Friday, June 14, 2013

New Order's Bernard Sumner To Publish Autobiography Next Year

Bernard Sumner will release his autobiography in 2014 telling stories of Joy Division and New Order.

According to The Bookseller, Sumner has signed a deal with Transworld to publish the as-yet-untitled book, which promises to "explore Sumner's formation of Joy Division alongside Ian Curtis, his relationship with bandmate Peter Hook, and the inspiration for ‘Blue Monday,’ the biggest selling 12-inch single of all time."

Sumner told the publication:

"Joy Division and New Order have both left quite a legacy but up until now I've been happy to let the music speak for itself. Somehow it feels like the right time to give my personal perspective both on my own life story and the many bands I've been in."

In related news, ex-bandmate Peter Hook's book Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division was published last year and he's planning a follow-up on New Order.

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