Following Ian Curtis' suicide in 1980, the remaining members of post-punk's darkest band, Joy Division – guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris – dusted themselves off, brought in keyboardist Gillian Gilbert and quickly became New Order. Eschewing its doom lyricism but not the distant atmospheres of their former sound, New Order became New Wave pop's chilliest electronic dance band with hits such as "Celebration," "Temptation" and "Blue Monday."
New Order continued this groovy electronic trajectory until Gilbert left in 2002 and the entire band splintered in 2006 — only to reunite in 2011 without Hook. Now, with their first new album in a decade (2015's "Music Complete"), New Order returns to form, sounding fresh, funky and over-the-top. Gilbert spoke from New York City during sound check for the band's Radio City Music Hall gig.