Substance: Inside New Order is published in October.
According to publisher Simon & Schuster, Substance: Inside New Order offers “a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of the band’s entire history.” Set lists, anecdotes and “geek facts” on the band’s electronic instruments will also feature.
The book starts with the band’s genesis in the wake of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis’ suicide, and will presumably cover events up until Hook’s split from the band in 2007, which continues to cause friction between the former bandmates. In 2014, Hook claimed that lead singer Bernard Sumner “stole” New Order from him, and last year decided to sue the band for £2.3 million in unpaid royalties.
Published on October 6, Substance: Inside New Order isn’t the first book to be written by Hook: it’s a follow-up to his Joy Division memoir Substance: Inside Joy Division. He also wrote a book on Manchester’s iconic Hacienda called How Not To Run a Club.
New Order last year released Music Complete, their first album in a decade – without Hook on the line-up.