I just learned that one of my favourite, all-time groups, New Order, have likely split up.

Speaking about his involvement in Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Peter Hook told Xfm that the band have broken up.

He said: “I spoke to Perry, and he asked me to play bass, as he’d heard about New Order splitting up. Well yeah, me and Bernard (Sumner) aren’t working together.”

When asked if the split was permanent, he added: “Bernard went off for a break with Electronic, but that was different. But it’s like the boy who cried wolf this time.”

I learned bass by playing along to their records, and Peter Hook is truly a bass god.

Alas.

(picture from bbc.co.uk)

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