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Smiths Star Made Music Professor

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...

By on 20 October 2007

Hook Revives Monaco For Charity

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...

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

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...

James To Name Cheese After New Order Hit

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...

New Order Reunite For Wilson Tribute

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...

Wilson's Manchester An "Alternative Metropolis"

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...

By on 21 August 2007

Private Funeral For Tony Wilson In Manchester

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...

By on 20 August 2007

Morris Shocked By Wilson's Sudden Death

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,...

Hook And Burgess Add To Wilson Tributes

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...

Music Mogul Anthony Wilson Dies

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...

By on 11 August 2007

Sumner Blasts 'Arrogant' Hook Over New Order Split Remarks

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...

Hook Claims New Order Split - Again

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...

New Order Deny Split, To Continue Without Hook

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...

Hook: 'New Order Split For Personal Reasons'

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...

New Order Rocker 'Not Qualified' For Another Job

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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"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...

New Additions To Creamfields

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...

By on 24 May 2007

Joy Division Film Whips Up A Storm At Cannes

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...

By on 18 May 2007

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"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...

Hook: 'New Order Split Announcement Was A Relief'

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...

New Order Split Confirmed

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...

By on 10 May 2007

New Order Split

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...

New Order Ruined In A Day

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...

By on 04 May 2007

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

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...

Sumner To Be Revealed In New Book

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...

New Order Star Hook Creates Bassist-heavy Supergroup

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...

Wilson Diagnosed With Cancer

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...

Wilson Faces Cancer Fight

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...

Primal Scream Named 'Godlike Geniuses'

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...

Morrison Song Used In New Eco Campaign

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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Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker

Director David Ayer has shared the first official image of Leto as the DC villain.

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

Bruce Jenner Interview: What We Learned From Former Olympian's Diane Sawyer Special

After months of intrigue and speculation Bruce Jenner’s two hour sit-down with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC Friday night.

The Chemical Brothers Announce New Album With Lead Track 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' [Listen]

The Chemical Brothers are set to return with an all new studio album this Summer, 'Born In The Echoes', featuring eleven tracks of captivating...

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Circa Waves Reflect Upon Their Speedy Rise To Mainstream Attention

Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall and bassist Sam Rourke open up about their rise to success since they first set out to record together back in...

Pacific Rim 2 Set for August 4, 2017, Guillermo Del Toro Announces

Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced that his action sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim 2 will be moved from April 7, 2017 to August 4, 2017.

'The Falling' Is A New Step For 'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams

Now 18, Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is making the leap to the big screen in Carol Morley's 'The Falling', the hugely acclaimed, artful drama...

Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels Set for 2017 and 2018

The sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, will hit theaters on February 10, 2017 and February 9, 2018,...

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