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Bernard Sumner Annoyed At Past

Bernard Sumner said he sometimes finds it "annoying" that he was in Joy Division.The guitarist with the cult band - who suffered a tragic end when their singer Ian Curtis killed himself in 1980 -...

Hook To Talk About Musical Past On Tour

British rocker PETER HOOK is to reveal all about his time with JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER on a new spoken-word tour.The bass player has unveiled a 16-date U.K. tour, dubbed Peter Hook: An Evening...

Muse Want To Rock Olympics

Muse and The Horrors want to record the anthem for the 2012 London Olympics. Horrors rocker Rhys Webb has revealed he and his bandmate Tom Cowen have written a track for the prestigious sporting event...

Bad Lieutenant Resolve Visa Issues For New Tour

Former NEW ORDER star BERNARD SUMNER's new group BAD LIEUTENANT are looking forward to their upcoming U.S. tour after finally resolving work visa issues which forced them to postpone the shows.The band, which also features...

Music God Paul Weller

Paul Weller will be named Godlike Genius at this year's NME Awards. The musician - who was a key figure in the Mod revival movement of the 70s in Britain - will receive the annually...

Fascinating Fact 8677

Former NEW ORDER star PETER HOOK is set to launch a new club housed in Manchester, England's fabled Factory Records offices. The venue launches next month (Feb10).

Bad Lieutenant Cancel U.s. Tour

Former NEW ORDER star BERNARD SUMNER's new group BAD LIEUTENANT have been forced to scrap their upcoming U.S. tour after failing to secure work visas.The band, which also features Phil Cunningham and Jake Evans, were...

Peter Hook Blasts Madonna

Peter Hook thinks Madonna is "horrible" and "like a Black Widow" spider.The former New Order and Joy Division bassist told Absolute Radio he met the star on the night of her first British concert -...

Take That's Soccer Song

Take That are set to record the official World Cup song for the England soccer team.The 'Greatest Day' hitmakers - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald - are in talks with the...

Peter Hook's Freebass Favours

Peter Hook couldn't find a singer for Freebass so asked his famous friends to take it in turns.When the former New Order bassist - who has teamed up with Stone Roses bassist Mani and Andy...

Beckham Missed Out On Rap Cameo

Soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM was lined up to rap on a song by NEW ORDER - but was dumped in favour of U.K. TV presenters ANT & DEC.The Los Angeles Galaxy player agreed to provide...

Bernard Sumner In Shark Attack

Bernard Sumner was attacked by a 30ft shark while sailing.The former New Order star said the terrifying incident, which happened just off the coast of Scotland in August, was his "hairiest moment" in 25 years...

Sumner's Terror Over Jaws Drama

NEW ORDER star BERNARD SUMNER was left fearing for his life after his luxury yacht almost sank when a shark rammed it.The Blue Monday hitmaker was sailing off the coast of Scotland with his family...

Hook's Book To Tell All About The Hacienda

Former NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK is writing a new book about the rise and fall of the iconic Hacienda nightclub the band once owned.Hook, his bandmates and their bosses at record label Factory founded...

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"The cheese was actually a bit strong for me." Former NEW ORDER star BERNARD SUMNER isn't a fan of the homemade cheese new bandmate ALEX JAMES' cooks up at his Cotswolds farm in England. The...

Sumner: 'New Order Was No Fun"

Rocker BERNARD SUMNER has nailed the coffin shut on his former band NEW ORDER, revealing he never had much fun recording with PETER HOOK.The group split in 2007 but fans continue to hope Hook and...

New Order Star Names New Band After Keitel Film

NEW ORDER star BERNARD SUMNER has used HARVEY KEITEL's ultra-violent movie BAD LIEUTENANT as inspiration for his new group.The Blue Monday hitmaker has teamed up with former New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham and newcomer Jake...

Blur's Constant Musical Differences

Blur will never split up because of musical differences - because they have always had them.The group - who recently reconciled after going on hiatus in 2003 shortly after Graham Coxon's departure - have completely...

New Order Return Under A Different Name

The remaining members of Eighties rock icons NEW ORDER are reforming under a different name.Bassist and founding member Peter Hook quit the group last year (08) announcing it had split - but his bandmates Bernard...

Bernard Sumner Seething With Hook

Bernard Sumner says Peter Hook can "f**k" off.The singer has no plans to work with his former New Order bandmate because they no longer speak to one another.Asked about his new musical project with New...

New Order Recall Poor Quality Albums

British band NEW ORDER have been forced to recall collector's editions of their first five albums after fans complained about poor sound quality. The rockers re-released hit albums Movement (1981), Power Corruption And Lies (1983),...

Johnny Marr Planning 'Mavericks' Lecture At Salford Uni

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced his first lecture as a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford.The 43-year-old will discuss "mavericks" and "innovators" at his debut lecture on November 4th.Marr's appointment to...

By on 23 October 2008

New Order Re-issues Hit 'Poor Quality' Complaints

NEW ORDER have received complaints from fans over the sound quality of the band's recent re-issues.Former JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER bassist said the albums - which were released at the end of September -...

By on 15 October 2008

Hook: 'New Order Was An Empty Shell'

PETER HOOK has described his last days in former band NEW ORDER as "an empty shell" - because communication between the rocker and frontman BERNARD SUMNER had completely broken down. Hook left the group in...

Fascinating Fact 6058

A collection of previously-unseen notes written by late JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER manager ROB GRETTON is to be published in a book next month (07Oct08). 1 TOP CLASS MANAGER, compiled by Gretton's widow LESLEY...

Joy Division Drummer Appeals For Tombstone Return

Stephen Morris, the drummer of Joy Division and New Order, has appealed for the return of Ian Curtis' gravestone after it was stolen in Macclesfield.The legendary frontman died at just 23, after he hanged himself...

By on 04 July 2008

Manchester To Honour Tony Wilson With 24-Hour 'Conversation'

The creative industry in Manchester will honour the late Tony Wilson with a 24-hour 'conversation party'.Factory Records founder Wilson died in August 2007 of a heart attack after a long battle with renal cancer, sparking...

By on 25 March 2008

Liam To Lead 'New Band' At Show

Oasis star Liam Gallagher will perform with a group of Manchester bass legends at a charity gig in Manchester next month.The Sun reports that Manchester-based bass trio Freebass, which consists of New Order's Peter Hook,...

By on 03 January 2008

Manics Want To Perform With Kylie

The MANIC STREET PREACHERS would like KYLIE MINOGUE to join them on stage when they perform at the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig in February.Speaking to NME, NICKY WIRE, the band's bassist and lyricist, said:...

By on 20 December 2007

Control Gets 10 Award Noms

New British movie Control has received a record-breaking ten nominations at the British Independent Film Awards.The Anton de Corbijn movie, a biopic of the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, was recognised across the board,...

By on 25 October 2007

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