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Smiths Star Made Music Professor

20th October 2007

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has been made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford.The 43-year-old, responsible for the innovative guitar lines on hits such as How Soon is Now?, This Charming Man...

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Hook Revives Monaco For Charity

19th October 2007

Former NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK is set to reform his band MONACO for a one-off charity concert. Hook, 51, will revive his group with David Potts for an Oxfam show in Manchester, England on...

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Gallagher, Mcculloch + Brown To Front Hook's New Group

13th October 2007

Former NEW ORDER star PETER HOOK has enlisted the help of LIAM GALLAGHER, IAN BROWN and ECHO + THE BUNNYMEN star IAN MCCULLOCH to front his new all-star band. Bass player Hook formed Free Bass...

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James To Name Cheese After New Order Hit

8th October 2007

Blur bassist ALEX JAMES is creating a new cheese, which he will name after NEW ORDER hit BLUE MONDAY. The musician-turned-cheese-maker is to start production of the 12-inch (30 centimetre), blue-veined delicacy at his Cotswolds...

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New Order Reunite For Wilson Tribute

13th September 2007

NEW ORDER will reunite for a one-off concert in memory of TONY WILSON, according to former bassist PETER HOOK. The rocker quit the band in May (07) citing frontman Bernard Sumner's work with dance act...

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Wilson's Manchester An "Alternative Metropolis"

21st August 2007

Comedian and actor Steve Coogan has paid tribute to the late Factory Records boss Tony Wilson, saying he created Manchester's "alternative metropolis".Coogan played Wilson in the cult film 24 Hour Party People, which portrayed Wilson's...

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Private Funeral For Tony Wilson In Manchester

20th August 2007

The funeral for legendary music mogul Tony Wilson will take place in his hometown of Manchester today.The Factory Records founder died from Cancer last week and his life will be celebrated at a ceremony at...

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Morris Shocked By Wilson's Sudden Death

15th August 2007

NEW ORDER star STEPHEN MORRIS is in shock after the death of TONY WILSON on Friday (10Aug07) - because he can't believe the British music mogul succumbed to cancer so quickly. The Factory Records co-founder,...

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Hook And Burgess Add To Wilson Tributes

13th August 2007

LATEST: NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK and THE CHARLATANS frontman TIM BURGESS have paid tribute to late British music mogul TONY WILSON. The Factory Records co-founder died on Friday (10Aug07) after losing a battle with...

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Music Mogul Anthony Wilson Dies

11th August 2007

Music mogul Anthony Wilson, who gained fame for his promotion of the Manchester music scene, has died of cancer.Wilson, who set up the Factory Records label that launched the careers of New Order, Happy Mondays...

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Sumner Blasts 'Arrogant' Hook Over New Order Split Remarks

3rd August 2007

LATEST: NEW ORDER star BERNARD SUMNER has fired back at ex-bandmate PETER HOOK's internet claims the group has split, calling the bass player "arrogant" and his remarks "distasteful". In a blog message to fans, the...

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Hook Claims New Order Split - Again

30th July 2007

LATEST: Former NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK is threatening to sue his ex bandmates for continuing with the band despite his assertions they've split. Hook first revealed the group was finished during an interview in...

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New Order Deny Split, To Continue Without Hook

20th July 2007

NEW ORDER have vowed to continue without PETER HOOK, just two months after the bassist claimed the veteran British band had split during a radio interview. Hook made his admission during an interview in May...

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Hook: 'New Order Split For Personal Reasons'

20th June 2007

NEW ORDER's split was due to personal reasons - according to the band's former bassist PETER HOOK. The legendary musician announced the split last month (May07), but it's only now that he has given the...

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New Order Rocker 'Not Qualified' For Another Job

20th June 2007

NEW ORDER rocker STEPHEN MORRIS has been unemployed since the band split last year, because he isn't qualified to do anything else. The 49-year-old keyboardist fears he has been left on the employment scrap heap,...

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The Things They Say 4855

7th June 2007

"Drugs never make any record better, they only make making it better. When you listen to it in the cold light of day, the way normal people do, it's b**locks. But it doesn't stop us...

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New Additions To Creamfields

24th May 2007

Felix da Housecat, a Grammy-nominated producer and expert of all things electro, has been added to the bill for this year's Creamfields event.The feline fellow has worked with the likes of Madonna and New Order...

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Joy Division Film Whips Up A Storm At Cannes

18th May 2007

Control, a low-budget UK film based upon the life and death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, has been critically acclaimed at Cannes. Ten Thousand Things singer Sam Riley plays Curtis, having spent a number...

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The Things They Say 4641

11th May 2007

"Some kid came up and gave me a hug and said: 'Sorry to hear about New Order, Hooky.' I was really touched - it's like your budgie dying!" NEW ORDER star PETER HOOK was surprised...

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Hook: 'New Order Split Announcement Was A Relief'

10th May 2007

Former NEW ORDER star PETER HOOK is relieved the world knows about the band's split because he was finding the "awful secret" increasingly difficult to bear. Hook - who is now working on a solo...

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New Order Split Confirmed

10th May 2007

New Order bassist Peter Hook has spoken of wishing to "move on" after confirming the band's split.In an interview with Clint Boon on the radio station Xfm last week, Hook said that he and singer...

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New Order Split

4th May 2007

British rock band NEW ORDER have split, according to bassist PETER HOOK. Hook - who is now working on a solo project with Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell - made the admission during a radio...

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New Order Ruined In A Day

4th May 2007

New Order have split up and will not be getting back together, according to the band's bass player Peter Hook.In an interview with the radio station Xfm, Hook said that he and singer Bernard Sumner...

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Bono, New Order + Mode To Play At Curtis Biopic Premiere?

26th April 2007

NEW ORDER, BONO and DEPECHE MODE are tipped to give next month's (May07) Cannes Film Festival in France a musical boost by performing at a party following the premiere of Ian Curtis biopic Control. The...

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Sumner To Be Revealed In New Book

3rd April 2007

NEW ORDER frontman BERNARD SUMNER's life is about to be exposed in a new book by celebrated investigative journalist DAVID NOLAN. The music biographer has spent the past few years digging up information and photographs...

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New Order Star Hook Creates Bassist-heavy Supergroup

9th March 2007

NEW ORDER bass player PETER HOOK has created a new British indie rock supergroup with THE SMITHS star ANDY ROURKE and original STONE ROSES bass player GARY 'MANI' MOUNFIELD. The three bass guitarists are recording...

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Wilson Diagnosed With Cancer

15th February 2007

Music mogul TONY WILSON has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. The British entrepreneur founded Manchester record label Factory Records, managing the careers of NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION and HAPPY MONDAYS. Wilson was given emergency surgery...

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Wilson Faces Cancer Fight

14th February 2007

British music mogul ANTHONY WILSON has been diagnosed with cancer. The 56-year-old, who launched the careers of HAPPY MONDAYS and NEW ORDER, was rushed to hospital earlier last month (14JAN07) to undergo life-saving surgery to...

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Primal Scream Named 'Godlike Geniuses'

2nd February 2007

Rockers PRIMAL SCREAM will be handed the Godlike Genius Award at next month's NME Music Awards. Previous recipients of the prize include THE CLASH, OZZY OSBOURNE, NEW ORDER and IAN BROWN - and Primal...

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Morrison Song Used In New Eco Campaign

31st January 2007

Rock legend JIM MORRISON is helping the fight against global warming from beyond the grave, with the release of a song he wrote. Environmental campaigners have taken a poem, WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, written by...

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