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As the legal battle and war of words between Bernard Sumner and former member Peter Hook wage on, the bassist has spoken out about the 'power' of the songs they wrote together and how their separation has pushed him to write new material.
Watch our video interview with Peter Hook above
Hooky was a founding member of post-punk icons Joy Division before they went on to become New Order following the death of Ian Curtis. He left the band in 2007 and has since been touring their back catalogue of albums in full, as a legal dispute continues and after frontman Bernard Sumner hit out at Hooky in his recent autobiography.
Now, Peter Hook has spoken to Gigwise about his legacy, his future and his relationship with his former bandmates.
He said: "Because of the trouble we're having as New Order, because of the legal problems that I'm still having with the others, it tends to sour everything and make you think it was all shit then you play the stuff and realise 'Oh My God...'
"Even though you hate each other, you did create something absolutely magical. It's nice to get that back, it keeps you going through something very difficult.
Hooky added: "I'm very jealous of them lot, the others, 'Fraud Order', because they're going about doing a new LP and I'm thinking 'ah, you bastards, that's what we (The Light) could be doing - we should be doing that'. I've always had that thing, it was always drummed into me from when we started: keep on going, keep writing, your next song is your best song.
"We are going to do it, we've started, we're fired up by the others," he laughed. "So thank you Bernard, Stephen and Gillian."
- Watch Peter Hook perform and discuss classic Joy Division and New Order tracks here
Peter Hook and The Light's full upcoming UK and world tour dates are below:
Saturday 25th Teatro Italia, Santiago*
Tuesday 28th La Trastienda, Montevideo*
Wednesday 29th Niceto Club, Buenos Aires*
Friday 31st Clash Club, Sao Paulo*
Sunday 2nd Jose Cuervo Salon, Mexico City**
Tuesday 4th The Mohawk, Austin *
Thursday 6th The Trocadero, Philadelphia*
Friday 7th Irving Plaza, New York *
Saturday 8th Royale, Boston *
Monday 10th Club Soda, Montreal*
Tuesday 11th Danforth Music Hall, Toronto*
Thursday 13th The Magic Bag, Ferndale *
Friday 14th Metro, Chicago *
Saturday 15th Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis*
Monday 17th Venue, Vancouver *
Tuesday 18th Neumos, Seattle*
Thursday 20th Wonder Ballroom, Portland*
Friday 21st Mezzanine, San Francisco *
Saturday 22nd The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles*
Monday 24th The Glasshouse, Pomona, California #
Tuesday 25th The Roxy, Los Angeles**
Wednesday 26th House Of Blues, San Diego*
Friday 28th The Republik, Honolulu*
DECEMBER - UK
Monday 8th The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge **
Tuesday 9th The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge #
Wednesday 10th The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge *
* Performing Low-Life and Brotherhood
** Performing Unknown Pleasures and Closer
# Performing Movement and Power Corruption and Lies
Below: Joy Division's 12 best tracks, ranked in order of greatness
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More about: Peter Hook