Former New Order bassist Peter Hook said that he intends to ‘f**k over’ his old band after they announced they are to reform for two gigs without him.
New Order members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Phil Cunningham have been playing as Bad Lieutenant since 2008 and the forthcoming gigs will be the first time they have performed under the name of New Order since the band split in 2007.
In an interview with Spinner, Hook said: “It makes me all the more determined to f**k New Order over in any possible way I can. If they think I'm just going to scuttle off to a cabin in the woods, they've got another thing coming. They're d***heads. People go and hide, but I don't. I'm a fighter. I'm going to come out fighting.”
New Order are holding the two benefit concerts in aid of film producer and friend, Michael Shamberg, who has been suffering from debilitating illness since 2005.
However, Hook does not believe their charitable motives.
“It's all bollocks. They're already hawking for an American tour,” he said. “They're hiding behind the charity gig.”
“It's going to be a hard thing for them to pull off, but they're doing it for financial reasons mainly.”
New Order will play the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels on October 17 and La Bataclan in Paris on October 18 but it is not clear whether they plan to play any further dates.