Stephen Morris has had an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, as a pivotal member of Joy Division and New Order with his trademark machine-like drumming. After the death of the band’s singer, Ian Curtis, in 1980, Joy Division went on to form New Order, with the recruitment of Stephen's wife, Gillian Gilbert, to become one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the eighties. The band were the flagship signing for Tony Wilson’s Factory Records, and alongside him, bought the infamous Hacienda nightclub, the centre of the acid house movement. New Order are back with their first album in ten years, which charted at Number 2 (their highest position in over 20 years) in the first week of release.
Stephen is writing his first book in his own witty and wry voice, an exploration of his life's work; a part commentary on music and "show" business, part social history, peppered with unseen visual artefacts that he has collected throughout his career. Little Brown will publish it in 2019.