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New Order split – On The Record not convinced

Can we have that in writing please? Bassist Peter Hook confirmed the news that New Order have split. “Well, yeah, me and Bernard aren’t working together”, he said during a radio interview. “Bernard went off for a break with Electronic, …

Fri, May 11, 2007, 10:17

   

Can we have that in writing please? Bassist Peter Hook confirmed the news that New Order have split. “Well, yeah, me and Bernard aren’t working together”, he said during a radio interview. “Bernard went off for a break with Electronic, but that was different. But it’s like the boy who cried wolf this time”.

On the Record cannot help noticing that news of New Order’s demise only came to light when Hook was on the airwaves flogging his involvment with Perry Farrell’s new band Satellite Party.

The story also helped to embellish a few column inches about Control, the new Joy Division film about to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It features music by, yes, New Order.

Given that we have been here before with New Order, don’t rule out seeing Hook’s off-the-ankle bass-playing technique starring on a stage with Sumner again in the future.

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