Peter Hook admits that his battle with his former New Order bandmates, who re-formed the band in 2011 without him, is “very, very childish.” Via Digital Spy:

Hook told Billboard that the animosity meant that he would no longer rejoin the band if asked and added: “This does need to stop. It’s getting beyond a joke. Even I’m looking at it now and going, 'Oh, my God. This is ridiculous’.

“I mean, we’re both musicians trying to earn a living and get on with it and this constant sniping is not good for either of us and it is very, very childish.

“This does really strike me as 'the lady doth protest too much’. Especially when they have got everything back that they wanted… Maybe they are just feeling like a jilted lover.”

He also said that the current line-up is a “New Order tribute band.

“They are as much New Order as I am Joy Division.

“In a funny way, now that I’m New Order, they are as much New Order as I am New Order.”

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