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New Order

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 and currently consisting of Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman. The band was formed in 1980 by Sumner (vocals, guitars, keyboards and synthesisers), Peter Hook (bass and vocals) and Morris (drums, electronic drums, keyboards and synthesisers) – the remaining members of Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis – with the addition of Gilbert (keyboards, synthesisers and guitars). By combining post-punk and electronic dance music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s.[2] Though the band's early years were shadowed by the legacy and basic sound of Joy Division, their experience of the early 1980s New York City club scene increased their knowledge of dance music and helped them incorporate elements of that style into their work. The band's 1983 hit "Blue Monday", the best-selling 12-inch single of all time,[3] is one example of how the band transformed their sound. New Order were the flagship band for Manchester-based independent record label Factory Records. Their minimalist album sleeves and "non-image" (the band rarely gave interviews and were known for performing short concert sets with no encores) reflected the label's aesthetic of doing whatever the relevant parties wanted to do, including an aversion to including singles as album tracks. In 1993 the band worked on their own individual projects and reunited as a band in 1998. In 2001, Cunningham (guitars, keyboards and synthesisers) replaced Gilbert, who took a sabbatical from the band because of family commitments. In 2007, Peter Hook left the band.[4] After Hook's departure, Bernard, Phil and Steve worked on Bad Lieutenant and the band reunited in 2011 without Hook, with Gilbert's return and Chapman replacing Hook on bass.[5] During the band's career and in between lengthy breaks, band members have been involved in several solo projects, such as Sumner's Electronic and Bad Lieutenant; Hook's Monaco and Revenge and Gilbert and Morris' The Other Two. Cunningham was previously a member of Marion and with Sumner and Chapman was a member of Bad Lieutenant.


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Movie/TV Credits:
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First Appeared:
In the movie Factory: Play At Home 1984-10-19
Latest Project:
Movie New Order: The New Order Story 2006-05-09
Known For
Poster of New Order: The New Order Story
Poster of New Order: A Collection
Poster of New Order: 5 11
Poster of New Order: Brixton Academy
Filmography
Movie New Order: The New Order Story Themselves 2006-05-09
Movie New Order: A Collection Themselves 2005-09-19
Movie New Order: 5 11 Themselves 2002-12-09
Movie New Order 3 16 Themselves 2001-01-01
Movie New Order: Brixton Academy Self 1989-01-01
Movie Touched by the Hand of God Themselves 1987-07-12
Movie New Order - Pumped Full of Drugs Themselves 1985-05-02
Movie Factory: Play At Home Themselves 1984-10-19