Robert Smith

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Gorillaz are not the world’s first virtual band. That honour probably belongs to Alvin and the Chipmunks, who bagged their creators two Grammy awards (...)

These days we often don’t welcome ageing with gratitude or open arms, but I wonder if all that will change after our Covid-19 experiences? Photograph: Rob Wilson jnr

Is there ever a good time to get old? If there is, this probably isn’t it. Coronavirus hits indiscriminately – they say – but it hits the elderly har(...)

Robert Smith of the Cure. Photograph: Don Arnold/WireImage

The filmmaker John Waters recently discussed the younger generation’s engagement with youth culture. He was very impressed by their ability to hack th(...)

The Cure: Robert Smith and co play Malahide Castle, in Co Dublin, on Saturday, June 8th. Photograph: Bianca de Marchi/EPA

Who is playing and when? After Snow Patrol’s opening Friday-night concert in this year’s Malahide Castle summer series, the mighty Cure take over on (...)

Madness: doing their own end-of-pier show in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday

Saturday 1 Madness, Lightning Seeds and Something Happens Dún Laoghaire Pier, Co Dublin; ticketmaster.ie It’s all fun and games in Dún Laoghaire(...)

Actress Felicity Huffman leaves federal court after  acknowledging she paid $15,000 to arrange for cheating on her daughter’s SAT test. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak

The picturesque town of New Haven was the location for the latest chapter in the bankruptcy trial of developer Sean Dunne this week. But for most res(...)

All the right people have been making favourable noises about The Twilight Sad for quite some time. Robert Smith has repeatedly called them his favour(...)

The Cure: playing Malahide Castle in June 2019. Photograph: Andy Vella

The Cure will return to Dublin after 23 years to perform a headline concert at Dublin’s Malahide Castle next summer. This will be the band’s first Iri(...)

Gareth Southgate, England’s bespoke coach, seems incapable of uttering a graceless remark or behaving with anything other than class.  Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty

A friend of mine spent a few weeks in the summer of 1996 tumbling through Galway pubs watching the European football championships. Naturally, he did(...)

Robert Smith: ‘I couldn’t understand how we could be so successful and still be honest.’ Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/GettyImages

The first thing Robert Smith does is apologise for the makeup. He hasn’t worn it since his last concert with The Cure, in December 2016, but he has a (...)

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