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Duran Duran Monthly Collectors Corner: April, 2015

ON THE COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE… One of the greatest ways to know your band is going places is to see them on the cover of a magazine. Over the course of Duran Duran’s career, they’ve graced the cover of a staggering number of magazines from all over the world. Let’s take a look at some of them, going right back to the start. RECORD MIRROR 1981 The band’s early covers follow the release of “Planet Earth”… read more


Simon Le Bon and others Lend Support to Bike4Life2015

Motorbike enthusiasts including Duran Duran front-man SIMON LE BON, TV presenter RICHARD HAMMOND and former England Rugby Captain MIKE TINDALL MBE have joined forces to support the Bike4Life Festival. The annual motorbike festival helps raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the trio are urging riders across the region to sign up for the event on Sunday 26 April. BIKE 4 LIFE FESTIVAL 2015 will take… read more


Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Excerpt: Q&A with Suzi Parker

So for those who don’t know you as the DD supportive tweeter that you are, tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a journalist and author, based in Little Rock, Ark. I cover politics and culture for many publications and my work has appeared in numerous publications including The Economist, The Washington Post and Town & Country. I’m the author of “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt”, “1000 Best Bartender’sread more


Simon participates in the Tour Auto Rally 2015

The upcoming Tour Auto Rally 2015 begins next week, on April 20th, running through April 25th. Organized by Peter Auto, the 24th edition of the Tour de France Automobile retrospective will see 225 automobiles compete against one another over race circuits and multiple stages on closed roads. Simon will be the co-driver on “P,” a Jaguar XK120, which is the oldest car in the Rally. Simon will be driving with… read more


Nick Celebrates Hermès’ Annual ‘Flâneur forever’

Nick Rhodes was recently invited by the celebrated Parisian quality goods company maker, Hermès, to curate a raucous ramble through his old stomping ground of Soho in London. To celebrate Hermès’ annual theme ‘Flâneur forever,’ twenty-five privately invited guests discovered rock art history, Bowie iconography, Tin Pan alley folklore and the world of new electronica. Impassioned by his… read more


Duran Duran: Newsworthy in Los Angeles

Duran Duran has spent the last few days in California – first in San Francisco, where they participated in a radio event for their new label, Warner Brothers Records, then in Los Angeles at the Warner offices. At both events, the band played their upcoming single, “Pressure Off,”produced by Nile Rodgers and featuring Janelle Monáe. Mid week the band also spent time rehearsing, and then performing,… read more


Warner Bros Sign Duran Duran to Global Recording Contract

WARNER BROS. RECORDS SIGNS DURAN DURAN TO GLOBAL RECORDING CONTRACT ICONIC MULTI-PLATINUM BAND COMPLETE NEW STUDIO ALBUM WITH PRODUCERS NILE RODGERS, MARK RONSON AND MR HUDSON BURBANK, CA – March 27, 2015: Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and… read more


Fan Community Excerpt: Mr Hudson Q&A

An excerpt from the Fan Community’s February Q&A with Mr Hudson. How did you get involved in music ? It was all around me. I have three older brothers (yes they are DD fans) who love music. There were guitars and drum machines lying around and a piano in the living room. The eldest was interested in home recording and built his own bass amp with my Dad’s supervision. A massive influence and inspiration for me.… read more


Duran Duran Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: March, 2015 »

There’s A Dream That Strings The Road This month marks the anniversary of the release of Duran Duran’s “Is There Something I Should Know?” one of the most recognisable tracks the band released in the 80s. Rocketing to the top position of UK Top 40 on the week of release, this single was Duran Duran’s first no. 1 hit in the UK. The track was a huge success in the USA, reaching no. 4 on the Billboard Top 100. The song was… read more


Simon at Cartier’s ‘Travel with Style’ Concours D’Elegance

Cartier hosts a biennial event in India called the Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours D’Elegance at the Jaipur Polo Grounds in New Delhi. This year was the fourth edition and featured classic automobiles and motorcycles, with a Veteran-Vintage Class for motorcycles post 1930. Simon and Yasmin were both judges at this event, with Amber in attendance, and all had a wonderful time in Delhi looking at all the classic… read more


Duran-land

A small Studio update …. *Spike Stent will begin mixing most of the upcoming album starting tomorrow, March 17. *Kiesza is expected back in the Studio for a few days to do a bit more work. *Violinist Davide Rossi is one of the guests on the album as well. Stay tuned…#DD14 Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 12.01.31 PMread more


Antony Price Birthday Bash at Blakes

Nick Rhodes played host this evening – Thursday the 5th of March – at London’s famed Blakes Hotel for an intimate soiree celebrating a milestone 70th birthday for his good friend, and long time Duran Duran partner-in-style, fashion designer Antony Price. Predictably, the invitation called for a dress code of ‘GLAMOUR’ and guests – consisting of Duran Duran band members, Antony’s… read more




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