"The Joy Division and New Order names mean a great deal to so many of the fans, and the band felt it important to protect the legacy," band writes
Bassist's third book presents "no-holds-barred" account of post-Joy Division band
Bassist and his band the Light to recreate 'Substance' collections on North American trek next fall
"We're getting on with life and concentrating on touring and promoting our new album," band says in statement
Bassist accuses former bandmates of creating new company and marginalizing his stake in future earnings
Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder also joined in on Joy Division cover at Chicago gig
"It is a shame, not just for us and the fans, but maybe also for the bookstores who won’t know whether to file this under fantasy or tragedy," writes former New Order member
"As a member of Joy Division, it would have been nice to have been informed," the bassist wrote on Twitter
'There's a thin line between reward and ransom'
But singer skips out on 'Temptation'
Bassist is in talks to buy back the tapes, which could see release
Watch them play 'Blue Monday' with Peter Hook
'The relationship was never as good between us once Ian had gone,' says bassist
The suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis left Joy Division with a legacy of gloom. Despite their heavy history, the survivors – in the form of New Order – have become one of the first-rank rock groups in Britain