Annik Honoré — girlfriend of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis at the time of his death, the alleged inspiration for “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and the co-founder of the Les Disques du Crépuscule and Factory Benelux labels — died this week at the age of 56, according to press reports and associates.
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The U.K.’s Barnaby Festival wrapped up Sunday night with The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and friends playing in a church, concluding with Burgess bringing Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert onstage to perform nearly-unplugged versions of “Love Vigilantes,” “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “World in Motion.”
On the heels of the success of his recent Joy Division memoir, bassist Peter Hook’s first book — 2009’s ‘The Haçienda: How Not To Run a Club” — was just published in the U.S. for the first time this week, and we’ve got copies of the brand-new paperback to award to two very lucky, U.S.-based Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
The full U.S. and U.K. releases lists for Record Store Day are due to be released today, but bands and labels continue to offer sneak peaks of what’s coming, the latest of which is this morning’s announcement that Joy Division’s 1978 debut EP An Ideal for Living will be reissued on vinyl.
Bernard Sumner and a pair of his New Order bandmates — specifically the two who weren’t also in Joy Division — performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert, where they were joined onstage by Iggy Pop to perform Joy Division’s “Transmission” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”
Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook has yet to debut his new show featuring full front-to-back performances of the latter group’s third and fourth albums — 1985’s Low-Life and 1986’s Brotherhood — but he’s already announcing plans to bring it to North America for a 14-date tour this November.
Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook continues his march through those bands’ back catalogs next year with the announcement today that he’ll perform the latter group’s third and fourth albums — 1985’s Low-Life and 1986’s Brotherhood — in their entirety at a pair of special U.K. concerts next September.
Peter Hook’s current U.S. tour — on which he’s performing New Order’s first two albums each night — may be just about over, but fans at Wednesday night’s show in Seattle got a special treat: electronic music whiz Moby hopped on stage during the encore to sing three Joy Division classics.
As advertised, Peter Hook was featured on Thursday night’s episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” where he sat in with The Roots, playing Joy Division and New Order classics — with Captain Kirk Douglas handling vocals — as the show went to and from commercial.
What appears to be a treasure trove of aging tapes recorded by legendary postpunk producer Martin Hannett — including material by Joy Division, New Order, The Psychedelic Furs and Magazine — have been “rescued” from a garbage bin and are now being put up for sale by Hannett’s former personal assistant.
It’s not quite as satisfying as watching him school an interviewer on how to play “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” but bassist Peter Hook has just posted a new video in which he demonstrates how to play “Ceremony,” the song that morphed from one of Joy Division’s last compositions to New Order’s first single.
While New Order’s set at Lollapalooza in Chicago was not part of the festival’s webcast last night, those watching the livestream did catch a glimpse of Bernard Sumner when he joined The Killers onstage — as he’s been known to do in the past — to help the band perform its souped-up cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay.”
With Peter Hook already have written one book on Joy Division and planning a follow-up on New Order, Bernard Sumner now will get his say, too, the announcement that he’ll publish an autobiography in fall 2014 that will offer his “personal perspective both on my own life story and the many bands I’ve been in.”