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Bernard Sumner Worries Ian Curtis Museum Will Become “Monument To Suicide”

Joy Division fans have been campaigning to turn Ian Curtis' former house into a museum, but Bernard Sumner, who played in Joy Division with Curtis before founding New Order, has voiced some concern. Because Curtis committed suicide in his home, Sumner told NME he's worried it will become a "monument to suicide." Watch Sumner discu… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 20, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Bernard Sumner Teases “Old-Fashioned” New Order LP, First Without Peter Hook

New Order went on hiatus for a few years after their acrimonious 2007 split with longtime bassist Peter Hook. But they got back together in 2011 and kept touring under that name. They also started playing the new songs "Singularity" and "Plastic" last year. And now they're just about done with a new album, their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015 - 10:38 am

Peter Hook Reviews Bernard Sumner’s Autobiography (Spoiler Alert: He Doesn’t Like It)

The former Joy Division and New Order bandmates Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner have been publicly feuding ever since 2007, when Hook left New Order and effectively broke up the band. New Order have been touring without Hook lately, and Hook has been disputing their right to use the name. But Hook and Sumner have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014 - 9:13 am

Bernard Sumner Autobiography Out This Fall

Later this year New Order frontman Bernard Sumner will release his autobiography Chapter And Verse (New Order, Joy Division And Me). As you you can gather from that title, the memoir will cover his long career in Joy Division and its abrupt, tragic end, which then led to the formation and triumphant rise of New… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Watch Iggy Pop And New Order Play “Love Will Tear Us Apart” And “Californian Grass”

Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the 24th annual benefit concert for Tibet House US, a non-profit organization geared toward preserving Tibetan culture. Patti Smith (covering Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"), members of the National with Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, and Tibetan folk singer Techung performed, and the headliner was Bernard Sumner's latest version of New Order… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2014 - 10:35 am

Watch Bernard Sumner Join Johnny Marr In A Live Electronic Reunion

In 1988, the New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and the Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr got together to form the side project Electronic, which also featured the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant for a while. The group actually released three studio albums, but they'll always be best known for "Getting Away With It," the minor-classic 1989… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2013 - 2:06 pm

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what's possible when your videos don't have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp's and Arcade Fire's extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was” Video

When Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij made a video for their Converse-funded "All Summer" they opted to don over-sized versions of their own heads and move into a "warm apartment." Despite featuring two "Hot" bands, things are icier (and pleasingly stranger) in the Andreas Nilsson-directed video for Bernhard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010 - 11:32 am

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was”

This track features Bernard Sumner of Bad Lieutenant, New Order, and Joy Division, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip, and Hot City. The Best Coast / Rostam / Kid Cudi collaboration "All Summer" had trouble meshing together the styles of the participants while allowing them to keep their personalities. This one is much… More »

By: jessica / October 6, 2010 - 2:22 pm