Peter Hook, the former New Order bassist, has announced his forthcoming book, Substance: Inside New Order, a 768-page biography of the band that will be released on Thursday 6th October.
The book covers the formation of the band following Joy Division singer Ian Curtis’ suicide and then through their rise to success, including ‘Blue Monday’ becoming the fastest selling 12-inch record of all time and their ‘Substance’ album selling over a million copies.
Hook left the band 10 years ago and has recently been in legal disputes with its remaining original members, with the press release for Substance: Inside New Order saying he has “written a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of the band’s entire history, packed with outrageous anecdotes.”
The book is Hook’s third after detailing the rise and fall of Madchester in The Haçienda and Joy Division’s career in Unknown Pleasures.
You can see the Substance: Inside New Order cover below and pre-order it on Amazon here.
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