Rage of Consent: Peter Hook’s ‘no-holds-barred’ book on New Order to be released in October


Peter Hook is ready to give his side of the New Order saga.

The legendary bassist, who infamously and acrimoniously split from the group in 2007, will release Substance : Inside New Order this October in the United Kingdom. The book follows Hooky’s previous efforts, on Manchester club the Hacienda (2009’s The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club) and Joy Division (2013’s Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division), and is billed as “a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of the band’s entire history, packed with outrageous anecdotes, written in the avuncular, detailed and insightful manner of his first two books.”

The book has a street date in the UK of October 6. Pre-order it here.


“We didn’t really think about it afterwards, it just sort of happened,” Hooky says of New Order in the press release. “One day we were Joy Division and the next time we got together, we were a new band.”

Hook’s book comes two years after New Order frontman Bernard Sumner released his own account, Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me.

In recent years, through constant feuding in the press, New Order has carried on without their founding bassist, releasing the Music Complete LP last fall, while Hooky’s new band, Peter Hook & The Light, have toured the world playing the music of Joy Division and New Order. The latter’s latest tour, also dubbed Substance, comes to the Sinclair in Cambridge on November 26.

See the cover of Hooky’s book and all upcoming tour North American dates below.

Hooky Substance

Hooky Fall Tour 2016