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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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Photos courtesy of duranduran.com, taken Sept 3rd at rehearsal, Monterey, CA.read more


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.

NEW STUBS 84-2006

After… read more


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


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

July 24th, 2014

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

July 17th, 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

July 13th, 2014

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

July 2nd, 2014

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!

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Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Q&A Excerpt

July 1st, 2014

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 ?

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John Taylor’s Redditch High County Mixtape

June 27th, 2014

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

June 26th, 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

June 20th, 2014

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!

June 20th, 2014

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

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Birthday Message from Duran Duran Guitarist Dom Brown!

June 16th, 2014

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

June 11th, 2014

“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


Birthday Message from Nick Rhodes

June 8th, 2014

Keyboardist, photographer, designer, collector, list-maker, absurdist, Simpson’s fan…it’s Nick Rhodes birthday!

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Nick Rhodes Birthday Message 2014

June 8th, 2014

June 8th – it’s Nick Rhodes’ birthday!

Click HERE to listen to his thank you message to the fans.

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UPDATED Auction – Signed Duran Duran Guitar for Jimi’s Angels Dog Rescue

June 6th, 2014

This amazing piece of memorabilia was donated for auction to help Jimi’s Angels Dog Rescue continue to save lives by contributing to the medical needs of discarded dogs.

Bark n’ Bitches retail & Jimi’s Angels Rescue is dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters, the city streets and owners who can no longer care for them. These high kill shelters… read more


John Taylor speaks out about need for families’ voices to be heard: Families & Carers affected by loved ones’ substance misuse

May 23rd, 2014

FOR EVERY PERSON grappling with drug and alcohol misuse, it’s estimated that at least five others are affected – husbands, wives and partners, mothers, fathers, siblings, children, grandchildren, friends, employers – each of these has their own story to tell about how they are effected.

The DHI Reach Out one day event in Bristol, UK – now in its 7th year – will offer a unique opportunity for families and loved… read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner, May, 2014

May 22nd, 2014

AND THE AWARD GOES TO….

One of the most revered items to collectors worldwide is an authentic sales certification Award, also known as the Gold or Platinum Record. These awards are made in very small numbers, and due to the rarity of them coming onto the open market, they can be very expensive.

There are two main types of sales awards. The first is an award that is presented by a music industry trade association. Some… read more