Ian Curtis

On This Day in 1978 Joy Division Played Their First Gig Under That Name

On January 25th, 1978, Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris made their live debut as Joy Division…

4 years ago

Decorate your tree with Ian Curtis, Dave Gahan, Robert Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, Nick Cave, and more!

Pow Pow Pow Greetings from Saint Nick! Artist Matthew Lineham has designed some wonderfully wonderfully punny Christmas ornaments featuring post-punk…

4 years ago

Grace Jones was the first artist to cover Joy Division | ‘Warm Leatherette’ and ‘Nightclubbing’

Sorry Goths and Hipsters—Jamaican singer Grace Jones was the first artist to cover Joy Division. In fact, the fashion icon,…

4 years ago

Ian Curtis on a Rollercoaster

[dropcap]Yes[/dropcap]...yet another Joy Division mashup...but this is actually kinda funny—and not creepy like that Teletubbies one from last year. But…

5 years ago

Butcher Billy is back with a new Post-Punk Supervillains series

[dropcap]Suicide[/dropcap] Squad is soon to hit and Brazilian artist and graphic designer Butcher Billy is back with a new Post-Punk Super-Villain…

5 years ago

In memoriam of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis | May 18th, 1980

Ian Curtis took his own life on May 18th, 1980.  He was only 23 years old. Perhaps we all remember…

5 years ago

Joy Division | Closer

On July 18th, 1980, Joy Division released their second and final studio album, Closer.  The album was released posthumously through Factory…

6 years ago

Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Love Will Tear Us Apart came out on June 27th, 1980. The song was a result of Joy Division's dark…

6 years ago

Ian Curtis’ home to become Joy Division museum after all | UPDATE

[dropcap]After[/dropcap] the recent Indiegogo campaign failed to make traction, another fan—musician and entrepreneur Hadar Goldman, has purchased Ian Curtis' Barton…

6 years ago

Morrissey & George Michael talk about Breakdancing and Joy Division

On May 25th, 1984, Morrissey, George Michael, & Tony Blackburn (did Tony steal his hair from a box of legos?…

6 years ago