New Order deny split reports

Plus Joy Division filmmaker refutes conflict claims

New Order deny split reports
New Order have denied reports they are splitting up.

Late last year drummer Stephen Morris told Pagina/ 12 magazine that the band were contemplating their future.

Morris was quoted as saying: “We should stop for a while.”

However, the drummer has denied the split stories, telling fansite “It’s the first I’ve heard of it... We’ve got an album to finish and a movie coming out.”

Morris also mentioned that Joy Division film ’Control’ would feature The Killers on the soundtrack.

He said: “The Killers have already done a version of ’Shadowplay’ for the album, and there will be lots more great stuff on there hopefully.”

Meanwhile, ’Closer’ director Anton Corbijn has hit back at reports of a conflict between himself and members of New Order.

As previously reported, bassist Peter Hook complained that ’Control’ director Anton Corbijn had too much power over the film.

Hook told Pagina/ 12 that Corbijn’s authoritative style “bothers me a lot”.

Corbijn posted: “There is no argument whatsoever between New Order and myself or Hooky and me.”

Regarding the issues of conflict, Corbijn posted: “I am in control of ’Control’ as any director worth his celluloid should be in charge of his film, but I am not telling the band that I moved to the UK for in 1979 how to write songs. Please. I wouldn’t dare.”

Corbijn said ’Control’ would come out in September.

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