Surprise! Peter Hook pissed off at New Order reunion
Sun 11th Sep, 2011 News 1210 viewsin
With news arriving last week that three quarters of the original New Order lineup were reuniting for two benefit shows, excluding estranged original bass player and professional grump Peter Hook from the live plans.
The completely media-shy (…) Hooky has now opened up about the New Order reunion that he’s been left out of and, would you believe it, he’s not happy about it.
“I first I heard about this on Monday and it has taken me completely by surprise,” Hooky wrote on his website before locating caps lock on his keyboard. “Everyone knows that NEW ORDER without PETER HOOK is like QUEEN without FREDDIE MERCURY, U2 without THE EDGE, SOOTY without SWEEP! On a more serious note, I do not understand the decision THE OTHER THREE have taken. I wish they had approached me first. I do not agree with the methods they have used and feel it would have been courteous and professional to have spoken to me in advance of the announcements. It is very sad.”
As toothless as Hook’s bite may be in 2011, the Manchester veteran certainly does have a point. I mean, New Order without Peter Hook would be like Joy Division without Ian Curtis. Wait a second…