New Order: nada de separação
New Order: We're not splitting up
ter, jan 09 2007 - 21:23:00
(Manchester Evening News) RUMOURS of Mancunian pop legends New Order's demise may be somewhat premature, I am reliably informed.
While numerous websites have been screaming out loud that the band has decided to call it a day I have it on good authority that the band are actually about to embark on one of their busiest years for many a moon.
"It's the first I've heard of it," drummer Stephen Morris declares when I asked him about the split stories. "We've got an album to finish and a movie coming out this year."
There's also the small matter of the 30th anniversary of Joy Division - the band which spawned New Order following the untimely death of enigmatic lead singer Ian Curtis.
It is three decades ago this year that the youthful and energetic young band first hit the headlines and there's a lot planned to celebrate the event - not least a documentary-style movie about the legendary group made by acclaimed cinematographer Anton Corbin.
Stephen tells me: "Anton's film is called Control and is due out in February.
"It's been made in black and white and we are all going to the premiere in February in Berlin. We are really looking forward to it and we've already seen a cut of it."
"It's really good and should hopefully do very well," Stephen says.
The band's music - including the now iconic 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' is to be honoured with an album of cover versions by some of today's biggest pop names.
"The Killers have already done a version of Shadowplay for the album and there will be lots more great stuff on there hopefully," Stephen adds.
Anton é o Anton Corbjin, fotógrafo e diretor de clipes que faz sua estréia como diretor de cinema.
A matéria dá a impressão de que a trilha do filme será toda de covers, e não terá material original ou regravado pelo Joy Division/New Order.
Mas o que realmente importa é que a banda continua na ativa. Nada de separação:)