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World In Motion 'Stopped New Order From Splitting Up'

New Order's 'World in Motion' stopped the band from splitting up, according to Peter Hook.The 64-year-old star has admitted the chart-topping song - which was the England soccer team's anthem for the 1990 World Cup...

Peter Hook Set To Stream Gig In Tribute To Ian Curtis

Peter Hook is set to stream a gig in which he played every Joy Division song with his band The Light in tribute to Ian Curtis.The 64-year-old star - who co-founded the iconic rock group...

Peter Hook Recalls Trying To Rip Off Kraftwerk In Tribute To The Late Florian Schneider

Peter Hook has paid tribute to the late Florian Schneider and revealed Joy Division and New Order were ''very tied'' to Kraftwerk.The 64-year-old musician - who co-founded the legendary rock groups - was devastated by...

Peter Hook Claims Ex-wife Caroline Aherne Was Physically Abusive

Former New Order bassist Peter Hook has spoken out about alleged domestic abuse he suffered at the hands of his ex-wife, the late comedienne Caroline Aherne, in his new autobiography.Hook, 60, who co-founded the legendary...

Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook Is An Angry Man

New Order's Bernard Sumner says ex-bassist Peter Hook has ''left a bad taste'' in his mouth due to the way he left the band.The 'Bizarre Love Triangle' hitmakers are set to release their first new...

Bernard Sumner: New Order 'Never' Split

Bernard Sumner insists New Order have ''never'' split up.The 'Blue Monday' singer says the group have enjoyed a number of lengthy hiatuses but never officially called it a day, despite former bassist Peter Hook proclaiming...

New Order Unveil New Song

New Order have unveiled the first song from their new album.Then band - featuring Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman - have premiered 'Restless' online, with the track being their...

New Order Confirm Release Details Of First Album In Ten Years

Indie legends New Order have confirmed more details of their new album, their first in ten years, including its title and release date. Music Complete will be out on September 25th this year, available on...

Peter Hook Plays Ode To Ian Curtis In Disused Macclesfield Church

Peter Hook, the former bassist with Joy Division, played the band's entire back catalogue in a church in Ian Curtis's hometown on the 35th anniversary of the frontman's death. Delivered in chronological order, Hook played...

Peter Hook Staging Special Ian Curtis Anniversary Show

Curtis committed suicide on 18 May, 1980 and instead of mourn the loss of his friend, Hook wants to celebrate his life 35 years to the day with a special charity gig with...

Peter Hook Backs Ian Curtis House Campaign

Fans of the iconic band recently launched a fundraising drive to buy the home where Curtis committed suicide in 1980 after it went on the market for $184,000 (£115,000). The campaign on...

New Order Announces First Album In Ten Years

They’re the band that simply refused to die. Surviving inter-band disputes and departures, the death of singer Ian Curtis and any amount of hiatuses, British post-punk survivors New Order have announced plans for their first...

Peter Hook Blasts New Order For Setting Up Joy Division Twitter

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...

New Order To Collaborate With James Murphy?

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...

The 10th Annual Decibel Festival Has Now Landed In Seattle

Seattle's Decibel Festival 2013 kicks off today (September 25th) and will span through until Sunday (September 29th) featuring a wide variety of live and visual acts as well as DJ sets at some of Seattle's...

Bernard Sumner Relieved Peter Hook Quit

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...

Peter Hook Launching Music Industry Degree

Rocker Peter Hook has teamed up with a U.K. university to launch a music industry degree.The former Joy Division star has helped evolve the management and promotion course at The University of Central Lancashire in...

Fans Remember Ian Curtis, 32 Years On

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...

Peter Hook Brands 'Unheard Song' A Hoax

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...

Peter Hook Writing Joy Division Book

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...

Peter Hook Turns To Legal Team In New Order Fight

Peter Hook is consulting his attorneys after threatening legal action against his former New Order bandmates for using the group's name.The bassist was furious after frontman Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris and keyboard player Gillian...

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

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,...

Bernard Sumner Vows Never To Reunite With Hook

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Peter Hook Blasts Bernard Sumner

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...

Noel Gallagher Backs Manchester Music Hall Of Fame

Noel Gallagher is backing a project to build a musical Hall of Fame in Manchester.Plans to build a venue which would house memorabilia from Manchester artists both past and present as well as a live...

Peter Hook Defends Unknown Pleasures Tour

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...

Peter Hook Re-recording Joy Division Songs

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...

Mani Apologises To Hook Over Online Outburst

PRIMAL SCREAM bassist MANI has apologised to his former FREEBASS bandmate PETER HOOK after launching a vicious attack aimed at his pal on Twitter.com.The pair teamed up with The Smiths' Andy Rourke and former Haven...

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