Pop singer Robbie Williams apologised to former Joy Division rockers Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner when his song Angels beat classic Joy Division track Love Will Tear US Apart to a Brit Award earlier this year.
Williams was left so red-faced when his song won the Brits 25 Best Song award - honouring the best UK tune of the last quarter of a century - he immediately sought out the veteran stars, who formed New Order after Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis killed himself in 1980.
Bassist Hook says: "Robbie came and apologised. We've known him for years and he's a nice guy.
"Me and Bernard were taking the p**s because he knew the score. I thought he should have given his Brit away - to us. He didn't need another one."