Bassist Simon Gallup Says He Has Rejoined the Cure

    Back in August, Simon Gallup, longtime bassist of the Cure, announced his departure from the band in a Facebook post. When asked whether he leaving for health reasons, Gallup wrote that he was “ok” and that he “just got fed up of betrayal.” Gallup has since deleted the post, and now says he is once again back in the band.

    Earlier this week, someone commented on a Facebook photo from Gallup’s new project Alice Blue Gown, asking, “Is Simon still a member of The Cure?” Gallup replied, “Yes I am.”

    Gallup joined the Cure in 1979 after playing in Robert Smith’s side project, Cult Hero, and is the second longest-serving member of the band behind Smith. After leaving the band in 1982 during their Pornography tour, he rejoined in 1984 and has played on every Cure album since 1985’s The Head on the Door. In 2019, Gallup was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cure.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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