The Cure has returned with "Bloodflowers," the band's first album since 1996's "Wild Mood Swings," and there's been talk that the new record might be the swan song in The Cure's 24-year career.But then again, maybe not. In 1982, frontman Robert Smith declared that "Pornography" would be the Brits' final record. The band went on to produce seven more albums, including the 1989 landmark "Disintegration." Based on the U.S. success of "Bloodflowers," which sold some 71,000 copies in its first week in stores (see "Santana Stays On Top As The Cure Hits Chart"), the band might be considering sticking around for a little while longer. In a recent interview with the MTV Radio Network, Smith talked about the rather open-ended nature of its so-called final album, a subject he addresses on the new LP's first single, "Maybe Someday." "Well,
only song on the album that's really about the end of the band,"Smith told the MTV Radio Network. "And because I've been saying that ['Bloodflowers'] is, like, the last Cure record, people are interpreting a lot of the songs on the record as being about that, but they're not. "'Maybe Someday' is the only one that's specific. It's the only one that's about how the others [in the band] react to me saying, 'This is it,' and they don't believe me 'cause whenever I say 'Never,' it means 'Maybe.' "So it's just that. It's also about the reaction, as I was saying earlier, that we've been getting. There's a part of me that thinks, 'Well, how could I possibly want to stop doing [The Cure], because it's a fantastic thing to do,' and 'Maybe Someday' is that [feeling] in a song." [RealAudio] The Cure will serve as the musical guests for NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" on February
29 and will
launch a European tour on March 27 in Madrid, Spain.