Newswire: The ever-lovable Peter Hook is now suing his New Order bandmates

There’s very little love lost between Peter Hook and his former bandmates in New Order. Back in 2011, Hook gave an interview that basically amounted to him talking about how much he hates everyone else in the band, and now the BBC is reporting that Hook is doubling down on those hard feelings by filing a lawsuit against New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, and Gillian Gilbert over royalties. Hook says the other original members of the band started a company to control New Order’s assets a few years ago and neglected to include him, meaning—by his estimate—he has missed out on the equivalent of about $3.5 million.

At a preliminary court hearing in England, Hook’s lawyer argued that the band’s decision to limit Hook’s cut of the royalties was “clandestine, premeditated, and deliberate,” while the lawyer for the rest of …

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