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Richard Blade Q&A

We never re-print a whole member exclsuive 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 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

Nick Rhodes partnering with Sonos on Intimate Bowie Event

Bowie_Social_Twitter Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes will be partnering with Sonos and participating in an intimate event celebrating David Bowie’s work and legacy as told through the powerful stories of artists and fans. Song Stories: Bowie will take place on Friday 17th November at Sonos’ new concept store in London. A series of intimate events honoring David Bowie’s work and legacy, as told through powerful stories… read more

Duran Duran’s “Face for Today” fan video

Duran Duran wasn’t able to make the original intention of this video come to fruition but the band thought you’d like this just as much.We hope you enjoy Duran Duran’s “Face For Today” fan video. “You’ve got that thing which makes us smile” read more

Halloween Playlist from Nick

I have seen many Halloween playlists in the past and it always struck me (as things unexpectedly do at this time of year) that they tend to feature the same songs. There are of course some great ones like “I put a Spell on You” by either Screamin’ Jay Hawkins or Nina Simone, “Lullaby” by The Cure, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus…… read more

Duran Duran to play New Year’s Weekend in Las Vegas!

While the Paper Gods tour has officially come to an end, the band IS playing a New Year’s Date in Las Vegas on December 30th, as part of a three-night CBS Radio celebration to close out 2017 featuring shows by Foo Fighters (12/31) and the Zac Brown Band (12/29)! Here is what you need to know: WHEN: December 30, 2017 WHERE: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas DOORS: 7:00pm SHOWTIME: 8:00pm PUBLIC ON SALE: Friday,… read more

Medazzaland 20th Anniversary

It’s the name of a place, but not a physical place. More a state of mind. Medazzaland. medazz_large It’s not insignificant that the title of Duran Duran’s ninth studio album, released 20 years ago this week, is the name of such a place. Medazzaland is transportive and, in its best moments, transcendent. It’s the band’s most Lynchian album; the surface might be dazzling, but darkness, sadness and… read more

Lorina Mapa Q&A

“A graphic memoir about growing up in the Philippines in the 1980s with Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and the EDSA Revolution. Mapa returns to Manilla as an adult for the funeral of her father and come to terms with her past. A graphic love letter to her parents, family, friends, country of birth, and perhaps even to herself.” The Duran Duran Fan Community spoke to author Lorina Mapa about her new graphic novel,… read more

FanCommunity Q&A Excerpt with Amy Vachon!

Holy moly, we love Amy Vachon! She is, as one would say, an unsung hero (in the DD crew). She works with the Fan Community and has become a trusted, diligent and fun member of our gang. Read this excerpt from Amy’s Q&A! How did you get into the glamorous world of rock n’ roll? I got my start in an all-female band called ‘Catfight’ here in Chicago, networked with other musicians in different bands… read more

Duran Duran “Face for Today” Selfie Update

Thank you so much to all the Duran Duran fans who responded to our call for ‘Face For Today’ selfies! We appreciate your efforts getting creative and sending such great photos our way. Unfortunately, when the band’s tech team began working on piecing together the video screen footage, many of the photos became pixelated, causing the images to appear very distorted on the big screens. Though we don’t… read more

Duran Duran Venture into Virtual Reality

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2017! To commemorate #DDAD17, Duran Duran decided to release two recently recorded videos, “Paper Gods” & “Hungry Like the Wolf.” Both songs were filmed in Oakland, CA on July 7th using 360 cameras, which allows the viewer to experience them in virtual reality! Here are a few tips to maximize your 360-degree viewing experience: View the Virtual Realityread more

Anna Ross Q&A Excerpt

Each month the Duran Duran Fan Community posts a Q&A with a person who is some how associated with the band. Last month, we spoke to Anna Ross, who is more than just an ‘associate,’ she is one of the live voices of onstage Duran! What is the inspiration behind the album FIRST DAY? The inspiration is about doing that thing you’ve always been meaning to do in life but never got around to. I’d always been… read more

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