Lol Tolhurst Asks To Rejoin The Cure In 2011

By Andy Doerschuk Published August 26, 2010

Talk about putting out feelers. Lol Tolhurst, the founding drummer for The Cure, made it crystal clear during an interview on L.A. radio station KXLU that he would like to rejoin the band for a 2011 tour. Reportedly, the drummer has been in touch with his former bandleader Robert Smith — who fired Tolhurst in the early ’80s for alleged drinking problems — about the idea of performing The Cure’s 1981 album Faith in its entirety. The very fact that the two are talking marks a significant improvement in relations. Tolhurst unsuccessfully sued Smith in 1991 for unpaid royalties.