Fact: New Order's comeback album, Music Complete, will feature guest spots from The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop and La Roux star Elly Jackson.
Fact: New Order have confirmed the release date of their first album for new label Mute, the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2005's Waiting For The Siren's Call. The iconic British act will release Music Complete on 25 September (15). The album will be the first to feature keyboard player Gillian Gilbert since 2001's Get Ready. It'll also be the band's first release since the departure of bassist Peter Hook.
Fact: Rocker Iggy Pop, former Eagles star Joe Walsh and British band New Order are set to headline the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert in New York. The gig, which takes place on 11 March (14), will also feature acting couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard as Honorary Chairpersons for the show.
Fact: Dance music veteran Moby joined former New Order star Peter Hook onstage at the Decibel Festival in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday (25Sep13), to perform three of the group's fan favourites. The Porcelain hitmaker performed vocal duties on the encore tracks New Dawn Fades, Transmission and Ceremony.
Quote: "They reformed the band, shamelessly, in 2011 without telling me, without asking my permission to use the band name. They licensed the name to themselves, which I disagree strong with, and I'm seeking a legal remedy. It's like a divorce settlement... fixed by the wife without consulting the husband, and the husband doesn't think it's fair." Former New Order star Peter Hook is still bitter about his bandmates' decision to reunite and tour without him.
Fact: 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 Getting Away With It onstage with Marr
Quote: "I love (Las) Vegas. My people are talking to their people and in fact that lovely little hotel on the way to the airport, it needs a big of a work... I think that could be the way forward - the New Order hotel. We could play by the pool every night." New Order star STEPHEN MORRIS jokes about his plans to become a hotel boss in Sin City, where the band recently performed.
Fact: Rockers New Order landed the Headline Performance of the Year honour at the U.K. Festival Awards on Monday (03Dec12), while Jake Bugg was named Best Breakthrough Act and Django Django's song Default received the prize for Anthem of the Summer. Bestival was named Best Major Festival at the ceremony, which took place at the Roundhouse venue in London.
Fact: Former New Order star PETER HOOK is set to launch a new club housed in Manchester, England's fabled Factory Records offices. The venue launches next month (Feb10).
Quote: "The cheese was actually a bit strong for me." Former New Order star BERNARD SUMNER isn't a fan of the homemade cheese new bandmate Alex James' cooks up at his Cotswolds farm in England. The pair worked on songs for Bad Lieutenant's new album Resistance there.
Fact: A collection of previously-unseen notes written by late JOY DIVISION and New Order manager ROB GRETTON is to be published in a book next month (07Oct08). 1 TOP CLASS MANAGER, compiled by Gretton's widow LESLEY GILBERT, will feature to-do notes, diary entries, letters, studio notes and posters dating from between 1978 and 1980.
Quote: "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 doing it. We're like pigs in a trough." New Order's PETER HOOK explains recording music while high on drugs.
Quote: "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 by the response to the band's split.