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Oh I see. I thought there would only be one winner, but now I see that there are seven bands that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was just looking into going, but the show is in Brooklyn, and the last time I went to an award show for The Cure (1992 MTV Video Music Awards) they didn't show up! They had been awarded for Friday I'm in Love and MTV played it up as if they'd be there to accept the award and to perform. It was one of the most devastating things of my 14 years to happen, but somehow I made it through. The Cure was on a world tour for Wish at the time, and I believe they were performing somewhere far away the night of the award show.

According to the link posted by Curefans on Twitter, Roger says it's "extremely unlikely" that former band members will be playing at the Hall of Fame show in March. Well, of course he hopes things will go that way because he would be out of a job for the time that Lol rocked the keyboards. Interestingly, both Jason and Lol are Aquarians, so I think Jason would good naturedly yield to Lol for the evening. Aquarians (I am one) are community people and tend to yield to the greater good. Roger, on the other hand is a Scorpio, so not sure he'd walk away from the keys without a sting.


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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/cure-lol-tolhurst-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-interview-768934/

The group’s former drummer-keyboardist says he hopes to reunite with his old bandmates on the big night:

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They’re taking in you, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Perry Bamonte, Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams, Jason Cooper and Roger O’Donnell. Any mistakes? Did they get that right?
Yeah. I don’t really understand their criteria too much. It seems a little arbitrary in some respects. It would be nice to meet everyone again. A couple of those people I haven’t seen in ages. That will be good.

Do you think you’ll all play together?
I don’t know. I’m sure I’ll hear from Robert sooner or later about that. If we do, we do. If we don’t, I’ll be happy to sit there and watch what’s going on.

How often do you speak to Robert Smith these days?
Last time I heard from him was probably three or four weeks ago. We’re in contact from time to time, and me and Simon, and Michael I talk to quite a lot, and Porl Thompson from time to time and Boris Williams. I keep in touch. I’m sort of like the glue for the whole Cure family.
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Its what you were waiting for Ulrich   :lol:

Yes, as they say "all good things come to those who wait".  ;)
All the Cure album since 1987 have been sort of "milestones" in my life, so this should be another one, no matter how it turns out. Just trusting Robert's artistic instincts and his songwriting abilities... plus the musical ability of the band of course.  :cool
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Its what you were waiting for Ulrich   :lol:
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Wow, now that is unexpected news at this point in time!  :1f62e:
Excellent, I'm really looking forward to 2019 now!  :happy

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8490254/the-cure-robert-smith-new-album-is-coming
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Bob:

"Seeing all these new bands—I’ve listened to some of these bands and met so many of them that it’s kind of inspired me to do something new,” he said. “So, yes, we’re going in about six weeks time to finish off what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/robert-smith-confirms-that-a-new-album-from-the-cure-is-on-the-way/
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It is funny that our fan votes have little influence over the big winner, but didn't we help keep The Cure as one of the top 5 inductees by voting each day?

Yes, you did, which is why I said "thank you" to all you voters!  :smth023
It's just that it's not really "visible" how much the votes did help.
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As Jon Landau, manager of Bruce Springsteen and chair of the Hall's nominating committee — which numbers about three or four dozen — told the Times seven years ago: "We've done a good job of keeping the proceedings nontransparent."

Which was a point of my criticism right from the start...

And doesn't the info you posted mean that The Cure could possibly win if the 1,000 music industry people vote them in?

No, the info posted means they are in! It is official:
https://www.rockhall.com/2019-inductees/the-cure/
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It is funny that our fan votes have little influence over the big winner, but didn't we help keep The Cure as one of the top 5 inductees by voting each day? And doesn't the info you posted mean that The Cure could possibly win if the 1,000 music industry people vote them in? I don't think it means much whether The Cure wins or not, but it will definitely boost general fan interest and possibly set the vibe for a world tour in 2020.
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So, here we go. Thanks to all you fans who had the discipline to vote daily (especially MeltingMan and Tanya)!
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Congratulations to @TheCure on their induction. We're excited to welcome the post-punk innovators to the Hall of Fame and celebrate with fans. Find bios, special ticket access info, official merch + more here: http://bit.ly/2019Inductees-2
https://twitter.com/rockhall

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The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2019

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676080749/the-cure-janet-jackson-radiohead-among-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-inductees-for-?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=2043&t=1544714774688
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As with the nominees list, each year's inductees are determined by a voting group of "over 1,000" previous winners, historians and members of the music industry. Since 2012, the Hall has also included a fan vote, which has no practical mathematical effect on the outcome; the winning top five artists of the fan vote are compiled into a single ballot. That ballot is then factored into the total tally of 1,000-plus votes from the Hall's voting membership. Those members weigh factors "such as an artist's musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration," the Hall explains of the process.
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