Lol Tolhurst Talks "Cured: The Tale Of Two Imaginary Boys"
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:22:01
Lol Tolhurst has just released his memoir, Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys. The book takes you from the humble beginnings of Lol and Robert Smith, and the founding of The Cure to his current life. The two of them, along with Michael Dempsey, founded the band as teenagers in Crawley, England in 1976. The grey English skies of the London suburb helped develop their sound, that and their desire to get out.
From 1976 through 1989, Tolhurst played drums and keyboard for what was becoming one of the largest bands in the the world. Smith and he remained the only two original members of The Cure to that point, but no matter their achievements, Lol was unable to shake his alcoholism. In 1989, just after the completion of their most successful record to date, Disintegration, Tolhurst was forced to leave the band, and, eventually, confront his addiction.
Currently on a book tour, Lol Tolhurst spoke with ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann about his novel, what it was like growing up in a "sad place", and how he feels now after being Cured...
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