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#2918977 - 04/03/18 12:55 PM Hooky Jr now a Pumpkin
Mark Schmieder Offline
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Jack Bates, son of legendary Joy Division and New Order bass player Peter Hook, joins The Smashing Pumpkins "Shiny And Oh So Bright" Tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha.
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#2920473 - 04/10/18 02:06 AM Re: Hooky Jr now a Pumpkin [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Always thought Billie C only wanted female bass players. I quite like Peter Hook as a bassist. As a person, somewhat less - but then I have to admit to not knowing him personally.
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#2923183 - 04/24/18 03:13 PM Re: Hooky Jr now a Pumpkin [Re: EddiePlaysBass]
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Peter seems to mostly play guitar now, letting his son handle bass duties in bands that he fronts. The clips I've seen/heard are unimpressive regarding Peter's current energy levels, but his son is definitely a quite competent and versatile bassist.

The "female bassist" requirement can be hard to meet due to supply vs. demand, and seems to have been relaxed by several bands (I forget who The Pixies hired after the falling out with Kim Deal).
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