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New Order Break Up?

While indie rock’s upper echelon rally to celebrate Joy Division’s tunes and late frontman Ian Curtis, New Order, the synth-driven outfit birthed from Joy Divison’s ashes, has apparently called it a day. “Well yeah, me and Bernard (Sumner) aren’t working together,” New Order bassist Peter Hook during an XFM Satellite Radio interview today, according to NME. As astute fans know, the break up isn’t the band’s first, but according to Hook, it may be the last: “Bernard went off for a break with Electronic, but that was different. But it’s like the boy who cried wolf this time.” Ouch.

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Talk: Will this be the “Kiss of Death” for New Order, or will the band reunite again in the future?