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Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off”

October 29th, 2015

Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off” official video … read more


Nick and Bloom Twins

February 11th, 2016

“Earlier this week I spent a few more days in the studio with the Bloom Twins, working on their forthcoming album, where we have been writing and recording a new song almost every day. It is a real inspiration to collaborate with extraordinarily talented young artists in the process of forming their musical identity. They have a very special chemistry…Nick”

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Duran Duran to Perform at 2016 Mid-State Fair

February 6th, 2016

DURAN DURAN TO PERFORM AT 2016 MID-STATE FAIR – CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers as special guest

Tickets on sale Friday, February 19 @ 10:00am

PASO ROBLES (CA) – The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran will perform in concert on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30pm. CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will open the show. The concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert … read more


Simon Le Bon for Blue Marine Foundation

February 3rd, 2016

Simon has recently become an Ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation, a charity that works to provide awareness on ways people can come together to save our oceans. He spoke at one of their London based events, and also sat with BLUE’s co-founder, Chris Gorell Barnes, for an interview with SuperYachts.com.

You can watch both Simon’s speech, and interview, below.

Find out more about The Blue Marine Foundation… read more


John Taylor Joins Jilann’s “Not Alone”

January 29th, 2016

When you have the chance to reinterpret classics, do you take it? Ask American singer-songwriter Jilann, who has recorded NOT ALONE. Featuring David Bowie’s iconic pianist, Mike Garson, this album is both a labor of love as much as it is a riveting tribute to artists [Bowie, Roxy Music, TRex and Eno] of the Glam era.

While living between Los Angeles & Paris, Mike and Jilann worked on a series of recordings, putting… read more


Duran Duran Headline Common People : Oxford – Saturday, Southampton – Sunday

January 27th, 2016

Set to take our two-day metropolitan jamboree by storm, the Common People crew are delighted to announce that Duran Duran will headline Common People 2016, topping the bill at Oxford’s South Park on Saturday 28th May and then providing a fitting finale for our Southampton Common shindig on Sunday 29th May.

Common People head honcho Rob da Bank says: “So, we were already off to a flyer with Common People selling out… read more


Duran Duran Announce Additional 2016 North American Tour Dates

January 25th, 2016

DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS AS SPECIAL GUEST ON SELECT SHOWS; XL RECORDING ARTIST SHAMIR ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT IN 7 CITIES

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY

January 25th, 2016 – (Burbank, CA) – Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran today announced that they have added additional shows to their eagerly anticipated upcoming North American Paper Gods… read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: January

January 21st, 2016

Put a stripe in the Union and a star in the Jack!

It is Spring 1987 when Duran Duran release their 16th single, and the third from the NOTORIOUS album, “Meet El Presidente” backed by the album track “Vertigo (Do the Demolition).” Larry Levan produced three mixes, a single version, a 7-minute extended version and a dub mix called ‘Meet El Beat.’

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“Meet El Presidente” was the first Duran Duran single to be … read more


Fan Community Q&A Excerpts with artist Alex Israel & Bloom Twins

January 13th, 2016

The Duran Duran Fan Community does a monthly Q&A with someone who is part of the DD team or has been inspired by the band in some artistic way. We’ve recently spoken to Alex Israel, whose artwork is featured on the cover art of “Paper Gods” and Bloom Twins, who opened for the band on their most recent UK tour.

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Were you an artistic child?

Yes, I was always drawing, making dioramas, building… read more


Nick on David Bowie

January 11th, 2016

“He fed us pure inspiration, beautifully strange and always unpredictable, yet somehow everything made perfect sense. No other musician was more influential for our generation.

David was a pioneer, an inventor, a space traveller, a superhero, a truly astonishing songwriter and a friend.

It’s hard to imagine that any artist will ever leave more musical and cultural treasure behind.

Thank you for letting… read more


Duran Duran: Band Member’s Year In Review, 2015

December 30th, 2015

ROGER

Album of the year – Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Special,” it’s just a great record. “Uptown Funk” was an amazing lead single, and I still hear the song 6 or 7 times a week.

Mark went to make his record half way through working on our record so we sort of saw his progress. He really wanted to make the ‘right’ record and he has. The grooves and melody – it has it all for me.

Movie of the year – “Amy”… read more


Paper Gods: Year End Lists

December 23rd, 2015

Lori Majewski for YAHOO MUSIC
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“How many bands are even still together after 38 years, let alone still making relevant music? In 2015, Duran Duran released an album (their 14th) that suggests the ‘80s legends are just now at the height of their powers. Paper Gods – a top 10 debut, the band’s first in 22 years – is an overstuffed box of chocolates. There’s the audacious seven-minute
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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: December

December 17th, 2015

THE SUN RISING

When collectors speak of the best places to find rare and interesting Duran Duran items, talk never goes far without mention of Japan. Since the beginning of the band’s career, there have always been many unique and incredibly rare pieces to collect from “the land of the rising sun.”

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When you think of collectibles for a pop group formed in the 1980s, the first thing that comes to mind is vinyl. Many… read more


Duran Duran Announce 2016 North American tour with Chic Feat. Nile Rodgers as Special Guests

December 8th, 2015

BAND TOURING IN SUPPORT OF LATEST TOP 10 ALBUM PAPER GODS
TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

For Immediate Release

December 8, 2015 — (Los Angeles, CA) — In what is promising to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours of 2016, multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced that they will hit the road for an extensive North American arena and amphitheater tour next year in support of their critically… read more


Simon on Arcadia’s “So Red the Rose”

November 26th, 2015

“I am on my way to Manchester for the first date of our UK tour, which is something we’re all really excited about. There has been a lot going on these past few weeks, but Katy mentioned it was the 30th anniversary of Arcadia’s “So Red the Rose” in the middle of November. She asked me what I thought when I looked back at that time.

Forming Arcadia was really a reaction to the anxiety over what was going to happen … read more


Duran Duran Paper Gods Holiday Sales!

November 25th, 2015

Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS Holidays sales (US only)

FYE
Black Friday Sale – 11/22-11/29

Google Play
Cyber Hits Sale – 12/3-12/17

Amazon signed copies of PAPER GODS – very limited quantities left. Click here.

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Duran Duran “Careless Memories” Pop Up Shop at the Sanderson Hotel

November 24th, 2015

WHAT?: Denis O’Regan’s CARELESS MEMORIES photographic Coffee Table book “Careless Memories” is a limited edition photo book by photographer Denis O’Regan, documenting the band’s record breaking 1984 ‘Sing Blue Silver’ tour. Containing hundreds of exquisitely restored, previously unseen photographs, taken mostly during the North American and Japanese legs of the band’s… read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: November

November 19th, 2015

“The Wild Boys – Reckless and so hungered…”

Shortly after the band wrapped up their 1983/84 Sing Blue Silver World Tour they began writing sessions for their next album. However, this wasn’t just an ‘album,’ it was a vision – a musical and visual project, that the band hoped to launch with director Russell Mulcahy, The album, which was to be called ARENA, was huge, a risk and most of all…… read more


Multi-Platinum Artist Seal Added as Special Guest on Duran Duran UK Arena Tour

November 18th, 2015

MULTI PLATINUM ARTIST – SEAL – ADDED AS SPECIAL GUEST ON UPCOMING DURAN DURAN UK ARENA TOUR
The Bloom Twins to open on all dates

Returning from a successful run of sold out arena shows and festivals in the US around the release of their new album (Paper Gods), and receipt of two prestigious international awards in the last month alone (the Q Magazine Icon Award and MTV’s Video Visionary Award), Duran Duran… read more


Duran Duran on Eagles of Death Metal’s “Save a Prayer”

November 17th, 2015

Back in the UK rehearsing for their upcoming tour, Duran Duran issued a statement today regarding the fan campaign to propel the Eagles of Death Metal’s cover of their song “Save A Prayer” to #1 on the British charts.

“We are honored that the Eagles of Death Metal covered “Save A Prayer,” and included it on their most recent album. In fact, it was a thrill playing the song together recently… read more


Duran Duran to Perform at 24 Hours of Reality Event

November 13th, 2015

24 HOURS OF REALITY AND LIVE EARTH BROADCAST EVENT ADDS DURAN DURAN, NEIL YOUNG, MUMFORD & SONS, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, JOSS STONE AND LAURA PAUSINI TO LINEUP

They join Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Hozier and WALK THE MOON and other world-renowned talent as US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore leads round-the-clock call to action on Nov. 13-14 with climate experts & activists;read more


Duran Duran UNSTAGED

November 11th, 2015

Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED DVD will be available in North America this coming Friday, November 13th. In case you needed a refreshed of the weird and wonderful world of the David Lynch directed film, we’ve put these together for you!

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Al Gore Is Planning an All-Nighter with Duran Duran – But It’s Not What You’d Expect of Rock Stars

November 9th, 2015

When PEOPLE heard that Al Gore is planning to stay up all night Friday with Duran Duran for a 24-hour telethon on the climate crisis, we couldn’t resist asking the former Vice President: “So, are you, ahem, hungry like the wolf for action on climate change?”

“Is this a literary reference?” Gore asked.

Gently reminded that it is, actually, the British band’s hit single from 1982,… read more


Birthday Message from Simon

October 27th, 2015

Thank you for all the emails, posts, tweets, tumblr GIFs, cards, mentions and more!

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MTV Unveils New EMAs Category: The Video Visionary Award. Duran Duran to be the First Honorees

October 23rd, 2015

MTV today announced a new award category to be unveiled during the 2015 MTV EMAs: the MTV Video Visionary Award. The category will honour the greatest pioneers in the history of the music video art form, the inaugural recipients of which will be international rock heroes Duran Duran.

Duran Duran’s unique sound and strong visual sense have not only influenced a generation of musicians and creatives, but continue to… read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: October

October 22nd, 2015

THE FORMAT THAT TIME FORGOT

Do you know what this is?

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This arcane customer is a LaserDisc. Most popular in the 1980s, LaserDiscs or LDs are a double-sided disc based video format predating CDs and DVDs. Typically 12 inches/30 cm, they also came in 8 inch/20 cm and 5 inch/12 cm. CLV-format discs held 60 minutes of material per side and offered rudimentary pause functions, while CAV held only 30 minutes but offered still frames,… read more


Duran Duran – Pressure Off with Nile Rodgers & Janelle Monáe (Official Video)

October 21st, 2015

“We love working with Nick Egan, it’s like he becomes a fifth member of the band,’ says John Taylor. ‘Nick Rhodes had the jumping idea, based on the photographs of Philippe Halsmann. It’s what the song is about, leaping into the unknown, taking the plunge, seizing the moment. Of all our previous collaborations with Mr Egan we are most proud of ‘White Lines’, the song we covered on the ‘Thank You’… read more


Duran Duran Presented with the Q Magazine ICON Award

October 19th, 2015

Duran Duran is presented with the Q Magazine ICON Award by Charli XCX at The Grovesnor House in London on October 19.

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Duran Duran on Sirius XM

October 16th, 2015

Channel: Big 80s on 8

Title: Duran Duran Take Over
Description: To celebrate the recent release of their new album “Paper Gods”, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor are tossing the Original VJ’s out of the Big 80s studio for a couple of hours to play some of their favorite 80s songs.
On-Air Time: Thurs 10/22 3pm Eastern , Noon Pacific
Duration: : 2:00 hr.
Rebroadcast: Thu. 10/22 @ 6pm ET; Fri 10/23 @ Noon ET; Sat. @ 9am &9pm… read more


Duran Duran on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

October 16th, 2015

“Pressure Off” with Mr Hudson

“You Kill Me with Silence” with Mr Hudson

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Jimmy Kimmel Live Post Concert on Yahoo Live

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Duran Duran Euro Promo Blitz, October 19-25

October 15th, 2015

October 19 – Q Awards

October 20 – Jools Holland Live

October 22 – Photo Shoot for Vanity Fair Italy// Sky Uno interview// X Factor Italy performance (*first live episode of the season 9*).

October 23rd – Radio DeeJay interview live 11am local time on radio and TV // Radio Dimensione Suono interview to be aired on radio and TV that evening // In-store signing for 400 fans at MONDADORI store in piazza… read more


Duran Duran to headline MTV World Stage Concert The Night Before the 2015 MTV EMAs

October 14th, 2015

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GLOBAL SUPERSTARS DURAN DURAN, ELLIE GOULDING AND ITALY’S MARCO MENGONI TO HEADLINE MTV WORLD STAGE CONCERT THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 2015 MTV EMAS

On Saturday, 24 October rock icons Duran Duran, UK singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and Italian superstar Marco Mengoni will perform in Piazza Duomo, the evening before the 2015 MTV EMAs, as part of an MTV World Stage production. MTV New Generation artists Santa Margaret… read more


Duran Duran perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

October 13th, 2015

Tune in to see Duran Duran perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, with special guest Mr Hudson, October 15 on ABC stations. Check local listings!

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Fan Community Excerpt: Q&A with Jessie Wagner

October 13th, 2015

Imagine being a friend/work associate of Nile Rodgers. Then imagine him recommending you to be a last-minute stand in for Duran Duran’s backing vocalist, who suddenly couldn’t travel to New York for FASHION ROCKS. Then imagine months later, the band asks you to go on tour with them as they launch their new album, PAPER GODS. Pretty unimaginable, right? Not to Jessie Wagner, who is this month’s fan… read more


Duran Duran on the Insider

October 7th, 2015

November marks the 33rd anniversary of when Duran Duran’s classic “Rio” hit the radio. To date they’ve sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and the British quartet are still making music and going strong. Their new album, titled “Paper Gods,” had their highest chart debut in 22 years. “The Insider With Yahoo” co-host Louis Aguirre sat down with the guys, who dished on the band both then and … read more


Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: September

September 24th, 2015

BOW…TO THE PAPER ICONS!

PAPER GODS has been unleashed, and part of the excitement is sorting out the icons features on the artwork. All the art comprises a collage referencing the immense visual history of Duran Duran, placed on Alex Israel’s 2012 painting “Sky Backdrop.” Let’s let these icons connect us to some great collectors’ items from the past.

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We all recognize the smile from Patrick Nagel’s… read more


A Note from Simon: Red Rocks, Nile Rodgers, Paper Gods

September 21st, 2015

Dear All,

Last night we played at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. It was an amazing show for many reasons. The venue began being constructed in 1935. It took six years to complete. It was a government project to create employment at a time that we now call The Depression. I stood on the low concrete stage and sighted up the auditorium, which is flanked by two massive … well yes … red rocks. I stood there,… read more


Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS is the Band’s Highest-Charting Album on the Billboard Top 200 in 22 Years.

September 21st, 2015

DURAN DURAN’S PAPER GODS IS THE BAND’S HIGHEST-CHARTING ALBUM ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 IN 22 YEARS

PAPER GODS DEBUTS AT NO. 10

BAND TO MAKE UPCOMING APPEARANCES ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW AND JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

Burbank, CA — Paper Gods — the new album from multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran — has bowed at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, with 25,000 units (24,000 in pure album sales). This is the… read more


Duran Duran on The Today Show!

September 18th, 2015

Duran Duran took over the Plaza at the TODAY SHOW on September 17th. If you missed any of the performance, catch it here!

“Last Night in the City” with Kiesza

“Pressure Off”

“Ordinary World”

“Hungry like the Wolf’

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Duran Duran for the Michael Kors #FlashYourGold Fragrance Launch

September 17th, 2015

The band helped to celebrate the launch of the new Michael Kors fragrance line during Fashion Week. Watch a clip below and read what the New York Times had to say about the band’s performance here.

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Duran Duran In-Stores, LA & NY

September 12th, 2015

Duran Duran is doing two upcoming in-stores: One on October 5th at 5pm at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA and the other at J&R Express (inside Century 21) in New York City on October 7 at 6pm.

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A Note from Simon as Duran Duran Release “Paper Gods”

September 11th, 2015

So finally it has arrived.

September the 11th; that date with so much attached to it.

And in 2015 we lay our own claim upon it.

Because Ladies & Gentlemen, today we are pleased to announce the launch of our fourteenth studio album, released in its glorious entirety.

So please give us your attention and listen to:

PAPER GODS

If there was one word to sum up what this record means to us, it is – commitment.
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Where to buy Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS

September 10th, 2015

Warner Brothers Online Store

iTunes

Amazon

Target [US only]

and many other retailers!

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Exclusive: Duran Duran’s 360-degree ‘Pressure Off’ video puts you in charge

September 10th, 2015

This isn’t your average lyric video.

The first clip for Duran Duran’s new track “Pressure Off” — from the “Hungry Like the Wolf” rockers’ 14th studio album Paper Gods — was filmed with YouTube’s 360-degree capabilities in mind. That means it’s interactive: Viewers can drag their cursors across the screen to move in any direction. Those watching on mobile devices… read more


UK Tvs: NewsNight & The One Show

September 8th, 2015

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Duran Duran on The One Show

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PAPER GODS OUT THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

September 8th, 2015

For Immediate Release

DURAN DURAN’S UPCOMING ALBUM PAPER GODS IS NOW STREAMING IN ITS ENTIRETY ON PITCHFORK.COM

PAPER GODS OUT THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

DURAN DURAN TO MAKE APPEARANCES ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING, THE TODAY SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, AND JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

September 8th, 2015 — Burbank, CA — Paper Gods, the eagerly anticipated… read more


Duran Duran Video for “Pressure Off”

September 7th, 2015

What: Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off”
When: September 4, 2015
Where: Black Island Studios, London
With: Nick Egan (Director), Steve Chivers (DP)

COMING SOON….

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Duran Duran Paper Gods: Videos

September 7th, 2015

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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: August

August 27th, 2015

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


Simon looks back on Duran Duran’s LIBERTY

August 20th, 2015

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“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


Paper Gods Primer: A Track-By-Track Guide to Duran Duran’s New Album

August 19th, 2015

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Paper Gods Primer: A Track-By-Track Guide to Duran Duran’s New Album
By 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