From Spin: "For the most part, Hook is generous to the bands that arose at the same time as Joy Division. He lets one famous group have it, though. "I don't think the Cure liked us," he writes, thinking about a 1979 show supporting the goth-rock standard-setters. "I think they resented us in some way, because we'd managed to stay cool, credible, and independent and they'd, well, sort of sold out a bit . . . I think they thought, Wish we were Joy Division." (Thanks Aaron)
Update (Jan. 29th, 2013): Lol Tolhurst has posted this response on his Facebook - "I don't normally add my two cents to stuff but I understand Peter Hook has a new book out wherein he speaks about a certain 1979 gig that Joy Division supported the Cure at ? Well I remember that particular gig too and my memory is somewhat different from Pete's. See we arranged a show at the Marquee club in London for every Sunday for a month ( called it a month of Sundays I think) and picked every band that opened for us. Because we, LIKED them and wanted to help them out. Not for any reason other than that." (Thanks Burton_)
And a few more comments from Lol: "And
although I may be a little biased lets not forget that The Cure still
have the preeminent bassist of our generation in Simon. And he's also
the hunkiest still!
worry I take no offense .Just wanted to set the record straight here
because as time passes its harder to verify the facts and I just wanted
Cure fans to know the truth here from someone who was most certainly
Sell outs? I think Robert has done a most marvelous job over the years
of making sure that the Cure were the LEAST sellout band possible .He's
always operated with the utmost integrity as concerns that side of the
music business . And to insinuate otherwise is absolutely false and just
plain bollocks too!"
And as to Peter's "sell out" claim, Alan reminds me of this gem - The Sunkist ad from New Order.
Update (Feb. 1st, 2013): Lol's comments have been picked up by Spinner and Spin.