Alt.Rewind – May 15, 2020 with New Order / Joy Division, Pet Shop Boys, Howard Jones and John Taylor

Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. This episode features heavy doses of New Order and Joy Division news including the results of our poll of favorite New Order album and song in the post Factory Records era. Plus, the 80s Lockdown Fest, bass lessons from John Taylor and an Under The Radar selection from Becca Mancari

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.