Here’s a nice video featuring true old-timers on the music scene – The Cure
The Cure ‘Bestival Live 2011′ released 5th December on Sunday Best Recordings. The full concert available on 2xCD and Digital Download at a very special price.
32 Cure classics including “The Lovecats”, “Close To Me”, “Friday I’m In Love”, “Lullaby”, “The Caterpillar”, “Just Like Heaven” & “Boys Don’t Cry”
All profits from the sale of this album will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
“We had such a great time in the Isle of Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans and islanders alike. Bestival is the best!” Robert Smith
Said Smith: “We had such a great time in the Isle of Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans and islanders alike.”
According to The Sun, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has been shopping a Paul McCartney tribute around and is asking famous musicians to cover one of his songs. He already had arranged for The Clash to collaborate with his son James for one of the songs and now also hooked him up with The Cure. McCartney is said to have a good relationship with the band’s frontman, Robert Smith. So The Sun says.
Other artists on this Paul McCartney tribute include Billy Joel, BB King, Garth Brooks, Paul Rodgers and even KISS. Rumour has it that The Police declined.
The Japanese Popstars have assembled quite a strong line-up for their new album. The album includes guest performances by Robert Smith (The Cure), Tom Smith (The Editors), Morgan Kibby (M83) and James Vincent McMorrow next to Lisa Hannigan, Chicago house legend Green Velvet and Jon Spencer. Honestly we wonder a bit why this act has deserved this because their material so far could not impress us at all.
The Japanese Popstars are an electronic act from Derry, Northern Ireland, consisting of Declan McLaughlin aka Decky Hedrock, Gary Curran, and Gareth Donoghue. They are signed to indie label, Gung-Ho Recordings (Gus Gus, Zoo Brazil) in the UK, and Beatink in Japan (home of Underworld, Aphex Twin, and Cinematic Orchestra).
The band will release their new single “Song For Lisa” on Positiva/Virgin on 4 April 2011. The release features Mercury Prize-nominated Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan.