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A Message from Duran Duran Regarding Recent Fan Community News

Duran Duran value and respect their many fans around the world and feel compelled to correct the media’s misrepresentation of its lawsuit against Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. The Band emphatically states that the lawsuit is not against its loyal fans but simply seeks to protect its rights against the company that formerly managed its fan club. Duran Duran have now brought their official fan community in-house… read more

Duran Duran Return to Fashion Rocks® in a Two-Hour Special at Barclays Center

Three Lions Entertainment Announces the Return of Fashion Rocks® in a Two-Hour Special at Barclays Center to Air Live on CBS September 9, 2014 Hosted by Emmy Award-Winner Ryan Seacrest and Produced by Don Mischer Productions The Star-Studded Lineup to Date Includes: Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher Tickets On Sale Friday,read more

Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner, July, 2014

The first 33rpm 33 years ago 33 years ago Duran Duran released their first album; critics and fans equally praised the album with ALL MUSIC GUIDE saying later, “Duran Duran’s eponymous debut artfully coalesced the sonic and stylistic elements of the burgeoning new romantic movement they were soon to spearhead.” UK original and testpress 1981 first album album promo poster The original album was recorded in London at several studios during 1980 and 1981.… read more

Duran Duran at the White Night Festival

Duran Duran performed at the White Nights of St. Petersburg Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 12, 2014. The White Night Festival is an annual international arts festival during the season of the midnight sun. This particular part of the festival also featured young, up-and-coming artists from around the world, and is telecast on Channel One Russia. Duran Duran opened the evening and performed three songs:… read more

Fab New Items in the DD WebShop

Beach towel? Baseball hat to keep the rays out of your eyes? Mug for your iced coffee? CHECK! The Duran Duran Web Shop has all that, plus some great DEALS throughout July! Check out the Duran Duran Web Shop for the skinny! Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 2.48.43 PMread more

Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Q&A Excerpt

Pretty clever Q&A featured on the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community website – here’s an excerpt! Rory McCartney is an insanely talented art director who has now worked on not one, but two Duran Duran releases via Vinyl Factory – ALL YOU NEED IS NOW and A DIAMOND IN THE MIND. How did you get involved with working with The Vinyl Factory? What’s a typical day like for you ? What is the first Duran Duran releaseread more

John Taylor’s Redditch High County Mixtape

I had an email recently from ITN News asking for a comment on some research that had been done to find the least musical town in the UK. Apparently, the research had informed them that town was Redditch in Worcestershire, very close to where I grew up, and where I went to school. This is Middle-England, for those of you not hot on U.K geography. I hate it when important media wastes its time on stuff like this, so I was both incensed… read more

Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner, June, 2014

MARCHING WITH THE BAND Before record shops, buying music meant sheet music. The industry developed alongside printing technology in the 15th century, and by the Industrial Revolution the printed music industry was booming, as the burgeoning middle class purchased pianos, with sing-a longs a favourite social activity for families and friends, from traditional hymns to the day’s top hits. EARLY SHEET MUSIC COMP The invention of… read more

John Taylor speaks out for families and shares his journey of recovery

On Saturday 14th June, John Taylor joined around 100 family members and carers in Bristol, UK for a unique one day festival hosted by charity Developing Health & Independence (DHI). The day was held to raise awareness of and improve the lives of families and carers of problematic drug and alcohol users. John shared his own personal experiences with addiction and its impact on others. John has long been supportive… read more

A Birthday Message from John Taylor!

Duran Duran’s Bass Guy takes a minute from the UK to wish himself a Happy Birthday…(just kidding!!) read more

Birthday Message from Duran Duran Guitarist Dom Brown!

Firstly a HUGE thank you to everyone for the wonderful birthday messages! The big day this year was a particularly eventful, fun and at times surreal one…It coincided with my good friends John and Phoebe’s wedding day. Not only was I an usher, but I was part of a super-group of musicians who are mutual friends of John and Phoebe’s. This included Simon, Nick Mason and Guy Pratt from Pink Floyd, and Gary… read more

John Taylor on Duran Duran’s A DIAMOND IN THE MIND vinyl

“That night in Manchester … was a great night. One of the best. Ever. I love Manchester, but I never loved it more than the two hours I spent playing bass onstage that night. You know, I wanted to call this album ‘CITY UNITED’ but the other Duran boys didn’t go for it. I’m happy it’s on vinyl. There was a time when everything was on vinyl and it was no big deal, now it has to be a really,… read more

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