Creation of Joy Division Twitter account irks former bassist Peter Hook

Bass player says "it would have been nice to have been informed" about decision

Peter Hook has responded to the creation of an official Joy Division Twitter account made without his permission.

The band’s bass player appeared to learn about the account after seeing a tweet from the official New Order account, to which he replied and stated that “it would have been nice to have been informed” about its creation.

Hook left New Order seven years ago with relations between himself and frontman Bernard Sumner remaining distant.

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@neworder Thanks for telling me.. As a member of @joydivision it would have been nice to have been informed.

— Peter Hook (@peter_hook1) September 17, 2014
Earlier this year Hook, who left New Order in 2007, branded Bernard Sumner “twatto” for touring New Order‘s greatest hits without him. Hook made the comments when talking about the size of venues he had played over the years. He added that Sumner had ‘stolen’ the band off him.