New Order

  1. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT 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, emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ush ...

  2. It's a Mad, Mad World: New Book Celebrates Stars and Sounds of the New Wave 80s

    April 15, 2014 12:27 PM EDT Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Tears For Fears and, yes, even Kajagoogoo, tell all in a just-released oral history. Good luck escaping the 80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Gr ...

  3. Backbeat: Coachella Saturday: New Order Eat Peruvian Guinea Pig; WBR's New Signings; Bat For Lashes; Guards; More

    April 14, 2013 12:27 PM EDT Coachella day two, first weekend 2013, kicked off with a pool party/brunch at the Hotel Zoso’s Hard Rock Hote l around 11am. Guests – groggy from the night before -- flocked to the pool for a Women Who Rock party, which featured DJs, an afterno ...

  4. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  5. Backbeat: Matt & Kim Rock Moussy Party, Discuss T.I., Year-End Blowout, Bacardi Sync

    October 17, 2011 11:56 AM EDT Billboard's Chris Payne with Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino (Photo: Chris Payne/Billboard) A sharp-dressed mix of fashion insiders and socialites were on hand Thurs. Oct. 13 to watch indie rockers Matt and Kim play the opening night of Moussy ...

  6. Universal Music Publishing Extends Joy Division Deal; Peter Hook Dismayed By New Order Reunion Shows

    October 04, 2011 5:07 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing has extended its worldwide administration deal with pioneering U.K. rock band Joy Division. The legendary Manchester band first formed in 1977 and achieved cult status with its two studio albums "Unknown Pleasures&q ...

  7. Converse Teams With Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Footwear brand Converse is releasing the first of its music collaborations featuring U.K. acts today (Oct. 6). It is part of a year-long campaign centered around British talent. The first track features Bernard Sumner from New Order and Bad Lieute ...

  8. Primal Scream's Mani Apologizes To Peter Hook

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Primal Scream bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield has issued a forthright apology to his former Freebass bandmate Peter Hook for attacking him via social network site Twitter. Since 2005 Mounfield and Hook, formerly bassist in New Order, have ...

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

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM 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 Icelan ...

  10. Freebass Drops 4-Track EP, Sets Album Date

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Over five years on from the project first being announced, Freebass -- the alternative rock super group comprising Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Gary 'Mani' Mounfield from the Stone Roses/Primal Scream and Andy Rourke of ...

  11. Factory Records HQ Reborn As Live Music Venue

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The onetime base of Manchester, England label Factory Records is to re-open as a live music venue and club entitled FAC 251 - the Factory. A joint venture between former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook and U.K. club operators Tokyo Indus ...

  12. New Order Spin-Off Bad Lieutenant Confirms Tour, Album

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bad Lieutenant, the new band formed by New Order singer Bernard Sumner, has announced a three-date U.K. tour to coincide with its debut album in October. Bad Lieutenant's debut studio set "Never Cry Another Tear" is released Oct. 5 ...

  13. PRS For Music Backs "Songbook" Series

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker heads the list of high-profile performers appearing in the second series of songwriting TV series "Songbook," which is again being sponsored by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music. Albert Hammond, the ...

  14. Glasvegas Debut Wins New Music Award

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. radio network Xfm has awarded alt-rock act Glasvegas its New Music Award. The award from the taste-making modern rock station for the band's self-titled debut, released by Columbia, was based on the votes of a judging panel. Judges inclu ...

  15. Rhino Admits To New Order Sound Problems

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music's catalog label Rhino Records will allow New Order fans to exchange copies of new reissues after numerous sound problems were discovered on the bonus discs. Rhino reissued collector's editions of the U.K. alternative act ...

  16. The Cure Named NME Godlike Genius Winners

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alternative-rock veterans The Cure are to be honored on Feb. 25 as recipients of the 2009 Godlike Genius accolade at the Shockwaves NME Awards. The announcement coincides with the release of the band's thirteenth album, "4:13 Dream& ...

  17. Hook Sets Freebass Release Date

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freebass, the alternative rock supergroup formed by 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 their as-yet-untitled debut album in March 2009 ...

  18. Wilson Feted With 24-Hour Party

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The life of Factory Records' legendary late founder Tony Wilson was remembered over the weekend with a 24-hour celebration featuring some of his best-known signings and friends. The likes of comedian Steve Coogan, New Order's Peter Hook, ...

  19. Joy Division Honored At Diesel Awards

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joy Division and its sleeve designer Peter Saville were among the winners at the Diesel:U:Music Awards in London. On the eve of the national U.K. release of "Control," the biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, the Manchester post-pun ...

  20. Wilson Tribute Web Site Goes Live

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friends and family of the late Tony Wilson have launched an official Web site in memory of the former Factory Records boss and broadcaster. The site, www.anthonyhwilson.com , has contributions from musician friends such as the Charlatans' Tim ...

  21. Hacienda Co-Founder Wilson Dies

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tony Wilson, who managed Manchester bands Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, has died, British media reported on Friday. The Manchester Evening News reported that the 57-year-old, who also co-founded Factory Records and the legendary Hacie ...

  22. UMPG Forges Pact For Joy Division Catalog

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has struck a long-term, worldwide deal to administer the catalog of Joy Division, the legendary post-punk group which later evolved into New Order. The exclusive agreement represents the band's works, includin ...

  23. 6 Questions With Arthur Baker

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arthur Baker has been there, done that and is still doing it. Having ignited his career in the early 1970s, the American producer and DJ is widely respected as a doyen in the dance music and hip hop communities. His production fingerprints can be ...

  24. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  25. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  26. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  27. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  28. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...

  29. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...

  30. Aussie Rolling Stone Publisher Gardiner Dies

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Gardiner, editor and publisher of the Australian edition of Rolling Stone from 1974-1987, died in Sydney last Friday (June 29). He was 59. The cause of death was not immediately known. Paul Gardiner, editor and publisher of the Australian edi ...

  31. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...

  32. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...