Future musicians have clearly been inspired by the recent headlining performance by The Cure at Glastonbury, helping guitar sales to spike after being inspired by the band.

There’s a famous story in the annals of musical history about a 1976 Sex Pistols gig in Manchester.

Attended by close to 50 people, the crowd at this humble show happened to consist of future members of bands like The Smiths, The Fall, The Buzzcocks, and Joy Division, all of which were so inspired by this ferocious show that they formed their own groups.

As it turns out, this is not a phenomenon that has died out, with none other than The Cure apparently inspiring a spike in guitar sales thanks to the recent performance at Glastonbury.

As The National reports, Scottish guitar store guitarguitar has apparently seen a huge jump in sales in the last week, with new buyers being inspired by some of the guitar bands that performed at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

According to the store, 18-24 year-old accounted for a 20% boost in website traffic, while a 16% overall increase in sales took place.

Surely this could be written off a coincidence, right? Well, as it turned out, the store also witnessed a 55% increase in searches for Schecter guitars – the same brand used by Robert Smith and Simon Gallup of The Cure.

Check out The Cure’s ‘A Forest’:

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“The world is a very different place from what it was when the first Glastonbury Festival took place in 1970,” guitarguitar co-founder Graham Bell explained.

“But 49 years later it’s amazing to see that people continue to be inspired by their musical heroes and it makes us proud that we’re able to give them everything they need to emulate their favourite musicians.”

In related news, Robert Smith recently explained that while he’s “still doom and gloom” The Cure’s new record is undoubtedly going to “delight” hardcore fans of the band.

“It’s so dark. It’s incredibly intense,” he explained. “And I’ve waited 10 years to do something that means something. It’s going to work really well.”

“I’m not sure how much of it we’ll play this summer at festivals. It’s not really festival music. The songs are like 10 minutes, 12 minutes long. We recorded 19 songs. So I have no idea what to do now.”

“The others are saying, ‘Triple album!’ I’m saying, no let’s not,” he continued. “I’ll pick six or maybe eight songs and do like a single album.”

“But I think it will delight our hardcore fans. And probably really, really infuriate everyone else. At my age, I’m still doom and gloom.”

Check out footage of The Cure at Glastonbury:


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