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New Order Legend Crawls Back Under His Stone

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Publicists for Peter Hook confirmed industry reports this week that the New Order bassist is in the studio with bassists Andy Rourke from The Smiths and Mani from Primal Scream/ Stone Roses, though stressed Hook will be returning to New Order in the near future.

The New Order legend's latest hook up with fellow Manchester musicians during band downtime continues a pattern that he's continued throughout his career, stretching back 15 years in the case of Mani.

"I produced the Stone Roses first hit single, Elephant Stone," said Hooky in his latest interview with Skrufff, 2 years ago.

"And regarding the Happy Mondays, Paul (Ryder) was my postman. He put a tape through my door, and I took it to Tony (Tony Wilson- Factory Records' enigmatic boss).