Joy Division's Peter Hook has shown his support to the campaign to turn late frontman Ian Curtis' home into a museum in his memory.
Fans launched the campaign after the Macclesfield home went on the market, however, due to the fact that it was the location of the troubled singer's suicide, fellow bandmate Bernard Sumner disagreed - arguing that it would become a 'ghoulish monument to suicide'.
Now, estranged former New Order bandmate has thrown his weight behind the idea.
"I think it’s a great compliment if someone wants to make it into a museum for a group that culturally changed music, not once but twice," Hooky told The Guardian. "Ian has such a fantastic legacy and the fact people are inspired by it all around the world can only be a good thing. So I think someone should turn it into a bloody museum. We should have a bloody museum in Manchester, too, instead of us having to go to the Hard Rock restaurant to see anything to do with music in Manchester.
"I know Bernard said it would be disrespectful to Debbie, but that’s rubbish, how can it be disrespectful? I’d have thought it was more respectful to your great choice in a husband, love."
Last month, it emerged that the house was for sale on Rightmove for £115,000. 77 Barton Street in Macclesfield is where Curtis, wife Debbie and daughter Natalie lived in his later years - as well as being the site of his tragic suicide in 1980.
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Meanwhile, Peter Hook has just announced a UK tour - in which he'll play a set of Joy Division classics before performing New Order's Low Life and Brotherhood in full. Tickets are on sale now, see below for details.
17 - The Venue, Derby
18 - Gloucester Guildhall
19 - The Picturedrome, Holmfirth
24 - The Art School, Glasgow
25 - Hull City Hall
26 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
1 - Chinnerys Southend
2 - The Brook, Southampton
3 - Leamington Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa