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13 things we learn in this week's NME (18 June 2009)

Peter Hook of Joy Division told NME why the band went with Factory records for their first album, despite a £70,000 offer from Genetic Records. "Rob Gretton [manager] thought that taking us dickheads out of Manchester and putting us in a big London studio might mean that we ended up losing control over everything. He felt that it would be better to do it with Tony Wilson and Factory to keep us as we were - grounded."

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