Hook, on the way back with New Order, tells NME.COM the bald boffin's cover of 'New Dawn Fades' reminded him of Ian Curtis...

NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK has said watching MOBY perform ‘NEW DAWN FADES’ brought back memories of late JOY DIVISION vocalist IAN CURTIS.

As revealed yesterday on NME.COM, Moby invited members of New Order, Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform a live version of the classic Joy Division song ‘New Dawn Fades’ at the Area:One festival in Los Angeles (August 5).

Now, speaking to NME.COM, Hook explained how the collaboration came to fruition.

He said: “It was my fault really. It turns out Moby‘s manager is a really old friend of ours and we were talking and I said if he (Moby) wants to do ‘New Dawn Fades’ then I’ll do it with him, I’ll play the bass. Then everybody jumped on board and stole my glory, the bastards! I was looking forward to having a break from them all and going out on my own!

“But it was nice, (Moby) was all over the place (afterwards). He’s a really nice guy, really easy to be with and a complete party animal!”

Hook described Moby‘s version of ‘New Dawn Fades’, which features on the Joy Division album ‘Unknown Pleasures’, as “astonishing”.

He continued: “We heard him doing it, and he was doing it with such emotion, even in the dressing room…it kind of reminded me of Ian (Curtis)..really going for it. It was a strange feeling.”