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The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst On Blackouts, Breakups, and Escaping the ’80s Alive

Given the Cure’s tumultuous, sometimes acrimonious history, you might expect Lol Tolhurst’s forthcoming memoir, Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, to be a lurid tell-all. And in some ways, it is. There are fist fights, run-ins with the police, too many blackout-drunk nights to count, one distressingly bitter lawsuit, and not a few unfortunate urination incidents (including one involving Billy Idol’s leg—as the peroxide-headed rocker locked lips with a paramour while propped against a urinal, making for a spectacularly awkward case of double in flagrante delicto).
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