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 2 ...

  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 ...

  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 w ...

  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 wil ...

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

    November 14, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Disney Pulls Joy Division-Inspired Shirt

    January 25, 2012 9:32 PM EST Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web attention. Peter Hook Calls Disney's Controversial Joy Division-Inspired T-Shirt a 'Backhanded Compliment' The shirt, which presented a s ...

  9. Disney Pulls Joy Division-Inspired Shirt

    January 25, 2012 7:45 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. New Order Reissues Plagued With Sound Problems

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 B ...

  16. Debut Freebass Album Expected Next March

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Divi ...

  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. 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 ...

  20. Joy Division Albums Expanded With Live Shows

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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� ...

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

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 fo ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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, ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Perry's New Party

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, "Ul ...

  27. 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 ...

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

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 f ...

  29. Farrell Invites Listeners To His Satellite Party

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Colum ...

  30. Farrell Feeling 'Kinky' With Satellite Party

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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' ...

  31. Electric Picnic Festival / Sept. 1-3, 2006 / Co. Laois, Ireland (Stradbally Estate)

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe at. But if they're approaching saturation point, there will always be room for the Electric Picnic, which, over th There are now more outdoor music festivals ...

  32. Farrell's Satellite Party Inks With Columbia

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard.com has learned that Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Party has signed with Columbia, which will release its self-titled debut album later this year. The project boasts guest appearances b Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Par ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Two Peppers And A Pea Join Farrell Album

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell is finishing up work on the debut album from his new group, Satellite Party, which also features ex-Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. A Former Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyro ...

  35. DVD Rounds Up New Order Videos, Documentary

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Order has rounded up 22 music videos and a 1993 documentary for the upcoming DVD "Item," due Sept. 13 via Warner Music. New Order has rounded up 22 music videos and a 1993 documentary for the upcoming DVD "Item," due Sept. 13 ...

  36. Farrell Bringing Satellite Party To Lollapalooza

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Perry Farrell will utilize next month's revived Lollapalooza festival to unveil his new music/theater project, Satellite Party. Perry Farrell will utilize next month's revived Lollapalooza festival to unveil his new music/theater project, ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. New Order Pledges North American Shows

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Order bassist Peter Hook says the pioneering rock act plans to play "as many shows as we can" in North America this year, in lieu of the limited appearances the band made here in support of its 20 New Order bassist Peter Hook says the ...

  40. 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 ...

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    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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...