Members of Blur and New Order Form Bad Lieutenant

British new wave giants New Order are teaming up with Blur bassist Alex James under the title Bad Lieutenant, and the group have recorded an album which is due this fall, reports SPIN. Despite the fact that Blur seems to be in the middle of a come-back, James has expressed great enthusiasm about this new project, saying “I’m very proud of it, it’s a very good album.” New Order’s collaboration with James seems to be the result of a messy blow-out with former bassist Peter Hook, about which Sumner is reluctant to spill details. Keep an eye out for Bad Lieutenant tour dates for later this year, as dance parties are sure to ensue.

—Nikki Turner

POSTED June 16, 2009 1:29PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , ,