U2 could have been us, says New Order's Hook

New Order bassist Peter Hook is jealous of supergroup U2 because he thinks their success was destined for his first band Joy Division.

New Order bassist Peter Hook is jealous of super group U2 because he thinks their success was destined for his first band Joy Division.

The English group disbanded in 1980 when their iconic front man Ian Curtis hanged himself aged only 23, but later reformed as New Order.

He says: "I've always felt a bit jealous because I felt that they've done what we'd have done as Joy Division. I always felt that Bono picked up the mantle when Ian went."

Hook's theory was confirmed when he saw an interview with the Irish singer: "I read an article and Bono admitted it. So I was right! It gave him the inspiration to do what he did."

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