i think i can settle this. when the Go-Go's split up in 1985, gina did not talk to charlotte or belinda for 4 years. kathy talked to belinda but only on occasion, and she didnt talk to charlotte til 1988 or 1989 and they became friends again.
Up until 1990 reunion tour, jane, gina & kathy were all friends and talked on a regular basis. in fact, it was jane who didnt really speak til belinda until the 1990 reunion tour.
after the 1990 tour, jane & kathy were close for several years, even forming a band in 1991 called "REALNESS", and in 1992, worked on a children's cartoon together.
1994 the band reunited, but in 1995 for many reasons (belinda's on going drug problem, issues between gina & char) the band split again. Kathy also during this time wasnt really into the Go-Go's for alot of reasons, but mainly because her focus was more on blues/rock.
1996- GINA sued CHARLOTTE. at this point, gina wasnt talking to anyone but Kathy. In fact, Kathy got Gina into drumming for the delphines for awhile. Kathy was not talking to charlotte (i'm not sure why) but was still close with belinda-she even went and visited her in france or london (wherever belinda was at the time)
It took up until 1999, for gina & charlotte to smooth things over, and thats when the band began talking to each other again.
To say Kathy Valentine did not speak to belinda or charlotte or jane for 7 or so years is absurd. She's always been friends with Belinda
Charlotte & Kathy have also been very close here and there over the years, off & on.
The only one charlotte consistently kept in contact with though after the band's initial break up was belinda. Even char & jane were not always in touch.
To Whoever thinks Kathy is not the peacemaker or is thinks she is the one that is the problem doesnt know shit about this band! This person obviously can not accept that without Kathy, the band is now a joke.
To anyone who has any doubts out here about what kathy has brought to this band, take a long hard look at the songs that Kathy has written in the Go-Gos. Most agree her songs are the strongest. -cant stop the world, apology, vacation, head over heels, whole world lost its head, beneath the blue sky, you thought, i'm the only one