Did you like Interpol’s debut? Do you enjoy playing Name That Reference?
Former New Order/Joy Division bassist Peter Hook is writing a tell-all book about his days in the Manchester club scene. It’s called Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club. He posted the libel report from his lawyer, which contains all kinds of juicy yet potentially defamatory details. Hook himself admits that he “thought it read … Continue reading Peter Hook: Libel Report
Great topic of debate here at Matadornights: Ten Songs By Musicians Who Died Too Soon. Their list includes: Elliot Smith “Needle In The Hay” Metallica “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” (featuring the late Cliff Burton) Jeff Buckley “Halleluja (live at Sin-e)” Nirvana “Drain You (live in Seattle, WA, October 31, 1991)” Buddy Holly “Everyday” Chris Bell “I … Continue reading Ten Songs By Musicians Who Died Too Soon
Two DVD releases give insight into the dark legend of one of alternative music’s cornerstones.
Submit video of yourself dancing like Ian Curtis for your chance to win two new Joy Division DVDs. HOW? • Video your moves • Upload them to YouTube (or any other hosting service) • Include the links to your video in the form or in the Comments… ONE lucky winner, chosen by the GLONO staff, … Continue reading Ian Curtis Dance Contest
Recorded for the soundtrack of the Ian Curtis biopic Closer, the Killers take on the 1979 classic “Shadowplay” and actually do a hell of a job. Lead singer (and King Twat) Brandon Flowers doesn’t make it easy for me to like this band, but I do. Stream: Shadowplay – The Killers Video after the jump.
The film 24 Hour Party People embodies the punk spirit it documents. But before I go into director Michael Winterbottom’s freewheeling, go-for-broke filmmaking style, I just want to say the movie’s kind of got old-fart appeal, being about the beginnings of British punk and the Manchester bands (Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays) who succeeded … Continue reading Not Trying To Break Anyone’s Heart