Simon Gallup announces departure from the Cure: “I got fed up of betrayal”

Simon Gallup
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Simon Gallup – longtime bass guitar player of British rock band the Cure – has announced his departure from the band.

In a statement posted to his personal Facebook profile, Gallup writes: “With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all.” Responding to a comment on the post, the bassist noted that he's “ok”, and that he “got fed up of betrayal."

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.