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Duran Duran for Record Store Day 2018

Duran Duran are excited to have their very special live LP Duran Duran Budokan included as part of this year’s Record Store Day! Captured at Tokyo’s historic venue, Nippon Budokan, on September 20, 2017, this show marked the end of the band’s two year Paper Gods tour which saw them playing to sold-out audiences around the world. The one-of-a-kind artwork for this LP was created by famed Japanese graphic… read more

31 Songs for 31 Days

“It gives me great pleasure to program a little playlist of my current fave tunes. And I have to say it feels good to have so much exciting new music in there. It’s an interesting time for pop culture and I’m glad to be awake for it. This should get you to springtime. Enjoy!” – JT Click HERE to listen to John’s March Spotify playlist! _FAC5063read more


DURAN DURAN’S JOHN TAYLOR TO APPEAR AT FIRST BIRMINGHAM MUSIC AWARDS DURAN DURAN’S John Taylor Pledges Support for New Birmingham Talent A search for Birmingham’s brightest and best musicians/music industry professionals is underway as the ‘Birmingham Music Awards’ hosts their first ceremony on May 2nd. The organisers of the BMAs are on a mission to bring together the best of the city’s contributors… read more

Nick & Katy’s 2018 Oscar Picks!!

*Members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community can hear the full audio, with special synth effects done by Nick (!!), on It is that time of year once again Dear Readers! While Nick and Katy don’t cover every category, they really invest their time in the films they do discuss. This year they added in CINEMATOGRAPHY & COSTUME DESIGN and removed FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM & DOCUMENTARY… read more

Nick on the death of Designer Judy Blame

I am deeply sad to hear Judy has left us… He was a rare creature with a beautiful vision and undoubtedly key to sculpting the shape of style in the 1980s. His indelible fingerprints are all over the pop culture that followed. We worked together on the Wild Boys video where his contribution was spectacular. As both an artist and friend, his attitude, instinct and humour were a potent combination. – Nick, February… read more

Duran Duran on Wedding Album 25th Anniversary

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the release of THE WEDDING ALBUM Duran Duran is sharing this special video of their song, “Come Undone,” filmed at Symphony Hall in Birmingham England on March 19, 1993. read more

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

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