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Ian Curtis’ House Might Get Turned Into a Museum

The house where Ian Curtis lived until he committed suicide 35 years ago has been purchased by a Joy Division fan who plans on turning the Macclesfield,…
James Grebey / May 21, 2015

Peter Hook Will Honor Ian Curtis By Playing Joy Division’s Entire Catalog

Once their forthcoming U.S. tour concludes, Peter Hook and the Light will journey to Christ Church in Macclesfield, England on May 18 to perform every song…
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2015

Joy Division Fans Campaign to Turn Ian Curtis’ House Into Museum

Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis lived at 77 Barton Street in the British town of Macclesfield. Sadly, it is also where he hanged himself in 1980. According…
Rachel Brodsky / February 17, 2015

Joy Division Joins Twitter to Hawk Merch and Peter Hook’s Not Happy

Twitter is becoming like Facebook in that old people are flocking to it in droves to check out the newfangled technology the kids are using…
Brennan Carley / September 17, 2014

‘Mad World’ New Wave Oral History Excerpt: An Interview With Joy Division

"Cars." "Don't You (Forget About Me)." "Tainted Love." "Girls on Film." "Whip It." Three decades on, we just can't get enough of these and numerous…
SPIN Staff / April 15, 2014

Watch Iggy Pop and New Order Play Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

Iggy Pop might not be performing on the next Stooges album, but at least he can have some fun jamming with New Order. The Rock…
Dan Reilly / March 12, 2014

Peter Hook Calls New Order ‘Lazy’ for Playing New Order Music, Like Him

Peter Hook is a funny guy, both in the sense that he comes out with some priceless insults and that he has a really bizarre…
Dan Reilly / March 5, 2014

Ian Curtis Table’s eBay Return Shines Light on Seller’s Obsession

Thanks to a deadbeat buyer, Ian Curtis' kitchen table is back on eBay, but now it comes with a new story — the earnest and…
Chris Martins / November 19, 2013

Joy, Divided: Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Sells for $13K, Band Doesn’t Approve

Last week we learned that a kitchen table owned by Joy Division's late, great leader Ian Curtis had hit eBay overseas. Now the piece of…
Chris Martins / November 14, 2013

Even Closer: Own Ian Curtis’ Joyless Kitchen Table

Haven't got a place to put that entire record store that's currently being auctioned off on eBay? Well, how about a table? As Stereogum points…
Chris Martins / November 7, 2013

Joy Division Outtake Reel Rescued From Trash, Up for Sale

Despite their years of fighting, you'd think the surviving members of Joy Division would at least be interested in seeing what's on a batch of…
Dan Reilly / August 14, 2013

Joy Division Inspire World’s Most Depressing Video Game

Here's something no one knew they needed: A video game based on Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Thanks to European developer Mighty Box…
Kyle McGovern / June 3, 2013

Peter Hook to Tour New Order Albums Without New Order

To put it lightly, former New Order bassist Peter Hook doesn't have the friendliest relationship with his ex-bandmates. In the acknowledgements section of his 2012…
Kyle McGovern / May 17, 2013

The Cure’s Ex-Drummer Calls ‘Bollocks’ on Peter Hook’s Memoir

A war of words has broken out between members of two iconic post-punk bands.Peter Hook, former bassist for Joy Division and New Order, accuses fellow…
Kyle McGovern / February 1, 2013

Ian Curtis’s Jiggly Boobs, the Cure Sell Out, and More From Peter Hook’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’

The last quarter of 2012 brought an onslaught of music memoirs loaded with memorable revelations. Who can forget Rod Stewart's cocaine confessions, Wyclef Jean's romantic…
David Marchese / January 24, 2013

Joy Division’s 1980 London Concert Remastered for Download

Joy Division disciples have a reason to perk up today: Drew Crumbaugh, the mastering engineer previously known only as Analog Loyalist who has lovingly restored the…
Kyle McGovern / November 20, 2012

Fan’s Digital R.E.M. Archive Nixed by Universal Music

Yesterday was a disappointing day for audiophiles, especially those familiar with the work of one particular team of online archivists. Known until now as Analog…
Devon Maloney / June 7, 2012

SPIN’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

To celebrate the new generation of shredders profiled in our May/June "Loud Issue," the SPIN staff decided to find some wheedle in a haystack, taking…
SPIN Staff / May 3, 2012

Peter Hook Revives Joy Division Live — and Wow!

Thirty years after Ian Curtis' suicide and Joy Division's subsequent break-up, the band's legacy stillmeans both magic and misery for its three living members.
Reyan Ali / December 2, 2010
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