Bernard Sumner of New Order, Joy Division to Pen Autobiography


Story by Cat Badra

Bernard Sumner to dish on life with Joy Division, New Order in new book

Bernard Sumner, who was a founding member and guitarist for Joy Division before moving on to front New Order, is ready to tell his tales from the music world. Sumner has announced he’ll release an autobiography in the fall of 2014 that will “explore Sumner’s formation of Joy Division alongside Ian Curtis, his relationship with band mate Peter Hook and the inspiration for ‘Blue Monday,’ the biggest selling 12-inch single of all time.”

According to The Bookseller, Sumner has solidified a deal with Transworld to publish the as-yet-untitled book.

“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,” Sumner told The Bookseller. “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.”

Former Joy Division bass player Peter Hook recently published his own book about his about his time with Joy Division called “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.”



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