Tag: Andy Rourke

Andy Rourke to appear at Smiths/Morrissey Convention in Los Angeles this weekend

Andy Rourke to appear at Smiths/Morrissey Convention in Los Angeles this weekend

For fans who’ll be in the Los Angeles area this weekend, this year’s installment of the Smiths/Morrissey Convention — set for Sunday at The Music Box in Hollywood — features an added attraction: an actual member of The Smiths.

Linkage: Lou Barlow, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Gang of Four and New Order

Linkage: Lou Barlow, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Gang of Four and New Order

Today’s collection of interesting stuff, including interviews with The Smiths’ Andy Rourke, Lou Barlow of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr and Gang of Four’s Jon King, plus some stripped-down, a capella New Order.

Vintage Video: The Smiths’ third-ever concert, 28 years ago today at The Hacienda

Vintage Video: The Smiths’ third-ever concert, 28 years ago today at The Hacienda

Exactly 28 years ago today, The Smiths took the stage for only their third concert — and only their second with the final Morrissey/Johnny Marr/Andy Rourke/Mike Joyce lineup — opening for Factory Records funk band 52nd Street at New Order’s infamous Manchester club The Hacienda.

Contest: Win Freebass’ ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

Contest: Win Freebass’ ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

The folks at 24 Hour Service Station, who are putting out Peter Hook’s Freebass project here in the U.S., will provide three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers with a copy of the band’s debut CD, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life.’

This week: New CDs from OMD, Edwyn Collins, Swans; JAMC best-of; Bangles reissues

This week: New CDs from OMD, Edwyn Collins, Swans; JAMC best-of; Bangles reissues

This week’s releases include new studio albums from OMD, ex-Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins and reunited no-wave act Swans; plus a new Jesus and Mary Chain best-of; and expanded reissues of the Bangles’ first two albums, ‘All Over the Place’ and ‘Different Light.’

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.

New releases: Killing Joke and Freebass EPs, single from Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith

New releases: Killing Joke and Freebass EPs, single from Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith

This week’s new releases include a pair of EPs from Killing Joke and the Peter Hook-led Freebass that already were issued online earlier this year, plus a new digital single from Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith.

The Smiths’ Andy Rourke no longer with Peter Hook’s Freebass triple-bass supergroup

The Smiths’ Andy Rourke no longer with Peter Hook’s Freebass triple-bass supergroup

Andy Rourke of The Smiths is no longer part of the Manchester triple-bass supergroup Freebass, which also features Peter Hook of New Order and Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield of The Stone Roses, according to a note posted on the band’s website.

Freebass — Peter Hook, Mani, Andy Rourke — releases debut album, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

Freebass — Peter Hook, Mani, Andy Rourke — releases debut album, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

Less than a month after dropping its debut EP, Peter Hook’s triple-bass supergroup Freebass — which also features The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream — today released its five-years-in-the-making album, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life.’

Peter Hook’s Freebass releases ‘Two Worlds Collide’ EP, sets June live debut in London

Peter Hook’s Freebass releases ‘Two Worlds Collide’ EP, sets June live debut in London

Ex-New Order bassist Peter Hook’s long-gestating Freebass — a triple-bass supergroup featuring The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Gary “Mani” Mounfield of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream — today released its debut EP and will make its official live debut in London and Manchester in June.

Milestones: The Smiths’ ‘Meat is Murder’ released 25 years ago today

Milestones: The Smiths’ ‘Meat is Murder’ released 25 years ago today

The Smiths’ classic second album, ‘Meat is Murder,’ was released Feb. 14, 1985 — exactly 25 years ago today. To mark the occasion, we’ve assembled live video of nearly every track on the album (“Well I Wonder” being the missing link).

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.

Peter Hook’s Freebass finishes first album, preps debut EP ‘Two Worlds Collide’

Peter Hook’s Freebass finishes first album, preps debut EP ‘Two Worlds Collide’

Former New Order bassist Peter Hook’s long-gestating Freebass project — which also features the four-stringed talents of The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Gary “Mani” Mounfield […]