Bernard Sumner

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    April 13, 2013

    Johnny Marr on Making a Solo Album and Not Caring About His Age

    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 >>

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    September 16, 2011

    While New Order Members Bicker, Peter Hook Comes to Play Joy Division at Mezzanine

    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 >>

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    December 12, 2010

    Friday Night: Joy Division's Peter Hook Performs Unknown Pleasures at Mezzanine

    Peter Hook at Mezzanine Friday. Pics by Kirsty.​Peter Hook and The Light perform Unknown Pleasures December 10, 2010 @ Mezzanine 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 >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Volcanic Ash Stops Bands From Playing SF and Possibly Coachella

     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 >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Free Tickets to Bad Lieutenant (ex-New Order)

    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 >>

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    December 27, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) 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 >>

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    April 27, 2005

    True Blue

    New Order's recent work has fallen off, but its legacy speaks for itself

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    April 20, 2005



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    January 29, 2003

    Hear This

    Johnny Marr steps out front with the sunny rock of the Healers

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    June 23, 1999
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    July 17, 1996
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