This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included news of a new Kate Bush album, tour dates from X and Dinosaur Jr, new music from Simple Minds, INXS and The Waterboys, and a very cool contest for fans of The Smiths.
Tag: Peter Hook
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.
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Peter Hook this morning called New Order’s surprise decision to reunite without him ‘very sad,’ saying ‘the other three’ didn’t tell him they’d decided to play two October concerts — and that, ultimately, ‘everyone knows New Order without Peter Hook is like Queen without Freddie Mercury, U2 without The Edge, Sooty without Sweep!’
Slicing Up Eyeballs checks in once again with Peter Hook on the eve of bringing Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ to the U.S., and the bassist says he may next perform ‘Still’ — and could even dip into New Order’s catalog ‘to annoy Bernard even more.’
Five years after splitting up, New Order will reunite — with a lineup featuring keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, but not bassist Peter Hook — for a pair of live shows this October in Paris and Brussels to benefit ailing artist and film producer Michael Shamberg.
The members of New Order have agreed to release the seven songs left over from the sessions for the band’s 2005 swan song ‘Waiting for the Sirens’ Call,’ bassist Peter Hook tells Slicing Up Eyeballs, saying the move should help make the group’s acrimonious split ‘a little cleaner’ and finally ‘draw the line’ under the break-up.
A treasure trove of early ’80s concert footage shot at New Order’s legendary club FAC51 The Hacienda soon will make its way online thanks to a deal by Ikon — Factory Records’ video spinoff — to provide its remaining archive of performances to Peter Hook’s site fac51thehacienda.com.
After bringing his ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour to the U.S. late last year, bassist Peter Hook will return to North America this September to perform Joy Division’s second album, ‘Closer,’ at five select dates — and play ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in three cities skipped by the first tour.
This week’s new releases include concert DVDs/Blu-rays from Primal Scream and David Byrne; a live album of Peter Hook performing ‘Unknown Pleasures’; a reissue of Elvis Costello’s ‘Get Happy!!’ on audiophile vinyl; and the U.S. CD release of Kate Bush’s ‘Director’s Cut.’
This week’s new releases include Kate Bush’s new ‘Director’s Cut’ and five reissues; four 2CD reissues from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; Peter Hook’s ‘1102/2011′ EP of Joy Division covers; The Replacements’ ‘Don’t Tell a Soul’ on vinyl; and a 2CD reissue of the Go-Go’s ‘Beauty and the Beat.’
Having resolved whatever unnamed legal issues stood in the way, bassist Peter Hook will release his new four-song EP of Joy Division re-recordings — which includes the debut of a newly finished Ian Curtis-era leftover — on Monday morning, just a week later than originally planned.
A four-song EP of Joy Division re-recordings that Peter Hook had planned to release this week has been delayed by unspecified legal issues, the bassist said today in an announcement that suggests the release may never see the light of day.
Peter Hook today released official music videos for his new version of Joy Division’s unfinished ‘Pictures in My Mind’ and a new re-recording of the ‘Atmosphere’ featuring onetime Happy Mondays singer Rowetta handling lead vocals.