Shock of the new

He may have taken the place of New Order's legendary bass player Peter Hook, but Tom Chapman is happy just to concentrate on the music, writes Nadine O'Regan.

26th May, 2012
New Order (Tom Chapman second from right): 'All the past members are really important, and you've got to accept that as a new member.'

I have just let loose a string of insults. It'd be a rude opening salvo in any circumstances, but particularly so when you've been lucky enough to get a rare interviewing slot with Tom Chapman, the new bass guitarist with legendary Manchester band New Order. Fortunately, these aren't exactly my words. The sentiments belong to Peter Hook, a founding member of New Order, who has spent the past months spitting vitriol at his former bandmates....

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