Tag: Happy Mondays

Stream: Peter Hook & The Light, ‘Pictures in My Mind’ — unreleased Joy Division song

Stream: Peter Hook & The Light, ‘Pictures in My Mind’ — unreleased Joy Division song

Bassist Peter Hook appeared on British radio today to premiere two tracks off the upcoming EP of Joy Division re-recordings — including his new take on an unfinished Joy Division track called ‘Pictures in My Mind.’

Peter Hook to perform ‘Closer’ in Manchester, release EP of Joy Division re-recordings

Peter Hook to perform ‘Closer’ in Manchester, release EP of Joy Division re-recordings

Having spent much of last year touring ‘Unknown Pleasures,’ bassist Peter Hook will continue to relive his Joy Division days in 2011, performing the band’s second album — 1980’s ‘Closer’ — in May and releasing an EP of new recordings of four Joy Division songs — including one that’s never been released.

New releases: Shaun Ryder’s new greatest hits set, ‘XXX: 30 Years of Bellyaching’

New releases: Shaun Ryder’s new greatest hits set, ‘XXX: 30 Years of Bellyaching’

Not much coming out this week after Christmas, except for an import of the new Shaun Ryder best-of ‘XXX: 30 Years of Bellyaching,’ featuring tracks by Happy Mondays, Black Grape and Gorillaz.

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.

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.’

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.

Psychedelic Furs announce 27-date North American tour to begin in late May

Psychedelic Furs announce 27-date North American tour to begin in late May

After touring the U.S. last year in a somewhat odd paring with the Happy Mondays, New Wave icons Psychedelic Furs return to North America from late May through early July with a 25-date club tour.

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.

Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Stone Roses’ Ian Brown planning to record album together

Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Stone Roses’ Ian Brown planning to record album together

Turns out Peter Hook’s Freebass may not be the only Stone Roses/Smiths collaboration afoot: Ex-Roses vocalist Ian Brown this week told the BBC he’s planning […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Mondays, Psychedelic Furs doubling up for U.S. club tour in September, October

Happy Mondays, Psychedelic Furs doubling up for U.S. club tour in September, October

Details are scarce, but it appears ’80s stalwarts — and John Hughes soundtrack stars — The Psychedelic Furs are plotting a fall club tour of […]

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 […]