Joy Division Twitter a Surprise to Joy Division's Peter Hook

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Peter Hook performs in London on January 17, 2013.

Since parting ways with New Order in 2007, bassist Peter Hook has been on fairly unfriendly terms with his erstwhile Joy Division/New Order bandmates.

Aside from saying the current incarnation of New Order -- which includes three original members -- is "not New Order," Hook criticized his bandmates for not consulting with him before reuniting in 2011 after a hiatus.

Now, Hook is blasting the band for not giving him a heads-up about Joy Division's recently launched Twitter account.

In case you're wondering why a band that broke up in 1980 after its lead singer committed suicide is suddenly tearin' it up on social media, the answer is depressingly predictable: The boys have some new Joy Division product to hawk.

That, more than not giving Hook a heads-up, seems like the real tragedy here.