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FanCommunity Q&A Excerpt with Amy Vachon!

September 13th, 2017

Holy moly, we love Amy Vachon! She is, as one would say, an unsung hero (in the DD crew). She works with the Fan Community and has become a trusted, diligent and fun member of our gang. Read this excerpt from Amy’s Q&A!

How did you get into the glamorous world of rock n’ roll?

I got my start in an all-female band called ‘Catfight’ here in Chicago, networked with other musicians in different bands… read more


Duran Duran “Face for Today” Selfie Update

August 31st, 2017

Thank you so much to all the Duran Duran fans who responded to our call for ‘Face For Today’ selfies! We appreciate your efforts getting creative and sending such great photos our way. Unfortunately, when the band’s tech team began working on piecing together the video screen footage, many of the photos became pixelated, causing the images to appear very distorted on the big screens.

Though we don’t… read more


Duran Duran Venture into Virtual Reality

August 10th, 2017

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2017!

To commemorate #DDAD17, Duran Duran decided to release two recently recorded videos, “Paper Gods” & “Hungry Like the Wolf.” Both songs were filmed in Oakland, CA on July 7th using 360 cameras, which allows the viewer to experience them in virtual reality!

Here are a few tips to maximize your 360-degree viewing experience:

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Anna Ross Q&A Excerpt

August 9th, 2017

Each month the Duran Duran Fan Community posts a Q&A with a person who is some how associated with the band. Last month, we spoke to Anna Ross, who is more than just an ‘associate,’ she is one of the live voices of onstage Duran!

What is the inspiration behind the album FIRST DAY?

The inspiration is about doing that thing you’ve always been meaning to do in life but never got around to.

I’d always been … read more


Duran Duran Confirm Two Shows in Japan

July 20th, 2017

It has been 35 years since their first tour of Japan and nearly a decade since their last shows in the country, and now Duran Duran are back! Touring around the world with their new album, “Paper Gods,” as well as performing many of their greatest hits at sold out shows night after night, the band has just confirmed 2 shows in Tokyo & Osaka! Their show at Tokyo’s famed Nippon Budokan will include Chic featuring … read more


Duran Duran in Hawaii, July 16, 2017

July 16th, 2017

There aren’t many more firsts for this band, but July 16, 2017 will be their first concert performance in Hawaii at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall! Coincidentally, Duran Duran’s 1st performance with the classic 5 member lie-up (Simon/John/Nick/Roger/Andy) at the Rum Runner in Birmingham was also on July 16 (1980).

#Aloha #DuranDuranHI #duranduran #papergodsontour

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Q&A with Poppy from the Blue Marine Foundation

July 10th, 2017

Hi Poppy! Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’ve worked at the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) for the past two and a half years. My role is fairly broad: I organise BLUE’s events, including our London to Monaco Cycle, manage our Join BLUE membership scheme, oversee our social media accounts, marketing and communications. I have a passion for wildlife and conservation and my favourite sea creature is the Vaquita … read more


Anna Ross’s “First Day”!

July 9th, 2017

Our own Anna Ross is about to release her debut album, FIRST DAY, and the single, also called “First Day,” and co-written by Simon, is available now!

You can BUY the “First Day” single on iTunes and LISTEN on Spotify!

WATCH three different “First Day” trailers:

First Day opening trailer

First Day mid song trailer

First Day chorus trailer

PRE ORDER the “First Day” … read more


Ann Le Bon

June 27th, 2017

Upon the passing of Ann Marie Le Bon last week, we have received lots of inquiries about where to send flowers or donations. With much gratitude and love, Simon and the Le Bon family have suggested that, as an alternative to sending flowers, a donation be made to The Royal Trinity Hospice in the name of Ann Marie Le Bon. The team at the hospice went above and beyond during the last days of Ann’s life. Their care, respect… read more


Birthday Message from Dom

June 14th, 2017

Dear All,

I’m writing this on a gorgeous hot sunny day on a beautiful beach in Ibiza as I decided to sneak away for a few days with Martha this year for my birthday. My kids are with their grandparents and apparently behaving very well 😉

It’s been a good year for many reasons including some great touring and shows with DD. My faves include my first visit and performance in Nashville, the Apollo NY, Cancun in Mexico, the… read more


Statement from Simon regarding Modena Cento Ore

June 9th, 2017

It is with a sad heart I tell you that yesterday I had to leave the Modena Cento Ore early.News from home meant I had to cut short the rally & head back to London to be with my mother & rest of the Le Bon family.

I want to express my gratitude to the rally orgainsers, all especially to Luigi – who has managed to create a motoring event which is top class. It is super competitive, but all done with a great spirit of friendship,… read more


Duran Duran #rio35 – an oral history

May 10th, 2017

Duran Duran recently sat down with Richard Blade to discuss the making of their seminal album RIO, released on May 10, 1982. Here they go through the 9 tracks that for many became the soundtrack of the 1980s.

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Kevin Bell Q&A

May 6th, 2017

Each month we post a little bit of the previous month’s Fan Community Q&A. April featured Roger’s drum tech, the very lovely Kevin Bell:

How did you become a drum tech?

I kind of fell into drum teching when I was about 19 yrs old, which was a very long time ago… I had good friends who were in a band, and I used to go watch them, and then I would get up on the stage after the show to help the drummer pack away…… read more


Duran Duran to Perform during the Singapore Grand Prix, September 16 & 17

April 24th, 2017

Iconic British rock band DURAN DURAN to perform at the Village Stage on Saturday, 16 September , 2017 and the Padang Stage on Sunday, 17 September, 2017

Since their debut in 1981, DURAN DURAN have released fourteen albums, garnered sales of more than 100 million records, and been honoured with numerous prestigious accolades, including two Brit Awards, two Grammy Awards, seven Lifetime Achievement Awards and a star… read more


Duran Duran on Spotify!

April 21st, 2017

Duran Duran has a terrific Spotify page and it’s growing! Be on the look out for even more playlists to be added and even some selections from the band members. If you haven’t subscribed, do so now!

Duran Duran on Spotify

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Q&A with Bernardo Arsuaga, Director of “The Weekend Sailor”

April 2nd, 2017

Bernardo Arsuaga was a weekend sailor himself – a fan of the sport, but not a world competitor like a certain member of Duran Duran! When Bernardo, who had NO experience directing a movie, decided he would make a documentary about the unexpected victory of the Mexican yacht Sayula II in the first crewed sailing race around the world, he was taking a big leap of faith. Read this excerpt from our last Member Exclusive… read more


Duran Duran to headline Electric Picnic Sunday September 3

March 23rd, 2017

The XX headline Friday night, A Tribe called Quest headline Saturday night and Duran Duran headline Sunday night, September 3.

Allow us to transport you from an Ordinary World to an extraordinary place filled with music, culture, laughter and magic – Electric Picnic 2017. From the mundane to the insane, from your house to Our House – Stradbally Hall, on the stunning 600 acre estate. Ain’t Nobody not going … read more


LISTEN & WATCH Duran Duran at their Lollapalooza South America Dates

March 22nd, 2017

Whether you’re there or not, you can catch highlights of Duran Duran’s performances at Lollapalooza South America if you live in one of the below countries!

BRAZIL, March 26 (will only work in Brazil)

Live broadcast via Multishow/Bis (local television).

Live webcast stream via www.lollapaloozabr.com, www.youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaB, www.g1.com.br, www.gshow.globo.com, www.globo.com… read more


the little book of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW

March 21st, 2017

Duran Duran’s 13th studio album, ALL YOU NEED IS NOW was first released digitally on December 21, 2010 and as a physical release on March 21/22, 2011. During that time period, DDHQ noticed that photos of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW stickers kept popping up on social media. They came with no explanation, and seemed to be of public locations all over the world. And then they stopped.

Some time later, after the physical release… read more


DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND CANADIAN DATES ON 2017 TOUR

March 20th, 2017

DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND CANADIAN DATES ON 2017 TOUR

NEW EP LAST NIGHT IN THE CITY (FEAT.KEISZA) [THE REMIXES] OUT NOW

March 20th, 2017 (Burbank,CA)- Duran Duran have announced additional dates for their 2017 World Tour for this summer, in support of their current album Paper Gods. The new U.S. and Canadian dates include shows in Oakland, San Francisco, Edmonton, Calgary, and Honolulu. Tickets go on… read more


Duran Duran’s “Last Night in The City (featuring Kiesza)” Remix EP

March 9th, 2017

Hear Duran Duran’s “Last Night in The City (featuring Kiesza)” TOKiMONSTA Remix on Soundcloud. Rolling Stone magazine called the song “a standout from the pop rock group’s 2015 LP.”

And now you can listen to ALL the recent remixes with a 4 track EP available for download online (worldwide) on March 10th via https://wbr.ec/lnitc_remixes

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TOKiMONSTA Remixes Duran Duran

March 9th, 2017

TOKiMONSTA Remixes Duran Duran
Los Angeles Producer Remixes Duran Duran’s
“Last Night in the City (feat. Kiesza)”

TOKiMONSTA just shared her remix of Duran Duran’s single “Last Night in the City (feat. Kiesza),” one of several new remixes of the track that will be released via Warner Bros. Records. The Los Angeles-based producer and Young Art Records label head went out with the iconic British band last… read more


Nick & Katy – Oscar Picks 2017!

February 23rd, 2017

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

It is that time of year again – the Academy Awards! While Nick and Katy don’t cover every category, they do get down in to the dirt with the ones they discuss. Nick didn’t feel it was an amazing year for movies while, for the first time in a long time, Katy saw every nominated film but one.

THE BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!… read more


Fan Community Q&A with Vikki Walker

February 21st, 2017

Every month we feature an excerpt from a Fan Community Q&A and we are all lucky enough to get a few words from the amazing Vikki Walker, Paper Gods Tour Coordinator!

How did you get involved in touring?

A twist of fate I suppose! I was planning being a psychologist and had just completed my masters degree when a friend in the music business put me in touch with a Popcorn catering in the UK. I was supposed to just do one tour… read more


Keep Me in the Dark…February 2017 Collector’s Corner

February 16th, 2017

This month, we’ve worked up something a little bit special: We checked in with the guys with a question we’re sure all of you will want an answer to!

What is a piece of Duran Duran memorabilia you’ve kept and why?

First let’s check in with Roger

And now Simon reminisces about something fans have often wondered about…

Of course, Nick will have something to say about collecting, which… read more


Duran Duran Granted Leave to Appeal Copyright Judgment

February 3rd, 2017

MEDIA STATEMENT

For immediate release  

DURAN DURAN GRANTED LEAVE TO APPEAL COPYRIGHT JUDGMENT

London, 3 February 2017:   In an important and much-welcomed decision, Mr Justice Arnold today granted members of the iconic British band, Duran Duran, leave to appeal his own High Court judgment of 2 December 2016. No date is yet set for the Court of Appeal hearing.

The case, brought by Sony/ATV against Duran Duran … read more


Weekend Sailor, Narrated by Simon Le Bon

January 28th, 2017

If you want to watch WEEKEND SAILOR, the terrific documentary narrated by Simon, here’s where you can see it:

Weekend Sailor Vimeo
Weekend Sailor iTunes
Weekend Sailor Amazon
Weekend Sailor Xbox
Weekend Sailor Google Play

With the odds stacked against them, Ramon Carlín, his son Enrique, and a crew of novice Mexican sailors represented their country in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, today the prestigiousread more


DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND SOUTH AMERICAN DATES ON 2017 SPRING TOUR

January 24th, 2017

DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND SOUTH AMERICAN DATES ON 2017 SPRING TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK AT WWW.DURANDURAN.COM

January 24th, 2017 (Burbank, CA) — Duran Duran has announced additional dates for their Spring 2017 World Tour, in support of their current album Paper Gods. The new U.S. and South American dates include shows in Texas, Florida, Georgia and Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Tickets go on sale beginning… read more


Four more North American Dates Added to Paper Gods Tour!

January 21st, 2017

Four more dates added to the North American Paper Gods Tour 2017! General on sale begins on Friday, January 27 at 10am local market time.

Tue, 21-Mar Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park. Buy tickets here.

Wed, 22-Mar Houston, TX Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land. Buy tickets here.

Wed, 05-Apr Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino. Buy tickets here.

Sat, 08-Apr Atlanta, GA Chastain Park. Buy tickets here.

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DURAN DURAN COLLECTOR’S CORNER – JANUARY, 2017

January 19th, 2017

THE WORLD SPINS SO FAST

2016 will be remembered as a tumultuous year for the world, but a very exciting one for Duran Duran. THE PAPER GODS TOUR continued with over 50 shows across the world. Simon did some wonderful charity work for the BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION , who work to save our oceans, and Roger and John recorded a download-for-donation single for ROAD RECOVERY, assisting at-risk youth. In November, Duran Duran were… read more


JT interview on Sirius XM’s First Wave from December

January 17th, 2017

In case you missed it – listen to John on Richard Blade’s NEW SENSATION on Sirius XM’s First Wave Channel. This aired in December to promote the “No Rewind” charity single John and Roger did with the kids from Road Recovery. A great chat with John – with a cool tidbit about an older song !

Listen here:

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Duran Duran 2016 Year End Highlights

December 27th, 2016

How did 2016 shake out for the members of Duran Duran? Read below!

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Event of the Year – Brexit in the UK and the US Presidential Election (tie).

Album(s) of 2016 – Bob Marley’s LEGEND. I re-discovered the album this year, and it brought me back to my youth. I also loved David Bowie’s BLACKSTAR album.

Movie(s) of 2016 – The two that I saw this year were “Eye in the Sky” starring Helen Mirren and “The Revenant”… read more


2016 Holiday Greetings from Duran Duran

December 23rd, 2016

Just wanted to thank you all for the incredible support this year – both for us and the Paper Gods album. It’s been an amazing ride and we really look forward to the continuation of the journey in 2017.

Have a fantastic holiday break and very happy and healthy New Year.

With love,

Simon, Nick, Roger & John

Holiday Greeting from Simon

Holiday Greeting from Nick

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Duran Duran Announce Spring Tour Dates for 2017

December 12th, 2016

Duran Duran Announce Spring Tour Dates for 2017

Multi-Platinum Superstars Will Perform Alongside The Weeknd, and Metallica at All Three Lollapalooza Shows in South America

Additional US Dates Added In Support Of Current Album Paper Gods

December 13, 2016 – (Burbank, CA) – Duran Duran continue a world tour in support of their current album Paper Gods with a series of Spring 2017 dates. The multi-platinum band will… read more


Duran Duran Perform at Agua Caliente (CA) in March!

December 11th, 2016

Just announced! Duran Duran will be performing two shows at Agua Caliente Resort in California on March 17th and 18th, 2017. Shows in Dallas, Houston, Miami, Atlanta during this same general time frame will be announced in the New Year. During the same time period the band will be playing three South American Lollapalooza dates:

March 26 Autodromo, de Interlagos, Sao Paolo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil

April 1 Hippodrome… read more


‘…So Hate Is’ Fan Community Q&A Excerpt

December 11th, 2016

So Hate Is…who are you guys?

We are an Italian project born in February 2016: our aim and desire is to re-arrange Duran Duran songs with a heavy metal twist. Our first Duran Duran tribute album has been released in May 2016 for Secret Sound Records and it is called is Big Metal Thing: Vol.1.

How did you come up with the band name?

The band name came up to Frank F, our singer. …So Hate Is is a play on words that is identical, in … read more


Nick Continues to work in Studio with Bloom Twins

December 9th, 2016

Nick is currently in the studio with the Bloom Twins edging closer to completing work on their debut album. The girls will be playing their last show for 2016 on December 13th at Nambucca in London. On this day they will also celebrate the release of their new video for the song ‘Set Us Free’. For ticket information click here.

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Happy Birthday Warren!

December 8th, 2016

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So they say it’s your birthday.

For those of you who don’t know Warren, he is loud, proud, plugged in and switched on. He’s an artist with extraordinary dedication and conviction.

Warren first played with Duran Duran in 1986, when he featured on one of the two guitar breaks on the track “American Science.” From this point onwards, he remained with band until 2002.

During our treasured time together,… read more


DURAN DURAN STATEMENT: HIGH COURT COPYRIGHT JUDGMENT

December 2nd, 2016

For immediate release

DURAN DURAN STATEMENT: HIGH COURT COPYRIGHT JUDGMENT

London, 2 December 2016: Members of the iconic band Duran Duran were deeply disappointed to learn of today’s judgment, concerned as they are for the implication for their songwriting peers around the world.

Currently, publishers in the UK can benefit from the global success of some of their songwriters from the very beginning of their careers… read more


30 Years Ago: Duran Duran Regroups and Finds New Paths Forward on ‘Notorious’ Read More: 30 Years Ago: Duran Duran Regroups and Finds New Paths Forward on ‘Notorious’ |

November 23rd, 2016

Duran Duran released its fourth studio album, Notorious, in November 1986. Stylistically, the Nile Rodgers-co-produced LP was a departure for the U.K. band, one that paired funk, soul and R&B flourishes—sharp horns, corrugated bass lines and falsetto crooning—with a radio-friendly, contemporary production sheen. Standouts include the sleek “American Science” and the strutting, crisp “So… read more


Soundwaves Art: Icons of Music 2016 Fundraiser feat Duran Duran

November 23rd, 2016

Visual artist Tim Wakefield created this limited edition artwork from sound waves captured in audio of Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”. Each canvas is signed by the band with proceeds going to War Child UK. Available here.

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DURAN DURAN’S JOHN TAYLOR AND ROGER TAYLOR COLLABORATE WITH AT-RISK YOUTH ON NEW TRACK – “NO REWIND” – PREMIERING TODAY ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM

November 22nd, 2016

November 22nd, 2016 – (Burbank, CA) – Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor collaborated with at-risk youth from the charity Road Recovery to produce, mix, and record an original dance-rock song, “No Rewind,” which premieres today on RollingStone.com. The song is available to purchase exclusively at CrowdRise through a download-for-donation campaign. All proceeds… read more


Duran Duran & Nile Rodgers on Notorious’ 30th Anniversary

November 21st, 2016

Simon, Nick, John, Roger & Nile sat down last week to discuss the 30th anniversary of the band’s 4th studio album, NOTORIOUS. Listen to the oral history here.

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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: November, 2016

November 17th, 2016

Duran Duran: Plays Well With Others

Over the years, the members of Duran Duran have done some interesting work outside of the band. This month, we’re going to take a look at some of the many productions and guest appearances that laid the groundwork for the collaborations on PAPER GODS.

The earliest collaboration was when Nick co-produced Kajagoogoo’s “Too Shy” single with Colin Thurston.… read more


DURAN DURAN UNVEIL PAPER GODS LIMITED EDITION MAGNETIC BOX SET

November 16th, 2016

350 copies only.

Duran Duran have teamed up with renowned Los Angeles artist Alex Israel, under the the creative direction of China Chow, to create an extraordinary limited edition of their new album, Paper Gods.

The album will be released as four 12″ white vinyl records in bespoke sleeves, housed in a custom-made magnetised clamshell box set.

The package features seventeen kiss cut magnets, four art prints screen… read more


John’s at Bass Player Live

November 16th, 2016

John participated in the Bass Player Live guitar clinic last month. He did a great Q&A with Incubus bassist Ben Kenney. You can watch the entire clinic below!

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Nick Rhodes featured in “Letters to Andy Warhol” Traveling Exhibit

November 15th, 2016

The Andy Warhol Museum have partnered with Cadillac on a collaborative traveling exhibition, Letters to Andy Warhol, that kicked off at Cadillac House in downtown Manhattan on November 14th, where it will remain until December 26. The exhibition will be free and open to the public at Cadillac House, located at 330 Hudson Street in Manhattan, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends.

As part of the exhibit,… read more


John & Roger partner with Road Recovery for Charity Song

November 2nd, 2016

Founding members of Duran Duran, bass player John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor, along with their producer/engineer Joshua Blair, collaborated with at-risk youth from the New York City charity, ROAD RECOVERY to produce, record, and mix an original dance-rock song entitled “No Rewind”.

This track is only available through CrowdRise, via a download-for-donation fundraising campaign, with all proceeds … read more


Simon Birthday Message 2016

October 27th, 2016

Happy Birthday to you, was created for you!

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Duran Duran to Get ASCAP Golden Note Award

October 26th, 2016

The “multiplatinum pop visionaries” will get the honor in London in November.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honor Duran Duran with its Golden Note Award at the 2016 ASCAP Awards in London next month.

Calling the band “multiplatinum pop visionaries,” ASCAP lauded it for having written “four decades of hits.” Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist… read more