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. Joy Division Twitter a Surprise to Joy Division's Peter Hook

    September 17, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Since parting ways with New Order in 2007, bassist Peter Hook has been on fairly unfriendly terms with his erstwhile Joy Division /New Order bandmates. Aside from saying the current incarnation of New Order -- which includes three original members -- is "not New Order," Hook…

  3. Peter Hook On the Rediscovered Joy Division & New Order Tapes: 'There Is No Happy Ending'

    September 09, 2013 5:03 AM EDT When news surfaced that a treasure trove of master tapes and studio outtakes from Joy Division, New Order and other seminal post-punk bands had been rescued from a trash heap and put on the market, music fans the world over hoped that Peter Hook would bring the rarities to safety. But in an…

  4. Peter Hook To Play New Order Classics on North America Tour

    May 22, 2013 6:28 AM EDT Peter Hook doesn't want to play with New Order. But that doesn't mean he won't play his old band's music. Following a well-received string of debut U.K. concerts in January, the legendary bass player and his group The Light will embark on a North American tour this…

  5. The Killers Lose Battle With Sore Throat, Cancel Shows

    November 14, 2012 10:45 AM EST The Killers had to cut short a concert in their "musical home" of Manchester, UK on Tuesday night after four songs when it became clear frontman Brandon Flowers wasn't going to be able to sing. "I'm sorry I've never had to do this before but we've gotta stop…

  6. 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…

  7. Disney Pulls Joy Division-Inspired Shirt

    January 25, 2012 7:45 PM EST Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web attention. The shirt, which presented a silhouette of the iconic cartoon character's head filled with raised black-and-white lines, echoed the cover of the post-punk band's 1979 album …

  8. New Order Reissues Plagued With Sound Problems

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST A label renowned for its elaborate reissues of vintage albums has annoyed British rock group New Order and its fans with a flawed package of the group's classics discs. A label renowned for its elaborate reissues of vintage albums has annoyed British rock group New Order and its fans…

  9. Debut Freebass Album Expected Next March

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freebass, the rock act featuring former Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Mani from the Stone Roses/Primal Scream and Andy Rourke of the Smiths, is planning to release its as-yet-untitled Freebass, the rock act featuring former Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Mani…

  10. 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…

  11. Joy Division Albums Expanded With Live Shows

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here Friday, Joy Division's three albums each will be expanded with an extra disc of rare live material Oct. 30 via Rhino. The same day, the label will issue the soundtrack to the film "Cont As tipped here Friday, Joy Division's three albums each will be expanded with…

  12. With New Order Kaput, Hook Presses On With Freebass

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Hook has no interest in being idle. The former New Order/Joy Division bassist is making progress with his new project Freebass, which gathers Smiths bassist Andy Rouke and Stone Roses counterpar Peter Hook has no interest in being idle. The former New Order/Joy Division bassist is…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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'…

  16. Perry's New Party

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Perry Farrell's Satellite Party emerges this week with its debut Columbia album, "Ultra Payloaded," which was produced by Steve Lillywhite. Perry Farrell's Satellite Party emerges this week with its debut Columbia album, "Ultra Payloaded," which was produced by…

  17. 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…

  18. New Order's Hook Drafts Stars For New Project

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST New Order bassist Peter Hook is gathering some famous friends to collaborate on his new project, Freebass. The trio -- which comprises Hook, former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and former Stone Roses/cu New Order bassist Peter Hook is gathering some famous friends to collaborate on his new…

  19. Farrell Invites Listeners To His Satellite Party

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Perry Farrell's new band, Satellite Party, will release it first album, "Ultra Payloaded," May 15 via Columbia. Perry Farrell's new band, Satellite Party, will release it first album, "Ultra Payloaded," May 15 via Columbia. As first reported here in November, the…

  20. Farrell Feeling 'Kinky' With Satellite Party

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Perry Farrell's new band, the Satellite Party, will unveil its first single, "Kinky" around Valentine's Day, the artist tells Billboard.com. The group's debut album, "The Ultra Payloaded Satellite Par Perry Farrell's new band, the Satellite Party, will…

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