New Order‘s Bernard Sumner in a new interview with Rolling Stone has said that the ongoing feud with ex-bassist Peter Hook is “getting boring”.
Sumner told Rolling Stone “It’s a real shame. My heart bleeds for him. He left the band, and then he complained about leaving the band. But I wish him good luck and that he gets on with what he’s chosen to do instead of calling me all sorts of names. He’s so angry. If you choose to take a path in life, don’t blame other people for the path you’ve chosen to take … It must be getting a bit boring for people. He did leave a bad taste in my mouth.”
Drummer Stephen Morris also added “I really don’t like it when members of bands slag each other off in the press. If you’ve got a problem, you should sort it out without going public. It’s not very pretty, is it?”
Sumner did however admit that he respected the work the former bassist did with the band and Joy Division “I think we made some great records with Peter. I would never diss what he’s done as a musician. But we couldn’t get on together, so he’s gone off to do his thing and it’s his choice.” While this may mean there will not be a reunion anytime soon at the very least fans will have a new album to enjoy from Sumner’s band, New Order.