Jonathan Demme director of The Silence of the Lambs has passed away

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Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs and director of 1984’s Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense(above), “died Wednesday morning from complications due to heart disease and esophageal cancer.“ as reported by Rolling Stone. He was 73. The Silence Of the Lambs, in addition to being one of the most iconic films of all time, also had …

Post-Punk street-art has been appearing in Manchester featuring song lyrics from The Smiths, Joy Division, and The Stone Roses

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“I’m not bloody Banksy, am I? He’s making a mint, I’m making nothing.” About 2 weeks ago a street artist going by only his instagram user name alshepmcr was interviewed by the UK’s Press Association via the Bury Times newspaper about why through the use of his stencil kit he has owned for 20 years, he is placing song lyrics from legendary Manchester bands …

Nine Inch Nails | The Downward Spiral

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On March 8th, 1994, Nine Inch Nails released their second studio album The Downward Spiral. The album wast the long awaited followup to 1989’s debut LP Pretty Hate Machine, and was produced by NIN frontman Trent Reznor and legendary Post-Punk producer Flood. The album was conceived while Trent Reznor was living at 10050 Cielo Drive—the home where Sharon was murdered by …

When Joy Division opened for The Cure

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On March 4th, 1979, The Cure selected Joy Division to open for them during a series of Sunday gigs at The Marquee Club in London. Another band selected by Robert Smith and Co. for this honor was Scottish post-punk band Scars, who would close out the series of 4 Sundays on March 25th. No recording of the concert exists. However …

Post-Punk bassists Peter Hook and Andy Rourke talk Manchester, New Order, The Smiths, and more

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Two Post-Punk bassists have appeared in a recent Talkhouse podcast. Old friends and Fellow Mancunians Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order and Andy Rourke of The Smiths have a 25-minute conversation where the pair reminisce about how they met, along with their respective legal troubles with former bandmates and more. Peter Hook appears on the podcast in promotion of his recently …