The Cure&#zero39;s Roger O&#zero39;Donnell Says &#zero39;Extremely Unlikely&#zero39; Former Members Will Be Invited to Play at Rock Hall Induction


The longtime keyboardist reacted to the band’s RRHOF induction on Thursday morning (Dec. 13).

Longtime Cure keyboardist Roger O'Donnell reacted about as you may anticipate on Thursday morning (Dec. 13) to information that his band might be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame subsequent 12 months.

In a call-in to the SiriusXM Volume "Feedback" morning present, O'Donnell spoke in regards to the honor and the group's plans for a brand new album, whereas providing a glimpse at what followers can anticipate when the goth-pop godheads take the stage on March 29 on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to hoist their (alongside fellow inductees Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies).

"This is just like the cherry on the highest, isn't it? This Rock Hall of Fame induction," mentioned O'Donnell. "It's type of bizarre, actually. It hasn't actually sunk in." The burning query, after all, was which line-up will seem on the ceremony in March, given the dozen or extra gamers who've cycled via the group since 1976, which now counts singer/songwriter Robert Smith the only remaining unique member.

"We've very pleased with the lineup as it’s proper now," he mentioned in response to a query about whether or not — as with some reunion exhibits in 2011 — some notable previous gamers may be a part of them on stage on the Barclays Center.

"I believe we're all determined that that is one of the best line-up that the Cure's ever been," he mentioned. "So I believe that that may be extraordinarily unlikely, that we’d contain any ex-members. Bands evolve, don't they? Personnel adjustments… I've been out and in of the band thrice now. I believe if we carry out we’ll carry out as this line-up."

In explicit, O'Donnell had reward for guitarist and former Tin Machine member Reeves Gabrels, who has been in The Cure since 2012, lamenting that he is not going to be inducted together with Smith and whoever else makes the lower. The present line-up additionally consists of veteran bassist Simon Gallup and drummer Jason Cooper.

"It's very good to be acknowledged by the followers primarily, and the business and also you guys, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," he mentioned, including that the induction comes at a pleasant time within the band's profession, earlier than including the compulsory self-depracating caveat. "If you possibly can nonetheless name it a profession. Career type of implies that we're making an attempt to do one thing. We by no means actually have. We've all the time performed music… not type of a profession path. Whenever anybody mentioned, 'You've bought to do that along with your profession,' we’d all the time do the precise reverse."

O'Donnell, who joined the group in 1987 — greater than a decade into their existence — earlier than splitting in 1990, re-joining for a decade in 1995 after which re-upping a 3rd time in 2011, mentioned the timing of the respect feels proper after 4 many years of the beloved mopepop legend's existence. "I don't assume we'll ever be on the desk, will we?" he responded when requested if the respect felt like a long-coming seat on the desk for the final outsider group. "We'll all the time be, like, caught within the nook by the bathroom. We're definitely not a mainstream… I don't assume any of us thinks of The Cure as a rock band. Back within the day we had been 'various,' and there's a great deal of totally different labels that we've been caught with. But as we'll all the time be, we're simply The Cure. We've all the time performed our personal sport."

The keyboardist additionally revealed that the group is gearing as much as enter the studio to work on their long-awatied follow-up to 2008's four:13 Dream album, with lead singer Robert Smith busy toiling away at writing lyrics for the band's 14th studio effort. 

The 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, introduced by Klipsch Audio, will happen on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets will go on sale in January. The ceremony could have its broadcast premiere on HBO, with a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.