added: 11 Aug 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The legendary Joy Division and New Order bass player, Peter Hook, celebrates the release of his new book, 'Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division', with two signing sessions starting at hmv's Market Street store in Peter's hometown Manchester on Monday 1st October 2012.
Peter will be at the store from 6.00 pm to meet fans and sign copies of the new book which is published through Simon & Schuster.
Next up Peter heads to the Fopp store on College Green in Bristol on Wednesday 3rd October 2012 for another signing session kicking off at 6.00 pm.
In the frank, no-holds-barred style that has seen his previous book 'The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club' hailed as one of the best music books of 2009, Peter 'Hooky' Hook gives the reader the inside story of life with Joy Division. He talks with eye-opening candour and reflection about the suicide of Ian Curtis: often seen as the "intellectual one", to Peter and the band he was just "one of the lads" and the burden of balancing his epilepsy and the demands of his domestic life only really emerged when it was too late.
The book covers the band's friendships and fall-outs; their rehearsals and recording sessions; and the larger-than-life characters who formed a vital part of the Joy Division legend: Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Martin Hannett, and more.