New Order And Blur Members Announce Supergroup.

First came Joy Division, then New Order, and now there's Bad Lieutenant. Following the demise of New Order, three of the group's former members have teamed up for a new band - and brought along a member of Blur.

Frontman Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris and guitarist Phil Cunningham have joined with Blur's Alex James for Bad Lieutenant's debut album, due in October. "I'm very proud of it, it's a very good album," Sumner told the BBC. "It's pretty guitary too because we've got three guitarists in the band." There may yet be more guitarists added - Sumner has promised that other Manchester musicians are to join the "collective" on tour.

Bad Lieutenant formed last year, after New Order's acrimonious break-up. "Basically (bassist Peter Hook) left the band, that's all I want to say about it," Sumner said. "We split into two factions. There's me, Steve and Phil. The other is Peter."

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