Eeeh, there'll be some stories to tell when Hooky interviews John Cooper Clarke for Radio 4's Chain Reaction next week. The only snippets we've got is that Sugar Puffs, Velvet Underground and the English GSCE syllabus will be discussed but there's bound to be lots, lots more.
Johnny Clarke was on the infamous Sex Pistols bill at the Free Trade Hall with Joy Division, and later, New Order supported JCC on his tour of New Zealand and Australia. Too many strange times? And is it going to be for real or poshed up for Radio 4? Find out when the interview is aired on a show called Chain Reaction at 6:30pm Friday 12th August and repeated on Saturday 13th at 12:30.
Before that, tonight, Hooky himself is being interviewed on the same show by comedian Simon Day at 6:30pm. It's repeated tomorrow, Saturday, at 12:30, and on 12th August at 12:30.
Meanwhile, Hooky's band, Peter Hook And The Light are playing two gigs at The Lowry on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November. For the first time ever, both Joy Division albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer are going to be performed in their entirety.
Support acts for the gig come from two bands signed to Hacienda Records, Super White Assassin (Friday 18th concert) and Humanizer (Saturday 19th).
For further details on the Radio 4 interviews Chain Reaction interviews click here.
Peter Hook And The Light Perform Unknown Pleasures and Closer
The Lowry, Quays Theatre 18th and 19th November
Tickets: £23 from www.thelowry.com or click here for direct ticket link
Further details on everything at www.peterhook.co.uk