Peter Hook was born in Salford, England, in 1956. He was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order, and now tours both bands' music with his new group, Peter Hook and the Light. He also DJs, promoting Fac 51 and The Hacienda Classical concerts around the world. He lives in Cheshire, England, with his wife, Rebecca, and children, Heather, Jack, and Jessica, and their dogs, Wilma and Bo.
"Unflinchingly honest . . . Hook peels away the romantic sheen colored by its dark history and gives unfettered insight into the band's origins and inspirations . . . this is required reading for anyone who ever felt moved by Joy Division's cold, dark music."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)