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Most bands will have their disagreements, but sometimes it's enough to make one member quit the band or get shown the door. We profile some of the walk-outs and where they are now.
"The lads don't want you in the group any more." That sentence from Brian Epstein on 16 August 1962 was all it took to change the course of Pete Best's life. Replaced by Ringo Starr, he watched the band he'd played with for two years become global stars. He became a civil servant.
Cheeky leather-clad scamps Depeche Mode overcame the departure of their Vince Clarke to reach new heights. Plenty of things were blamed for the move, including diverging music tastes and fights on the band's tour bus. The Mode went on to get very, very dark indeed...and Vince formed Erasure. Picture: Rex
Ah, happier times here, when Hooky and Barney weren't squabbling. Peter Hook announced that New Order had broken up. Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris later said that was news to them. Long story short, they told Pete to sling his Hook and the split has been acrimonious ever since.
A self-confessed drug and drink addict whose life spiralled when the band found fame, Cable was fired from the band after a row in Paris. Tragically he died aged just 40 in 2010.
There are nice ways to find out you're leaving a band and there's the way William Goldsmith found out the Foos didn't want him around any more. Drummer with the Foo Fighters from their formation, he discovered that the rest of the band had been recording The Colour And The Shape without him. Dave Grohl, who had reportedly made Goldsmith do dozens of takes of the same drum parts, had secretly replaced Goldsmith's takes with his own playing.
If you fall out with Noel Gallagher, there's probably only going to be one winner, especially when Noel is at the peak of his 1990s Britpop powers. Between the first Oasis album and (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, McCarroll's relationship with Noel collapsed and he got his marching orders. Later Noel would say it was because Tony wasn't a good enough drummer for a No.1 band. Ouch.
In the summer of 2006, as the Monkeys started to take over the world, Nicholson didn't want to go on their US tour. A few months later he was officially fired, with a nice pay-off to soften the blow. Since leaving the band, he's played with a few other groups and recently moved into music production.
The most eye-catching member of Interpol (thanks to dressing like an 'Allo 'Allo! baddie), Carlos D walked out on the band in 2010. He's barely kept in touch with the band since, but has at least toned down his dress style in recent years.
A founder member of Suede with her then-boyfriend Brett Anderson, Justine left the band after falling for Damon Albarn. "Better to be Pete Best than Linda McCartney," she's said since. She formed Elastica and after quitting music altogether, became a painter.
Seen here on the far right, Gwil's 2014 departure wasn't a bitter one, with the band issuing a statement saying they were still best friends. We're still waiting to hear what Gwil's next move will be.
Nick Hodgson was the main songwriter for the Chiefs, but he reckoned that age (he quit at 35) and a dislike of touring meant it was time for some quiet, rather than riots. He now focuses his attention on producing.
The ultimate "creative differences" announcement came in 2012 when the band posted on their Facebook page: "In a decision entirely based upon future musical direction, and with huge sadness, Editors and Chris Urbanowicz have parted ways." He's concentrating on producing now.
The reunited Pixies stayed together a lot longer than many predicted but ultimately it was too good to last. Kim left the band in 2013 and has worked on solo material and new Breeders songs since. She has been permanently replaced in the band by Paz Lenchantin.
One of the most famous rock departures in history saw Bill Berry leaving R.E.M. at the height of their powers... to become a hay farmer. After a serious health scare, nobody stood in his way and all the band members are still pals.