Every month the fan community features a Q&A with someone notable in the Duran Duran community. Last month Tom Sykes, co-author of “In the Pleasure Groove” sat down for an interview. You can read an excerpt below:
Our readers don’t know exactly what you do when you work with someone like John – can you explain?
It was very interesting working with John because it was completely different to how I imagined it would be. I had imagined that I would tape record John, and then write an account of his life, but he had very different ideas. He wrote a lot of the material himself and then I would help him edit it.… Read More
To online friends and cyber surfers,
It’s quite hard to believe another year has past, or I should say flown by!
It’s been a very fun and interesting year for me with many highlights and special moments.
In late August, Duran Duran finished an amazing 18 month World Tour where the band seemed to gel more and play better together from each show to the next. The energy and excitement built to an all time high and the shows were some of the most enjoyable for me since first playing with the band back in December 2004.
In September I began renting a professional studio where I go to work 5 days a week.… Read More
“All You Need Is Now,” digitally released in December 2010 and physically released a few months later, has been put out in more formats, both packaging and track listing-wise, than any other Duran Duran album.
In December 2010, Duran Duran initially released the digital version of “All You Need is Now,” containing nine tracks. In March 2011, the standard CD and a digital re-release came out with 14 songs: “All You Need is Now,” “Blame the Machines,” “Being Followed,” “Leave a Light On,” “Safe (In the Heat of the Moment),” “Girl Panic!,” “A Diamond in the Mind,” “The Man Who Stole a Leopard,” “Other People’s Lives,” “Mediterranea,” “Too Bad You’re So Beautiful,” “Runway Runaway,” “Return to Now,” and “Before the Rain.” A few different digital versions, through HMV and Amazon, were available as well.… Read More
2013 Birthday Greeting from our favourite keyboard-man, Nick Rhodes!
Simon Le Bon To Perform With Timbaland At The Sound Of Change Live Concert Twickenham Stadium on June 1
Presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE, Founded by Gucci
London 30 May 2013: It was announced today that Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon will join his friend Timbaland for a special performance at Saturday’s ‘THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE CONCERT’ presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE.
Simon Le Bon said: “In the year which marks the centenary of the Suffragette Movement, I am excited to be a performer at the Twickenham CHIME FOR CHANGE show this Saturday. As a man, raised by a strong, inspirational woman, and the father of three determined daughters, I unreservedly support women’s rights and the drive for equality world wide.… Read More
We have been getting some studio updates from the guys, and if you miss it when we post it on Facebook, you can come back and find them here!
Duran Duran, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ellie Goulding, Hot Chelle Rae to perform at amfAR Gala in Cannes
Sharon Stone, Jessica Chastain, Janet Nackson, Heidi Klum, Milla Jovovich, Carine Roitfeld, Harvey Weinstein Among Chairs.
Bold Films, Lovegold, and Bank Julius Baer to Sponsor
New York, NY, May 7, 2013—Rock icons Duran Duran, the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey, British pop darling Ellie Goulding, and pop hit makers Hot Chelle Rae will perform at the 20th edition of amfAR’s world-renowned Cinema Against AIDS event, to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013, during the Cannes International Film Festival.
Duran Duran, who have sold more than 100 million records throughout their storied career, will treat guests at Cinema Against AIDS to their only public performance of 2013.… Read More
Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon will be part of Manchester United’s Player of The Year Awards, one of THE must go events in the Club’s social calendar!
On the 15th May players from Manchester United’s glittering history will gather to celebrate the team’s achievements. Attended by Sir Alex Ferguson, his management team and the Manchester United first team, the special night is also a favourite for the Club’s celebrity fans. This year’s star guest will be Duran Duran singer and lifelong United fan, Simon Le Bon.Simon will be celebrating with the team and congratulating those individual players who receive awards such as Best Goal of the Season, Players’ Player of the Year and the coveted Player of the Year Award.… Read More