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From Love & Mercy To Sid & Nancy: 7 Best Musical Biopics Of All Time

Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for...

New Order Announce Documentary

New Order walk fans through their history in new documentary 'New Order: Decades'.Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and former bassist Peter Hook were all members of seminal indie band Joy Division and went on to create...

'Yesterday' Meets 'Gloomy Sunday': 15 Classic Tunes That Will Make You Cry

It's an interesting facet of the human condition that we can find beauty and, in some cases, solace in misery and heartbreak. Indeed, musicians have been doing it for years and made a lot of...

Album Of The Week: The Legacy Of Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures'

It was on this day (June 15th) in 1979 that Joy Division unveiled their iconic debut album 'Unknown Pleasures' via Factory Records; an album that would go on to inspire thousands of musicians, and one...

Moby Selling His Entire Record Collection

Moby is selling his entire record collection for charity.The 52-year-old musician and former DJ is offering up all his beloved vinyl records on his online shop Reverb LP, as he tries to seek enlightenment by...

New Order And Peter Hook Dispute Ends

New Order have reached a ''full and final settlement'' with former bassist Peter Hook after a long-running legal dispute over royalties. The 61-year-old musician claimed to be £2.3 million out of pocket after he...

Bernard Sumner Was In Denial Over Ian Curtis' Illness

The Love Will Tear Us Apart hitmakers came to an end in 1980 following Curtis' suicide that year, and the remaining members went on to achieve huge global success as New Order....

New Order Album To Feature Guest Stars Including Brandon Flowers

As well as announcing a short UK tour this autumn, the returning indie veterans New Order have revealed that their upcoming album will feature a number of guest stars from musical past and present.Music Complete,...

Entrepreneur Keen To Turn Ian Curtis' Home Into A Museum

Entrepreneur and musician Hadar Goldman purchased the MACclesfield, England house after a fan campaign to acquire the home earlier this year (15) fell through. He has bought the home for the...

Peter Hook Staging Special Ian Curtis Anniversary Show

Curtis committed suicide on 18 May, 1980 and instead of mourn the loss of his friend, Hook wants to celebrate his life 35 years to the day with a special charity gig with...

Peter Hook Backs Ian Curtis House Campaign

Fans of the iconic band recently launched a fundraising drive to buy the home where Curtis committed suicide in 1980 after it went on the market for $184,000 (£115,000). The campaign on...

Fans Launch Campaign To Save Ian Curtis' House

Fans have launched a fundraising campaign to buy the house where Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis took his own life 35 years ago.The property in MACclesfield, England has been put up for sale for $184,000...

New Order Announces First Album In Ten Years

They’re the band that simply refused to die. Surviving inter-band disputes and departures, the death of singer Ian Curtis and any amount of hiatuses, British post-punk survivors New Order have announced plans for their first...

Scholarship Created In Honour Of Joy Division Manager

A music industry scholarship has been launched in the name of late Joy Division and New Order manager Rob Gretton.Gretton looked after British rockers New Order until his death from a heart attack in 1999,...

Ian Curtis' Widow Was Humiliated When She Learned Joy Division Anthem Was About Her

The widow of tragic Joy Division singer Ian Curtis has revealed she felt humiliated when she first learned that his song Love Will Tear Us Apart was written about her.In the introduction to new book...

Peter Hook Blasts New Order For Setting Up Joy Division Twitter

Peter Hook, the original bass player with Joy Division, has blasted New Order for setting up an official Twitter page for the legendary group without his input. Depressingly, the Joy Division page was set up...

Ian Curtis' Muse Dead At 56

Annik Honore, the girlfriend of tragic Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, has died after a long illness, according to French reports.Curtis' former bandmate Peter Hook also announced the sad news during a concert in Nottingham,...

Iggy Pop Plays Joy Division Classics With New Order At Tibet Concert

Iggy Pop was backed by New Order for a rendition of classic Joy Division tracks including Love Will Tear Us Apart at the 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall...

Blondie To Receive Nme Godlike Genius Award

Blondie are set to receive the NME Godlike Genius Award. The 'One Way Or Another' hitmakers will be recognised for their musical genius at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday, February...

Joy Division Slam Sale Of Ian Curtis Kitchen Table

Rockers Joy Division have criticised the "distasteful" sale of a table from the kitchen where the band's tragic singer Ian Curtis hanged himself in 1980.The wooden table is going under the hammer on eBay.com, but...

Legal Wrangle Stalls Joy Division Tape

An unheard tape of cult British rockers Joy Division laying down tracks in a recording studio could be mothballed forever amid a legal wrangling between bassist Peter Hook and the owner of the cassette.Fans of...

Peter Hook Makes A Bid For Trashed New Order And Joy Division Recordings

Former New Order and Joy Division star Peter Hook is in negotiations to buy a treasure trove of lost recordings by his old bands which were found in the trash.The master tapes were rescued by...

Rare Joy Division And New Order Tapes Up For Sale

A treasure trove of unfinished music by British rock groups Joy Division and New Order is up for sale as the woman who found the tapes in the trash is concerned over their potential deterioration.Julia...

Bernard Sumner Joins The Killers At Lollapalooza

New Order star Bernard Sumner joined The Killers onstage at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois on Friday night (02Aug13) for a rendition of his former band Joy Division's Shadowplay.The Brit shared vocals with Brandon...

Queen Voted Top Band To Spend 15 Minutes With

Queen have been voted the top band the UK would most want to spend 15 minutes with.The 'We Are The Champions' rockers topped a survey conducted by Virgin Media, who today (02.04.13) announced the launch...

Paul Mccartney Joins Damon Albarn On Stage

Sir Paul McCartney joined Damon Albarn at his Africa Express show in London this weekend.The Beatles legend was a surprise special guest at the concert on Saturday (08.09.12) playing Wings tracks 'Coming Up' and 'Goodnight...

Blur Rock Olympics Closing Concert

Blur headlined the Olympics closing ceremony concert in London's Hyde Park with a mammoth set last night (13.08.12).The Britpop legends performed some of their biggest hits for the sell-out crowd, including 'Girls & Boys', 'Country...

New Order Dedicate Festival Set To Ian Curtis To Mark His Birthday

The stars of New Order dedicated their set at Spain's Benicassim music festival to their late Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis on what would have been the singer's 56th birthday.The band - formed from the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits Wow 80,000 At Knebworth

Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed an 80,000-strong UK crowd with a greatest hits set on Saturday night (23.06.12).The 'Under the Bridge' hitmakers stunned revellers at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire - the group's first of only two...

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