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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: August

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Summer 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of THE POWER STATION tour. Let’s take a look behind the scenes. In the summer of 1985, Duran Duran was still on hiatus, but the members of the band were having no trouble keeping busy. Nick, Simon and Roger were still in Studio de la Grande Armee in Paris working on what would become Arcadia’s SO RED THE ROSE. John and Andy had been promoting the POWER… read more

Simon looks back on Duran Duran’s LIBERTY

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 10.54.32 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 10.54.56 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 10.54.07 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 10.54.44 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 10.55.07 PM “LIBERTY was the first Duran Duran album we didn’t tour behind. I think we got back in to the Studio pretty soon after it was made, and started a new record, which was THE WEDDING ALBUM. It sometimes feels like LIBERTY is the first part of THE WEDDING ALBUM. “Violence of Summer” was the first single, and it is a very un-Duran Duran like song. It was in your face. I remember reading in a music paper that Phil Collins… read more

Paper Gods Primer: A Track-By-Track Guide to Duran Duran’s New Album

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 1.30.15 PM photo by Nick Rhodes Paper Gods Primer: A Track-By-Track Guide to Duran Duran’s New Album By Lori Majewski What do we expect from our pop idols? We expect them to give us back our youth and to make us feel like we’re still filled with the kind of hope and excitement we felt when we first became fans. Duran Duran had these things handled at the three shows I saw in the past month: August 1st and 2nd in Portchester, NY, and… read more

Celebrated musicians donate tracks for global peace project

Celebrated musicians donate tracks for global peace project Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler l Philip Glass l Angélique Kidjo l Anoushka Shankar l Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor London, 11 August 2015: Peacebuilding charity International Alert is delighted to announce the launch of Peace Tracks, a global collaborative music project that brings together internationally celebrated recording artists with musicians… read more

#DDAD Sale in the WebShop! New Paper Gods Tees!

SPECIAL DD APPRECIATION DAY OFFER !! 20% OFF ALL PURCHASES ON THE WEBSTORE THIS WEEK! OFFER BEGINS MONDAY 10th AUGUST at 12PM EST/5M GMT THRU TO SUNDAY 16th AUGUST 2PM EST/7PM GMT The Web Shop is offering 20% across the board on ALL purchases which cannot be combined with any other offer (i.e. it’s not in addition to the Fan Community discount, this would over ride it) PLEASE enter the code PAPERGODS at check-out! image005 image006 image007 image008 image009read more

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day! #DDAD15

A month and a day before the release of Paper Gods…Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2015! read more

#DDAD15: Duran Duran Social Media Icons

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day! Download and share these icons/cover photos on your social media pages! DD_appreciation_500x500_IG[1] DD Appreciation Day for Tumblr and Instagram DD_appreciation_1024x512_Twitter_1 DD Appreciation Day for Twitter DD_appreciation_1200x628_FB DD Appreciation Day for Facebookread more

South Street Seaport Museum Announces Cancellation of DOCK ROCKS

South Street Seaport Museum Announces Cancellation of DOCK ROCKS – Party on the Piers on Tuesday August 4, 2015 due to unforeseen logistical problems at the site South Street Seaport Museum today announced the cancellation of DOCK ROCKS – Party on the Piers. The concert, originally slated for Tuesday, August 4, 2015, was to feature British rock icons Duran Duran, alongside special guest Wyclef Jean, amongst other… read more

Duran Duran to Perform As Part of I Heart Radio Music Festival

CELEBRATING THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE ICONIC MUSIC EVENT, IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR TWO-DAY HISTORIC IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS SEPTEMBER 18 AND 19 Kanye West, Sam Smith, The Who, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers,… read more

IRA bomb threats. Suicidal fans. Drug meltdowns… Duran Duran relive the madness of the Eighties

By Adrian Deevoy For Event Magazine Simon Le Bon no longer chases Girls On Film. John Taylor is back firmly on “Planet Earth” after spinning out of control. Andy Taylor may have left to join the “Ordinary World,” but Nick Rhodes is still a “Notorious” user of blue eye shadow, Roger Taylor is “Hungry Like The Wolf.” Now three and a half decades after the first of 17 UK read more

Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: July, 2015

Promotional releases, while not typically available to the general public, are very common among Collectors. Before the digital age, these were sent out to radio stations so DJs would play the track, as well as to newspapers and magazines for reviews. Not surprisingly, some of the rarest Duran Duran promos are from the beginning of the band’s career. One of the first promos ever issued was “With Compliments,”… read more

Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Ways Duran Duran Has Proved the Haters Wrong

With their slick hooks, suggestive videos and unabashed love of fashion, Duran Duran took MTV, radio and the world by storm in the ’80s. Even in that pre-Internet troll era, haters piled on the British pop act, calling them a flash-in-the-pan band with too much eyeliner. Well, it’s been 34 years since the release of their self-titled debut. And minus a little makeup, the boys are still around — and… read more

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