Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Order News

The English 80's rock-synth band New Order has been in the news a lot lately, although their last album was released in 2005. The band announced in September of last year that they would reunite to play charity shows under the name New Order, but without bassist  Peter Hook. Hook has been known to call names, deeming Bernard Sumner and Morrissey "twats," and the 55-year old also recently called his former band-makes "dickheads." Mature. In the meantime, Hook works with lawyers to fight the use of the band's name without his inclusion or consent,  while "New Order" plans to play Benicassim in Spain later this year.

On a slightly different note, members of the band were in the news again when Disney came out with a Mickey Mouse Joy Division-inspired t-shirt, featuring a rip-off of the "Unknown Pleasures" artwork in the all too familiar mouse ears shape. A creepy-looking mustached man can be seen modeling the shirt which leads me to believe that Disney has finally decided to market to the middle-aged hipster man. Disney took the shirts down from their website after only two days, but you can still try to score one on ebay, although it may cost you up to $200.

Despite the drama, New Order plans to release outtakes from their last studio album in March. The album will be called "The Lost Sirens," and you can pre-order it here.

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