This new edition brings The Cure's story right up to date to include details of Robert Smith's personnel changes and the band's 13th studio album. Author Jeff Apter traces their roots from middle-class Sussex documenting in detail their gradual rise to fame. This work details the full story of Robert Smith's defection to Siouxsie and the Banshees and his drug problems. Compiled from dozens of interviews, including exclusive discussions with co-founders Lol Tolhurst and Michael Dempsey and various members of the band, this work includes many photographs and a comprehensive discography.
Jeff Apter spent five years as Music Editor of Australian Rollilng Stone and has been writing professionally for 20 years. He is a contributor to Vogue and GQ magazines and also writes for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin and Australian Hi-Fi. His music books include biographies of Jeff Buckley, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, No Doubt and Dave Grohl - all published by Omnibus Press. He lives in Sydney with his wife and children.