joy division

Exclusive: End Of The Road For New Order?

Speaking exclusively to Xfm on the eve of the launch of the new documentary, 'Joy Division', drummer Stephen Morris is sceptical about New Order's future. - Source

Joy Division: The Best of Joy Division

Of couse the music's fantastic, but if we actually needed another Joy Division compilation, why not an expanded version of the purposeful singles collection Substance, or at least the British Best of, which included a second disc of Peel Sessions? - Source

Joy Division Coming to DVD and Zune

But what if said Zune were limited edition? Aaaaaand emblazoned with the artwork from Joy Division's classic Unknown Pleasures LP? (No, the image over there isn't what it looks like, just Pitchfork's own artist's rendition.) And the whole thing is a tie-in with the DVD release of Grant Gee's Joy Division documentary? - Source

Joy Division

With nearly nothing new to say on the subject of the influential band, the new documentary feature Joy Division instead leaves it to the people who experienced the madness firsthand, as they take their rightful spots center stage and indulge our voyeuristic - Source

Joy Division Best Of to be released

A Joy Division compilation is to be released next month. - Source

Anton Corbijn: 'It's beautiful 'Control' has stayed in people's hearts'

'Control' director Anton Corbijn has admitted to being completely stunned by the reaction to his Joy Division biopic. - Source

Badly Drawn Boy & Friends Cover The Smiths

M-S explains: *The third Manchester v Cancer gig was held at the MEN Arena on Saturday, February 23rd. At the end of the night, after the scheduled bands had played, for the finale, Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough) was joined on stage by Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) & David Potts (Monaco) to perform four songs - the first of which was The Smiths' 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want'.* - Source

Joy Division documentary gets release date

The eagerly awaited new documentary about Joy Division is to be released in the UK on May 2. - Source

Bez, Bibles and the BBC?

I can't think of odder music news of late than a story that appeared in The Guardian some weeks ago regarding Easter plans in Manchester...

"The BBC plans to mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ this Easter with an hour-long live procession through the streets of Manchester featuring pop stars from The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays and featuring songs by The Smiths and New Order.

In the programme, called Manchester Passion, a character representing Jesus will sing the legendary Joy Division anthem Love Will Tear Us Apart before dueting his arch-betrayer Judas on the New Order hit Blue Monday, according to senior church sources involved in the production.

No, I am not making this up. The Guardian is not playing a practical joke on the interweb. I'm not sure I could make up a story this bizarre. The Church of England, BBC and Bez celebrating Easter in the street of Manchester with an actor dressed up as Jesus singing "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now." Uhhhhh....

New Order 'covers' Joy Division

According to Radio Undercover, New Order will be putting a live version of the Joy Division classic, "Atmosphere", on their upcoming single, "Crystal". Recently New Order have added "Heart and Soul" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart" to their live show. You can see them at the Area One Festival this summer.