans, for the fans, to benefit the Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament and the TJ Martell
Foundation to help fund research and find a cure for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. (more…)

Blink-182’s Dream Comes True In Robert Smith Collaboration

Rolling Stone recently spoke with Blink-182's bassist Mark Hoppus and asked how they got The Cure's Robert Smith to sing 'All of Us' on their new self-titled album. "We said, 'Wouldn't it be awesome if we could get Robert Smith from the Cure to play on this song? Let's try!'," he explained. "So we called him. Talking on the phone to him was an amazing experience, like a dream come true."

The Strokes ‘Room On Fire’ Is “Brisk And Catchy”

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News reviewed The Strokes new album 'Room on Fire'. He writes, "Like the Strokes' debut, 'Room on Fire,' is short (38 minutes), brisk (with barely a ballad in earshot) and catchy (with enough hooks to hang up every dress Cher ever wore). The music likewise holds to the band's mission: to modify the raw New York rock of bands like Television and the Feelies with the breezier New Wave of acts like Blondie and the Cure." Read more.