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. 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 ...

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

    October 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ma ...

  5. Peter Hook Calls Disney's Controversial Joy Division-Inspired T-Shirt a 'Backhanded Compliment'

    January 24, 2012 6:00 PM EST The Disney Store's "Waves Mickey Mouse tee" references Joy Division's 1979 debut "Unknown Pleasures," an album designed by Peter Saville. (Photo: Screen Grab) It was never the most obvious of artist/brand tie-ups, whi ...

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

    April 15, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. ...

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

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 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, "Lo ...

  9. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 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&# ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Hook: New Order Archival Projects On Hold

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 scre ...

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

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, ...

  13. Sumner, Morris Say New Order Still Exists

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ha ...

  14. Chart Beat

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Se ...

  15. Hook: New Order Has Broken Up

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  16. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Thursday (Ma Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny G ...

  17. New Order Album Proves Enduring Relevance

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Pioneering U.K. electro/rock outfit New Order broke an eight-year silence with the well-received 2001 set "Get Ready," but that didn't make the prospect of writing material for the follow ...

  18. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's ...

  19. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Order 'Call' Of The Wild Pioneering U.K. electro/rock outfit New Order broke an eight-year absence with the well-received 2001 set "Get Ready," but that didn't make the prospect of writing material for its follow-up any ...

  20. New Order Oozes 'Heart And Soul' On New CD

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Order experienced a burst of creativity as it prepared to record "Waiting for the Sirens' Call," its first album since 2001's "Get Ready." As previously reported, the 11-track set is due March 28 New Order experienc ...

  21. New Order Sings For The 'Sirens'

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran British rock act New Order will return this spring with a new album, "Waiting for the Sirens Call," according to its official Web site. The set is due March 28 in the U.K. via Warner Music, wi Veteran British rock act New Order wil ...

  22. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gwen Stefani 'Love' To Love You, Gwen To hear No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani tell it, she's just a girl from Orange County following a dream. "I'm just like you, except I write songs," Stefani says. "I feel like ...

  23. Stefani Gets A Lift From New Order, Eve, Dre

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from members of New Order and OutKast, rapper Eve and superstar producer Dr. Dre on her Interscope solo debut, "Love, Angel, Music, Baby." No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from membe ...

  24. Collections Testify To Act's Chemistry

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. DJs/producers Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands have been friends for nearly 15 years. They have recorded together as the Chemical Brothers for a decade. To celebrate, the Brothers' label, Astralwerks, is ...

  25. Boomslang

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Since the Smiths split in 1987, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Johnny Marr has logged time in significant partnerships with Matt Johnson (aka the The) and New Order's Bernard Sumner. Since the Smiths split in 1987, songwriter and guitar virtuos ...

  26. Johnny Marr Q&A: Past, Present, Future

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Q&A with Johnny Marr about his reputation for spending days on end in the studio, his varied collaborations with such artists as Neil Finn and New Order's Bernard Sumner, and his thoughts on the l As the Feb. 4 release date of Johnny Marr a ...

  27. Johnny Marr Steps Out Front With 'Boomslang'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Expanded from the magazine piece for Billboard.com. After leaving the Smiths in 1987, guitarist Johnny Marr spent the next decade-plus drifting from a host of intriguing, but largely under-the-radar projects. He provided a jolt of fresh creative ene ...

  28. Johnny Marr Inks With iMusic

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the January 2003 release of the as-yet-untitled debut album from his new band, the Healers. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with Ar ...

  29. Beat Surf Fun

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Seattle's Tullycraft blends pop and punk sensibilities to create a catchy hybrid perfect for a summer day at the shore. With nods to both '60s surf music and '80s new-wave, the set's slower tracks' la Seattle's Tullycra ...

  30. Get Ready

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first collection of new material in eight years from techno-rock pioneers New Order comes on the heels of a lauded Rhino boxed set devoted to the band's post-punk precursor, Joy Division. Then the The first collection of new material in eig ...

  31. New Order 'Gets Ready'

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "Republic," it looked like England's greatest electro-pop band had broken up. It would be five years before the group performed together aga In 1993, just after the rele ...

  32. New Order Dusts Off Live Show

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live show in more than two-and-a-half-years to 2000 fans at the Liverpool (England) Olympia. The performance, a war Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order l ...

  33. Joy Division's 'Soul' Celebrated With Box Set

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The legacy of seminal U.K. post-punk outfit Joy Division will be celebrated with the upcoming four-disc box set "Heartandsoul," due Aug. 7 in the U.S. on Rhino, but out since 1998 in the U.K. The coll The legacy of seminal U.K. post-punk o ...

  34. Corgan Signs On For New Order Shows, Album

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has found a part-time summer job. A spokesperson for the bald-headed rocker confirms he will join veteran U.K. electronic pop group New Order as a tourin Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan h ...