The Cure bassist Simon Gallup has revealed that he is leaving the band after getting “fed up of betrayal.”
Gallup announced last Saturday that he is leaving The Cure after nearly 40 years with the rock legends.
“With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all,” Gallup wrote on Facebook.
When a fan asked if the decision was health-related, Gallup replied, “I’m ok. just got fed up of betrayal.”
The Cure co-founder and frontman Robert Smith has not yet commented on Gallup’s departure.
Gallup joined the Cure after the band released its 1979 debut album Three Imaginary Boys, which featured bassist Michael Dempsey. Gallup then featured on all three LPs in the Cure’s “Dark Trilogy,” i.e. 1980’s Seventeen Seconds, 1981’s Faith and 1982’s Pornography. However, he left the band in 1982 after problems with Smith.
After the band released The Top without Gallup, Smith asked the bassist to rejoin the group in 1984. Gallup had remained with the band from then until now.
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