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Placebo Cover The Cure In Honour Of Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival


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Those lucky enough to be attending the 25th annual Meltdown Festival this month, with the 2018 edition being curated by The Cure's Robert Smith, may have managed to catch an extra special set by Placebo. They performed a stunning rendition of 'Let's Go To Bed', and it was the most perfect tribute.

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The London rockers hit the Southbank Centre on Saturday (June 16th 2018) for a set at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival, having been friends of The Cure frontman for many years now. They played 'Let's Go To Bed'; a non-album single released in 1982 which was originally recorded for The Cure's 'Pornography' album sessions.

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Robert Smith, Reeves Gabrels and Simon Gallup of The Cure seen performing at Manchester Arena as part of their UK tour - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 29th November 2016

The Cure and Robert Smith
The Cure and Robert Smith
The Cure and Robert Smith
The Cure and Robert Smith
The Cure and Robert Smith
The Cure and Robert Smith

Robert Smith, Roger O'Donnell and Simon Gallup of The Cure seen performing live at Meo Arena, Lisbon, Portugal - Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and the rest of The Cure performing live in at Scandinavium Arena - Gothenburg, Sweden - Wednesday 12th October 2016

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The Cure and Simon Gallup
The Cure and Robert Smith
The Cure and Reeves Gabrels
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The Cure and Roger O'donnell

Robert Smith Calls The Cure's New Album "A Sore Point"


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The Cure's Robert Smith says he is unconvinced that the release of the group's new album is a worthwhile exercise and that the record is "a sore point" within the band.

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The album is the follow-up to 2008's 4:13 Dream, though the tracks were also recorded six years ago - Smith says he should have stuck to his guns and released a double album.

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Lollapalooza Packs Up For Another Year: What Did Day 3 Bring?


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"If they pull the plug on this song, you'll have to keep on singing," ordered The Cure's Robert Smith, preparing to play 'Boys Don't Cry' at the end of an ecstatically-received, hit-filled set. The British New Romantics showed that despite mainstream's music current trend for dubstep and electro, the punk roots of music will always hold dear for fans who can still identify with the frontman's penchant for melancholic ballads, backcombed hair and blood red lipstick.

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The Cure Showed Their Ability To Still Draw An Enthusiastic Crowd.

Rob Carroll at Plan!tNorthwest described the rockers set as "a fitting headliner to bring Lollapalooza in for a soft landing" with minimal interaction between band and crowd , whilst The Guardian vow that "Robert Smith's ultra-expressive face gives us the most passion and raw emotion from any performer we've seen over the past three days."

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Robert Smith Wednesday 25th February 2009 NME Awards 2009 held at the Carling Academy - Arrivals London, England

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