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Duran Duran on David Zard

Duran Duran’s groundbreaking Strange Behaviour tour of Italy was sponsored by Jeans Uniform and promoted by David Zard, who passed away today; his legacy includes an incredibly successful career. Below, John & Nick comment on his passing. “Very sad to hear, David was such a great guy. The tour he promoted was one of the most fun we did, in large part because of his charm and sense of humor. Italy has lost… read more


10 Essential Duran Duran Deep Cuts

Duran Duran had it all. Five good-looking lads from England who made smashing pop songs, pioneered the music video format and were adored by princesses. Their fans, Duranies, were the noisiest in the world (the band was entered into the Guinness Book of Records for the “loudest pre-show concert noise”). They partied hard, dated (and married) supermodels. They wrote the soundtrack to the first half of the ‘80s.… read more


Roger Taylor’s New Year’s Playlist: 18 songs to bring us into 2018

GET UP – JAMES BROWN The creator himself. Released just after my 16th birthday in 1976 but still killer! MY FEET KEEP DANCING – CHIC From the creator to the original masters ..Chic! Any song that has a tap dancing solo in it deserves credit. Very much part of my mis-spent youth on the dance floor. THE GROOVE LINE – HEATWAVE Amazing early example of electro funk from the late and great Rod Temperton who went… read more


Duran Duran : Band Year End Lists

SIMON Event of the Year – For Duran Duran, playing Lollapalooza, in particular, the show in Buenos Aires. For England, Harry getting engaged to Meghan Markle. For me, my mum passing away Movie – I didn’t see many movies this year. I quite enjoyed “Blade Runner 2049.” It was a visual feast. I missed “Dunkirk,” and that probably would have been my #1 film. I think I will love it. Book(s) – I really… read more


John Taylor Year End, 2017

John Event of the Year – I think one of the most significant things that happened was when the Swedish Church removed gender identification out of their teachings. I thought that was extraordinary, especially in light of everything that has been said about sexual politics. It didn’t get a lot of attention in the media as I would have liked. Movie – I am an old English boy and so I did love “Dunkirk.” It… read more


Nick Rhodes year End, 2017

NICK Event of the Year – I found most of the world events upsetting and depressing. I am hoping in 2018 our whole world will perhaps see a little more common sense. Events I liked were museums and galleries, shows that I saw. Notably, the Royal Academy of the Arts had three interesting shows, all on at one time. 1) Matisse in the Studio 2) Jasper Johns “Something Resembling the Truth” 3) Dali / Duchamp exhibitionread more


Roger Taylor’s Year End, 2017

Roger Event of the Year – Brexit seems to be an ongoing thing in the UK… And of course, the royal engagement. Movie “Dunkirk.” I saw it in a great cinema with an incredible sound system. I loved it and thought it was amazing. I also saw the movie “Everything Everything” on the aeroplane and I liked it. I wasn’t expecting anything so I was pleasantly surprised. Book(s) I love biographies, I can devour them.… read more


Simon Le Bon’s Year End, 2017

SIMON Event of the Year – For Duran Duran, playing Lollapalooza, in particular, the show in Buenos Aires. For England, Harry getting engaged to Meghan Markle. For me, my mum passing away Movie – I didn’t see many movies this year. I quite enjoyed “Blade Runner 2049.” It was a visual feast. I missed “Dunkirk,” and that probably would have been my #1 film. I think I will love it. Book(s) – I really… read more


Band Holiday Greetings 2017



December 2017 Collector’s Corner: Band Talks Holiday Faves

The last Collector’s Corner for 2017 goes out with a bang – the band talk about their favorite holiday gift and favourite holiday song. Watch here: Special thanks to Katy Krassner and Derek Suprykaread more


Richard Blade Q&A

We never re-print a whole member exclusive Fan Community Q&A, but Richard Blade’s was such a great read, and well, it is the holidays, we thought we’d post it on duranduran.com in its entirety. Enjoy! 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? In the south of England, in a little seaside town called Torquay – about 300 miles from Birmingham and the Rum Runner. Because Torquay was popular… read more


Exclusive SiriusXM Special Performance with Duran Duran December 9th in Miami

Duran Duran to Perform Special Concert in Miami Beach for SiriusXM Intimate, special performance at the Faena Theater, to air live on The Pulse and 1st Wave channels NEW YORK– November 17, 2017– SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY Award-winning, iconic British band Duran Duran will perform a special invitation-only show for SiriusXM on Saturday, December 9 at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach. The exclusive… read more




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