Articles Tagged 'Peter Hook'

Five Innovative British Bass Players

So, we’ve done the gentleman singer, the inventive guitar player, the stick-twiddling drummer, but our great British band cannot be complete without the guy (or girl) who glues the whole thing together. It’s fine for the White Stripes to go out there without a bass player, but most other bands feel the need for a […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Monaco’s “What Do You Want From Me”

Not satisfied with my posting of The Beloved‘s “Sweet Harmony”, my dear friend Jorge told me, “Put up the Sha-la-la-lalala song or I’ll hurt you real bad.” Given that my friend is 6-foot-6, 260 pounds of bronzed Peruvian muscle, and fearing an imminent bashing about the face and throat, I immediately scoured the bowels of […]

Peter Hook Hits Back at New Order Bandmates, Vows Court Battle

Good Lord, the row between bassist Peter Hook and former (current?) New Order bandmates Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris has gotten nasty in a very public way. Last week, Sumner and Morris denied Hook’s claims that the band had split up. In an angry post on his MySpace blog, Hook says the band is indeed […]

Peter Hook Recalls “Tetchy” New Order Reunion at Cannes

Music fans were devastated when New Order announced their split a month ago. However, just days after the break-up, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, and Stephen Morris were all in Cannes together, screening the Ian Curtis biopic, Control. Ouch. Hook tells the Manchester Evening News that the meeting was awkward but that they took it in […]