May 9th, 2013
Duran Duran, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ellie Goulding, Hot Chelle Rae to perform at amfAR Gala in Cannes
Sharon Stone, Jessica Chastain, Janet Nackson, Heidi Klum, Milla Jovovich, Carine Roitfeld, Harvey Weinstein Among Chairs.
Bold Films, Lovegold, and Bank Julius Baer to Sponsor
New York, NY, May 7, 2013—Rock icons Duran Duran, the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey, British pop darling Ellie Goulding, and pop hit makers Hot Chelle Rae will perform at the 20th edition of amfAR’s world-renowned Cinema Against AIDS event, to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013, during the Cannes International Film Festival.
Duran Duran, who have sold more than 100 million records throughout their storied career, will treat guests at Cinema Against AIDS to their only public performance of 2013.… Read More
May 8th, 2013
Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon will be part of Manchester United’s Player of The Year Awards, one of THE must go events in the Club’s social calendar!
On the 15th May players from Manchester United’s glittering history will gather to celebrate the team’s achievements. Attended by Sir Alex Ferguson, his management team and the Manchester United first team, the special night is also a favourite for the Club’s celebrity fans. This year’s star guest will be Duran Duran singer and lifelong United fan, Simon Le Bon.Simon will be celebrating with the team and congratulating those individual players who receive awards such as Best Goal of the Season, Players’ Player of the Year and the coveted Player of the Year Award.… Read More
May 1st, 2013
It is with great regret that John Taylor has today been forced to cancel his Latitude Festival appearance on the 19th of July due to a scheduling conflict. Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their forthcoming album and have been juggling dates with both their producer and various other collaborators to try to get the record done as soon as possible. With so many people involved, this has proved at times challenging and in this instance,despite every attempt to reorganize the dates, it has proved impossible and John’s commitment to the band has had to take priority. John is truly disappointed to have to cancel on this occasion and hopes that fans will understand.… Read More
April 30th, 2013
Nick Rhodes Makes His Directorial Debut for TV Mania Single “Beautiful Clothes.” Music Video Premieres Today on Yahoo Music in the US, GQ in the UK, and Vogue Italia, who also have an exclusive interview with Nick Rhodes
New York, NY – April 30, 2013 – Duran Duran founding member and keyboardist Nick Rhodes has made his music video directorial debut with the song “Beautiful Clothes” from his TV Mania album Bored With Prozac and The Internet?. Watch the video, featuring model Chloe Lloyd, British GQ, Yahoo Music in the US, and Vogue Italia in Italy, where they are also featuring an exclusive interview with Nick Rhodes, all live today!… Read More
April 18th, 2013
The ‘Is There Something I Should Know’ blue vinyl from EMI for Record Store Day is truly a collectible. Not only is it strictly limited edition, and available in a very small quantity, but there was an oversight with regard to the band’s official website on the package. The correct URL, http://duranduran.com, is, unfortunately, not represented on the back of the sleeve. There was no time to correct this mistake, so those who are lucky enough to grab a copy of the vinyl have a collectible in many ways!
April 9th, 2013
When: April 17, 2013
6 pm signing, 7 pm reading
Entrance fee, signing: Free
Entrance for Reading: 50 kr.
Where: Tranquebar, Borgergade 14, Copenhagen
Click HERE for more information
The event is for the Danish edition of John’s In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran, which can be purchased at Tranquebar for 249.95 kr.
‘We’re very excited to be publishing the autobiography of one of the biggest names in pop music history. And we’re looking forward to John Taylor’s visit, especially his encounter with his many Danish fans,’ says Peter Banke, editor-in-chief at Forlaget Turbulenz.
April 3rd, 2013
It was 1978 in suburban Birmingham, late one Monday night, I was sitting in my parent’s living room with my neighbourhood friend, John Taylor. There were only three TV channels at this time, providing a very limited viewing choice, but we had spotted a screening of the 1968 cult, Sci-Fi movie called, Barbarella. We were curious, and planned to stay in; what we didn’t realise was how that moment was to change our destiny… John and I had recently formed a band together and had been frantically searching for the right name, now only weeks away from our first show, the pressure was on.… Read More
March 27th, 2013
Duran Duran “Is There Something I Should Know” blue vinyl for Record Store Day (April 20, 2013) will be available in the following territories:
Hong Kong, Korea, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic & Hungary, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Israel and Russia.
Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and former guitarist Warren Cuccurullo Premiere First Video from TV MANIA for “Euphoria”March 20th, 2013
New York, NY – March 20, 2013 – Duran Duran’s keyboardist and founding member Nick Rhodes and former Duran guitarist Warren Cuccurullo premiered the first video for their song “Euphoria” off their TV Mania album Bored with Prozac and the Internet? on Paper.com today. The video, which was directed by Jean Renard and the Emmy-award winner Dutch Rall (In Context), was shot on location in Los Angeles and stars Miss Mosh, one of the world’s top fetish models. TV Mania was released on March 11th via The Vinyl Factory and The Orchard/Beatport.
The TV Mania recordings were created in the mid-’90s as a soundtrack to a bizarre cyber soap opera about a family who give away their freedom to scientists in exchange for reality TV show fame.… Read More
March 19th, 2013
After the amazingly warm reception received on his 2012 book tour, Duran Duran’s John Taylor will be doing a ‘reprise’ of sorts at the Latitude Festival 2013, on Friday, July 19th at 4:25pm in the Literary Arena.
As in his past appearances supporting IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE, John will be doing a reading from the book and then participating in an interview session (Moderator TBA). For more on ticketing, click here. If you have any questions about the Festival weekend itself, please direct your queries here.
More on the Fest: Latitude sits at the heart of the summer, with its innovative programming and stunning site design creating a spectacular weekend for 35,000 people in the beautiful surroundings of Henham Park, Suffolk.… Read More
Nick Rhodes Celebrates the launch of his photo exhibition, BEI Incubi, and release of TV Mania’s ‘Bored with Prozac and the Internet?’ with Guitarist Warren CuccurulloMarch 7th, 2013
Last night Nick Rhodes celebrated the launch of his photo exhibition, BEI Incubi, as well as the upcoming release of TV Mania’s ‘Bored with Prozac and the Internet?‘ with guitarist Warren Cuccurullo. BEI Incubi: Beautiful Nightmares – held at the Vinyl Factory in Chelsea – was a showcase for both Nick’s photography and a celebration of the release of his and Warren’s TV Mania project, 15 years in the making. You can read more about the exhibit here.
Duran Duran band members Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon and John Taylor were all in attendance, as were guitarist Dom Brown, saxophonist Simon Willescroft and backing vocalist Anna Ross.… Read More
March 7th, 2013
Author Sebastien Bataille has an incredible resume, having written many books about music, including numerous biographies. In 2008, he collaborated on the new edition of the reference book “Dictionary of Rock,” to be published by Robert Laffont in 2013. One of his most recent projects is the newly published Duran Duran Les Pop Modernes, which was released in 2012. The DD VIP Fan Community wspoke to Sebastien for a Member Exclusive Q&A, and you can read an excerpt here:
As a child, were you passionate about music? Who did you listen to?
My father was a military, so, when I was a child, my family often move house and music was my only friend, a real refuge.… Read More
March 4th, 2013
In addition to the release of the TV Mania full album, they will be also be releasing a Beatport exclusive DOwnload Remix EP also out on March 11th
BEATPORT REMIX EP:
‘Beautiful Clothes’ (Nick Rhodes – Glitter Glam Mix)
‘Beautiful Clothes’ (Eric Hart and Warren Cuccurullo Remix)
‘I Wanna Make Films’ DubStep (BUNNY feat. Noah King Remix)
‘I Wanna Make Films’ (BUNNY feat. Noah King Remix)
‘I Wanna Make Films’ (MSTMX Remix)
‘Euphoria’ (Philip Mossman Remix)
‘Euphoria’ (Monikkr Remix)
Visit Beatport.com on March 11th to download!
March 4th, 2013
“In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran,” the international best seller written by Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, will be coming out on in paperback on April 25th in the UK and Australia.
Please see pre-order links, and new paperback cover art, below:
March 1st, 2013
TV Mania: Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and former guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, premiere MNDR remix of new track, “Beautiful Clothes”, on SPIN.com today!
New TV Mania album: Bored With Prozac and The Internet? Out on March 11, 2013
Lomography Competition and “Bei Incubi” – Album-Inspired Photo Exhibition – Announced
“Music fans will be hard-pressed to find a more relevant record. “-The Huffington Post
In anticipation of the March 11 release of their TV Mania album Bored with Prozac and the Internet? via The Orchard/Beatport, Duran Duran’s keyboardist and founding member Nick Rhodes and former Duran guitarist Warren Cuccurullo premiered the MNDR remix of their new track: “Beautiful Clothes” on SPIN.com today.… Read More
February 27th, 2013
Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo are excited to kickoff their TV Mania-themed competition with Lomography to celebrate the release of “Bored with Prozac and the Internet?” on March 11th!
Sift through your closet and find some style inspiration to show what “Beautiful Clothes” means to you (oh – and hear it for the first time on the Lomography website!!) for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Here is a stream of the song “Beautiful Clothes” to get you in the mood to create!
Here’s a peek at what the grand prize winner will receive:
- An autographed TV Mania ‘Bored with Prozac and The Internet?’ gatefold vinyl
- Digital download of TV Mania’s ‘Bored with Prozac and The Internet?’
- A signed photo of Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo
- A TV Mania t-shirt featuring the artwork of Vania Zouravliov
- A metal edition La Sardina camera of your choice!… Read More
BEI INCUBI: “Beautiful Nightmares” To Celebrate The Launch of TV MANIA’s new album: “Bored With Prozac And The Internet ?” London March 7, 2013February 26th, 2013
BEI INCUBI: “Beautiful Nightmares”
An Exhibition Of Photographs By Nick Rhodes
To Celebrate The Launch of TV MANIA’s new album: “Bored With Prozac And The Internet?” London March 7, 2013
[private viewing on March 7th; public viewing from March 8th]
DURAN DURAN keyboardist and founding member NICK RHODES is to exhibit a collection of original photographic works in London, from March 7 – April 5, 2013, to celebrate the release of his forthcoming TV MANIA album, “Bored With Prozac And The Internet?”, with former DURAN DURAN guitarist Warren Cuccurullo.
BEI INCUBI – translated as “Beautiful Nightmares” – will be premiered on March 7 at a private, star-studded event at The Vinyl Factory Chelsea, in London, which has recently hosted a number of other high profile exhibitions, including Dinos Chapman, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, and Leee Black Childers.… Read More
February 22nd, 2013
In honour of the 20th anniversary of the release of Duran Duran [The Wedding Album], Duran Duran has made the never-seen-before set of photo strips available on Duranduran.com . Taken while finishing up the record, the band had the inspired notion to visit the London Student Union Photo Booth to take the pictures that would end up becoming part of the iconic artwork for the band’s 1993 release.
[please double click each image for full strip]… Read More
February 20th, 2013
Rhodes + Krassner open the Balcony for their (drum roll please) Oscar Picks of 2013!!!
Since Nick has been so busy with the TV MANIA project, we were unable to get in all the categories we usually do. However, fear not, we covered the mains!
Without further ado…
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY –
Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Both Katy and Nick think “Argo” WILL take this prize, and think it SHOULD. However, hedging bets, Nick thinks “Silver Linings Playbook” could be the wild card in this race.… Read More
February 20th, 2013
The 20th Anniversary of Duran Duran [The Wedding Album] brought forth some reflection from the band, who are as proud of this record now as they were in 1993 when it came out. A seminal release in the Duran Duran catalog, Simon, John, Nick, Warren and friends reflect on what the album meant to them.
Duran Duran [The Wedding Album] was released on February 23, 1993.
SIMON LE BON:
Twenty years has gone by since we released The Wedding Album. I’ve been trying to think of something to say about it, but this far down the line, the music itself makes the most powerful statement of all.… Read More
Duran Duran’s John Taylor Honoured as Musician-Author Accepts Writers In Treatment’s Experience, Strength & Hope AwardFebruary 19th, 2013
During the Starry Evening, Sponsored by Writers In Treatment with Support From New Directions for Women, Tributes Honor Taylor for His Courageous and Honest Memoir about His Journey from Addiction to Recovery
Global musical phenomenon John Taylor, the co-founder and bassist of Duran Duran—and today a critically acclaimed author—was honored with Writers In Treatment’s Experience, Strength and Hope Award on Friday night during a celebratory evening hosted by Writers In Treatment with support from New Directions for Women. Actor Robert Downey, Jr. presented the award to his friend Taylor. Host Ed Begley, Jr., headline performer Bobcat Goldthwait, actress Ione Skye and singer Divina also paid tribute to Taylor during the starry event held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.… Read More
February 17th, 2013
Pre-order goes live for TV Mania‘s ‘Bored With Prozac and The Internet?’, the project conceived in the mid-’90s by Duran Duran’s keyboardist Nick Rhodes and guitarist Warren Cuccurullo. Recently discovered deep within the Duran Duran vaults, these 11 tracks were constructed by blending television samples and looping rhythm tracks to create a sonically sophisticated collection of songs that now serve as the perfect backdrop for the frenetic energy and atmosphere of today’s digital age.
On March 11, 2013, the TV Mania project will finally see the light of day on vinyl and a limited edition box set through The Vinyl Factory and digitally via The Orchard/Beatport.… Read More
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know? 30th Anniversary, Limited Blue Vinyl Edition to be released exclusively for Record Store Day 2013February 13th, 2013
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
30th Anniversary, Limited Blue Vinyl Edition to be released exclusively for Record Store Day 2013.
Duran Duran’s eighth single ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ is being released on blue vinyl, for an highly limited 30th Anniversary edition, in conjunction with Record Store Day 2013, which takes place on April 20th.
‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ brought the all conquering chart superstars their first number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 26 March 1983. Originally released as a standalone single on 19 March 1983 ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ was recorded in London, December 1982 & produced by Ian Little (who went on to produce Duran Duran’s third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger).… Read More
February 7th, 2013
If you were a group who were inspired by Duran Duran what are the chances that you’d have the good fortune to find yourself working with one of your heroes? If you’re Alex and Simon from the duo Koishii & Hush, and John Taylor likes your song, chances are good!
The two have snagged John for vocals on their single “C’est Tout Est Noir,” released digitally in January. The pair recently announced a campaign to press 500 maxi singles of the tune, 20 of which will be signed by John (and have already sold out!).
How did you get the name “Koishii & Hush”?… Read More
February 5th, 2013
February 4th, 2013
Koishii & Hush’s “C’est Tour Est Noir” CD Maxi single featuring John Taylor is coming- participate in getting the product made with your support! Koishii & Hush will be producing just 500 copies of these Maxi CDs, 20 of which will be signed by JT. Read more on how you can help bring this to life – click here! … Read More
January 28th, 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen, your very first taste of Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo’s TV MANIA…30 seconds of “Beautiful Clothes”
January 22nd, 2013
Duran Duran’s John Taylor to receive Experience, Strength and Hope Award on February 15th, 2013
Presented by Robert Downey Jr.
Guest host, Ed Begley Jr.
Special guest: Ione Skye
Performance by: Bobcat Goldwaith
Where: The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
The charity event with generous support from New Directions for Women is a celebration of the benefits of clean and sober living and the importance of humor in the recovery process.
All proceeds benefit Writers In Treatment’s Jewelle Sturm Memorial Scholarship Fund.
“I was surprised when the offer of this honor was made to me by the Writers in Treatment program late last year but it seems that the recent release of my autobiography had now made me a suitable candidate.… Read More
January 16th, 2013
An excerpt from a recent Fan Community exclusive Q&A with Gene Bowen from Road Recovery, an incredible organization that is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources.
John Taylor has been very involved with Road Recovery, and is active in supporting their cause.
Tell us the genesis of www.roadrecovery.org. What was the inspiration?
After getting sober in 1992, I went back out on the road in 1994 as the tour manager for Jeff Buckley, and with the tremendous support of friends, family, and the industry community, I was able to stay clean in his professional life for the first time ever.… Read More
January 14th, 2013
Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo of Duran Duran Debut TV Mania on March 11th
Concept Album “Bored with Prozac and The Internet?” a Soundtrack to the Digital Age
New York, NY – January 14, 2013 – Back in the mid-90s, Duran Duran’s keyboardist and founding member Nick Rhodes and guitarist Warren Cuccurullo had what turned out to be a premonition of a society in which voyeurism was woven into the cultural fabric. In wanting to share their vision of the future, they created its soundtrack in the form of an album called TV Mania: Bored With Prozac and The Internet?, that they also intended to turn into a Broadway musical.… Read More
January 8th, 2013
With the first single from our album being released today, it is extra
special for us as it is a collaboration with John Taylor. As long-time fans
of Duran Duran, getting the opportunity to work with John was fantastic.
Before we started working on the album, we put together a wish list of
people we wanted to have on it and luckily enough John was into our idea
and agreed to take part.
After meeting with John at the Toronto show in April, 2010, we began
creating a backing track that would capture the mood and feel of what we
were looking for.… Read More
January 7th, 2013
Happy New Year!
The band is still on a bit of an extended break – Simon, John and Roger are all still on holiday through the middle of January – but the most exciting news of all: Simon, Nick, Roger, John & Dom are going to go back in to the studio with Mark Ronson sometime in early March, 2013. After a long, and well deserved break, the band members are thrilled to not only be back writing and recording together again, but also that they’ll be with Mark. As John mentioned in his Year-End Katy’s Kafe on the fan community site, this will be the first time Duran Duran has worked with the same producer twice in a row since they worked with Colin Thurston on DURAN DURAN and RIO.… Read More
December 31st, 2012
Our Duran Duran cup runneth over!
A Best of 2012 List from John!
A Holiday video from Roger!
A brand new Simon’s Reader from Simon!
And the holiday band greetings too!
We wish you all a happy, healthy and musical New Year!… Read More
December 30th, 2012
GONE GIRL – GILLIAN FLYNN
UNCLE TOM’S CABIN – HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
THE PATRICK MELROSE TRILOGY – EDWARD ST AUBYN
Films & TV:
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
KEN BURNS’ CIVIL WAR
THE BEACH BOYS LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 1980
Gig- EXIT FESTIVAL in Serbia
Party- Nick’s 50th Birthday in London
Event- ITPG release event at London’s Leicester Square theatre
ART- Cy Twombly at Munich’s Museum of Modern Art
Promo moment – ‘Loose Women’
Best Songs of 2012:
December 21st, 2012
Excerpts from the recent Year-End Kafe’s from the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community!
December 5th, 2012
A selection of readings from “In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran” by John Taylor.
12 videos of John reading passages of his book have now been posted on the band’s YouTube Channel. You can watch them below:
December 3rd, 2012
Punk Masters is excited to announce a t-shirt collaboration between Punk Masters and John Taylor. This capsule collection of nine tees celebrates the recent release of John’s autobiography “In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran,” out in stores now. You’ve read the book, now you can grab a tee inspired by it.
Each design is hand screen printed on Punk Masters’ signature 100% cotton vintage distressed tees, available in women’s sizes M, L, XL and men’s sizes S, M, L, XL.
And even better, a portion of each sale will go to Road Recovery – music pros mentoring at-risk youth through creative workshops, live concert events & recording projects, since 1998.… Read More
November 27th, 2012
Due to high demand, Arcana have confirmed a change of venue for John Taylor’s “In The Pleasure Groove” December 7th book signing in Milan. The signing will now take place at Magazzini Generali from 4-7pm.
This will be a ticketed event with tickets available for purchase at the venue box office starting 9am on December 7th at €5 each.
November 26th, 2012
Membership definitely has its privileges lately – and DD VIP Members are no exception! All members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community already get a 10% discount at check out, but now they have their own section! Just click in to the Duran Duran Web Shop , hit the VIP tab on left side, put in your user details, and explore your very own shopping area, with special items and further discounts. Make sure you visit the site often, as the merchandise, and great offers, will always be changing!
Happy Shopping!… Read More
November 19th, 2012
Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf New York Werewolf Remix” moves up to # 9 on the Musicweek Upfront Club Chart! Congratulations to all!
November 15th, 2012
It’s finally here – the Duran Duran Official 2013 Calendar!!
NEW Limited Edition Calendar for 2013, featuring exclusive live shots taken on the All You Need Is Now World Tour. The calendar is 305 mm x 305 mm, 25 amazing pages + cover, full colour throughout. Calendars will start shipping by the end of November.
Also new for 2013, set of 5 Holiday Greetings cards with envelopes (4 Individual and 1 Band). Superb quality gloss laminated cards, each containing the message “Shine on. This is the way to make sure your holiday card stands out in a crowd!
And finally – so exciting – STRICTLY Limited Edition Chocolate Advent Calendar!!… Read More
November 15th, 2012
Every now and again, we put excerpts from the VIP Fan Community Member Only Q&As on Duranduran.com for everyone to enjoy. This month, we featured DD fan extraordinaire Ursula Vogel, who has been to 100 Duran Duran shows!! She details her journey in her Q&A, below:
What was the 1st Duran Duran show you ever saw, and where?
The first show I ever saw was on March 29th 1987 at the Palladium in London. It was a charity concert for Amnesty International called The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball. Duran played a short acoustic set including Skin Trade, Hungry Like The Wolf and Save A Prayer.… Read More
November 5th, 2012
Recent links to John on The Today Show, The Couch, CNN Connect, The Morning Show, CTV Canada & WGN!
John on Chicago’s WGN Morning Show
John on The Morning Show (Toronto)
John on CTV Canada
John on TODAY SHOW
John on THE COUCH
John on CNN
John on Big Morning Buzz
October 27th, 2012
Well would you believe it? Leaves are turning red and gold; there’s mist, wait no, goddammit – it’s FOG; if you’re still going out just in a t-shirt, there’s some seriously chilly-nipple action; it’s noticeably earlier when the dusk draws in; hell! some shops are starting the Xmas marketing drive. AND… they haven’t put the clocks back yet. Yes, it’s late October, and as well as all the strange goings on, it’s my birthday, so don’t be stinky… IT’S ME BIRTHDAY!
When I look back at it, all things told, I have had a proper fabulous year. And what’s more, I feel like celebratin’.… Read More
October 22nd, 2012
John Taylor Book Signing
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 12:30pm
Venue: Barnes and Noble
Location: 160 E 54th Street, New York, NY
Price: Free with book purchase
More information available here.
John Taylor with Glenda Bailey: In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran – Reading & Signing
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
Venue: 92YTribeca Mainstage
Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St, New York, NY
Price: from $15.00
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
More information on ticket purchase, click here
John Taylor Book Signing
Date: Thursday, October 18, 6:00pm
Venue: Bookends Bookstore
Location: 211 East Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ
Price: Free with book purchase
Store website: http://www.book-ends.com/
John Taylor at Bass Guitar LIVE!… Read More
October 17th, 2012
Want to know what it takes to create a great book cover? Check out Patty Palazzo’s post on making sure “In the Pleasure Groove” got the best look from the best team!
October 14th, 2012
BASS PLAYER LIVE! RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES FOR ANNUAL EXHIBITION, HANDS-ON CLINIC AT SIR STUDIOS AND EXCLUSIVE CONCERT AT KEY CLUB OCTOBER 20-21, 2012
Sunday, October 21
BASS PLAYER LIVE
SIR Studios at Sunset and Wilcox
6465 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
12:45pm-1:45pm, John Taylor Interview, Q&A and signing
All attendees must register – there are one day ($35) & two day passes ($55) available, as well as concert tickets ($30). Duran Duran fans can use the 25% discount code FANBASS (which works for Clinics & Exhibits only). Click here for more information!
(Hollywood, CA; October 3, 2012) – Bass Player LIVE!… Read More
October 12th, 2012
I just received news of the death of my good friend, and running mate, Michael Farrell. Mike was partners with Wayne Forte at the International Talent Group in New York during The Eighties when they represented Duran along with Bowie, Depeche Mode, Genesis and The Cure. Mike was one of the sweetest guys in the shark tank, tough, but never a brute. Anyone that did business with him would say the same.
We had many a good time together.
Mike lived in Boca Raton, Florida and struggled for two years with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind him the lovely Yvonne.
One last toast to the good times, Mike, enjoy the encore.… Read More
October 11th, 2012
With the publication of his memoir, “In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran,” John Taylor sits down for a candid conversation airing on SiriusXM Book Radio
NEW YORK – October 11, 2012- SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that John Taylor will be the featured guest on the next Author Confidential, SiriusXM Book Radio’s exclusive series on which iconic authors sit down for candid interviews.
In his autobiography, In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran (Dutton), the group’s founding member and bassist John Taylor recounts the “million tiny seductions that are required to make the journey from English suburbia to selling out Madison Square Garden” during one of music’s wildest decades, the 1980s.… Read More
September 27th, 2012
Join Duran Duran bass player and founding member John Taylor and Harper’s BAZAAR editor in chief Glenda Bailey OBE for a conversation about Taylor’s incredible life and career, full of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.
A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. Taylor formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon.… Read More