Peter Hook Shows Interviewer How It’s Done on Bass

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Peter Hook Shows Interviewer How It’s Done on Bass

An opportunistic interviewer brought his bass to a meeting with Joy Division/New Order four-stringer Peter Hook back in 2001 to see if he were playing Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” correctly. He was not, and Hook grabbed the bass and schooled him right. Pretty amazing. [via Slicing Up Eyeballs]

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The New Order Reunion Is a Joke without Peter Hook

November 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

New Order reunited recently to help raise money for friend and video-producer Michael Shamberg, as he fights a debilitating illness. Well, some of New Order reunited. Bassist Peter Hook was sadly absent from the festivities. Not every band’s bassist is integral to its sound. Some bass players are, in fact, totally replaceable. However, Peter Hook […]

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STREAM: George Michael’s Version of New Order’s “True Faith”

March 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Well, at least it’s for charity. Michael drenches his voice in so much auto-tune it sounds like a bad joke. A really bad joke. Woof.

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George Michael to Cover New Order for Comic Relief

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on George Michael to Cover New Order for Comic Relief

George Michael is set to release a cover of New Order’s “True Faith” on March 13, 2011 to raise money for Comic Relief. Seems a bit of a left-field choice for Michael, but New Order’s (ex) own Peter Hook has given his slightly backhanded blessing, saying, “It blew me away when I heard it. Not […]

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VIDEO: Bad Lieutenant “Sink or Swim”

September 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

New Order is one of my favorite bands of all time. Well, slight caveat: New Order between the years 1981 and 1989. Anything post-1989 seemed to circle the drain pretty fast. It wasn’t all bad, though. There are a few post-Technique songs I don’t find abhorrent, and I genuinely enjoyed the first Electronic album, but, […]

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Joy Division/New Order song surfaces in Absolut ad

August 5th, 2009 · 15 Comments

It’s sort of disheartening to hear one of my favorite songs of all time in a vodka ad. I’m 99% certain that this is a cover, though. It doesn’t sound like New Order’s version, and I know it’s not Joy Division’s version. So, either it’s some crazy remaster or a cover. That’s not much consolation, […]

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Half of New Order hook up with Blur’s Alex James to form Bad Lieutenant

June 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I wasn’t too broken up about New Order’s acrimonious demise in 2007, since the last few records weren’t exactly up to par, but the split seems to be permanent this time. In fact, Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris have started a new band with touring New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham (who replaced Morris’ wife Gillian […]

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