DJ mime Peter Hook accuses New Order of miming

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Peter Hook is no stranger to miming controversies, but his time he’s the one making the accusations. The former New Order bassist, and notorious fake DJ, claims that he’s seen footage from New Order’s current tour of Australia and New Zealand and that it proves that his replacement in the band, Tom Chapman, is miming along to his bass parts.

“I’ve watched so-called ‘New Order’ playing in Auckland and Tom Chapman is miming along to my bass on tape,” Hooky scoffed in an interview with NME. “ Round & Round. Have a look at it. He’s got his fingers on the low and you can hear my high bass in the background. So he’s miming. It’s the Milli Vanilli of bass… It’s a fantastic compliment, but I best get on to my intellectual property lawyer and see if it’s something you’re allowed to do. I do think that miming to my bass is pretty much the ultimate insult. Still, check it out, there I am lurking in the background like a ghost.”

His ex-bandmates have hit back explaining that: “On the chorus of Round & Round there is a low bass part, a high bass part and Tom sings backing vocals. It’s more than one person can manage so Tom recorded his high bass part and it’s replayed as part of the backing track sequence. We strongly refute the allegation that New Order are using any of Mr Hook’s bass playing in our live performance.”

The ‘so called New Order’ also couldn’t help adding this punch at the end: “People living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones or their recent fake DJing YouTube hit might need to be recalled. Keep watching.”


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B_e_de said on the 6th Mar, 2012

oh my god can somebody shut this cunts mouth up before I go over there and fuckstart his face

Its Zyzz

Its Zyzz said on the 7th Mar, 2012

Respect to Peter hook.. those damn new order fools are so stupid.i hope the lose everything and Peter claims everything they took back!


cizza said on the 7th Mar, 2012

"It's a fantastic compliment but pretty much the ultimate insult"



katiecunningham said on the 7th Mar, 2012

Such a big baby for such an old man.

special ed

special ed said on the 7th Mar, 2012

if this guy spent as much time learning how to dj properly as he does whinning about his former band. well.. he'd probably still be shit. but you get my point


theHordern said on the 7th Mar, 2012

i fucking love peter hook, and am truly sorry that i wont see one of the best bass players of all time playing with his former bandmates tonight. still, NEW ORDER!!


jamwildway said on the 7th Mar, 2012

I wish Pete and New Order patched things up, they were awesome at Big Day Out back in the day


soma said on the 7th Mar, 2012

Peter Hook is such a hack. And a bitter one at that.


Kapitolina said on the 7th Mar, 2012

oh yeah - and then I read the next bit - doh!!


lawlietskyy said on the 7th Mar, 2012

This on-going beef reminds me of chief wiggum trying to get back into the B-Sharps


DTrancer said on the 8th Mar, 2012

get back on ya pipe, peter hooker..