Famed Brit Bassists Collect for Freebass

SPIN Staff

Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division), Andy Rourke (the Smiths), and Mani (Stone Roses/Primal Scream) have assembled for a new musical project titled Freebass, Billboard.com reports. The trio has tapped an impressive list of guest vocalists for the project, including Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Ian Brown (Stone Roses), and Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream). "We're going to get them up on stage as well," Hook told Billboard.com. "It's great to write again. I'm really excited about it." Freebass, yet to land a label contract, have not announced any details regarding recording release dates or performances, but it looks like New Order fans shouldn't expect a new album anytime soon. "Its possible...but I'm not too sure the climate is great for [a New Order album] at the moment," Hook said.

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