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Steve Hillage Denies Gong Coup From Daevid Allen

09/02/2015
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(Prog) Steve Hillage wants to dispel the myth that he staged a "coup d'etat" against Daevid Allen over Gong 40 years ago. Allen, who died in March, left the band in 1975, later restarting it on several occasions. Hillage departed soon after Allen although he returned a number of times.

Hillage tells MusicRadar: "It used to irk me that, when Daevid left the band, people were saying, 'Steve is the new leader of Gong.' But I had nothing to do with Daevid leaving at all.

"I wasn't even around at the time - I was finishing the Fish Rising album. But people were talking like I'd made some sort of coup d'etat, which was absolutely not the case." Read more here.

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