Robert Smith’s Blunt Rock Hall Interview Goes Viral as The Cure Teases “Incredibly Intense” New Album

They're staying true to their dark roots

April 1, 2019

Newly inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Cure are achieving huge milestones while wrapping up their first new album in a decade.  Even with lots of exciting things ahead, the gloomy band is staying perfectly on brand and not letting any zeal slip through to ruin their big day.

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At their March 29 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, the group was presented the honor by Trent Reznor and performed a 5-song set. To kick off the night, the post-punk icons were forced to endure the usual red carpet nonsense.

A very eager interviewer greeted them with a little too much enthusiasm before explaining she’s been a fan of The Cure since birth. Very relatable. “Congratulations!! The Cure – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, 2019! Are you as excited as I am?!” she exclaimed.

“Um… by the sounds of it, no,” Robert Smith answered in a perfectly blunt start to the interview. He quickly loosened up to take a few stabs at the Hall of Fame for taking so long to induct them, later praising some of his inspirations and giving a look into their upcoming album.

After an appearance on The John Maytham Show where Robert Smith confirmed that their follow-up to 2008’s 4:13 Dream is finished, he’s detailing that the album will be “so dark” and “incredibly intense.” In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Robert assures he’s “still doom and gloom” and is looking forward to picking their best new tracks for the album.

He teased a possible Halloween release date and revealed they’re also planning on celebrating Disintegration’s 30th anniversary with a series of shows. “We’re holding home theaters in New York and Los Angeles. But I kind of feel like we should do it in a bigger venue… probably about Christmas time we’ll come back.”