Simon Gallup has returned to The Cure following his departure in August

Robert Smith and Simon Gallup of The Cure
(Image credit: David Wolff - Patrick / Getty)

The Cure’s long-serving bassist Simon Gallup seems to have rejoined the band, despite only announcing his departure in August.

Gallup appeared to acknowledge that he is still in The Cure in response to a question left by a fan on the Facebook page for his new project, Alice Blue Gown.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.