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Schoolkids To Recreate Joy Division Music For Curtis Tribute Show

Children from tragic JOY DIVISION frontman IAN CURTIS' hometown are to mark the 30th anniversary of the singer's death by recreating his music for an orchestral concert.Schoolchildren in MACclesfield, England will work with members of...

Hook's Anniversary Visit To Curtis' Grave

British rocker PETER HOOK paid an emotional visit to his late JOY DIVISION bandmate IAN CURTIS' grave on the 30th anniversary of his death this week (beg17May10).The bass player tended the star's burial site in...

Joy Division Exhibition To Mark Curtis' Death Anniversary

Fans of defunct rockers JOY DIVISION can delve into the band's history with an upcoming exhibition honouring late frontman IAN CURTIS.Unknown Pleasures, a display of documents and memorabilia, will go on show from July (10)...

Hook To Play Curtis Tribute Show

Former JOY DIVISION star PETER HOOK will pay tribute to his late bandmate IAN CURTIS by playing the group's debut album in full on the 30th anniversary of the singer's death.Hook will play a one-off...

Hook Admits To Autograph Fraud

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...

Hook Mourns Stolen Headstone

LATEST: Former JOY DIVISION bassist PETER HOOK has blasted the thieves who stole late lead singer IAN CURTIS' head stone. The rocker reveals he has made regular visits to Curtis' grave in MACclesfield, England, since...

Morris Slams 'Deranged' Curtis Grave Robbers

LATEST: Former JOY DIVISION drummer STEPHEN MORRIS has spoken of his upset after robbers targeted the grave of his late bandmate IAN CURTIS. The tragic singer committed suicide in 1980 and was laid to rest...

Curtis' Headstone Stolen

The gravestone of late JOY DIVISION frontman IAN CURTIS has been stolen from a British cemetery. The tragic singer was laid to rest in MACclesfield, Cheshire in north west England in 1980 after committing suicide....

Love/cobain's Daughter Left Disturbed By Suicide Biopic

COURTNEY LOVE regrets allowing her daughter to watch JOY DIVISION star IAN CURTIS' biopic CONTROL - because the film, about a rock star who commits suicide, echoed the death of the teenager's father KURT COBAIN....

Riley Terrified Of Playing Curtis In Biopic

British actor SAM RILEY was terrified to emulate late JOY DIVISION frontman IAN CURTIS onscreen - because he was scared the band's die-hard fans would hate him. The 27-year-old, who plays Curtis in acclaimed biopic...

Joy Division Were Asked To Reform For New Biopic Premiere

Former JOY DIVISION bassist PETER HOOK was stunned to be asked to reform the band recently - lead singer IAN CURTIS has been dead for 27 years. Hook was asked if the band could perform...

Joy Division Bandmembers' Regret Over Curtis' Lyrics

The surviving members of JOY DIVISION wish they had listened more to late IAN CURTIS' lyrics - because they could have got him help before he took his own life. The band's final studio album,...

Curtis Biopic Wins Top Awards At Edinburgh Film Festival

The acclaimed biopic of late JOY DIVISION singer IAN CURTIS has won the two top awards at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland. Control, the directorial debut of Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, charts Curtis'...

Hook And Morris Pan Curtis Biopic

PETER HOOK and STEPHEN MORRIS have panned a forthcoming movie about their former JOY DIVISION bandmate IAN CURTIS, branding it inaccurate. The pop pair enjoyed the Anton Corbijn directed movie Control, but felt the depiction...

Joy Division Film Wins Top Award At Cannes

A low-budget British film about the late JOY DIVISION frontman IAN CURTIS has won the Best European Film award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The film, entitled Control, was directed by famed Dutch still...

Corbijn Denies New Order Bust-up Reports

LATEST: Filmmaker ANTON CORBIJN is baffled by claims he had a bust up with members of the band NEW ORDER over his forthcoming film CONTROL - insisting he's their biggest fan and "wouldn't dare". Control...

New Order Slam Director

English rockers NEW ORDER are threatening to pull out of soundtrack commitments to JOY DIVISION film CONTROL, because the director is too domineering. Bandmembers claim they are being "disrespected" on set and their creativity thwarted...

Editors Dismiss Joy Division Comparisons

The EDITORS frontman TOM SMITH is baffled to find himself compared to JOY DIVISION frontman IAN CURTIS, because he's never even heard the band play. At 25, Smith wasn't even born when Curtis committed suicide...

Cobain Voted Greatest Rocker

KURT COBAIN has been named the Greatest Hero In Rock 'N' Roll history by the readers of a British music magazine. The NIRVANA frontman, who died in 1994 aged just 27, beat newcomers PETE DOHERTY...

Rising Star Grabs Curtis Role From Law

JUDE LAW has missed out on the chance to play IAN CURTIS in the upcoming JOY DIVISION biopic, after being beaten to the role by unknown actor SAM RILEY. Riley, who is also a member...

Joy Division To Record New Music

JOY DIVISION are to record new material for the biopic of their late bandmate IAN CURTIS, over 25 years after the British band's demise. The LOVE WILL TEAR UP APART group split after frontman...

Mark Owen Slammed Over Sick Joke

TAKE THAT singer MARK OWEN has been branded "sick" after pretending to hang himself after covering a JOY DIVISION song. The 33-year-old, who is preparing to tour the UK next year (06) with the...

Bass Rock Supergroup Seeks Unknown Singer

A new rock supergroup starring the bassists of NEW ORDER, PRIMAL SCREAM and THE SMITHS is searching for an unknown singer. FREEBASS features New Order's PETER HOOK, former STONE ROSES star MANI, and The...

Morton In Talks To Play Ian Curtis' Wife

MINORITY REPORT star SAMANTHA MORTON is in negotiations to play the wife of tragic JOY DIVISION star IAN CURTIS in a new biopic about the cult British singer. The film, based on DEBORAH CURTIS'...

Corgan: 'Joy Division Were Heavy Metal'

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS rocker BILLY CORGAN has bemused music fans by insisting new wave band JOY DIVISION were actually a heavy metal band. Joy Division, who evolved into electro act NEW ORDER after the...

Curtis To Be Remembered At Manchester Screening

The life of tragic JOY DIVISION icon IAN CURTIS will be celebrated in Manchester, England, this month (18MAY05) to mark the 25th anniversary of his suicide. British radio station BBC 6 MUSIC will be...

Hook Attributes New Order Success To Music Boss Fans

NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK has no doubt why the British band still remains successful after a quarter of a century - today's music bosses are longterm fans. New Order formed from the ashes...

Hook Still Pays Respects To Curtis

Late JOY DIVISION singer IAN CURTIS continues to influence the life and work of his bandmate PETER HOOK - a quarter of a century after his suicide in 1980. Hook, who formed NEW ORDER...

New Order Rifts Are Over

PETER HOOK insists his fellow NEW ORDER members have ended their feuds and put their problems behind them, . The British rockers' long career has been riddled with feuds and tragedy - IAN CURTIS,...

Biopic To Be Made Of Joy Division Star

The life of tragic JOY DIVISION singer IAN CURTIS will finally be brought to the big screen in a film called TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE, after family members refused to give their permission to a...

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