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New Order And Joy Division Podcast Announced

New Order and Joy Division's story is being told on the new podcast series 'Transmissions: The Definitive Story'.Kicking off on October 29, the eight-parter will feature insight from band members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian...

New Order Release First New Song In Five Years

New Order have released their first new music in five years.Bernard Sumner and co are back with an uplifting synth-pop anthem in 'Be A Rebel', which follows their acclaimed 2015 LP, 'Music Complete'.The single was...

Bernard Sumner Hates Life In Lockdown

Bernard Sumner admits the coronavirus lockdown is ''doing [his] f***ing nut in''.The 64-year-old music star loves travel and sailing - but he's been blocked from using his new boat by the Welsh government because of...

Brandon Flowers Joins Ian Curtis Tribute

Brandon Flowers and Elbow will join surviving members of Joy Division in an event to mark the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis' death.Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris will open up about their memories of their...

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...

New Order's Bernard Sumner Rails Against Mental Health Services Underfunding

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has strongly criticised the state of funding for mental health services in Britain, branding the neglect as “disgusting” and urging that it be addressed quickly.With the band gearing up to...

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...

Bernard Sumner Was In Denial Over Ian Curtis' Illness

The Love Will Tear Us Apart hitmakers came to an end in 1980 following Curtis' suicide that year, and the remaining members went on to achieve huge global success as New Order....

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...

Brandon Flowers For New Order Lp

Brandon Flowers and Iggy Pop will feature on New Order's new album.The rockers will be joined by The Killers frontman and 68-year-old singer/songwriter on their forthcoming studio record 'Music Complete', which will be their first...

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...

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...

Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook Made Me Miserable

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...

New Order Signs Record Deal With Mute

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...

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...

Bernard Sumner Vows To Continue With Tour After Leg Injury

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...

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...

Bernard Sumner Quit Singing Lessons Over Tony Hadley Advice

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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