Tag: Two Worlds Collide

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.’

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.

Audio: Freebass’ ‘You Don’t Know This About Me’ (Arthur Baker Mix), with Tim Burgess

Audio: Freebass’ ‘You Don’t Know This About Me’ (Arthur Baker Mix), with Tim Burgess

When Peter Hook’s Freebass finally released last spring’s debut EP, ‘Two Worlds Collide,’ on CD last week, the band also issued a digital-only EP featuring five new mixes of the Tim Burgess-sung ‘You Don’t Know This About Me’ by longtime New Order collaborator Arthur Baker.

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.

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.