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.
PS Music Complete album sales more than doubled (+107.9%) in the week ending 4th December following the court hearing and Mr Hook's statement. Seems like there's no bad publicity for record promotion or is it the glowing end of year accolades driving sales?
We are shocked and horrified by the terrible tragedy that has unfolded in Paris. We played in Paris just over a week ago and played the Bataclan itself in happier times a few years earlier.
Our hearts go out to all the injured and the bereaved families and friends of those hurt by this act of brutality.
Casino de Paris 4th November 2015
New Order have just completed the four continental dates of their sold out European tour with shows in Paris, Brussels, Stockholm and Berlin. Featuring new songs from the "Music Complete" album the concerts have been a roaring succes with fans and reviewers alike.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Joe Moss. Joe was manager of The Smiths, Johnny Marr and Marion. The music he managed is entwined with Joy Division, New Order, and Electronic through the history of Manchester's music scene. We all knew and respected Joe so our thoughts are with his family, friends and associates at this time.
New Order were very happy to accept the "Outstanding Contribution To Music" award at yesterday's Q magazine award ceremony.
Photo: Zoe Miller