Friday, April 10, 2009

Schecter help?

Can anyone help Steve with this? Or give him more info? Thanks.

"Have you tried to order or do you know of anyone ordering any of The Cure models? Guitar Center and Musicians Friend have had them on backorder since December and now they are saying they won't be available until May.
When I called Schecter they said they were still waiting on a shipment from Korea. I paid for my Schecter Porl Thompson Corsair waaaay back in December and am still waiting for it to get here. This is preposterous. I know Schecter reps go to your site sometimes. I really would like to find out what is going on." (Thanks Steve)

Robert mention in Siouxsie review

The Quietus has a review of the new Siouxsie & the Banshees reissues, and there are a few Robert mentions in it. (Thanks Kate)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

See DM live on Hollywood Blvd.

Depeche Mode will shut down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles for an exclusive outdoor nighttime performance to be broadcast live on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, April 23 (12:05-1:05 a.m. ET/PT). This will be Depeche Mode's first late-night talk show performance since announcing their upcoming "Tour Of The Universe," which will include material from their highly anticipated twelfth studio album Sounds Of the Universe (Mute/Capitol/Virgin) to be released on April 21st. The band's special performance will feature a multi-song set for the fans on the boulevard including two songs to be broadcast on Jimmy Kimmel Live! one of which will be their new single, Wrong. This unique performance will take place on a custom-built stage on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. at the doorstep of the new W Hollywood Residences.
To win special KROQ VIP tickets, visit the KROQ website.
To get free tickets, visit the 1iota web site.
(Thanks Debi)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Robert update

Robert has posted an update on the official site. More on the "free music" debate.
Update: Trent Reznor talks about "free music" and his business model. (Thanks V)
Update 2: Aversion and Prefix have picked up the story.
(Thanks Kate and John)
Update 3: Cuchara Sonica has an article about this. Mad Bob fills us in: "i found this awful mexican-spanish article about Robert's free music latest debate. They said Robert is afraid of stop to earning these big amounts of money because now, his talent is gone away since a while and he´s not capable anymore of doing great music as he did before, so that´s why he´s worried about the size of his pocket." (Thanks Mad Bob)

NME mystery solved?

"I am told from a very reliable source that the man next to RS is actually Dave Allen." (Thanks JC)

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Pearl's recording/camera policy

"Thank you for your interest in the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms. Recording devices are not allowed into the venue and must be checked at the door. As far as cameras, The Cure's management will inform us of the band's decision on the afternoon of the performance. Thank you and we hope to see you at the Palms very soon! Sincerely, Pearl Box Office" (Thanks Kate)

New Roger interview

There's a new interview with Roger at Cureconnections.
(Thanks Ceho)

Robert's celebrity encounters

David sent in a collection of photos showing Robert with various musicians and celebrities, so I've made a gallery for them. (Thanks David)

Update: More photos added. (Thanks Jérôme)