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

8th October 2014

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...

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Peter Hook Blasts New Order For Setting Up Joy Division Twitter

By Michael West | 18th September 2014

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...

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Ian Curtis' Muse Dead At 56

4th July 2014

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,...

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

By Michael West | 12th March 2014

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...

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Blondie To Receive Nme Godlike Genius Award

4th February 2014

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...

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Joy Division Slam Sale Of Ian Curtis Kitchen Table

13th November 2013

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...

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Fascinating Fact: 3940513

7th November 2013

Tragic Joy Division star Ian Curtis' old wooden kitchen table has gone under the hammer on eBay.com. Bidding began at $150 (£100) on Thursday (07Nov13) and will continue until 13 November (13).

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Legal Wrangle Stalls Joy Division Tape

18th September 2013

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...

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

29th August 2013

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...

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Rare Joy Division And New Order Tapes Up For Sale

15th August 2013

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...

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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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Queen Voted Top Band To Spend 15 Minutes With

2nd April 2013

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...

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Paul Mccartney Joins Damon Albarn On Stage

10th September 2012

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...

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Blur Rock Olympics Closing Concert

13th August 2012

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...

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

16th July 2012

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...

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

25th June 2012

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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Fascinating Fact 13617

20th June 2012

Joy Division song Love Will Tear Us Apart has been named the greatest track of the last 60 years by editors of Nme magazine. Pulp's Common People was second and "Heroes" by David Bowie came...

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Iron Maiden Top Greatest Albums List

28th May 2012

Iron Maiden's 'The Number of the Beast' has been named the best British album of the past 60 years.The heavy metal group were ''astonished'' to have placed so highly in the poll with their 1982...

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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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'On The Road' Among Palme D'or Contenders At Cannes

19th April 2012

A big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, starring Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley is looking set to compete for the all-important Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes film festival. The movie version of...

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Peter Hook Brands 'Unheard Song' A Hoax

1st March 2012

British rocker Peter Hook has blasted reports an unreleased track by his former band Joy Division has been unearthed, branding the song a hoax.Earlier this week (beg27Feb12), rumours circulated online that a previously unheard tune...

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Jamie Oliver Discovers Joy Division Master Tapes In Basement

14th February 2012

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has uncovered 1 million pounds worth of jewellery, a gun, and perhaps most interestingly for music fans - some original Joy Division master tapes, in the basement of his new restaurant....

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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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Disney Pull Joy Division T-shirt After Fan Uproar

26th January 2012

Disney bosses have pulled a new Joy Division-inspired T-shirt from stores after fans of the cult British rock band expressed their outrage at the group's apparent association with the family entertainment brand.The garment, sold at...

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Peter Hook Writing Joy Division Book

26th January 2012

British rocker Peter Hook is writing a book about his time in Joy Division to help him come to terms with frontman Ian Curtis' death.Inside Joy Division will chronicle Hook's career and relationship with troubled...

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Peter Hook Gives His Approval To Disney's Joy Division Shirt

25th January 2012

Peter Hook is bemused by Disney's new Joy Division-inspired T-shirt, insisting he "can appreciate the irony" after years of avoiding overt promotion as a young rocker.Fans were outraged after Disney bosses began selling the garment,...

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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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Peter Hook To Perform Joy Division's First And Last Albums On Americas Tour

8th September 2011

Rocker Peter Hook and his new band The Light will perform his former group Joy Division's iconic albums Closer and Unknown Pleasures in their entirety at a series of concerts later this month (Sep11).The tour...

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Peter Hook Regrets Bitter Ending

26th August 2011

Peter Hook wishes New Order had split up in 1990. The 'Blue Monday' band went on hiatus in the early 90s before reconvening in 1998 and releasing a further two albums, but Peter now says...

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