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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


Cartier “Travel With Style” 2015: a stunning exhibit curated by Manvendra Singh of Barwani

FOURTH EDITION OF THE CARTIER “TRAVEL WITH STYLE” CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE JAIPUR POLO GROUNDS, NEW DELHI, 14TH MARCH 2015 Renowned automotive experts comprise the judging panel. From Sandra Button to Jean Todt, Riccardo Patrese, David McKirdy, Yasmin & Simon Le Bon and many more. The fourth edition of the International biennial Concours d’Elegance Cartier “Travel With Style”- one of the four best… read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner, February 2015

PROGRAMMES…GET YOUR PROGRAMMES HERE! The exciting news about Duran Duran live dates in the new year has brought a real buzz to the start of 2015! And what better way to celebrate live performance than with a look at the history of the tour programme. JAPAN 82 The programme was first introduced in seventeenth century theatres, where hand-written booklets would be distributed to the audience detailing the cast, crew and… read more


Fan Community Q&A Excerpt: Joshua Blair

Joshua Blair has been working with Duran Duran since they began RED CARPET MASSACRE (then called REPORTAGE), and his relationship with the band has continued to grow. There for every step of DD#14, Josh took some time to participate in a Fan Community Q&A, excerpted here: How did you get involved in music in the first place? Music has always been in my family. My Grandfather was a choir master for a local choir and sang… read more


Duran Duran, Wilton’s Music Hall, review: ‘unalloyed joy’

Simon Le Bon and his band sound strangely current in 2015, says James Hall. 4 stars The crumbling edifice of this old institution has seen better days, and its façade could do with a lick of paint. But enough about Simon Le Bon. Wilton’s, the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall, was a spectacular venue for one of Duran Duran’s most intimate shows for decades. It may just be down to the never-ending cycle of pop… read more


Duran Duran, Wilton’s Music Hall – music review: ‘A supreme pleasure’

Pop’s great survivors showed that they’re far more than a guilty pleasure, says John Aizlewood: 5 out of 5 stars Not usually ones for the small gesture, only the siren entreaties of the Warchild charity could tempt arena stalwarts Duran Duran to play a tiny venue. And so, last night, they performed their most intimate concert since they escaped the Birmingham club scene in 1981, to 300 fortunate winners of Warchild’s… read more




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