It's been more than 25 years since the Smiths broke up. Why did it take guitarist Johnny Marr so long to finally come out with a solo album, this year's The Messenger ? Well, he's been a bit busy. Not content with simply creating the blueprint that most British indie bands followed ever since, Marr ... More >>
Peter Hook at the Music Box in L.A. on Sept. 14. Photo by Timothy Morris.
Looks like Joy Division and New Order fans now have something of a dilemma on their hands.
The story goes all the way back to the beginning, really -- band members Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner have always had some iss ... More >>
Peter Hook at Mezzanine Friday. Pics by Kirsty.Peter Hook and The Light perform Unknown Pleasures
December 10, 2010
Better than: You'd expect a nostalgia-themed show to be.
There aren't many live performers that can make even the most cynical, jaded reporter a bit misty eyed. But th ... More >>
That damn volcanic ash. Iceland's big volcanic eruption has had a domino effect of canceled flights, closed airports, and, worst of all for music fans, of course, canceled concerts.Tomorrow night's gig with Bad Lieutenant, the ex-New Order members' US debut at the Regency Ballroom, ain't gonna ... More >>
From Joy Division came New Order, and from New Order's ashes we have Bad Lieutenant, the latest music project from Bernard Sumner, who started the act back in 2007. Here he teams up again with former New Order bandmates, guitarist Phil Cunningham (who played in a later version of the band), and d ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>