War Child and O2 are proud to announce Passport Back To The Bars, a week of one-off events offering incredible access to big name acts in the most intimate music venues – supporting War Child to bring hope and safety back to children in war zones, after an unprecedented year of violence.
Produced by War Child, O2 and the Music Managers Forum, the Passport shows are a part of BRIT Awards Week 2015. These will be the smallest… read more
“I went to the House of Commons in London Tuesday to help launch the Addiction Report by the Centre of Social Justice. The report makes many significant points about problems of addiction and alcoholism facing many people in Britain. I wouldn’t say I agree with every single thing in it, but if half of it were to come to pass, our society would be a much better place to live in.
You can view the report here: http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/publications/ambitious-for-recovery
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So you’re in a band in Canada. You start to build up some local success. You score a single everyone is interested in. And then Duran Duran circa 1984 come to play in Canada and your band is asked to open for them. AMAZING, right? In one of our coolest Q&As to date, Joe Vizvary from the band Images in Vogue, themselves part of the 80s music story, tells us all about his experiences in the band and being asked to open… read more
Knock, knock… Notorious!
In November, 1986 Duran Duran put out the album NOTORIOUS worldwide. Having paired down to a trio, the band got creative in what would turn out to be a seminal release for them. Simon, John & Nick teamed up with Nile Rodgers, who they had worked with before on several tracks, and brought some funk in to the Duran canon.
This was an important time for the band. After the success of “Seven… read more
So it’s exactly 10 years today since my very first show with Duran Duran… time has flown by so quickly, it seems like half that time!!
I’ll never forget my first meeting, and subsequent show, with DD on 19th November 2004. I received a call, out of the blue, first thing on a Wednesday morning from Chris Rowley, who was their tour manager at the time. A friend in the business had given him my contact info.… read more
I flew to London on Thursday to perform at Lawrence Dallaglio’s fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust. Lawrence is a friend of Simon’s, and Simon was keen we take part in the event. I am really glad we did.
Friday was designated Children in Need Day in the UK, so it was nice to play a small part in it. The show was terrific fun, and a small – but hardcore – group of Duranies made it to the performance, which… read more
Last night I went to see the Spandau Ballet documentary, “Soul Boys of the Western World.”
It was a fantastic experience, I loved it. It’s a great, great film about music and friendship, and anybody – any fan of Duran Duran – should see it. It’s just terrific.
The movie was very funny, very warm, with great music and great fashion from the time. On top of that, I walked out of the… read more
Live from Austin – it’s John Taylor, talking about the genesis of the Duran Duran song “The Wild Boys” and its impact 30 years later!
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to hear a message from Simon recorded for all the kind people who emailed, tweeted and posted birthday greetings for him today!
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FRONTMAN ON THE SIDE
The members of Duran Duran have had a number of cool side projects throughout the years. THE POWER STATION and ARCADIA, and recently TV MANIA were all released and promoted worldwide and are known to most Duran fans.
But one member of the band has done some things that fly a little more under the radar.
That’s right, Simon has been stepping out on us for quite some time now! One of his earliest forays… read more
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The track list for the Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack was revealed Tuesday, and the young “Royals” singer has done an impressive job of mixing established artists, up-and-coming acts and special guest features.
Lorde, Chvrches, Bat for Lashes, Grace Jones, Tove Lo and the Chemical Brothers with Miguel all provide new tracks to the soundtrack, which will also see Charli
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