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New Order comment on being sued by Peter Hook

By | Published on Wednesday 2 December 2015

New Order

The current line-up of New Order have issued a statement saying that they are “disappointed” by Peter Hook’s decision to sue his former bandmates.

As previously reported, Hook claims that by setting up a new company, to manage the finances of the partially reformed band in 2011, he was cut out of income due to him. He claims that he has lost at least £2.3 million due to the arrangement. This week a High Court judge rejected allegations that Hook was acting out of spite, allowing the case to move to trial.

In a statement, the band told the NME: “Obviously the band are disappointed that Peter is pursuing this claim in this particular way. The reports so far take a number of things out of context. Peter still, for instance, receives his full share of all back catalogue royalties. This dispute relates only to the share of income he takes from our work without him since 2011. Not much more we can say as nothing has been decided by the court on the facts other than he has a right to proceed with the claim, so this matter is still in play”.

“We’re getting on with life and concentrating on touring and promoting our new album”, they added.