'It's a real shame."
New Order

The long demise of New Order has split the group into two camps.

Bass player Peter Hook left the band some time ago, with his cohorts opting to continue without him. Sparking a bitter war of words, the two camps have exchanged fierce words via the press.

Now singer Bernard Sumner has revealed that he feels the feud is "getting boring". Speaking to Rolling Stone, the frontman said:

"It's a real shame. My heart bleeds for him. He left the band, and then he complained about leaving the band. But I wish him good luck and that he gets on with what he's chosen to do instead of calling me all sorts of names. He's so angry. If you choose to take a path in life, don't blame other people for the path you've chosen to take... It must be getting a bit boring for people. He did leave a bad taste in my mouth."

Meanwhile, drummer Stephen Morris added: "I really don't like it when members of bands slag each other off in the press. If you've got a problem, you should sort it out without going public. It's not very pretty, is it?"

Finishing, Sumner stated: "I think we made some great records with Peter. I would never diss what he's done as a musician. But we couldn't get on together, so he's gone off to do his thing and it's his choice."

New Order's new album 'Music Complete' is out now.

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