Longtime Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine has left the band she’s been a part of for more than 30 years.
“The Go-Go’s have parted ways with bassist Kathy Valentine, citing irreconcilable differences,” the band said in a statement. “The rest of the lineup, original since 1979 (Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin) remains intact. The band looks forward to another fun and exciting tour this summer.”
Valentine joined the group in 1980 as a replacement and became a permanent member. She was with the group through its breakup and subsequent reunion tours, though the bassist was forced to sit out a tour late last year due to a wrist injury.
Valentine has yet to make a statement on the split except for a Facebook post thanking fans for their support. There’s also no word of who will fill the position.