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In the seemingly infinite discussion of influence, Joy Division’s place in the halls of music’s most revered is just as sure as the band’s equally esteemed mythos. Generations of fans old enough to have remembered the band’s breakthrough in 1979, and the countless more born well after the 1980 suicide of Ian Curtis, hold the… More »

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Joy Division Fan Auctioning Off Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Again

Two years ago Ian Curtis' family was aghast to see the late Joy Division singer's kitchen table, which was in the room when Curtis committed…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Watch The Weather Station Cover Joy Division

The Weather Station, aka Tamara Lindeman, released her third full-length album Loyalty this year to rapturous acclaim. (One critic even called it the best folk
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Win 4 New Joy Division Vinyl Reissues

Joy Division’s iconic single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” turned 35 last month and, to honor the special occasion, both of the band’s studio albums…
James Rettig | July 24, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Joy Division Fan Buys Ian Curtis’ House, May Turn It Into Museum

The former home of late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis was up for sale earlier this year, and fans began an Indiegogo campaign to purchase…
Caitlin White | May 21, 2015 - 12:45 pm

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…
Caitlin White | February 20, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Joy Division Fans Campaigning To Turn Ian Curtis’ House Into A Museum

77 Barton Street, in the British town of Macclesfield, is the house where Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis lived, and where he hung himself in…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 10:31 am

Watch Billy Corgan Cover “Love Will Tear Us Apart” With Joy Division’s Peter Hook

Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder joined Joy Division's Peter Hook on stage at Chicago's Metro Cabaret on Friday night where Hook was playing a show…
James Rettig | November 17, 2014 - 8:42 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…
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…
Miles Bowe | July 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands

If you can't quite get your fix from The Lego Movie (which honestly, who could blame you) artist Adly Syairi Ramly has you covered with…
Miles Bowe | March 19, 2014 - 11:03 am

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…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2014 - 10:35 am

NME’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

Last October, NME published its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" -- of ALL TIME -- which, they promised, would be their…
Michael Nelson | February 7, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Ian Curtis Kitchen Table Sells For $13k, To His Family’s Distress

Last week we reported that a kitchen table once belong to Joy Division singer Ian Curtis (seen above as portrayed by Sam Riley) was up
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2013 - 10:13 am

Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Is On eBay

It's the stuff of legend now. Only a couple weeks after performing "Ceremony" (which would go on to be New Order's first single) at the…
Miles Bowe | November 7, 2013 - 4:53 pm

New Order – “Elegia” (Full 18 Min. Version)

In 1985, New Order released a song dedicated to Ian Curtis, the iconic singer who fronted their previous outfit. Titled "Elegia," the track appeared on…
Amrit Singh | April 13, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Disney Pulls Joy Division Shirt

At least for the moment, the utterly bizarre and inexplicable Disney Joy Division T-shirt is no more. The shirt got a ton of attention earlier…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2012 - 10:46 am

Weird Merch Alert: Disney’s Joy Division T-Shirt

It’s hard to tell whether this is the most punk rock thing the Disney corporation has ever done or whether the company is just trolling…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Hear A Previously Unreleased New Order Song

This summer Rhino releases the 18 track comp Total: From Joy Division to New Order, which ought to help fans frame the legendary bands' evolutionary…
Amrit Singh | May 19, 2011 - 1:11 pm
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