Peter Hook's recent announcement of the end of New Order came as a bit of a surprise to the rest of New Order, who hadn't decided to throw in the towel. And still don't intend to:
"We would have hoped he could have approached us personally first," the duo said in a statement.
"New Order have not split up," they added.
"Whatever happens musically or otherwise, New Order have not split up, they continue to exist," the statement continued.
Exist, albeit in a diluted form that would make the current Four Tops seem like the real thing.