American Joy Division and New Order fans rejoice! I got my hands on an advanced copy of Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures and reviewed it for Rock Cellar Magazine. The review and book will surprise you. JD had a lot more in common with Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe that you probably thought, and Ian Curtis was no saint. http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2012/12/19/joy-division-exposed-from-the-inside-in-raunchy-funny-unknown-pleasures-memoir/
I saw the UP show last week. In short was better then expected. Musically it sounded great. Hooks singing was better then I expected as well.
I left a more detailed comment -> http://www.last.fm/event/1575482+Unknown+Pleasures+:+A+Joy+Division+Celebration+with+Peter+Hook+and+friends
Peter Hook is that much of a legend that he is allowed to fake a DJ set.....besides if it was between being able to actually write and make great music like he has or be able to spin a fucking record I know what one id pick
7/11/2008 - Ancienne Belgique - Bruxelles
Section 25 & Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order) live
+ afterparty + more tbc
Section 25 and Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order have announced the first of a series of joint live concerts, at the Ancienne Belgique venue in Brussels on Friday 7 November 2008.
Their combined set will include highlights from the combined catalogues of Joy Division, Section 25, New Order and Monaco, as well as a sprinkling of new material. Songs will include Transmission, Temptation, Looking From A Hilltop, Shadowplay, Dreams Never End, What Do You Want From Me?, Dirty Disco, Love Will Tear Us Apart and Blue Monday. Section 25 will also perform a separate opening set.
Section 25 and Peter first gigged together in 1979, during the heyday of Factory Records, when Section 25 often supported Joy Division in London and the North-West. After a gap of two decades, Section 25 again performed as guests of New Order in Blackpool in October 2006, while Peter performed the classic Temptation with SXXV at A Factory Night (Once Again), the sold-out live event staged at Plan K in Brussels on 15 December 2007.