Peter Hook: ‘I WOULD play bass in New Order again’

Exiled bassist hints at possible reunion for Tony Wilson

Exiled New Order bassist Peter Hook has hinted that he would consider playing bass with former bandmates Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris again in New Order.

As previously reported on NME.COM, a rift between Hook and his former bandmates had appeared after Hook declared the band split up, prompting Morris and Sumner to declare that they would carry on as New Order without the bassist.

Writing on his MySpace blog, Hook has detailed a conversation he had about a possible tribute gig for Tony Wilson, the late Factory Records boss who signed Hook when he was in Joy Division.

According to the blog, Hook said to Wilson’s son Oliver, “In honour of your father, I’d do anything,” then clarified that this would include playing bass in New Order.

He added that this was not the only role he would consider: “This means I would sell the popcorn, take the tickets, sweep up after, play bass in New Order/Joy Division/Crawling Chaos.”

No official announcements about a possible memorial gig for Tony Wilson have been made yet.