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
“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
photo by Nick RhodesPaper Gods Primer: A Track-By-Track Guide to Duran Duran’s New AlbumBy 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
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
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OFFER BEGINS MONDAY 10th AUGUST at 12PM EST/5M GMT THRU TO SUNDAY 16th AUGUST 2PM EST/7PM GMT
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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
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
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
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
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