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"WHERE’S BARNEY?" NEW ORDER SPLIT CONFIRMED

Neworder The failure of New Order guitarist/singer Bernard Sumner to co-collect Joy Division’s Outstanding Contribution To Music award caused raised eyebrows amongst revellers at yesterday’s MOJO Honours List ceremony. Joy Division/New Order stalwarts Peter Hook and Stephen Morris were present and MOJO asked them about rumours that the band had split.

Read their vigorous responses by clicking the MORE button...

Have New Order split up?
Peter Hook: "As far as I'm concerned they have. What about you, Stephen?"
Stephen Morris: "It's complicated. Like a puzzle. A Rubik's cube..."

So it's not definitely over?

PH: "Yes. Definitely. Well, I'm not playing any more."

But you all went to Cannes together for the premiere of Control last month...

PH: "Yeah, and Bernard didn't fucking speak to me the whole time I was there."

So that seems to have cleared that one up, then. For more on Control, click here.

And for Joy Division at their peak, filmed for Something Else in 1979, see below. Absolutely no excuses for the familiarity – and wondrousness – of the footage.

Posted by Danny Eccleston at 04:52PM | Categories: MOJO Honours List, News


Comments

Typical New Order response. Having interviewed them a handful of times I can confirm, they are the rubiq cube of life-affirming pop. The fact they've managed to make so many great songs whilst not talking to each other is nothing short of miraculous.


Posted by: Sarah-Jane | 20 Jun 2007 13:45:32