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New Order

New Order are an English electronic and rock group formed in 1980 by the surviving members of Joy Division following the suicide of singer Ian Curtis.

Melding post-punk and electronic dance music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 1980s. New Order has often been cited by fans, critics and other musicians as a highly influential, if not the most influential force in the alternative rock and dance music scenes for over the past 25 years.

Current members include Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers), and Phil Cunningham (guitars, synthesizers). In 2001, keyboardist/guitarist Gillian Gilbert (joined in 1980; she and Morris are married) left the group due to family commitments. From 1976 to 1980, Curtis, Hook, Morris, and Sumner formed a creative and highly influential post-punk band Joy Division, often featuring heavy production input from producer Martin Hannett. Curtis committed suicide just prior to an American tour and the release of the band's second album, Closer, in May 1980. Intending not to let the band disappear with Curtis, the band rehears...

years active 1980–1993, 1998–present
status Active
origin Salford, Greater Manchester
country England
music genre Alternative dance
current members Bernard Sumner (1980-)
Peter Hook (1980-)
Stephen Morris (1980-)
Phil Cunningham (rock musician)
past members Gillian Gilbert (1981-2001)
website Official site
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia


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