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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 — 1979’s Unknown Pleasures and 1980’s Closer — and two compilation albums — 1981’s Still and 1988’s Substance — are getting re-released on vinyl. The latter two are being put… More »

By: 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 it and turn it into a museum. The campaign didn’t get very far — it raised £2,001, 1 percent of the anticipated £150,000 goal. Joy Division and New Order member… More »

By: 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 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

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 1980. As NME points out, the house is currently for sale for £115,000, or about $176,000 U.S. And now a group of Joy Division fans has launched an Indiegogo campaign,… More »

By: 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 with his new band the Light. The two remaining Smashing Pumpkins members came out during the encore to perform Joy Division’s classic track “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” As AlternativeMore »

By: 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 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

The 10 Best Joy Division Songs

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 »

By: Jonathan Dick / April 1, 2014 - 10:53 am

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 20 bands he’s recreated in Lego form. No photoshopping was involved and everyone from Joy Division to No Doubt to Radiohead to Napalm Death shows up. Check out a gallery… More »

By: 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 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

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 last word on that particular subject (verbatim: “final, definitive, definitely last of its kind, never to be repeated”). It’s been a little under four months, but this week, the mag… More »

By: 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 for auction on eBay, which is more than a little creepy considering the selling point is that Curtis hung himself in that very kitchen. Well, the table sold for £8,400,… More »

By: 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 last Joy Division concert, Ian Curtis listened to Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, watched Werner Herzog’s Stroszek (a film that ended with a fair amount of despair and suicide), and hanged… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 7, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Joy Division Items On Etsy

Craftwerk is a new recurring feature on Stereogum, in which we’ll unearth some of the oddest, most unlikely indie-rock-related fan-created crafts on the web. The first installment of this franchise was published last November, in a story listing the 10 Weirdest Radiohead Items On Etsy. Today, the the series kicks off in earnest, with 10More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / January 8, 2013 - 5:07 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 the Low-Life LP in five-minute form. 27 years later the song will assume its full and original 18-minute glory via vinyl release and via YouTube embed. The vinyl comes a… More »

By: 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 this week when the internet figured out what the Disney store was selling, and as Billboard reports, the shirt is already sold out. Billboard also reports that Disney has removed… More »

By: 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 the entire internet for the hell of it. Either way, Disney’s online store is now selling the shirt that you see on that waxy Justin Long-looking guy above, as theMore »

By: 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 lineage/enjoyment of royalties. Teasing aside, it is the first time the two bands appear on the same recording, and in addition to five Joy Division tracks and 12 old one… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 19, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Toy Division

Hey, here’s Joy Division’s televised 1979 John Peel: In Session Tonight’s performance of “Transmission” as recreated with Playmobil toys and stop motion. Ian smiles more than usual. More »

By: brandon / February 9, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Björk Covers Joy Division

I “sang” “Love Will Tear Us Apart” at our 2010 staff Holiday party and supposedly sounded like “an Eastern European guy who’d never heard the song before.” Björk does a better job. She gave it a go last week at the three-day Karaoke Marathon For Icelandic Nature (aka “The Voice Of The People”), an event… More »

By: brandon / January 10, 2011 - 12:22 pm
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