New Order comments on Peter Hooks decision about selling Ian Curtis letters at auction

Ex-New Order bass player, Peter Hook, auctioned of a variety of memorabilia at an auction this past week. In this auction, Hook has originally intended on selling letters between Ian Curtis and his former girlfriend Annik Honoré. Just prior to the event, he changed his mind and withdrew the submissions. Members of New Order were not happy about this decision and we quite pleased that Hook ultimately changed his mind.

Mint Julep - It's My Life

Mint Julep pay homage to Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis with cover of It’s My Life

The husband/wife Kennniff duo, otherwise known as Mint Julep, have release a cover of Talk Talk’s It’s My Life to pay homage to the late Mark Hollis, who passed away earlier this week due to illness. The cover is a beautifully arranged synth down tempo version that stays true to the sound of the original song, while offering enough differences to endear it to listeners.

The Alarm - Strength Reissue

The Alarm Re-Issue Strength and announce Summer Tour with Modern English & Gene Loves Jezebel

Welsh rockers The Alarm will be reissuing their signature album Strength under the name “Strength 1985-1986”. The remastered album will be released on March 15. If you pre-order the album via The Alarm website, you will qualify for an exclusive free bonus CD titled “The Alarm – A Story Of Strength”. This bonus material includes some exclusive tracks as well as narration by Mike Peters.

Stereophonics - Chaos From The Top Down

Stereophonics release new single and video for Chaos From The Top Down

Britpop icons Stereophonics have release a new single to hold us over until they finish recording their new album. The track Chaos From The Top Down tells a story from a perspective of a 15 year old boy who has been shot, and is left laying in the road to reflect on his life as he is dying. The lyrics are based on a true story that happened outside of the home of lead singer, Kelly Jones. The song forces us to see troubled youth as more than just a victim. But  rather, children who had ambition, hopes and dreams…just like everyone else.