Robert Smith Cure Voice, was in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday to begin the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
While he was there before he even came on stage, he somehow managed to create yet another indelible work of art. What the kids might call a viral moment themselves.
It happened when a red carpet interviewer approached Smith with a horrible vibe.
"It's so great to meet you !!" she said, screaming with joy as she presented Smith's microphone.
Smith, 59, co-founded Cure in 1
"Hi, congratulations to Cure, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame immigrants 2019 !!!" The interviewer was enthusiastic about the post-punk legend. "Are you as excited as I am?"
"Um, by the sounds of it no," said Smith, a great ending to our whole life.
The 11 seconds of the interview have been widely shared on Twitter and social media, where Smith earned raves for his response. The clip has probably drawn more attention than the actual induction.
A clip of the rest of the interview can be seen on YouTube.
"Oh no, what shall we do!" Asked the chirpic host in response to Smith's deflating response.
"Um, I'm sure we'll get there, eventually," Smith said. "It's a little early, isn't it?"
The interviewer who told Smith that she has been the Cure fan since birth continued to suggest that they might just need "a few drinks" to experience things.  Smith noticed that the band was "participating in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame despite all our best efforts" and noted how the group had been nominated before.
You can see the entire interview here (it ends at 4: 55 mark):
Smith and the rest of the band were introduced at the induction ceremony with a speech from Trent Reznor of the Ni Inch Nails.
In his own speech, Smith, who called the induction a surprise, thanked everyone who had been part of the band over the years, including former members. He continued to rattle off their names.
"As Trent said, it's 40 years since our first album came out," he said. "It doesn't work that way. And at that time, there have of course been many people who have played a role in the Cure story, for better or worse."
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2019 induction ceremony will be removed at. Saturday April 27th at HBO.
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