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.
A new book called ‘From Heaven to Heaven: New Order Live — The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters’ will chronicle 3½ years on the road with the pioneering electronic-rock act via 400 previously unpublished photos, 200 images of rare memorabilia and the memories of author Dec Hickey, who attended each of those shows.
When Peter Hook & The Light played their first of this week’s two shows in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the band was joined by a pair of special guests: Moby and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, who helped the legendary bassist perform a total of four Joy Division classics at The Music Box.
A parade of classic synthpop and electronic artists including Erasure, Yazoo, Nitzer Ebb and four current and former members of Depeche Mode will take the stage in London this weekend to celebrate the hugely influential Mute Records label at the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.
Loyal Slicing Up Eyeballs reader Chris Cummins — the guest blogger who wrote last month’s excellent “Remembering MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’” post for USA Today’s Pop […]