Founding member and all-round top lad Peter Hook is in the process of auctioning off a whole heap of Joy Division memorabilia as the bassist is embroiled in an ugly dispute with his former bandmates.
Hooky revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that he would be auctioning off some priceless artefacts from the bands history. Some items mentioned were a signed copy of early EP An Ideal for Living, a ticket to the infamous Sex Pistols show at the Free Trade Hall where Hook and Sumner started the band, a replica of Ian Curtis’ Vox Phantom guitar from the ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ video, an Electro-Harmonix chorus pedal, and more.
“We all wanted to succeed and we worked so hard against all the odds and these items document that journey and that struggle,” Hook tells Rolling Stone of Joy Division’s history. “And it hasn’t got a happy ending, which makes it more poignant.”