In the year’s most predictable news story, Freebass, the trio of New Order and Joy Division’s Peter Hook, Primal Scream’s Mani and The Smiths’ Andy Rourke have split.

And far be it from some of rock music’s most coke-bloated egos to go out without a squabble. Shortly after the group’s split, Mani took to Twitter (where else?) to launch an outburst against Hook, accusing him of exploiting Joy Division’s past glories when playing their Unknown Pleasures album in full at Shoreditch’s 1234 festival.

There’s an absolute torrent of these Twitter posts, the picks of which can be found below, but our fav is undoubtedly “three things visible from space, Great Wall of China, Peter Hook’s wallet stuffed with Ian Curtis’ blood money, Man City’s trophy cabinet!”

We’re also fans of the parts where Mani, with seemingly no sense of self-awareness, refers to himself as “universally loved” and “exist[ing] in the here and the now.” Get your rocks off.

Freebass’s album, It’s a Beautiful Life is still due for release this month, despite Mani dismissing it as “where it belongs… in the fucking bargain bin before it’s even released.”

Here’s some more of Mani’s Twitter posts regarding Freebass [via Sabotage Times]. Alas, he’s since deleted his account:

“I’m fine, dunno about the vulture who is ravenously devouring the last morsels of putrid flesh from Wilson/Curtis bones.”

“I’m getting back with the “real”players tomorrow thank fuck. Can’t be doing with talentless nostalgia fuckwit whores.”

“And I haven’t even started on the cunts amateur night, one trick pony shite 2 string bass playing yet either. Used to laugh PTO”

“we were all laughing behind his back watching the stupid wank struggle to do the same old shit he’s done for the last 30 years !!”

“recovered from my vicious rants of last night.dont take to kindly to getting mugged off by people who cant hold a torch to me”

“either personally or professionally. ever wondered why im universally loved, and another manc ex legend in his own mind is despised by most.”

“yes men,nodding dogs and sycophants !!!. remember thou art mortal. anyhow, in the real world of the primals,had a great day rehearsing”



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