Interpol responds to claim that Peter Hook applied to be their bassist

Interpol responds to claim that Peter Hook applied to be their bassist
Interpol responds to claim that Peter Hook applied to be their bassist

Daniel Kessler has responded to Peter Hook’s past claim that he applied to become Interpol’s new bassist following the departure of Carlos Dengler.

Dengler left the New York indie band in 2010, having been a member since the group’s formation in 1997. Interpol has continued as a trio, although their live shows feature additional touring musicians.

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Shortly after Dengler’s departure, former New Order bassist Hook said THE weekly that he had “applied” to replace the ex-member, but that he had affirmed that he “was not chosen”. The musician added: “I applied as Peter Hook, and they turned me down.”

Hook told the outlet at the time that Interpol released “an internet application form to become a bassist.” The comments came after the interviewer noted that New Yorkers have a “Joy Division-poll” style.

Responding to the comparison, Hook said: “I don’t mind, it should be taken as a compliment.”

Talk to NME for the latest edition of our ‘Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?!’ quiz, guitarist Kessler said he was unaware that Hook had offered himself for the role about 12 years ago.

“I’ve heard some weird rumors about the story and the rumor behind it, but I don’t even think I know he applied online,” he explained.

“I don’t even know to whom or where, but we never received anything and we never had such a discussion.”

Hook co-founded Joy Division and New Order, but did not return to the latter group when they reunited in 2011. He initially left the group in 2007 due to personal disputes with the other members.

In 2015 Hook sued New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert for royalties. The financial dispute was later settled in 2017. Speaking to NME in 2020, Hook said the feud with his former bandmates was “sad”.

Meanwhile, Interpol marked the 20th anniversary of its debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ by sharing its companion project, ‘The Black EP’, to major streaming platforms.

The band returned with their seventh and final studio album, “The Other Side Of Make Believe,” on July 15.

. Interpol responds the assertion according to which Peter Hook postulated for to be their bassist

. Interpol responds claim Peter Hook applied bassist

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