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Sep202017

New Order, Peter Hook settle long-running lawsuit 

Bob Berg/Getty ImagesNew Order and former bassist Peter Hook have settled their long-running lawsuit, which concerned disputes over royalties and the use of the New Order and Joy Division names.

"New Order announce that today, a full and final settlement has been reached in the long running disputes with their former bassist Peter Hook," the band says in a statement.

"The disputes were based upon Hook's use of various New Order and Joy Division assets on merchandising and in the promotion of shows by his new band, and the amount of money he receives from the use of the name New Order by his former colleagues since 2011," the statement continues. "The Joy Division and New Order names mean a great deal to so many of the fans, and the band felt it important to protect the legacy."

New Order was formed by Joy Division members Hook, Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris in 1980 following the death of vocalist Ian Curtis. After breaking up for the second time in 2007, New Order reformed in 2011 without Hook.

"With these issues now dealt with, Bernard, Stephen and [keyboardist] Gillian [Gilbert] can continue to do what they do best, make music and perform live," New Order's statement concludes.

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