Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, with Yahoo Music managing editor Lyndsey Parker. Named after The Cure's 1979 debut record, Three Imaginary Boys, Tolhurst's memoir looks back on his Catholic childhood in the London suburb of Crawley, meeting Smith at age 5, forming the group in 1976 and recording their first eight albums. Tolhurst also opens up about his struggles with alcoholism, leaving the band in 1989 and his falling out with Smith, with whom he's since reconciled.
The Cure have endured for 40 years, and so has singer Robert Smith's hair. The quintessential British alt-rock titans have some of the most loyal fans around, and we're lucky enough to count as an Angeleno founding member and former drummer Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst. Tonight, Tolhurst discusses the band's beginnings, as written about in his new book,