In August, Gallup announced on Facebook: "With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of The Cure ! Good luck to them all ..." According to Variety, the bassist responded to a comment asking if it was to do with his health, writing, "I’m ok… just got fed up of betrayal."

The Cure never commented on Gallup's departure, and just as well they didn't as according to Gallup, he's not rejoined The Cure. One fan wrote on his Facebook: "Is Simon still a member of The Cure?", leading Gallup to respond, "Yes I am."

Gallup joined The Cure in 1979, and appeared on their Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography albums before temporarily leaving the band and rejoining in 1984.

The Cure haven't released a new album since 2008's 4:13 Dream. Back in February, Robert Smith revealed that their upcoming album was "going to be mixed".