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Duran Duran’s “Last Night in the City”

September 24th, 2016

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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner : October, 2016

October 20th, 2016

You are now entering…MEDAZZALAND!

Duran Duran’s 9th full length offering, MEDAZZALAND, was released on October 14th, 1997. For fans and collectors, this presented not only a new set of songs, but many wonderful promotional items and collectibles. For instance…

…This holographic foil poster was sent to stores in the USA and Canada by Capitol Records in advance of the album’s release.… read more

The Bass Player LIVE! 2016 lineup featuring Duran Duran’s John Taylor

October 5th, 2016

Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award to Tim Bogert; clinics by Duran Duran’s John Taylor and jazz great Gerald Veasley announced for Bass Player LIVE! 2016.

Completed lineup features Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients George Porter Jr., Billy Sheehan, and Tim Bogert; Clinicians & Performers John Taylor, Randy Jackson, Glenn Hughes, dUg Pinnick, Rex Brown, Mike Elizondo, Tal Wilkenfeld,… read more

Fan Community &A Excerpt with MNDR

September 13th, 2016

Every month we pull an excerpt from the Fan Community Q&As that run on We recently spoke to MNDR to learn about HER experience when she learned she would suddenly hitting the road with Duran Duran!

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

I listened to all types. My dad was in a blue eyes soul group, so I listened to a lot of Spencer Davis Group and Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels.… read more

Simon on the One Year Anniversary of PAPER GODS

September 11th, 2016

Simon talks about the One Year Anniversary since the release of Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS

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Duran Duran’s “Last Night in the City” featuring Kiesza

September 11th, 2016

Duran Duran is thrilled to be premiering their brand new video for “Last Night in the City” (featuring Kiesza) on the one year anniversary of the release of their album, Paper Gods.

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Q&A Excerpt with Erin Stevenson

August 14th, 2016

Every month the Duran Duran Fan Community hosts a Q&A with someone in the band’s orbit – last month it was backing vocalist Erin Stevenson. Here’s an excerpt of her Q&A below:

Did you always want to be a singer? When did you know you had a good voice?

Yes! I’ve known it since a kid. I used to joke with singing and dancing whenever I’d get with my family until my Uncle threatened me … read more

A #DDAD16 Video from Duran Duran to You!

August 10th, 2016

Duran Duran brought BBC Music Day to a close on Friday, June 3 with a concert live from Cornwall’s Eden Project. The band played a rousing set which included “Planet Earth.”

For Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2016, we are pleased to give you a video download of the band performing this track. Download now [For Mac: Control/Click, choose “Download video.” For PC: right click]

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Clip from Nick’s Katy’s Kafe

August 10th, 2016

As part of Duran Duran Appreciation Day, we spoke to Nick for the Fan Community’s August Katy’s Kafe. Listen to a clip of the chat below.

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“Rest assured, I shall return”

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A message from Duran Duran for Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2016!

August 10th, 2016

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Fan Community Excerpt: Halo Circus Q&A

July 14th, 2016

We excerpt some of our Fan Community Q&A’s on the website each month – here’s some of our recent chat with Allison and Matthew from Halo Circus:

So, Halo Circus…who are all of you?

Hello, my name is Allison Iraheta and I am the lead singer and main writer of the band. Matthew Hager is the bassist, keyboardist and writer in the band, who, before Halo Circus, was a multi platinum music… read more

Statement from Duran Duran Regarding Summer Leg of Paper Gods North American Tour

July 7th, 2016

Regrettably, keyboardist Nick Rhodes will be leaving the current Duran Duran tour tomorrow for a short period of time, to return to the UK to attend to an urgent family matter. The band have just embarked on the third US leg of their Paper Gods tour, which kicked off last night in Nashville. They are currently in Chicago, where they play two nights at the Ravinia Pavilion (Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8).

Standing in for… read more

Fan Community Excerpt: Q&A with DJ Mad Marj

June 18th, 2016

Each month we feature a written Q&A on the Duran Duran Fan Community website and then the following month we put an excerpt on To follow are some highlights from our chat with Incredible DJ (and all around fun person) Mad Marj (Marjorie Gubelman)


We have Marjorie G in the house! Tell us a bit about yourself

I am so happy to be in the… read more

Duran Duran Announce New York’s historic Apollo Theater Show on July 19th

June 14th, 2016


June 14th, 2016 – (Burbank, CA) – Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran announced today that, for the first time in their illustrious career, they will play New York’s legendary Apollo Theater, in Harlem, on Tuesday July 19th. This special show is the most recent date to be added on their eagerly … read more

Duran Duran add additional date at famed Apollo Theater in New York

June 13th, 2016

Duran Duran is pleased to announce an additional date on their Paper Gods North American tour on July 19th at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City.

Tickets will go on sale JUNE 17th to the general public at 10am local market time via Live Nation. There will be a Live Nation pre-sale on June 16th.

Duran Duran VIP members will have access to tickets before the general public. The pre-sale for members will begin on June 14th… read more

Nick’s birthday celebration in Verona, Italy

June 8th, 2016

Watch the following two videos, filmed on Nick’s birthday in Verona, Italy, as the band and the audience sing “Happy Birthday” (led by Matteo Zenatti)!

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Birthday message 2016 from Nick Rhodes!

June 8th, 2016

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Duran Duran touring update – 2 additional shows added!

June 6th, 2016

Two more shows added to the #PaperGodsTour – second show at the Choctaw Casino Resort and a second show at The Tobin Center in San Antonio. Please read carefully at some changes that needed to take place to accommodate the demand.

The Choctaw Casino Resort (Durant, OK) show on September 7 has been moved to Friday, September 9. All tickets and packages purchased for 9/7 will be honored on 9/9. There has also been a new… read more

Duran Duran Live at Eden: How to Watch and Listen to BBC Music Day 2016

May 31st, 2016

BBC Music Day will culminate at Cornwall’s Eden Project where Duran Duran will headline a very special line up including Laura Mvula and Izzy Bizu.

The One Show (7pm) will be coming live from the Eden Project featuring live performances and the BBC Music Day Unsung Heroes, plus highlights from the day’s events.

Radio 2 (8pm) Following directly on from The One Show, Sarah Cox will be hosting the full concert live on … read more

Duran Duran Backstage with The Today Show

May 26th, 2016

Go inside Duran Duran’s new tour – and see how they’re pushing boundaries

Duran Duran has been churning out hits for more than four decades and are currently on a big concert tour. TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager goes backstage with the band on a recent stop in Brookyln.

Watch it here!

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Duran Duran US Tour Interviews

May 24th, 2016

Simon & John will be interviewed on the following television stations LIVE tomorrow (May 25). Please note the schedule is listed in EST, so you will have to do the time difference for the tune in time (for example: 9:40a EST in Chicago would be 8:40a local time.)

9:40a EST WCIU, Chicago, IL

9:45a EST WJBK, Detroit, MI

10:15a EST KCTV, Kansas City, MO

10:25a EST WOIA, San Antonio, TX

10:30a EST WFXT, Boston, MA

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Fan Community Excerpt: Q&A with Bernie Guerra

May 20th, 2016

Each month we feature a written Q&A on the Duran Duran Fan Community website and then the following month we put an excerpt on To follow are some highlights from our chat with John’s bass guitar tech, Bernie Guerra!


So for people who don’t know what it is you do, describe your job.

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Duran Duran at the Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, May 2nd, 2016

May 3rd, 2016

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A Birthday Message from Roger

April 26th, 2016

We are just coming to the close of the 1st leg of our 2016 U.S tour & I’m lucky enough to be able to have a couple of days off in Florida to feel the warm breeze coming off the Atlantic ocean. I have to say that it has been one of the best series of shows yet. The response from the audience has been incredible, and we’ve continued to enjoy playing the new material, which I feel is really ‘bedding in’… read more

San Diego Show Date Change

April 25th, 2016

The Duran Duran/Chic feat. Nile Rodgers show in San Diego at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre is officially moving from Sunday, July 31st to Tuesday, August 2nd.

Your Sunday tickets will be honored on Tuesday, and if you’re unable to attend with the date change, a refund will be given at point of purchase.… read more

Purple Reign

April 23rd, 2016

Duran Duran dedicated their show, and the song “Save a Prayer,” to Prince last night in Austin, TX. Here are some photos from the evening at the Austin 360 Amphitheater.

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Duran Duran on Prince

April 22nd, 2016

It was one week ago today when we heard word that Prince had been taken ill and forced to make an emergency landing in his plane. We were onstage in Atlanta at the time, the city he had just left hours earlier after playing a show the previous night. We were shocked to hear the news and dedicated a song in our set, wishing him a swift recovery. Tonight we played in Austin, Texas where, with a tremendous sadness in our hearts, we … read more

Duran Duran on TODAY!

April 20th, 2016

Duran Duran caught up with Jenna Bush Hager when they performed at Barclays Center last week. She got a behind-the-scenes tour of what it’s like to mount such a big show and sat down with the guys to find out what has been going on since their last TODAY appearance in September – stay tuned for air date info!

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Duran Duran on their upcoming show in North Carolina

April 14th, 2016

With respect to the current storm which is howling through this State, we considered cancelling our show on Saturday, but decided to go ahead, both for the sake of our fans and to support those in North Carolina who feel as strongly as we do about this issue. We see this as an opportunity to make the following statement.

Yes here it is again, just plain old fashioned prejudice, fear and oppression, the same old kind that’s… read more

Duran Duran live at Eden with BBC Music Day

April 14th, 2016

BBC Music and the Eden Project have today (Thursday 14 April) announced ‘Duran Duran live at Eden with BBC Music Day’ on Friday 3 June 2016, when BBC Music Day returns for the second year.

BBC Music Day Ambassadors, and musical legends, Duran Duran, will headline the finale of BBC Music Day at the Eden Project, with the iconic Biomes providing the backdrop to the spectacular outdoor stage.

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Mark Egan at Barclays

April 13th, 2016

Roger & Simon were thrilled to see bassist Mark Egan at the Barclay’s show the other night.

For those of you that may not remember, Mark played bass on Arcadia’s SO RED THE ROSE. It was the first time Roger (and Simon) had seen Mark since they last recorded together in Paris over 30 years ago. Mark was blown away by the Duran show, and was excited to re-connect with two members of Arcadia after such a long time.… read more

Bag Raiders Join the Paper Gods tour

April 11th, 2016

Australia’s Bag Raiders will be added to the following dates on the Paper Gods tour.

April 15-Atlanta
April 16-Charlotte
April 19- Dallas
April 22- Austin
April 23- Houston
April 24- New Orleans

Bag Raiders fresh brand of electronic music has resulted in much success since their first, self-titled, full length album, released in 2010. Since then, they have put out several EPs on vinyl that are available on their… read more

SiriusXM Town Hall with Duran Duran – Airdates

April 7th, 2016

Premieres on The Blend (SiriusXM channel 16) Friday, April 22 at 8pm ET & PT

Rebroadcasts on The Blend:
Saturday April 23 at Noon ET; Sunday April 24 at 9am ET, Monday April 25 at 5pm ET; Tuesday April 26 at 3am ET; Wednesday April 27 at 3pm ET.

This will also air on ’80s on 8 (SiriusXM channel 8) on these dates/times:

4/26 at 5pm ET
4/27 at Midnight and Noon ET
4/ 29 at 3pm ET
4/30 at 9am ET
5/1 at Noon ET

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The 2016 Paper Gods tour continues…additional dates added!

April 5th, 2016

The 2016 Paper Gods tour continues…

August 27th: Portland, Oregon. MusicFest NW Presents Project Pabst
Early bird single day: $45. Early bird weekend: $75

August 28th: Vancouver, BC. Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena. Click here for tickets.

August 30th: Calgary, AB. Scotiabank Saddledome. Click here for tickets.

September 1: Everett (Seattle), WA. XFINITY Arena at Everett . Click here for tickets.

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Duran Duran North American Radio

April 4th, 2016

LISTEN for Duran Duran on the following stations:

RYTHME FM – Quebec, Canada. Listen to the interview here.

WKQC-FM, K 104.7 – Charlotte, NC. Listen to this interview here.

KAMX – Austin, TX. Listen to this interview here.

CBS FM – New York, NY. Listen to this interview here.

WIAD 94.7 Fresh FM – Washington, DC. Listen to this interview here.

KJKK/KVIL 103.7 – Dallas, TX. Listen… read more

The 10 Most Stylish Bands of All Time

March 31st, 2016

8. Duran Duran

Pound for pound, Duran Duran are the most consistently stylish of all of the British invasion bands of the 1980s. Culture Club‘s Boy George made more of an individual impact, Depeche Mode reached out to a more isolated audience and A Flock of Seagulls became the butt of too many gags even then. Duran Duran (like their rivals Spandau Ballet) are a band of handsome men, each with their own sense of style. Roger… read more

Duran Duran in Italy!

March 28th, 2016

Duran Duran will be bringing the Paper Gods tour to Italy this June!

Please find the dates below – Duran Duran VIP Fan Community pre-sale will be on March 30 at 10am local market time and public on-sale on March 31 at 10am local market time.

June 5 Taormina (Sicily) Teatro Greco Di Taormina. Click HERE for tickets.

June 7 Roma Rock In Roma Arena at Capannelle Ippodromo. Click HERE for tickets.

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Simon on BBC One South West’s Rescue 193

March 14th, 2016

Simon will be participating in a BBC 1 South West special presentation, RESCUE 193, airing on March 21 at 7:30. Simon has joined to pay tribute to the helicopter rescue crew who saved his life when his boat, DRUM, capsized during the Fastnet Race off the coast of Cornwall in 1985.

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“The Weekend Sailor” Narrated by Simon Le Bon

March 1st, 2016

Watch this clip from the forthcoming documentary, “The Weekend Sailor,” narrated by Simon Le Bon.

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Tessa Niles Q&A

March 1st, 2016

In this month’s Q&A Fan Community Excerpt, we talk to vocalist Tessa Niles.

Tessa began working with Duran Duran on the album “Notorious,” with her work with the band hitting a career high with her incredible vocal on “Come Undone.”

She’s had an amazing career as a backing vocalist for many artists – including DD – and she’s written an autobiography … read more

Simon on the BRITs

February 25th, 2016

Simon attended the BRITs last night as well as presented an award for Best British single to Adele. He had a quick chat with Katy to share some of the highlights. Listen below!

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Nick and Katy’s Oscar Picks, 2016!

February 24th, 2016

Rhodes + Krassner’s (drum roll please) Oscar Picks of 2016!!!


*Members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community can hear the full audio on

Nick and Katy agree that it has been an amazing year for film in general – that there are so many real contenders at this year’s Academy Awards. The performances, as well as the films, have been really high caliber, which made… 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

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

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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




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

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.


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


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