Quote: "We played in Argentina straight after the 'argy bargy' - that was pretty interesting. Just going shopping, you had to have armed security. The audience was pretty mental. We were doing the soundcheck and the audience were outside and they just pushed down the barriers and we had to almost start the show in the soundcheck." Former The Cure star Porl Thompson on becoming the first British band to perform in Argentina after the Falklands War.
Fact: The Cure, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers will all stream their performances at this weekend's (02-04Aug13) Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois online. Fans around the world will be able to watch their favourite acts perform live from the comfort of their living rooms.
Fact: The Cure, Foo Fighters and Kasabian have been announced as the headliners for this summer's (24-26Aug12) Reading and Leeds Festivals in Britain. Others performing at the two-site weekend event include Paramore, Florence + The MAChine, The Black Keys and The Vaccines.
Fact: The Cure star Robert Smith has teamed up with the Crystal Castles for the band's new single. The singer has lent his vocals to a re-recorded version of Not In Love, a track which featured on the band's second album, released in May (10).
Fact: California's Coachella Festival rang up its second biggest year ever at the weekend (17-19Apr09), with 160,000 music fans braving scorching temperatures to see Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen, among other top acts. Only 2007's Coachella boasted a better attendance. The weekend's event at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio was the 10th Coachella.
Fact: Rockers The Cure are to be honoured with the Godlike Genius award at next year's (09) NME Awards.
Quote: "A lot of Disney stuff and classical. She likes Good Charlotte. And she likes her granddad (Lionel Richie)'s music. She likes old stuff. She's a CURE fan ... She likes The Cure - she kicks her legs." Joel Madden on his daughter HARLOW's taste in music.
Fact: The Cure, THE Black Eyed Peas and Maroon 5 have contributed covers of John Lennon hits to a new Amnesty International campaign. The covers are being offered for sale on the charity organisation's website.
Quote: <p>"Heroin is quite an absurd drug. I've never quite understood it. I've never known anyone who's been addicted to heroin that's ever turned into a better person... (and) coke abuse is a pretty rubbish way to live." The Cure's Robert Smith has no time for drug addicts. </p>