New Order today announced that it has reached a “full and final settlement” to end the band’s long-running legal disputes with its former bassist Peter Hook over the ongoing royalties Hook has received since 2011 and his own use of “various New Order and Joy Division assets.” Read New Order’s full statement.
Tag: Waiting For the Sirens’ Call
The members of New Order continue their slow march toward releasing their first new music recorded without co-founding bassist Peter Hook, and a new interview with Rolling Stone this past week finally took us behind the scene of the recording process and a look at the new record which is now expected to be released this fall.
The members of New Order have been talking up new music since reuniting a few years ago, and the prospect of a new album became that much more real this past September when the band signed to the legendary Mute label and it was announced the group soon would return to the studio to work on new music.
New Order’s repeatedly delayed ‘Lost Sirens’ mini-album — a collection of eight previously unreleased tracks and mixes from the sessions for 2005’s ‘Waiting For the Sirens’ Call’ — finally will see the light of day next month following a legal battle over the material between the band and erstwhile bassist Peter Hook.
With New Order’s first U.S. tour in seven years underway comes news the band finally will release the ‘Lost Sirens’ album — a collection of outtakes from 2005’s ‘Waiting for the Sirens’ Call’ delayed for nearly a year by apparent legal wrangling with Peter Hook — and that the band may tour both North and South America in 2013.
Bernard Sumner previously has hinted that New Order — which reunited last year without bassist Peter Hook — may write new music, but now he’s talking about it in detail for the first time, telling interviewers that the band will meet early next year to begin writing new material with an eye on making an ‘electronic synth album.’
New Order performed its first U.S. concert in seven years Friday night at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival — but that won’t be the band’s only American appearance this year. The band says: ‘It’s great to back in the U.S., and we will be back for more shows later in the year when we have fulfilled our other live commitments around the world.’
New Order apparently has pushed back the release of ‘Lost Sirens’ — an eight-track CD/LP package featuring material left over from the recording sessions for 2005 swan song ‘Waiting for the Sirens’ Call’ — from mid-December until March 19, according to an updated listing posted by Amazon.co.uk.
As Peter Hook first revealed to Slicing Up Eyeballs in August, the since-reunited New Order will release the songs left over from 2005 swan song ‘Waiting for the Sirens’ Call’ — in an eight-track CD/LP package called ‘Lost Sirens’ that is due to be released in December by Rhino Records.
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.’
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.
Just days after news broke of the upcoming compilation ‘Total: From Joy Division to New Order,’ the set’s lone unreleased track — a latter-day New Order outtake called ‘Hellbent’ — has leaked after being played on Irish radio.
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.