Peter Hook reflects 40 years after suicide of Joy Division's Ian Curtis: 'People who are left behind are the ones that suffer'
Curtis's bandmates carried on as New Order, but forever wondered what might have been and what they could have done.
Bassist also discusses the resolution of his lawsuit against New Order and saying goodbye to the past
Back-and-forth over ownership of the New Order name reaches “full and final settlement”
Backspin: Peter Hook on How New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ Lost $100K and What Might Have Been if Joy Division’s Ian Curtis Had Lived
New Order’s 1983 synth classic “Blue Monday” is one of the most important and beloved songs of the new wave era. The Manchester group’s iconic founding bassist, Peter “Hooky” Hook, explains that it all came down to indie label Factory Records’ decision regarding the single’s very famous — but very expensive — packaging. The die-cut packaging for New Order’s “Blue Monday” 12-inch single.
Peter Hook, the onetime bassist for post-punk legends New Order and Joy Division, has announced the release of a forthcoming New Order biography called Substance: Inside New Order. The 768-page volume will arrive on October 6 via Simon & Schuster UK and will cover the band's formation after the untimely death of Joy Division lead singer,…
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Don Henley: Cass County (Capitol) Most artists who’ve attained the level of fame and commercial success as Don Henley have to deal with certain unpleasantries as life rolls on: their audience departs and gets older, as do they, and their physical abilities, including their voice, tend not to improve with age. And styles do change. But lucky Don Henley. His band the Eagles created a sound that literally took over commercial country music in the late ‘80s and has yet to depart.