Saturday, July 11, 2015

'Love and Other Tragedies' rehearsals

'Love and Other Tragedies' wav files

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Reeves at NAMM Jam tonight

From Reeves on Facebook:

"July 9th in Nashville: Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends will play at this Reverend Guitars NAMM Jam. NAMM-related but open to the public. It's a Thursday evening at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar. Please join us if you can. rg"

Set times: Zimmerman Twins 6:30pm, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends 7:15pm. Free.

Facebook Event Page

Perry on Facebook

Perry Bamonte now has a public Facebook. Daryl Bamonte has confirmed that it's official.
And you should also be following Perry's new band, Love Amongst Ruin, on Facebook and Twitter, as well.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Slipknot's Corey Taylor covers 'Lovesong'

From Radio: Last night, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor kicked off an acoustic tour promoting his new book You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left.

During the show he did a bunch of songs from his catalog, as well as a number of surprising covers, perhaps most notably a rendition of The Cure‘s “Lovesong.” (Thanks @ebbhead)

50 Greatest Pop Songs of the '80s

From MetroWeekly:

27. “Lovesong” – The Cure (1989)
Opening with a bright slash of guitar, The Cure’s “Lovesong” is built on Boris Williams’ insistent beat, Simon Gallup’s wildly florid bassline and Roger O’Donnell’s forlorn keyboard, over which two distinct countermelodies duel for supremacy between the verses. It’s like interlocking pieces of a musical jigsaw puzzle. Robert Smith delivers the devotional lyrics with naked sincerity. “Lovesong” was released as the second single from The Cure’s 1989 masterpiece Disintegration, and became by far their biggest crossover pop hit in the U.S. It climbed all the way to No. 2, remarkable for a band that had until that point received almost no airplay on mainstream radio in America. (Thanks )

Any questions for Andy Vella?

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cure Glasgow 1984 on Italian TV tonight

"Tonight at 0:38 the Italian network Rai5 will air "Rock Masters - The Cure" that suggests the concert that the Cure held August 25, 1984 in Glasgow at the Barrowland Ballroom .

The setlist : Shake Dog Shake , Primary , The Walk , The Hanging Garden , One Hundred Years , Give Me it , A Forest , Piggy in the Mirror , Happy the Man , Play for Today , The Caterpillar , 10:15 Saturday Night , Killing an Arab

PS. For those that miss it tonight, the concert will be offered again on the night between 8 and 9 July at 01.30 , on the night between 9 and 10 to 4.10 and on the night between 12 and 13 July at 1:57" (Thanks fmjews)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Roger at the British GP

Reeves and the Combover

This is so good! If you have any interest at all in Reeves, either with The Cure or solo, watch this.

"Please stop sending these"

I've posted about this on Twitter and in the comments here, but guess I need to make a post about it.

These articles from KpopStarz and Franchise Herald that everyone keeps spreading around, and sending in, are poorly (if at all) researched junk. NOT NEWS! The Robert interview they are referencing is this one from March of 2014. LAST year, not this year. Old news, nothing new. Those US shows in May and Sept? Yeah, BottleRock and the Riot Fests. They've already happened.

Come on, guys, it only takes 5 minutes to do a little research and fact-checking on something like this, before spreading misinformation. And I give you a 100% guarantee that when there is actual legitimate new album news, you won't hear about it first at KpopStarz.

You'll hear it from NME, XFM, Pitchfork, CoS, Rolling Stone, etc. Or whatever the big music sites are in 2025. :)

Update (07/06/15): And now Sideline is getting in on the nonsense. Again, this "announcment" was made in March 2014. If this "announcement from Robert" was actually new, where is it? Why not link to it? Don't you think the official site and/or the major music sites would have it?

Actually, I think they're referring to '4:26 Dream', not a "new" album. And again, yes, Robert announced it last year.So technically their report isn't wrong, it IS, or was, in the pipeline as of March 2014. But plans change. Pipelines are sometimes much longer than initially thought.