After Twitter based fall out

Mani has apologised to Peter Hook after an astonishing Twitter based fall out with his Freebass colleague.

Mani and Peter Hook are two of Manchester's most legendary figures. Both helped steer iconic groups, with The Stone Roses and New Order helping to inspire generations of young people to pick up an instrument.

Forming Freebass, the two seemed to be getting on famously. Suddenly, though, events took a turn for the worse with Mani launching into a foul mouthed tirade against his former friend and colleague.

Freebass split soon after, with their debut album 'It's A Wonderful Life' not even on the shelves yet. Now in a new twist Mani has issued a statement apologising for his words, asking Peter Hook to forgive him.

"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".

Continuing, Mani backtracked on his statement that the Freebass album will end up in the bargain bin. "In a funny way my outburst might make want 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."

Meanwhile, Peter Hook has broken his silence to accept his friend's apology. "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? - Hooky"

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