Peter "Hooky" Hook (born February 13, 1956 in Salford, Lancashire) was the bass player for the English Post-Punk band Joy Division, and the techno/rock band New Order. Hook was a co-founder of Joy Division along with Bernard Sumner in the mid-70's. Together, they recruited vocalist Ian Curtis and drummer Stephen Morris to complete the quartet. The band reformed as New Order following Curtis' suicide. In May 2007, Peter Hook announced that he and singer Bernard Sumner were no longer working together, which effectively spelled the end for New Order. Hook is currently working on a new band project called Freebass.