Like them or not, unofficial recordings (a/k/a bootlegs) have always been an interesting phenomena for collectors, and Duran Duran fans are no exception. The live sets highlighted in this Collector’s Corner have been around for quite awhile and are worth a second (or third!) look.
For the most part with these early vinyl releases, the source were special radio shows that were eventually released (by the BBC for example), making them a bit more official, though the band weren’t part of the release or the promotion. These radio shows were sent out to smaller stations to air as live shows, so copies weren’t too hard to come by once the station was finished with it.… Read More
We were holding this exciting news because we were hoping to give you full details when we announced, but as word has leaked out, catching us rather off guard, we wanted to confirm… yes it’s true, the extraordinarily talented John Frusciante has indeed been doing some work from his home base in California on our new album. The tracks have been going back and forth via the internet, and we are thrilled with the results. We are all such big fans of John’s work and are honoured to have him adding his magic to the record! There are no current plans for John to tour with us, but his guitars sound incredible on the tracks.… Read More
Probably one of Duran Duran’s best known fans, Andy Golub, a/k/a Durandy, has been a vocal supporter for as long as we can remember. He’s also an avid collector – of Duran Duran posters. Slowly but surely, Andy has built up a collection that seems to rival no one else – it is pretty spectacular.
Andy and his fiance Christine Born recently compiled some of his most excellent finds in a book called “Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran.” Below is an excerpt from his recent VIP fan community Q&A:
What is the first DD item you can remember collecting?… Read More
The Duran Duran webshop has some cool new goodies for the Spring!
*Back in stock for the special 3Oth Anniversary of “The Reflex” special edition White “Reflex” design vintage Tee!
*NEW Duran Duran logo Black and Gold Rhinestone shirt, featuring intricate Rhinestone detail front!
*NEW deluxe metallic finish Duran Duran logo black mug!
*Back by popular demand – baby gear – onesies, bibs and Toddler Tees!
* AND MORE!
Check out all the great new swag, stock up for summer!!
DIAMOND DUST PRINTED GATEFOLD SLEEVE DOUBLE HEAVYWEIGHT 180-GRAM VINYL TO BE RELEASED 25 MAY, 2014 – – PRICE: £30.00
Responding to public demand, the members of Duran Duran are set to release their first live album on vinyl in more than a decade – as a stunning limited edition with The Vinyl Factory.
Recorded during their 2011 world tour, ‘A Diamond In The Mind’ bristles with classic Duran hits including ‘Planet Earth’, ‘Notorious’ and ‘Rio’, alongside new tracks taken from their critically acclaimed album ‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’, which was produced by Grammy award winner Mark Ronson and hit the #1 spot on the iTunes music charts in 15 countries (including the UK).… Read More
DD.com’s cameras were lucky enough to grab 30 seconds with Simon for a bit of an album update. Album or song titles? No…very charming frontman? YES!
At the end of each year, the ASK KATY section of the site receives an influx of emails asking if there will be a Duran Duran official calendar coming. To this day it remains a popular item for fans. For those who may not know, the first official calendar was released in winter 1982 via the band’s fan club at the time, and then launched to the public through a small ad campaign in the UK music press.
The next year, the band put out another calendar, and that edition (1983) remains one of the most sought after for collectors today.… Read More
Simon has recently been interviewed for an upcoming ABC Australia TV program celebrating Countdown’s 40th anniversary.
Countdown ran on Australian TV from 1974-1987 and was hosted by Ian “Molly” Meldrum. Molly regularly interviewed Duran Duran, among other artists, and formed a great rapport with the band. The guys sang on Countdown, hosted the show and also attended the Countdown Music & Video Awards.
Duran Duran were beloved members of the Countdown family in the 1980s, and it was especially gratifying since Duran Duran had a #1 album in Australia – and a #1 single in Australia as well – before any where else.… Read More