The six-year long Throbbing Gristle reunion appears to be over. It was only a few days back that we were getting excited about Chris Carter's recent noise box invention for the band, but it appears Genesis P-Orridge has decided to leave the group, effectively ending its existence. A tersely worded statement on the official Throbbing Gristle website reads as follows:
"In the evening 27th October TG members and their associated managements received two emails from Genesis P-Orridge stating he was no longer willing to perform in Throbbing Gristle and returned to his home in New York.
"Cosey, Sleazy & Chris have concluded that once more, and for the time being, Throbbing Gristle has Ceased to Exist, at least as a live entity."
The statement goes on to say that Carter, Peter Christopherson, and Cosey Fanni Tutti are planning some dates together under the name X-TG to make up for forthcoming shows the band had planned, so things aren't drawing to a complete close just yet. Hopefully some clarification from Genesis P-Orridge will be forthcoming in the not-too distant future.
[via The Quietus]