Joy Division's Stephen Morris Speaks Up About Ian Curtis Grave Robbery

Joy Division's Stephen Morris Speaks Up About Ian Curtis Grave Robbery
As we reported yesterday, the gravestone of late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis was stolen from a cemetery in Macclesfield, England. Now his former band-mate, Stephen Morris, has gone public and derided the foolish move.

Speaking with NME.com, Morris, also of New Order, said, "I'm speechless. It really is not a very nice thing at all... I just don't understand why anyone would do it. You couldn't sell it on eBay - it's ridiculous and very upsetting."

Morris noted that since Joy Division's recent rise in fame thanks to last year's successful biopic and documentary, Control and Joy Division, respectively, it could be a desperate cashgrab. "There had been the [Joy Division] films (the 2007 'Control' movie and the recent eponymous documentary) so maybe someone thought they could cash in… or maybe it's someone who is a bit deranged - you'd have to be."

He ended by pleading to the thief to "have a bit of dignity about it" and anonymously turn in the gravestone.