RNR News and Notes

Not only were The Cure were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, they also announced that they are currently working on a new album that "will delight our hardcore fans. And probably really, really infuriate everyone else. At my age, I’m still doom and gloom" !!!!!

 

Because it’s the anniversary of Disintegration, I was thinking about how we did that, and how we turned that into something and what my mindset was. A key part of it was everyone being away from home, being away from everything they loved and being in one place at the same time. So for the first time in 20 years, we went into a studio — we actually went into the studio where they did “Bohemian Rhapsody,” funnily enough. It’s a great studio in the middle of nowhere. We just played music for three weeks. And it’s great. I know everyone says that. But it really is fucking great.

It’s so dark. It’s incredibly intense. And I’ve waited 10 years to do something that means something. It’s going to work really well. I’m not sure how much of it we’ll play this summer at festivals. It’s not really festival music. The songs are like 10 minutes, 12 minutes long. We recorded 19 songs. So I have no idea what to do now. The others are saying, “Triple album!” I’m saying, no let’s not. I’ll pick six or maybe eight songs and do like a single album. But I think it will delight our hardcore fans. And probably really, really infuriate everyone else. At my age, I’m still doom and gloom.

 

Smith also acknowledged that it is inevitable” that they’ll bring Disintegration to North America as well, probably closer to Christmas !! Thank you Santa! 

 

“We’re holding home theaters in New York and Los Angeles, but I kind of feel like we should do it in a bigger venue. I’d like to a big show with it, really. It’s a bigger album. I think when we did the first three albums we did three nights at the Beacon in New York. It was much more punky. We were trying to recreate that vibe. But I think Disintegration is just big. So we need to do somewhere that’s just big.” 

 

During the ceremony - The Cure played a short set of fan favorites - 

 
Shake Dog Shake?
A Forest?
Lovesong?
Just Like Heaven?
Boys Don’t Cry

 

 

The Cure RRHOF Induction Set

 

 

The Cure - Trent Reznor Induction Speech @ 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 3-29-2019