The Manchester Evening News reports that New Order’s famous bassist Peter Hook is accusing his bandmates of underhand tactics and keeping him in the dark about the further development of the New Order name. Bernard Sumner, Stephen and Gillian Morris set up a new company under the name, without telling Peter Hook. They made £7.8 million in four years, and Hook apparently saw nothing of that money. Now he’s taking them to court; Blue Monday indeed.
Check out our Q&A with New Order from September—what would you ask them now?