Former JOY DIVISION rocker PETER HOOK has admitted conning record collectors and memorabilia sellers by faking the signature of his late bandmate Ian Curtis.
The bassist was reminded of his scam when he recently stumbled across an autographed record in his hometown of Manchester, England.
Hook says, "I did have a reputation for doing Ian Curtis' autograph for a long time. There's some guy who had An Ideal For Living Up and it was signed by all four members of the band and dated. I went in and said, 'Have you not noticed that the date is after Ian died? It was me, I did them as a joke!'
"It was up there for £200, so my name is now mud among collectors."