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Can Robert Smith Cure Ashlee Simpson's Lack of Talent?

Can Robert Smith Cure Ashlee Simpson's Lack of Talent?

Just the other day, I was wondering, "What have The Cure been up to lately?" I would have never in a million years guessed that the answer would be: working with Ashlee Simpson. But it sounds like that's what Cure frontman Robert Smith is up to.

According to info that gleaned at South by Southwest, Smith is one of an infinite number of collaborators helping Ashlee on her next album. Oh, Robert, say it ain't so! I know you might be a little bit bonkers, and I respect that, but I trusted that you knew the difference between good music and a punk pop wannabee. Right? Right?!?

Pitchfork is speculating that this might be an April Fool's joke, but oddly, Smith seems to be something of an Ashlee fan. He reportedly came to see her onstage in Chicago, prompting her to say she'd love to work with him. What, Ashlee, after getting all blond and girly you want to do the "punk" thing again? Good luck.

Unsurprisingly, Smith is one of many collaborators rumored to be working on Simpson's next album. Daddy Joe says she's also tapping Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, Timbaland, John Legend, and Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley.


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OMG!!! Why do some of you people believe EVERYTHING you read?? Come on... do you really see Robert collaborating with Simpson? Pleeeeeeeeeeeese, just wake the hell up! Some of your comments make me want to throw up in my mouth a little. I am so sick and tired of hearing people freak out about this. GET REAL and GROW UP!
chickasaur chickasaur 10 years
If it hasn't already been said, this is an unsubstantiated rumor, and no doubt Robert is sick of having to deny it. Please go to for your entirely official, and the only true word on anything pertaining to The Cure. Thanx -Chickasaur is LauraHalloween PS: Hope you had a wonderful Birthday, Robert :)
Mystik-Vicki Mystik-Vicki 10 years
WTF? I don't get it? Why Robert, Why? Hope it works out for you both.....
sashak sashak 10 years
:SICK: nooo!! I remember when this 1st came out, when she was doing Chicago & I was all he won't do it he's ROBERT SMITH. boys was I wrong. damnit. I can have hope that its still a rumor, right?
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Let this be an April Fool's joke.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
You've got to be shittin me :oy:
designergirl designergirl 10 years
Sell out. Of course, nothing can provide Ashley or Jessica with any talent whatsoever- short of a miracle from God.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
Whaaaaaat. That would make him an official sell-out. WTF. Maybe he's decided to spend a little time with her to give her some makeup tips ;) LOL
Advah Advah 10 years
Hehe I love the pun in the title... Seriously, I'm not sure which one of them looks scarier.. If they want to collaborate they'd better exchange makeup tips and leave the music part alone, it'll take more than a good singer to make Ashley Simpson become one.
SU3 SU3 10 years
I'm just as baffled. Is he doing it for charity or something...?
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. C'mon Robert! What the crap are you doing?
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