In his powerful new memoir, CURED, founding member of The Cure Lol Tolhurst reveals the story of a timeless band and a life truly lived. The Cure‘s journey to worldwide success is one not only of the great highs and lows of the lifelong friendship between Tolhurst and frontman Robert Smith, but also of love, pain, forgiveness and, ultimately, redemption on a beach in Hawaii.
As The Cure’s drummer, Lol toured the globe many times over, supporting the ground-breaking albums Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography. He took on keyboard duties in the mid-eighties until his departure from the band in 1989, at the time of their masterwork Disintegration. More recently, 2011 saw a momentous reunion tour with his former bandmates and Lol performing with The Cure again for the first time in over twenty years.
“This is a record of the things that have kept me awake at 4 a.m., the precious flowers of the past blooming in the dark corners of memory. I have tried my best to capture whatever that light shone on. I hope it illuminates events for you as much as it has for me” Lol Tolhurst.