Robert Smith in 1992, with the sleeve to the single Friday I'm In Love

Friday I'm In Love: how The Cure created the perfect pop song

Still in business in 2024: Blondie, The Rolling Stones and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The oldest bands still touring today

The life and times of Earls Court Exhibition Centre: the venue hosts the Stones in May 1976; Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin in May 1975; and David Bowie in May 1973.

UK live music venues we've lost over the years

Robert Smith at the launch of The Cure's Disintegration album, May 1989

14 things you didn't know about The Cure's Disintegration album

Taking on the ticket issue: The Cure's Robert Smith, Billie Eilish and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.

Green Day, Billie Eilish & The Cure among artists backing US ticket reform

Steve Jobs launches the iTunes Store with some prophetic words

The worst decisions and predictions in the history of rock

Robert Smith of The Cure in 2001

The Cure's best lyrics: 25 classic lines from Robert Smith

Classic concert films: Stop Making Sense, Gimme Shelter and Sign 'O' The Times.

The 15 best concert movies

Robert Smith in November 1985 and the original version of The Cure's Boys Don't Cry single

The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry: why this classic song wasn’t a hit first time

Robert Smith of The Cure in 1985

The Cure's Close To Me has a harrowing back-story

The Cure and Bananarama on TV in 1985

The Cure drunk dancing with Bananarama on TV is brilliant

The Cure in 1987

Where did The Cure get their name from?

Robert and Mary Smith in 1986

How a wedding gift gave The Cure their biggest US hit


Cigarettes & Alcohol by Oasis: a classic Britpop lyric

Britpop's 25 best lyrics

Nothing But Thieves: Soundcheck To Stage

Stars of 1984: The Cure, Depeche Mode and Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen

The 25 best Indie songs of 1984