Bassist Peter Hook Writing Joy Division Memoir

    Bassist Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order is reportedly working on a memoir of the former. In Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, Hook attempts to give an accurate and personal explanation of the Manchester band’s four-year run.

    Regarding his personal motivations for writing the Joy Division story, Hook stated, “I’m hoping that the Joy Division book will maybe give me an understanding of why Ian [Curtis] … killed himself.” Hook, who previously wrote The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club, will release Unknown Pleasures on October 1 via Simon and Schuster. [CoS]