Posted in books | music | tour dates on January 9, 2013

Peter Hook

As mentioned, Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook is giving his book, Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, a North American release on January 29 and is promoting it with a book launch in NYC at DUMBO art space/bookstore Powerhouse Arena on January 28, where he'll be in conversation with PItchfork's Brandon Stosuy.

Peter has since added another book talk in NYC happening on January 29 at Strand Books, where he'll be in conversation with New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones. To attend you either have to purchase a copy of the book from Strand or buy a $10 gift card. The event runs from 7-8 PM.

Tonight (1/9) at The Strand, Ben Gibbard joins author Ron Currie, Jr. for an "evening of conversation and music."

Video of Peter Hook performing with Joy Division back in the day is below...

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Joy Divison - "Transmission"

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Comments (14)

this guy is a real "Hook"er

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 10:02 AM

i saw new order in 1983, now i live in my parents basement.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 10:16 AM

he's all like "i know, i know... but what are you gonna do?"

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 10:22 AM

He's been in the business for a while now, he can show us the "ropes"...

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 11:12 AM

^oh I feel for that "hook, line and sinker"!

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 1:31 PM

Please GOD someone go and egg him or something. This shit has to stop.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 1:38 PM

damn that bitch need money yo

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 2:28 PM

@10.22 - either you are a copycat and stole this lame quote from last PH posting and re-posted here or you made the same lame posting here as well... weak

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 2:50 PM

Peter Hook = Joy Division glory
Al Bundy = Four touchdowns for Polk High

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 3:40 PM

2:50, i don't see that anywhere else on this site!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:13 PM

Saw New Order summer of 87' at the Pier on the west side w/ Echo & The Bunnymen. This mo-fo can play the bass. Funny the other members didn't want him back tho for recent tour. He really invented a sound no doubt about it.

Posted by Review Stalker | January 10, 2013 7:59 PM

I saw Joy Division at Maxwell's in Hoboken in 1980 and then I woke up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 12:35 PM

I really want to read his book.

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