1. Exclusive: Ex-New Order Bassist Peter Hook Dissects Frontman Bernard Sumner’s Autobiography

    October 03, 2014 6:00 AM EDT "Book stores won’t know whether to file it under fantasy or tragedy." It’s no secret that there is love lost between estranged Joy Division and New Order founding members Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner . Ever since it was announced in a 2007 radio interview with Hook that New Order…

  2. Exclusive: Johnny Marr Drops North American Tour Dates, Talks New Solo Album ‘Playland’

    September 08, 2014 12:29 PM EDT The former Smiths guitarist also gives an update on his forthcoming autobiography. American fans will soon get a chance to watch the venerable Johnny Marr perform tracks from his forthcoming solo album, as well as some classic tracks from the Smiths and beyond. Playland , Marr’s new solo…

  3. New Order Signs to Mute Records, Plans New Release in 2015

    September 02, 2014 12:17 PM EDT Seminal British band New Order has inked a global record deal with U.K. indie Mute and is looking to release new material next year. The band's last studio album, Lost Sirens , which consisted of eight unreleased tracks originally recorded during the making of 2005's Waiting For The…

  4. Bleachers Sit Comfortably Atop Alternative Songs

    July 31, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Jack Antonoff becomes the latest artist to top the chart with more than one group. Plus, action for Weezer and Crown the Empire. As Bleachers rise 2-1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart with "I Wanna Get Better," frontman Jack Antonoff becomes the latest artist to top the…

  5. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT The longevity of The Ramones, X, Nick Cave and New Order belies the genre's supposed short-lived appeal. It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement,…

  6. New Wave Book ‘Mad, Mad World’ Takes Readers Back To The '80s

    April 16, 2014 1:12 AM EDT Good luck escaping the '80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Grey's Anatomy," the music created more than 30 years ago, and accessorized with big shoulder pads, bigger hair, and a ton of eyeliner, has proven to have…

  7. New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet

    March 12, 2014 9:50 AM EDT Fans jumped high in their seats. Others raced to the front of the stage. The rest of the audience yelled excitedly. Carnegie Hall is a seated venue, but music lovers watching Iggy Pop and members of New Order on Tuesday night were eager and lost in the music at the 24th Annual Benefit Concert…

  8. Peter Hook on The Light's Future, New Order Court Battle

    August 27, 2013 7:52 PM EDT "They don't use the correct instruments," Hook says of New Order's current lineup -- or as he calls it, "New Odor." Peter Hook is having a capital time playing classic New Order albums in their entirety with his current band, The Light. But that doesn't…

  9. Lollapalooza 2013: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order Rule Muddy Day 1

    August 03, 2013 1:10 PM EDT In the final minutes of the first day of Lollapalooza (August 2) in Chicago—now in its 10th consecutive year after a 2003 revival--10,000 or so people held lighters and hugged shoulders and sang in unison along with Nine Inch Nails ' devastating ballad “Hurt,” a song so moving that…

  10. New Order Debates Series of EPs for Future Releases

    April 16, 2013 1:15 PM EDT New Order returned to the Coachella stage on Saturday where they took on the headlining spot on the festival's Mojave Stage. Before their highly anticipated gig, we joined them in their trailer to discuss what they've been up to since the release of 2011's "Lost Sirens…

  11. Peter Hook Answers New Order's Criticisms: Exclusive Q&A

    January 28, 2013 5:45 PM EST "Bernard Sumner's got what he's always wanted -- a bass player who does what he's told." As a founding member of iconic alt-rock bands Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook's melodic bass lines were a key component of both groups' success. His signature…

  12. New Order's Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook 'Opened the Gateways of Hell'

    October 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT It's been a blue Monday for New Order 's Bernard Sumner. The 56-year-old frontman should be celebrating his iconic alt-rock dance band's triumphant return to the States for their first run of U.S. shows in seven years. Instead, the Manchester-born musician is holed up in an L.A…

  13. Volcanic Dust Threatens U.K. Acts' Coachella Sets

    April 15, 2010 1:45 PM EDT U.K. acts Gary Numan, the Cribs and Bad Lieutenant could miss their Coachella Festival appearances this weekend because of volcanic ash affecting flights. All flights in and out of Britain have been stopped because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The ash has been moving south and has also…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  15. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  16. Hook: New Order Archival Projects On Hold

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST With Joy Division successfully memorialized on CD and the big screen, bassist Peter Hook would like to see the same done for its successor, New Order. But, he says, there are issues. With Joy Division successfully memorialized on CD and the big screen, bassist Peter Hook would like to see the…

  17. Hook To New Order Bandmates: 'See You In Court'

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The members of New Order continue to spar about whether the legendary U.K. rock combo is still an entity. The members of New Order continue to spar about whether the legendary U.K. rock combo is still an entity. In a statement earlier in this month, singer Bernard Sumner and drummer Stephen…

  18. Sumner, Morris Say New Order Still Exists

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The already uncertain status of New Order has just gotten a little cloudier. The already uncertain status of New Order has just gotten a little cloudier. In the wake of bassist Peter Hook's recent assertion that the pioneering synth-pop band had broken up, vocalist Bernard Sumner and…

  19. Chart Beat

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "Hey There Delilah," "Hairspray," "Everything" and more! THE NAME GAME: There was a time when girls' names ruled the Hot 100. In 1962, Tommy Roe's "Sheila" was succeeded by the Four Seasons' "Sherry." But it'…

  20. Hook: New Order Has Broken Up

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary English rock act New Order has broken up, according to a post from bassist Peter Hook on his MySpace.com site. "I'm relieved," he wrote. "Really hated carryin' on as normal with an awful sec Legendary English rock act New Order has broken up, according to a…

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