Tag: Factory Records

The Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly suffers ‘minor stroke,’ is ‘well on the road to recovery’

The Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly suffers ‘minor stroke,’ is ‘well on the road to recovery’

Guitarist Vini Reilly — frontman of iconic Factory Records post-punk outfit The Durutti Column — recently suffered ‘a minor stroke,’ according to a post today on the band’s website, ‘but after four days in hospital and then discharging himself he is well on the road to recovery.’

Milestones: Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder is 48 today; watch vintage ‘Step On’ performance

Milestones: Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder is 48 today; watch vintage ‘Step On’ performance

Shaun Ryder — leader of Factory Records troublemakers Happy Mondays — celebrates his 48th birthday today, and to mark the occasion, here’s a vintage live performance of the band’s biggest hit: ‘Step On,’ their cover of John Kongos’ 1971 single ‘He’s Gonna Step On You Again.’

Section 25 releasing ‘Retrofit,’ remix CD finished before Larry Cassidy’s death

Section 25 releasing ‘Retrofit,’ remix CD finished before Larry Cassidy’s death

The surviving members of Factory Records post-punk outfit Section 25 next month will release ‘Retrofit,’ a remix disc — completed before the untimely death last February of frontman Larry Cassidy — that features 10 of the band’s favorite tracks ‘remade and remodeled using new technology.’

Peter Hook plans Joy Division set at FAC251, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ spoken-word tour

Peter Hook plans Joy Division set at FAC251, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ spoken-word tour

Ex-New Order bassist Peter Hook will dig through his celebrated musical past this spring, embarking on a U.K. spoken-word tour and performing a set of Joy Division songs at his new Manchester club on the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death.

Larry Cassidy of Section 25, classic Factory Records postpunk act, 1953-2010

Larry Cassidy of Section 25, classic Factory Records postpunk act, 1953-2010

Larry Cassidy, co-founder and frontman of Factory Records postpunk outfit Section 25, has died, British music journalist John Robb reports today on his blog. The circumstances surrounding Cassidy’s death are not yet known.

Contest: Win a copy of ‘Ceremony: A New Order Tribute’ 2CD benefit compilation

Contest: Win a copy of ‘Ceremony: A New Order Tribute’ 2CD benefit compilation

To mark the release of ‘Ceremony: A New Order Tribute,’ the fine folks at the 24 Hour Service Station record label have provided Slicing Up Eyeballs with a copy of this excellent 2CD compilation to give away to one lucky reader.

New releases: Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Buggles, Madness reissues, plus live Plimsouls

New releases: Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Buggles, Madness reissues, plus live Plimsouls

This week’s new releases include reissues from Frankie Goes to Hollywood (‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’), Buggles (‘Adventures in Modern Recording’), Madness (‘Absolutely,’ ‘7’), Julian Cope (‘Peggy Suicide’) and A Certain Ratio (‘Force’), plus a new Plimsouls live album from 1981.

Peter Hook debuts unfinished Joy Division song, New Order outtake at FAC251 opening

Peter Hook debuts unfinished Joy Division song, New Order outtake at FAC251 opening

Peter Hook last night christened his new Manchester club FAC251 — housed in the former headquarters of Factory Records — with members of The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays helping perform a career-spanning set that included the live debuts of an unfinished Joy Division song and a New Order outtake.

‘Ceremony: A New Order Tribute’ proceeds to benefit Tony Wilson children’s charity

‘Ceremony: A New Order Tribute’ proceeds to benefit Tony Wilson children’s charity

Florida-based record label 24 Hour Service Station next month will release a two-disc tribute to New Order, proceeds from which will benefit the Salford Foundation Trust’s Tony Wilson Awards, established in memory of the late Factory Records co-founder and Manchester musical icon.

Holiday Gift Guide: ’80s college rock CD and vinyl box sets, reissues, multi-disc sets

Holiday Gift Guide: ’80s college rock CD and vinyl box sets, reissues, multi-disc sets

Tweet For music fans of a certain stripe, Christmas — and its Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping splurges — is a great time of […]

Rhino releases its Factory Records box set, ‘Communications 1978-92,’ via iTunes

Rhino releases its Factory Records box set, ‘Communications 1978-92,’ via iTunes

Rhino Records today released a digital version of its four-disc Factory Records: Communications 1978-92 box set via iTunes, collecting 63 tracks — spanning Joy Division […]

Smiths, New Order, Stone Roses spotlighted in new book on Manchester scene

Smiths, New Order, Stone Roses spotlighted in new book on Manchester scene

Perhaps best known for his bio “The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop,” Brit rock scribe/musician John Robb has set his sights on […]