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Mani Apologises Following Last Week's Twitter Rant

Monday, 13 September 2010 Written by Adam Simpson
Mani apologises following last week's twitter rant.

Following the unsavoury events of last week, in which Mani of Stone Roses and Primal Scream fame publically attacked Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order. Mani has issued an apology to Hooky.

The two Manchester bass legends, who were, up to last week, a part of the now disbanded bass supergroup, Freebass, which did also include Andy Rourke of The Smiths, appear to have put last week’s activities behind them.

Mani offered the following statement:

"I wish to apologise unreservedly to Peter Hook and his family regarding comments made on a social networking site which was totally out of character for me. It was a venomous, spiteful reaction to a lot of things that are going on in my life right now and I chose to vent my frustrations and anger at one of my true friends in this filthy business, and ventured into territory which was none of my concern. The Freebass thing has tipped me over the edge and became the focus of my bilious rants. Twenty two years of being tripped up, face down in the mud and being kicked in the face with an iron boot will do that to the most stable of men. I hope I haven't blown a great friendship forever. Sorry Pete."

"In a funny way my outburst might make people want to check the record out. I'm proud of what we achieved really. It's not often bass players get to step out of the shadows and create something from scratch, and between us we've managed it. A bumpy ride but we got there.....give it a listen."

"I hope I'm not turning into a bitter and twisted old rocker, that's not what I'm about as anybody who knows the real me will be happy to confirm."

Gary “Mani” Mounfield, September 2010

Hooky also commented on the events and shows that he does not appear to have taken the matter personally.

"Mani is a great friend of mine and he always will be. I have the utmost respect for him as a person and musician. Have none of you ever fallen out with somebody you love?"

Peter Hook, September 2010

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