Tag: Ian Curtis

Q&A: Peter Hook talks ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour, re-recording Joy Division, Freebass split

Q&A: Peter Hook talks ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour, re-recording Joy Division, Freebass split

Slicing Up Eyeballs recently chatted with Peter Hook about his upcoming tour of the U.S., during which he’ll perform Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’; the acrimonious split of Freebass; and his plans to re-record classic Joy Division tracks for a new EP.

Joy Division ‘+-‘ limited-edition box set to collect 10 remastered 7-inch singles

Joy Division ‘+-‘ limited-edition box set to collect 10 remastered 7-inch singles

The U.K. arm of Rhino Records next month will celebrate the life and music of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis with a new limited-edition box set collecting 10 newly remastered 7-inch singles by the classic postpunk act.

Primal Scream to perform ‘Screamadelica’ on 20th anniversary U.K., Australian tours

Primal Scream to perform ‘Screamadelica’ on 20th anniversary U.K., Australian tours

One of the last C86 acts left standing, Primal Scream next year will perform its 1991 classic ‘Screamadelica’ — the album that saw Bobbie Gillespie and Co. trade their indie-pop sound for house-influenced, druggy dance-rock — in its entirety during a series of live dates in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.

Mani apologizes for calling Peter Hook a ‘self-centered sellout’ during Twitter tirade

Mani apologizes for calling Peter Hook a ‘self-centered sellout’ during Twitter tirade

Former Stone Roses bassist Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield today apologized ‘unreservedly’ to Peter Hook after blasting his now former bandmate for ‘hawking his mate’s corpse around to get paid,’ a pointed dig at the ex-Joy Division bassist’s recent spate of Ian Curtis tribute concerts.

Freebass blows up, Mani accuses Peter Hook of ‘hawking his mate’s corpse around to get paid’

Freebass blows up, Mani accuses Peter Hook of ‘hawking his mate’s corpse around to get paid’

The long-planned triple-bass supergroup Freebass — which already lost Andy Rourke of The Smiths earlier this summer — has imploded on the eve of the belated CD release of its debut album, with Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield of The Stone Roses unloading on Peter Hook via Twitter.

Peter Hook bringing Joy Division ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour to U.S., Australia

Peter Hook bringing Joy Division ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour to U.S., Australia

Having marked the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death last May by performing Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in its entirety, bassist Peter Hook will reprise that feat with a full orchestra this weekend at a U.K. festival before performing the record in Australia and the U.S. this fall and winter.

Video: Peter Hook plays ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in tribute to Joy Division’s Ian Curtis

Video: Peter Hook plays ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in tribute to Joy Division’s Ian Curtis

Last night, bassist Peter Hook marked the 30th anniversary of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’ death by performing the band’s 1979 debut ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in its entirety — plus assorted other Joy Division and Warsaw songs — at his Manchester club FAC251 The Factory.

Milestones: Ian Curtis died 30 years ago today, ending Joy Division, giving rise to New Order

We mark today’s 30th anniversary of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’ death by posting this clip of what’s arguably his most transcendent moment: ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ appearing here in a version recorded Nov. 26, 1979, for a Peel session — the first time the song ever was recorded.

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.

‘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.

Vintage Video: Radiohead covers The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order

Vintage Video: Radiohead covers The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order

With Radiohead and Thom Yorke each releasing new songs recently — and Yorke debuting his new solo band, featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea […]

Morrissey, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Pixies top first six months of Slicing Up Eyeballs

Morrissey, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Pixies top first six months of Slicing Up Eyeballs

Yesterday, Slicing Up Eyeballs hit a somewhat negligible milestone, the six-month mark in its still-nascent existence chronicling the past, present and future of ’80s college […]

Cassette art: Turning old tapes into Robert Smith, Ian Curtis, Ian Brown

Cassette art: Turning old tapes into Robert Smith, Ian Curtis, Ian Brown

The alleged vinyl resurgence may be all the rage in the media right now, but for many of us who came of musical age in […]