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

February 27th, 2015

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

February 26th, 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.

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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

February 24th, 2015

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’

February 20th, 2015

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’

February 20th, 2015

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


Nick & Katy’s Oscar Picks 2015!

February 17th, 2015

Rhodes + Krassner’s (drum roll please) Oscar Picks of 2015!!!

THE BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!

This year seems like it is pretty predictable – or, as the American’s say, a lock! Nick and Katy both agree that it seems like the big categories are all sewn up, but still worth having an Oscar chat about!

*Members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community can hear the full audio on http://duranduranmusic.com.

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Bestival Unveils the First Acts to Feel the Love (Duran Duran included!)

February 12th, 2015

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TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 10:00AM

We’ve always been lovers, not fighters, everyone knows that. So, now that Bestival’s Summer of Love theme is out in the open and our amorous adventures are well and truly underway, we’re more than a little excited to turn our attentions to our first line-up announcement! Featuring our mighty Thursday Big Top headliners and our Saturday main stage headliners, and… read more


DLF LIVE and AXSTV Present: THE MUSIC OF DAVID LYNCH Featuring Angelo Badalamenti, Duran Duran, Karen O & more

February 10th, 2015

THE MUSIC OF DAVID LYNCH
Featuring Angelo Badalamenti, Duran Duran, Karen O, Moby, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Sky Ferreira, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, and many more

April 1st, 2015 // Theatre at the Ace Hotel // Los Angeles

All-Star Lineup Performs Music from David Lynch’s Films, Twin Peaks, and Original Catalog Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The David Lynch Foundation

February… read more


Duran Duran Announce Two Summer Festival Shows

January 28th, 2015

Duran Duran has announced two summer Festival shows today.

On June 20th, the band will be part of the Sonar Festival, in Barcelona, Spain. Tickets are on sale here.

On June 27th, the band will be part of Night at the Park, The Hague, Netherlands. Tickets are on sale here.

Duran Duran will also be performing a one-off show benefiting War Child UK at the Wilton Music Hall on February 19th. This amazing charity raises money for… read more


Duran Duran’s Monthly Collector’s Corner, January, 2015

January 22nd, 2015

Collector’s Corner – January 2015 – Save Your Prayers

The Duran Duran track “Save A Prayer” was released worldwide in August 1982. However, due to the popularity of the video on MTV, the song was re-released with a live version in 1985. This month marks 30 years since its release, and as it is one of the most significant ballads by Duran Duran, we’re discussing it in this month’s Collector’s Corner!

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The smallest gigs… to make the biggest difference. Duran Duran perform in support of War Child

January 14th, 2015

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War Child and O2 present
PASSPORT BACK TO THE BARS
The smallest gigs… to make the biggest difference
February 16-24, 2015

War Child and O2 are proud to announce the incredible full line-up, dates and venues for Passport Back To The Bars, a week of one-off events offering incredible access to some of the biggest names in music in the most intimate venues – supporting War Child after an unprecedented year of violence … read more


Fan Community Excerpt: Patty Palazzo Q&A

January 13th, 2015

An excerpt from the Fan Community Q&A with designer/artist Patty Palazzo, who really, needs no introduction!!

OK, so we know a lot about you already, you have been part of the Duran team for how long now?

I first started working with John (solo) in late 1995 and first started to work as part of the Duran team in 2003 when the reunion came about.

How did you move from working as John’s assistant to becoming a designer?read more


A Note from Nick

January 10th, 2015

“Yesterday I attended Todd Lynn’s fashion show – It was a unique experience, sharp modern clothes with Japanese and punk influences.

The band Slaves played live to provide the soundtrack. It was exciting to see musicians with real raw energy and passion again. I am now looking forward to their debut album which is out in May. Great to see PJ Harvey too, who is very popular on Duran Duran iPods – she … read more


John Taylor New Year’s Mix Tape!

December 31st, 2014

“Paul from Manimal asked me if I would do another year-end Soundcloud playlist, like we did last year. I wasn’t sure I wanted to, as I’ve been so caught up in mixing the new Duran Duran album I almost didn’t want to give serious head space to any other music but ours. However .. music is so damn important to me – sometimes I think it’s the very blood that keeps my heart pumping – I realized I did want… read more


Duran Duran Year-End Favourites, 2014

December 31st, 2014

Each year Roger, John, Simon & Nick share their favourite happenings from the year. Below they rate 2014 – seems like it was a very good year!

ROGER

Favourite Concert of 2014

For me, it was Peter Gabriel at Wembley. It was quite something! The “SO” album was one my favorites of the 80s, and he was playing the whole of the record. It was a very powerful experience.

Favourite Album of 2014

I’ve just become… read more


Happy Holidays from Duran Duran, 2014!

December 25th, 2014

Happy Holidays from Nick, Simon, John & Roger!!

Thanks for all the great support this year as the band finishes up DD#14.
Listen to their messages here!

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Duran Duran’s Monthly Collector’s Corner, December, 2014

December 18th, 2014

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET

Nick Rhodes has always been an avid photographer and lover of photography as an Art. You could always find Nick and his trusty camera documenting life as it blasted by him while on the road touring with Duran Duran.

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Around 1983, in the quiet of hotel rooms around the world, Nick started working on something new, a fusion of media: photography meets television. He would manipulate the television picture… read more


Duran Duran to perform London concert benefitting War Child

December 17th, 2014

War Child and O2 are proud to announce Passport Back To The Bars, a week of one-off events offering incredible access to big name acts in the most intimate music venues – supporting War Child to bring hope and safety back to children in war zones, after an unprecedented year of violence.

Produced by War Child, O2 and the Music Managers Forum, the Passport shows are a part of BRIT Awards Week 2015. These will be the smallest… read more


John Visits the House of Commons to Launch Addiction Report

December 11th, 2014

“I went to the House of Commons in London Tuesday to help launch the Addiction Report by the Centre of Social Justice. The report makes many significant points about problems of addiction and alcoholism facing many people in Britain. I wouldn’t say I agree with every single thing in it, but if half of it were to come to pass, our society would be a much better place to live in.

You can view the report here: http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/publications/ambitious-for-recoveryread more


Joe Vizvary/Images in Vogue: Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Q&A Excerpt

November 25th, 2014

So you’re in a band in Canada. You start to build up some local success. You score a single everyone is interested in. And then Duran Duran circa 1984 come to play in Canada and your band is asked to open for them. AMAZING, right? In one of our coolest Q&As to date, Joe Vizvary from the band Images in Vogue, themselves part of the 80s music story, tells us all about his experiences in the band and being asked to open … read more


Duran Duran’s Monthly Collector’s Corner, November, 2014

November 20th, 2014

Knock, knock… Notorious!

In November, 1986 Duran Duran put out the album NOTORIOUS worldwide. Having paired down to a trio, the band got creative in what would turn out to be a seminal release for them. Simon, John & Nick teamed up with Nile Rodgers, who they had worked with before on several tracks, and brought some funk in to the Duran canon.

This was an important time for the band. After the success of “Seven… read more


Dom Brown’s TEN YEAR Anniversary Message!

November 19th, 2014

So it’s exactly 10 years today since my very first show with Duran Duran… time has flown by so quickly, it seems like half that time!!

I’ll never forget my first meeting, and subsequent show, with DD on 19th November 2004. I received a call, out of the blue, first thing on a Wednesday morning from Chris Rowley, who was their tour manager at the time. A friend in the business had given him my contact info.… read more


JT on Teenage Cancer Trust

November 15th, 2014

I flew to London on Thursday to perform at Lawrence Dallaglio’s fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust. Lawrence is a friend of Simon’s, and Simon was keen we take part in the event. I am really glad we did.

Friday was designated Children in Need Day in the UK, so it was nice to play a small part in it. The show was terrific fun, and a small – but hardcore – group of Duranies made it to the performance, which… read more


John on Spandau Ballet’s “Soul Boys of the Western World”

November 12th, 2014

Last night I went to see the Spandau Ballet documentary, “Soul Boys of the Western World.”

Wow.

It was a fantastic experience, I loved it. It’s a great, great film about music and friendship, and anybody – any fan of Duran Duran – should see it. It’s just terrific.

The movie was very funny, very warm, with great music and great fashion from the time. On top of that, I walked out of the… read more


John Talks about “The Wild Boys”

November 3rd, 2014

Live from Austin – it’s John Taylor, talking about the genesis of the Duran Duran song “The Wild Boys” and its impact 30 years later!

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Nick’s Frieze Collection

October 28th, 2014

If you weren’t able to attend, here are a few photos from the collection I curated for Galerie 1900-2000 at Frieze Masters. Hope you enjoy them. – Nick

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2014 Birthday Message from Simon Le Bon

October 27th, 2014

Click here to hear a message from Simon recorded for all the kind people who emailed, tweeted and posted birthday greetings for him today!

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Duran Duran’s Monthly Collector’s Corner, October, 2014

October 23rd, 2014

FRONTMAN ON THE SIDE

The members of Duran Duran have had a number of cool side projects throughout the years. THE POWER STATION and ARCADIA, and recently TV MANIA were all released and promoted worldwide and are known to most Duran fans.

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But one member of the band has done some things that fly a little more under the radar.

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That’s right, Simon has been stepping out on us for quite some time now! One of his earliest forays… read more


Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack featuring “Kingdom” with Simon Le Bon and Charli XCX

October 21st, 2014

The track list for the Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack was revealed Tuesday, and the young “Royals” singer has done an impressive job of mixing established artists, up-and-coming acts and special guest features.

Lorde, Chvrches, Bat for Lashes, Grace Jones, Tove Lo and the Chemical Brothers with Miguel all provide new tracks to the soundtrack, which will also see Charliread more


Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED comes to UK iTunes!

October 15th, 2014

Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED, directed by David Lynch, finally comes to the UK via iTunes for rental and download!

Click here!

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Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Q&A Excerpt

October 13th, 2014

John Warwicker’s name is so closely associated with Duran Duran history, it’s hard to believe that we haven’t spoken to him sooner! He’s an incredible graphic designer and has also worked with the band on some pretty iconic stuff! Here’s an excerpt from a recent Q&A he did for the band’s fan community website

How did you get involved with working with Duran Duran?

The chance… read more


Roger Remembers ASTRONAUT

October 10th, 2014

October 11, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of Duran Duran’s Astronaut, which was the first full album recorded by the original five members of the band since Seven and the Ragged Tiger in 1983. Drummer Roger Taylor shares his memories of recording the album.

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Some people say that certain moments change ones life forever. Well, I think I had one of those moments in the year 2000. A few years earlier I had moved back… read more


Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED Available in North America on October 14th

October 9th, 2014

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On October 14th, 2014, Duran Duran UNSTAGED will be available in North America for digital download AND rental on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Microsoft Xbox and Vudu.

The list below will service ON DEMAND customers for rental:

AT&T
Comcast
Cox
Frontier
Dish Network
Verizon
Telus
Rogers
Shaw
MTS
Sasktel
Cogeco
Blockbuster on Demand
M-Go
Dish Network
DirecTV

We hope to have news on a DVD release and International… read more


Nick Curates Collection at Frieze Masters Art Fair

October 6th, 2014

Nick has curated a collection of artwork for Parisian Galerie 1900-2000, for the upcoming Frieze Masters art fair in London, which will take place October 15-19th.

“I have often visited Galerie 1900-2000, and admired their spectacular selection of Dada and Surrealist art. I was thrilled when they asked if I would curate their exhibit for Frieze Masters, it was the perfect excuse to delve deep into their inventory,… read more


Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED On Demand!

September 22nd, 2014

Watch Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED from your own home. Available On Demand nationwide in the U.S. and Canada on October 14th!

Check out the great “extras’ we have on our on YouTube page and make sure to tune in 10/14!

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Simon Le Bon in Vanity Fair UK

September 18th, 2014

Grab the October issue of Vanity Fair UK, which comes with a supplement called ‘Vanity Fair On Time.’ Terrific essay written by Simon and amazing photos taken on the original RIO boat, Eilean.

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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner, September, 2014

September 18th, 2014

Join the roundabout of ‘Carnival’!

At the end of the Summer 1982, EMI had some fresh ideas on how to bolster sales of RIO, originally released in May of that year. MTV mania was just taking hold, and the timing was right. Part of their plan was to bring in re-mixer David Kershenbaum for an EP. The result, CARNIVAL, was released in September 1982 in just three major territories, discussed below. This already made the EP… read more


More UNSTAGED Screenings

September 11th, 2014

A few more UNSTAGED screenings are showing through September 15th in select markets. If you didn’t get a chance to go, maybe you can catch one of these…

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Shazam “Fashion Rocks” and Get a FREE Song Download from Duran Duran!

September 9th, 2014

Watching “Fashion Rocks” just got a lot more fun! If you Shazam any part of the broadcast, you are eligible to download a FREE live version of Duran Duran’s “Girl Panic!”

Here’s what YOU need to know!

* This promotion can only be done through the SHAZAM app via an Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) mobile device.

* You will have to have the SHAZAM app on your Android or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch device to participate… read more


Fashion Rocks Airing 9/9!

September 8th, 2014

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow night to see Duran Duran perform on Fashion Rocks, live from the Barclays Center. Fashion Rocks airs on CBS television at 9pm. Oh – we’re giving fans a special surprise! Make sure you download Shazam before the show so you can participate!

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Duran Duran Livestream from Monterey, CA in ONE HOUR!

September 3rd, 2014

Tune in online and see Duran Duran LIVE from Monterey, CA!

Watch the livestream reveal of the new 2016 Mazda Miata on Mazda’s YouTube channel and be treated to a performance by Duran Duran TONIGHT (September 3rd) at 6pm PST.

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Duran Duran To Headline Unveiling of the All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

August 28th, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2014) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced that Duran Duran will headline its unveiling of the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata during a live event to be held in Monterey, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014, and viewable globally on Mazda’s YouTube channel.

Revealing one of the most anticipated cars of 2014 on a global stage is not easy. Fans may be asking, “Is There Something… read more


Duran Duran to perform during US Grand Prix Formula 1 as part of Circuit of The Americas’ (COTA) Fan Fest Weekend

August 25th, 2014

Duran Duran to perform during US Grand Prix Formula 1 as part of Circuit of The Americas’ (COTA) Fan Fest Weekend

One-night-only at ACL Live at The Moody Theater; tickets on sale Friday, September 5th

Austin, TX (Aug 25, 2014)–ACL Live is honored to present Duran Duran for a one-night-only concert as part of the Circuit of the Americas’ Fan Fest weekend, taking place during the 2014 US Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend… read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner, August, 2014

August 21st, 2014

TICKETS PLEASE…

One of the most natural things for a fan to start collecting is ticket stubs. If you go to a show, you normally end up with a ticket stub after you enter, so you’re already well on your way. All you need to do is make the conscious decision to keep the stub and boom! You’re a collector. The live experience offers up the chance for a few other choice collectibles. Let’s take a look.

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Fan Community Q&A Excerpt: Promoter Pedro Garcia

August 17th, 2014

Pedro Garcia may be a familiar face to Duran Duran fans. A promoter from South America, he’s also a big supporter of the band and have seen them in concert 100s of times!

The band inspired his desire to pursue a career as a concert promoter, and since then, Pedro has brought Duran Duran to South America twice.

Read more in our Duran Duran Fan Community excerpt below!

Were you always interested in music or did you have read more


David Lynch-Directed Duran Duran Concert Film Sees Nationwide Release: One Night Only on September 10th

August 13th, 2014

DAVID LYNCH-DIRECTED DURAN DURAN CONCERT FILM SEES NATIONWIDE RELEASE: ONE NIGHT ONLY ON SEPTEMBER 10th

Screenvision and Phase 4 Films Bring ‘Duran Duran Unstaged’ to More Than 300 Movie Theatres Nationwide

Los Angeles, CA – August 13, 2014 – The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over US movie theaters on Wednesday, September 10th for a one-night-only showing of the film Duran Duran: Unstaged.… read more


Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers & Mark Ronson Record in London Studio

August 10th, 2014

Duran Duran returned to their Studio in London on Sunday, August 10th, with producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson. The band’s 14th Studio album is tentatively slated for Spring, 2015.

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Duran Duran Appreciation Day, 2014

August 10th, 2014

Today, here in London, we are all together in a recording studio with Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, working on some new songs for our forthcoming album. The excitement in the room is palpable. We are preparing to unleash our new life form in spring next year.

It has been a little while since we last toured, around two years ago, but we thought we would share this memento with you, from July 6th 2012, when we played a show in Thessaloniki,… read more


Win Signed “A Diamond in the Mind” vinyl – enter by Aug 4th

July 30th, 2014

The Vinyl Factory has five copies of Duran Duran’s “A Diamond In The Mind” limited edition vinyl to give away:

A while back we invited Nick, Simon, John and Roger down to The Vinyl Factory to sign just 5 copies of their new live LP A Diamond In The Mind, released with The Vinyl Factory earlier this year. Now, with summer in full swing, we thought we thought we’d dig them out and give you the chance to win one ofread more


A Message from Duran Duran Regarding Recent Fan Community News

July 24th, 2014

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