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Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook Made Me Miserable

11th October 2014

Bernard Sumner became a ''miserable'' person around Peter Hook.The 58-year-old singer-and-guitarist admits he repeatedly clashed with his former bandmate - who left New Order acrimoniously in 2007 - because the bassist is so ''competitive'' and...

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Peter Hook Brands Bernard Sumner's Book 'Fantasy'

3rd October 2014

British rocker Peter Hook has continued his war of words with former New Order bandmate Bernard Sumner by slamming his new autobiography.The bassist quit the group in 2007 after a bitter fallout with Sumner, and...

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Bernard Sumner Tried To Save Ian Curtis With Graveyard Trip

26th September 2014

British rocker Bernard Sumner tried to pull his tragic bandmate Ian Curtis back from the brink of suicide by taking him for a walk around a cemetery.The New Order frontman was close pals with Curtis...

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Bernard Sumner Quit Trances After Ian Curtis Death

25th September 2014

New Order star Bernard Sumner quit practising hypnotism after becoming "paranoid" over tragic rocker Ian Curtis' suicide.The Blue Monday singer twice put his close pal into a trance when they worked together in Joy Division...

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New Order Signs Record Deal With Mute

3rd September 2014

New Order has signed a worldwide deal with Mute. The English rock band, which was formed in 1980 following the demise of Joy Division, has inked a contract with the legendary independent label and is...

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New Order To Collaborate With James Murphy?

1st September 2014

New Order are set to collaborate with James Murphy in the future. Lead singer Bernard Sumner has hinted at the possibility of working with the former LCD Soundsystem star in the near future.Talking to the...

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Bernard Sumner Autobiography Set For September Release

11th July 2014

New Order rocker Bernard Sumner has promised to give fans a "vivid and illuminating" account of his life's ups and downs in his first autobiography.The British singer has confirmed the release of Chapter And Verse...

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Bernard Sumner Joins The Killers At Lollapalooza

3rd August 2013

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...

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Bernard Sumner Vows To Continue With Tour After Leg Injury

30th July 2013

Bernard Sumner has vowed to continue with New Order's upcoming U.S. trek, despite fracturing his leg in a mystery accident.The frontman has not revealed exactly how he sustained the injury, but he has assured fans...

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Fascinating Fact: 3749215

8th July 2013

New Order star Bernard Sumner joined Johnny Marr onstage at Manchester, England's Live From Jodrell Bank festival on Sunday (07Jul13) for a mini-Electronic reunion. Sumner, who headlined and curated the event with his bandmates, performed...

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New Order Star Joins The Killers Onstage

21st February 2013

The Killers' career came full circle at a gig in Manchester, England on Monday night (18Feb13) when New Order star Bernard Sumner joined them onstage.The group performed Sumner's Crystal with the singer/songwriter and welcomed him...

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New Order's Windy Track

16th February 2013

New Order learnt how to make 'Blue Monday' by recording their ''farts''Band members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris were faced with the task of programming the seminal dance track by hand and using new equipment...

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Bernard Sumner Takes Aim At Former Bandmate In New Interview

22nd January 2013

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has ripped into former bassist Peter Hook in a new online interview, insisting his ex-bandmate has done some terrible things.The bitter bass player quit the band in 2007, telling the...

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Bernard Sumner Relieved Peter Hook Quit

7th September 2012

Bernard Sumner is ''glad'' Peter Hook left New Order.The frontman thinks the bassist's unhappiness affected the group so much, it was a relief when he departed in 2007 but he is tired of the musician's...

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Alex James Wants To Work With Johnny Marr

31st August 2012

Alex James wants to work with Johnny Marr,The 43-year-old bassist says his group Blur's recent string of shows - which culminated in a huge gig in London's Hyde Park to coincide with the end of...

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Bernard Sumner Quit Singing Lessons Over Tony Hadley Advice

8th August 2012

British rocker Bernard Sumner quit singing lessons in the 1980s after his instructor urged him to emulate pop star Tony Hadley's vocals.Sumner began his career as the guitarist for Joy Division but he was left...

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Fans Remember Ian Curtis, 32 Years On

18th May 2012

Fans have paid tribute to Joy Division's Ian Curtis, who died 32 years ago today (18.05.12).Lovers of the post-punk British band have taken to twitter to remember the singer, who committed suicide on May 18...

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Ian Curtis Of Joy Division Remembered, 32 Years On

18th May 2012

Today (May 18, 2012) marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, the former frontman of the Mancunian post-punk band Joy Division. Curtis committed suicide on May 18, 1980, leaving a wife, Deborah...

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Ibiza And Mallorca Rocks Line Ups Revealed

12th March 2012

Tinie Tempah, Kasabian, Bloc Party and New Order have been confirmed for Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks. An eclectic line-up for the events - which see different acts perform weekly between June until September on the...

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New Order To Work With Dizzee Rascal And Tinie Tempah

27th February 2012

New Order are to team with Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah for a re-working of 'World in Motion'.The reformed band are planning to rerelease their 1990 World Cup hit to coincide with the Euro 2012...

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Snow Patrol And Kasabian To Headline T In The Park 2012

23rd February 2012

Snow Patrol and Kasabian will headline this year's T in the Park festival. The pair will join reformed band The Stone Roses to head the bill at the annual music event at the Balado Airfield...

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New Order May Record New Material

2nd February 2012

New Order may record a new album. The pioneering indie-dance band have reformed without bass player Peter Hook for a series of live shows across the world and singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner hopes they...

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Bernard Sumner Vows Never To Reunite With Hook

3rd January 2012

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has ruled out ever performing again with the band's former bassist Peter Hook after the pair traded bitter insults last year (11).The Blue Monday hitmakers announced in September (11) they...

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Peter Hook Wants To ''Bury The Hatchet'' With New Order

24th November 2011

Peter Hook wants to "bury the hatchet" with his New Order bandmates. The bass player launched a venomous attack on Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert in October over them reforming their band without...

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Peter Hook Furious To Be Left Out Of New Order

7th October 2011

Peter Hook is determined to "f**k New Order over in any way possible". The bassist is furious his former bandmates Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert are reforming to play two charity shows in...

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New Order Reform For Benefit Shows

6th September 2011

New Order are set to play two live benefit shows in October.The 'True Faith' group - who last played live in 2006 and split up in 2007 - will perform at the Ancienne Belgique in...

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Peter Hook Blasts Bernard Sumner

16th July 2011

Peter Hook has branded Bernard Sumner "a t**t".The former bandmates have been engaged in a public feud since the bassist quit New Order in 2007 but Peter insists they have no plans to bury the...

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Peter Hook Defends Unknown Pleasures Tour

8th March 2011

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook doesn't understand why he has been criticised for playing the group's famous tracks with his new band. The British musician has been performing the band's debut album 'Unknown Pleasures' around...

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Peter Hook Re-recording Joy Division Songs

26th November 2010

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook is re-recording four of the band's songs.The British musician - who has recently been playing the group's 'Unknown Pleasures' album live in its entirety - is remaking the tracks with...

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Stars Take Aim At Cowell Over Talent Shows

29th October 2010

British rock stars including NEW ORDER's BERNARD SUMNER and SUEDE frontman BRETT ANDERSON have joined SIR ELTON JOHN in taking aim at SIMON COWELL's hit TV talent show THE X FACTOR.Sir Elton provoked a terse...

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