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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: May

Rio – icon of the 80s! At the end of 1981 Duran Duran started writing and recording their second album RIO. The album was released in May 1982, so this Collector’s Corner seemed like a good time to celebrate it! Duran Duran’s RIO is one of the band’s best selling albums, and has been certified platinum multiple times in several different countries. It remained in the US Billboard Top 200 Album chart for almost two… read more


Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran – Las Vegas festival announces lineup

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, Life is Beautiful Festival announced the official artist lineup for the third edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will return to Downtown Las Vegas to provide festival-goers an exciting experience of world-class cuisine, extraordinary art and some of the world’s biggest musicians.… read more


Fan Community Q&A Excerpt: Singer Anna Ross!

Our very own Anna Ross is putting out a solo album via a very cool Pledge Music campaign! Read more about it in this Fan Community Q&A excerpt! What made you decide to record your own album? I think most people want to develop in their career, in some way over time, and having always been interested in music, singing, and songwriting this felt like a very natural progression for me alongside working with Duran Duran.… read more


Gibralter Music Festival Announces Duran Duran & Kings of Leon to Headline

TOM ODELL, RAE MORRIS, THE FEELING, LAWSON, AND MANY, MANY MORE WILL PERFORM ACROSS THE WEEKEND TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 15TH MAY//@GibMusicFest Bringing some of the world’s biggest live acts to Gibraltar each year, GMF is back in 2015 with its biggest lineup to date in the picturesque and intimate surroundings of Victoria Stadium on the Rock of Gibraltar. Co-headlining will be pop icons Duran Duran. Having sold over… read more


Katy’s Twentieth Anniversary!

Twenty years doing anything is pretty outstanding but twenty years working for Duran Duran?? Talk about lucky. Talk about special. Talk about the best job in the world! The guys wanted to help me celebrate this occasion with a series of special Kafe’s for the fan community and here’s a ‘highlight’ reel, so to speak. It has been a lot of fun reminiscing with Nick, Roger, John & Simon about… read more


DURAN DURAN REVISITS RIO

Double-Disc Deluxe Edition Expands The Classic Album With Demos, Alternative Mixes And Non-Album Tracks And Will Be Available On June 22 A Single-Disc Version Will Also Be Released The Same Day Duran Duran set sail aboard a 70-foot yacht in the iconic music video for “Rio,” the title track from the British quintet’s second album release in 1982. That hit single, along with others like “Hungry Like the Wolf”… read more


Roger Remembers the Recording of Duran Duran’s “A View to A Kill”

When Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor recorded his drum part for the band’s title track to the fourteenth James Bond film, “A View to a Kill,” he didn’t know that it would be the last time he filled that post for what would be close to twenty years. On the anniversary of the song’s release, he reflects on recording the track that would end up being the band’s 2nd Number One single, read more


Simon Le Bon Wants You to Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods

Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods – Celebs turn out to free caged moon bears On May 13, 2015, million-selling artists, comedians and celebrities are coming together. Their goal: to let bears sh!t in the woods. The “Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods” campaign features major celebrities including Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Simon Le Bon, Anthony Kiedis, Moby, Duff McKagan, Steve-O, and Matt Lucas in a Spinal Tap-inspired… read more


Simon Le Bon on Le Tour Auto Rally, 2015

I just finished Le Tour Auto. Paris to Biarritz via Vichy, 5 days, 4 circuits, 8 hill climbs in a 1950 Jaguar XK120 – no top, no power steering, drum brakes all round, Moss crash gearbox & steel racing pipes. My arms are aching & my ears are ringing. But I did learn heel & toe double de-clutch downshifting while braking. I was co-pilot to owner/driver François Pourcher; seen here goofing off at a gas… read more


Birthday message from Roger

As I come to the end of another year & the completion of another Duran Duran album, I can say that I’m in a really great place at the moment and look forward to the year ahead with immense anticipation! Thank you, in particular, to the many fans that supported us through the album making process..waiting day & night, rain or shine over the entire two year span of the recording, may of them became very familiar… read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collectors Corner: April, 2015

ON THE COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE… One of the greatest ways to know your band is going places is to see them on the cover of a magazine. Over the course of Duran Duran’s career, they’ve graced the cover of a staggering number of magazines from all over the world. Let’s take a look at some of them, going right back to the start. RECORD MIRROR 1981 The band’s early covers follow the release of “Planet Earth”… read more


Simon Le Bon and others Lend Support to Bike4Life2015

Motorbike enthusiasts including Duran Duran front-man SIMON LE BON, TV presenter RICHARD HAMMOND and former England Rugby Captain MIKE TINDALL MBE have joined forces to support the Bike4Life Festival. The annual motorbike festival helps raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the trio are urging riders across the region to sign up for the event on Sunday 26 April. BIKE 4 LIFE FESTIVAL 2015 will take… read more




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