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Stephen Paul David Morris (born 28 October 1957 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England) is a musician in the Manchester based rock band New Order. Although he is primarily a percussionist, he also plays keyboards. He also drummed in the band from which New Order was formed, Joy Division, and in The Other Two, a band made up of Morris and his wife, Gillian Gilbert. Morris is known for his machine like drumming that is seamlessly woven with New Order’s drum machine sounds.

He attended The King’s School, Macclesfield (the same school as the late Ian Curtis who was also in Joy Division). Early on, Morris was a strong contender to become New Order’s lead vocalist, and his voice can be heard on some early tracks (especially live versions). He also contributed musically to as-yet-unreleased demos by Quando Quango.
Something of an eccentric, Morris has been called “daft as a brush” by bandmate Peter Hook. Morris used some of his fortune to purchase several military vehicles. He and Gilbert live in Rainow, outside Macclesfield. Together they formed the side-project The Other Two.
They have together two daughters, Tilly and Grace.
In 2007, Morris and Gilbert remixed two tracks for the Nine Inch Nails remix album Year Zero Remixed. In June 2009, he, along with other members of New Order (except Peter Hook) formed a new band called Bad Lieutenant along with Blur guitarist Alex James. Their debut release is due in Autumn 2009.


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  • Xmxtx

    he's sweet and talented drummer yet is it me or he's really sort of ...forgotten ?

    18 Oct 2011 Reply
  • DHLWedge

    daft as a drag queen

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • hello-galaxy

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BeenInsane

    Faster, but slower.

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Sample123

    I agree with CleanSpoon..... Along with Pete DeFreitas of course.... :)

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • CleanSpoon

    best drummer

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • alliahooo

    oh did i listen to this, i was taking a sheet, must have just let it play for a minute, mabey i just dont understand it, i mean i understand the lure of the uderworld....vampires and wearwolfs, or maybe drugs and pootty, but his underworld somehow reminds me of david hasselhof (icant spell i ? i stupid)

    25 Jul 2008 Reply