This is an interesting interview with a guitarist whose career puts me in mind of a cat with nine lives.
However, the writer's claim that Earl Slick "played with... [T]he Cure" is a significant overstatement, compared with facts of which I'm aware.
Have I missed something? Is anyone aware of an occasion when Earl Slick played with The Cure, as a band, or any member(s) in person?
To my knowledge, there's one song on an Earl Slick album, the song being "Believe," which Robert Smith sang, as a guest. This collaboration, as far as I know, involved only Robert and was done remotely (that is, Slick and Smith were not in the same place at the same time). Slick's album, which featured other guests on other songs, was titled Zig Zag (2003):
And there's one remix of a song by The Cure -- "A Forest," -- for which Earl Slick played guitar as a guest. This, too, was I believe a remote collaboration that came about at the invitation of Mark Plati (engineer, mixer, producer) who did the remix.
Big Earl Slick fan - I saw him play with Glen Matlock a couple of years ago and he turned some very dull pub rock into something pretty cool, adding melodies and lead lines everywhere. He's disturbingly gaunt and tiny though. Stuck around and said hi at the end of the night, no airs and graces