Peter Hook and The Light Live Album Series Review: former New Order and Joy Division bassist revisits his past in blazing concert releases. When Peter Hook left New Order in 2013, it felt like the end of an era: his melodic, unorthodox bass-playing was in many ways their most definitive element–how could the band survive […]
Peter Hook and The Light Give Details For Live Album Series: Bassist announces tracklists for four concert albums featuring New Order and Joy Division material. Iconic New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook is set to release four-albums of concert recordings on May 5th. The releases (available on CD and for digital download), features Hook and his […]
Top 21 Best Alternative Rock Compilation Albums: the most essential greatest hits, B-side collection and rarities compilations in alt-rock. This month two classic 1985 compilation albums turn 30: ‘Catching up with Depeche Mode’ (on Nov.11th) and Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Songs to Learn and Sing’ (Nov. 15th). That got me thinking: in some cases, greatest hits collections, non-album single comps, and b-side/rarities albums […]
Joy Division’s Closer Turns 35: the band’s gloomy 1980 swan song still packs an emotional wallop. On July 18th, Closer, Joy Division’s sophomore (and final) studio album celebrates its 35th anniversary. It feels strange to think that an album so influential and contemporary has been around for so long. But then again I can’t believe […]
New Order’s ‘Music Complete’ To Feature Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers: band ready their first studio album since 2005’s ‘When The Sirens’ Call’. New Order’s upcoming release Music Complete may find them minus founding member and bassist Peter Hook, but they’re bringing in reinforcements to bolster fan morale. The new album (set for release September 25th […]
New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release: band ditches one iconic alternative record label for another. New Order have been working on new music, and have debuted some new songs live. And they announced on Tuesday that they will release a forthcoming album through Mute Records, a label formed in 1978, made famous for synth-pop acts […]
Lost Sirens, New Order’s long-awaited release of unused tracks from 2005’s Waiting For The Siren’s Call is finally here. Was it worth the wait? Rating: The members of New Order have been busy bees; the band recently toured the U.S. (which I was lucky enough to see), and former bassist and band co-founder Peter Hook […]
Concert Review : New Order sound revitalized, even without Peter Hook at their sold out Dallas show. New Order are a band that I’ve always loved ever since high school, but never had a chance to see live..until Friday night. My expectations were muted. Would the band pull it off without bassist Peter Hook (who left after a […]
New Order Plan Fall North American Tour Just discovered via Slicing Up Eyeballs that New Order will be doing their first (albeit brief) North American Tour in 7 years. This is indeed exciting news, but it’s a little bittersweet given that founding member and bassist extraordinaire Peter Hook won’t be in tow as he quit […]
Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 4 *Before reading make sure you’ve checked out part 1, part 2 ,and part 3 to see what you may have missed. Okay here we are for the final installment of the Darkest Rock Albums. We have just 10 more to go! If you want any of these in your […]
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