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Peter Hook sues New Order, claiming they 'pillaged' the group's name | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Peter Hook sues New Order, claiming they 'pillaged' the group's name

Former bassist claims he has lost more than £2m after the remaining three members licensed the group’s name to a new company

Peter Hook is suing his New Order ex-bandmates for “many millions of pounds” in the high court, accusing them of secretly “pillaging” the group’s name and starving him of cash.

The bassist says he is already £2.3m out of pocket owing to his “former friends” in the group. He claims they have asset-stripped the New Order name, keeping him in the dark about what they were up to until the move became a “fait accompli”.

Related: New Order: ‘There’s no point in just staying together for the kids’

Related: Peter Hook: ‘If my son joined New Order at least they’d get the bass played properly’

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by Staff and agencies via Electronic music | The Guardian
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