Joy Division

New Joy Division, New Order Podcast to Feature Original Band Members, Liam Gallagher, Bono and More

Joy Division and New Order's interconnected histories will be shared in a new podcast called Transmissions: The Definitive Story. The first eight episodes…
Emily Tan / October 9, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Brandon Flowers Shares Joy Division’s ‘Profound Impact’ in Ian Curtis Tribute

Brandon Flowers paid tribute to the Ian Curtis on a special charity livestream, Moving Through The Silence: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Ian Curtis,…
Emily Tan / May 19, 2020

Mark Lanegan and Cold Cave Cover Joy Division in Honor of Ian Curtis

Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis died 40 years ago today, and musicians and music publications and organizations of all stripes have been unveiling tributes throughout…
Dan Weiss / May 18, 2020

Third Eye Blind Share Cover of Joy Division’s ‘Disorder’

Joining the chorus of other artists paying to tribute to Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, who died 40 years ago today (May 18), Third Eye…
Daniel Kohn / May 18, 2020

40 Years of Isolation: Musicians Reflect on Ian Curtis’ Legacy

On the morning of May 18, 1980 — well before daybreak — Ian Curtis died by suicide, one day before the groundbreaking band he fronted…
Chris Harris / May 18, 2020

New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris, Brandon Flowers to Pay Tribute to Ian Curtis

The 40th anniversary of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis' death is on May 18. To honor his legacy, his former bandmates (and current New Order…
SPIN Staff / May 13, 2020

The Cure: Our 1988 Cover Story on Robert Smith

This article originally appeared in the March 1988 issue of SPIN. "I've dealt with the worst already," says the Cure's Robert Smith about the…
Brad Balfour / September 2, 2019

New Order: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the September 1985 issue of SPIN. Jesus Christ, life is depressing. It's surprising that anyone bothers to carry…
Jessica Berens / July 21, 2019

New Order Announce Live Album, Release Live Version of “Sub-Culture”

New Order have announced a live album recorded at the 2017 Manchester International Festival, when the band was accompanied by a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra and a…
Maggie Serota / May 16, 2019

You Can Now Bid on Peter Hook’s Joy Division Memorabilia

The auction for Peter Hook's archive of Joy Division instruments, artifacts, and memorabilia has begun taking online bids. Hook's collection includes his first bass guitar, various amps and pedals used in…
Tosten Burks / December 26, 2018

Journalist, Punk Historian Jon Savage Announces New Book on the Oral History of Joy Division

Author, music journalist, and renowned historian of punk Jon Savage has announced a new oral history of Joy Division. Titled This Searing Light, the Sun…
Rob Arcand / September 22, 2018

Watch Nine Inch Nails Debut “Ahead of Ourselves,” Cover Joy Division

Nine Inch Nails performed three shows in Las Vegas last week, playing old classics as well as giving sneak previews of their new album, Bad Witch.
Israel Daramola / June 18, 2018

You’re Going to Want to Watch “Ian Curtis Rides a Rollercoaster”

Trust us. You'll be glad you did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvPIvoJkmGs…
Andy Cush / September 7, 2016

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
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