December 6th, 2013
Members of Duran Duran and photographer Denis O’Regan attended the launch of new book ‘Duran Duran & Denis O’Regan: Careless Memories’ at 15 Fouberts Place on December 5, 2013 in London. All proceeds from a silent auction sale of some prints went to support the Ace Africa charity.… Read More
December 3rd, 2013
On Tuesday, December 3rd, Simon took part in the biggest single fund raising event in the City of London- ICAP’s Annual Charity Day. On this one day, ICAP, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker, gives away its revenues and commissions to charity.
The idea has proved very successful for 20 years. In their 60+ offices around the world, they have raised more than £100 million for charity. It is inspiring to see what a difference ICAP Charity Day makes to so many people and causes.
December 1st, 2013
If you’re not in the UK while the Careless Memories Exhibit is being hosted [November 27-December 5th] at 15 Faubert Street in London, watch this video so you can catch a bit of what it’s like inside…
On December 5th members of Duran Duran, Denis O’Regan and Intense will host an invitation-only launch event for the book, with the proceeds of a silent auction that will run throughout the life of the exhibition, going to the Ace Africa charity.… Read More
November 28th, 2013
MY OWN WAY – something up (y)our sleeve?!
Exactly 32 years ago this month Duran Duran released their fourth single ,’My Own Way.’
After the successful debut album ‘Duran Duran’, with singles ‘Planet Earth’, ‘Careless Memories’ and ‘Girls On Film’, the band started to work on new music in the Fall of 1981 at Townhouse Studios in London. “My Own Way” was released mid November 1981 to bridge the gap of time between the release of ‘Girls On Film’ (July 1981) and ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ (May 1982).
The original single version of ‘My Own Way,’ which peaked at number 14 in the UK charts and remained there for a respectable 11 weeks, was a bit of a departure for the band.… Read More
November 27th, 2013
Duran Duran’s John Taylor, who has been very active with the Road Recovery charity, caught wind of founder Gene Bowen’s 1,500 mile bicycle fundraiser ride throughout New York this past summer and got in the act! In addition to a video of support, John helped to raise money for the charity’s various endeavors by auctioning off an exclusive 20 minute Skype chat which was snapped up almost immediately.
Road Recovery helps at-risk youth battling addictions and other adversities. Support them at http://bit.ly/rr-fundraiser
November 25th, 2013
If you’re going to be in London through December 6th, a selection of photographs from the upcoming CARELESS MEMORIES book By Denis O’Regan will be on display at a dedicated pop-up store, at 15 Foubert’s Place, off Carnaby Street, in Central London, (not far from the band’s original 1984 office). The exhibit is just being set up (as you can see from the photos below) and they hope to announce the opening day soon.
The night before the exhibition closes, members of Duran Duran, Denis O’Regan and Intense will host an invitation-only launch event for the book, with the proceeds of a silent auction that will run throughout the life of the exhibition, going to the Ace Africa charity.… Read More
November 21st, 2013
Duran Duran and photographer Denis O’Regan release new coffee table book: ‘Careless Memories’
On December 15th 2013 Intense Books will publish Duran Duran’s ‘Careless Memories’, a limited edition coffee table 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 tour, ‘Careless Memories’ provides an unparalleled visual history of Duran Duran’s ascent to the top, with a commentary from the band members themselves.
Priced from £250, each special edition ‘Careless Memories’ large format, hard cover book (373mm x 249mm) will be bound in cloth, and will contain 200 pages of both colour and black and white images.… Read More
November 20th, 2013
Duran Duran reminisce on the making of SEVEN AND THE RAGGED TIGER. The 30th anniversary of the album’s release is today.
*best if listened to on headphones.
November 5th, 2013
The Duran Duran screening of UnStaged at the Museum of Modern Art premiered last night in New York City. The film was part of the Contenders film festival, and the David Lynch directed UnStaged kicked off the entire fest.
The movie screened at 7:30p and 8pm, and the band introduced the film as well as participated in a Q&A after the first screening.
October 27th, 2013
I am very saddened to hear Lou Reed has died. Less than two months ago, it was great to see him in London collecting a GQ award for inspiration. He has always deserved so much more recognition that he has been granted. Like Elvis and The Beatles, Lou Reed pioneered and influenced a future generation of musicians, Duran Duran being just one of those bands on an endless list, grateful to benefit from his fearless, inventive and unique style.
In the late 80s we were playing a charity show in New York City, where through a mutual friend, I had managed to persuade Lou to come and perform a couple of his songs with us.… Read More
October 27th, 2013
He never lets a year pass without sending thanks to all who have sent birthday wishes via email, social media, and yes, we still get a few to the PO Box!
Listen here for Simon’s AUDIO thank you for all the birthday love!
The Best Films of 2013 as Selected By MoMA Film Curators Opens with the World Theatrical Premiere of Duran Duran: UnstagedOctober 24th, 2013
THE CONTENDERS BRINGS TOGETHER THE BEST FILMS OF 2013, AS SELECTED BY MoMA FILM CURATORS
Sixth Annual Film Series Opens with the World Theatrical Premiere of Duran Duran: Unstaged Followed by a Special Q&A with the Band
The Contenders 2013
November 4, 2013–January 16, 2014
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters
Tickets go on sale one week prior to each screening at 9:30 a.m. at The Museum of Modern Art (tel: (212) 708 9400) and online at MoMA.org. For the Duran Duran screenings, tickets will go on sale Monday 28 October at 9.30 a.m..
American Express Card Members can purchase VIP packages beginning Monday, October 28 at 9:30am EST.… Read More
October 24th, 2013
WELCOME TO THE CLUB : PART ONE – THE WILDERNESS YEARS
By the summer of 1981, Duran Duran’s fan base had swelled to the point where they had too big an audience to still be able to personally handle requests from fans for signed photos and info on the band. So some friends were rounded up to help, and the Duran Duran Club was born.
The first official club packets were sent out in the summer of 1981. We were lucky enough to re-visit the very first one issued, No. 001, and speak to the person who received it, Marc Linekar.… Read More
October 15th, 2013
** Making Patterns Rhyme: Manimal Records’ Duran Duran tribute album, slated for release on Feb. 25th, 2014, this week announced three amazing new additions to the line-up: French actress and avant garde performer Soko, who will be covering “Girls on Film”; Brooklyn indie trio Crocodiles – who have yet to announce which cover they would like to do; and Los Angeles goth/garage band Spirit Vine, who have signed on to cover “Night Boat”. In other news on the project, sadly, Grimes will now not be able to contribute to the record due to scheduling issues. More artists and song titles will be added in January.**
From the LA based indie label that brought you Bat for Lashes, Warpaint and the 2010′s Bowie tribute (which featured Duran Duran’s stellar cover of “Boys Keep Swinging” along with Carla Bruni, Edward Sharpe, and others) comes the long promised Duran Duran tribute record, appropriately titled Making Patterns Rhyme.… Read More
October 9th, 2013
The Beefeater In-Edit Festival, specializing in the genre of music documentary will screen the David Lynch directed ‘Duran Duran Unstaged’ and also ‘Enzo Avitavile Music Life’ by Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia’), in its eleventh edition, to be held from October 24 to November 3 in Barcelona.
This year, the festival has created a new section, which has been dubbed ‘First cut’, intended to receive domestic works unfinished at the time of closing the program. In this section you can see ‘Cuchibiri Cuchibiri’ Peret documentary directed by Carles Prats and ‘No more Tour, about the latest concert tour Fermin Muguruza.… Read More
Duran Duran Participate in North America Record Store Day presents Back To Black Friday, November 29, 2013October 9th, 2013
In May, 1993, shortly after the release of their seventh, platinum-selling studio album, commonly referred to as The Wedding Album, legendary British rock band, Duran Duran, played an intimate acoustic show at the now-defunct Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood. Three reworked versions of classic Duran Duran tracks were captured at this one-off midnight event, that was broadcast live around the world: “Come Undone,” “Notorious,” and “Hungry Like The Wolf”. These songs were then released on the band’s NO ORDINARY EP, a limited promotional cassette, available only in the United States.
Now, more than twenty years on, this rare collector’s item is being re-released in celebration of Record Store Day presents Back To Black Friday on white 10” vinyl.… Read More
October 8th, 2013
Sharing the love…
Beside being in the Studio with Duran Duran, John also plays bass on the first single from Diane Birch’s new album ‘Speak A Little Louder’ out on October 15th.
The single is called “All The Love You Got” and is co-written and co-produced by Eg White, Questlove and Steve Greenberg. John recorded his bass part at Sphere [photo below].
September 30th, 2013
Hollywood Skaters Prowl the Set in an Aaron Rose and André Saraiva Film for L’Officiel Hommes
“Paramount Studios is fantastical by nature,” says artist and filmmaker Aaron Rose of the faux New York City streets and sun-baked Los Angeles location of today’s cinematic fashion short. Sweeping through the vacant lot, Rose and his co-director, L’Officiel Hommes editor André Saraiva shot a dreamlike portrait of professional skateboarders Jerry Hsu, Austyn Gillette, and Josh Harmony, besuited in Dior Homme, Saint Laurent, and Prada. Set to the epic pop of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur,” the slow-motion skaters are confronted by a trio of models in lace lingerie led by Belgian beauty Anouck Lepere, in a touch that echoes the band’s 1980s videos.… Read More
September 26th, 2013
Japan – land of the rising sun and obi’s – Part I
All Duran Duran releases in Japan are true gems. The Japanese sense for quality is remarkable, and the records serve the imagination of both fans and collectors, not only for the rarity, but also for the paper band on the side (obi – 帯 ) which comes with all records, CDs, DVDs and books released in Japan.
The obi-strip, often designed to respect the artwork, provides information for the retailer and the consumer like price, Japanese release date and track listing. Many Japanese consumers consider the obi part of the packaging and dispose of it after purchase, making Japanese releases with their original obi much more sought after than ones without it.… Read More
September 24th, 2013
After the successful September 23 tweet chat to promote the North American paperback release of IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE, John Taylor is returning to the computer keyboard on Monday, September 30th at 4pm EST for another round. The chat will follow the same format, with fans tweeting questions that include the hashtag #readpenguin so the host can pass the questions along to John to answer. We will have more specific details as the date gets closer.
IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE is out NOW, with a new foreword written by band mate Nick Rhodes.
September 18th, 2013
John Taylor’s “In the Pleasure Groove” will be available in paperback in the US as of September 24th – not only that, but there’s a Foreward written by Nick Rhodes, which makes it well worth checking out again.
To commemorate the big event, Penguin USA will be hosting a twitter chat with John on September 23rd (follow @PenguinUSA & @thisistherealJT on Twitter). The chat will begin at 4pm EST, and to follow along, please search for the hashtag #readpenguin, which John will put in all his replies. You can start tweeting questions to @PenguinUSA at 4pm on the 23rd. Please include @thisistherealJT in your Qs!… Read More
September 3rd, 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?. The tapes were thought to have been lost, so it wasn’t until recently, when going through material at an out-of-town storage facility to digitize old masters, that Rhodes discovered the original TV Mania tapes misfiled, and swiftly decided they were long overdue for a release.The album, and accompanying exhibition ‘Bei Incubi,’ finally made their debut earlier this year.… Read More
September 3rd, 2013
Check out the MULTIMEDIA section and click on JUKEBOX for a recently updated playlist in the DD Jukebox!… Read More
August 22nd, 2013
HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING – PART ONE
One of the categories of music collecting that you don’t often hear about is advertising. Ads can make for some interesting collectibles, as they are totally unique to the country, year and publication in which they appear. This month we’ve chosen some unique examples from the world of DD advertising.
One way UK music fans would find out about new bands was via adverts placed in the music press. Staples like NME, Melody Maker, Sounds and Record Mirror were the hottest place to get exposure for a young up-and-coming group. Advertising was costly, and fortunately Duran Duran were backed by EMI, who wanted to give the band’s first single a solid push.… Read More
August 16th, 2013
Every month the fan community features a Q&A with someone notable in the Duran Duran community. Last month Karrie Goldberg, Founder of Kagency, submitted a written interview. You can read an excerpt below:
1. It seems your company does several different things. Can you tell us about it?
The core of the business focuses on 2 main aspects: the venue side is essentially a child of real estate & hospitality, where we are the agency that is responsible for booking events, film & photo for various venues (nightclubs,, hotels, event spaces, public parks, retail spaces, etc) & we also have a traditional booking agency for talent (Djs & graffiti artists).… Read More
August 10th, 2013
ANOTHER YEAR ANOTHER DD-DAY!
So far… An interesting year for the band- in the studio- working on songs that will make your hair stand on end, make your body dance, make your brain think, ‘Wha???”.. enable Simon to keep sayin’ ‘We’re the band to MAKE YOU PARTAY!….’
It’s the fun life, the rock life, and it’s a gift you guys give to us every day. THANK YOU for not making me get a day job! I LOVE MY JOB! How many of us can say that?
So many of you have made an effort this year to celebrate Duran, that I wanted to weigh in with a few words of recognition.… Read More
August 10th, 2013
It’s here once again…Duran Duran Appreciation Day, in the year 2013! Incredible that a band formed in 1978 still has a day dedicated to it… I guess it’s a time for reflection: where we have been, where we are now, and where we are heading. All questions that are open to debate, depending on which perspective you are coming from, be it fan, a critic or a member of the band; but one thing this band has always done (as the title of our last album triumphantly declared) is to live and function in the moment, never looking over our shoulder for too long, never over-dwelling on which direction we are heading, but focusing on where we are right now.… Read More
July 18th, 2013
We began this new feature last month, where we delve in to the discography of Duran Duran and highlight an album/single/re-mix. This month, vinyl in Colombia, South America:
One of the most interesting countries for vinyl collectors is the South American country of Colombia. Many records have been pressed and released in Colombia, some even on coloured vinyl. Most of these specialty releases were issued as promotional copies, and therefore were made in limited numbers as they were meant for industry insiders like radio stations, club DJs and journalists.
Luckily, two Duran Duran records have been released on coloured vinyl in Colombia: A 12 inch promotional copy of the “Girls On Film” single and a limited first pressing of the “Arena” album.… Read More
July 5th, 2013
On July the 14th Yasmin and Simon Le Bon will be on the panel of judges for the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, commonly abbreviated as FoS and referred within the United Kingdom as simply the Festival of Speed, is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles that is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England.
July 2nd, 2013
THE MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE ANNOUNCES SOUND WAVES @ THE HOUSE
Highly-Anticipated Summer Music and Fashion Series Launches on July 20 with the Ultimate British Invasion in Montauk
Series Start Features Poolside Performances by Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode, Yaz & Erasure, Dirty Vegas and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran
(July 2, 2013, Montauk NY) – The Montauk Beach House (www.thembh.com) announces the launch of Sound Waves @ The House – a seven week fashion and music series. The summer series kicks off July 20, poolside at the exclusive boutique hotel and continues every Saturday from NOON to 7PM through August 31.… Read More
June 20th, 2013
30 Years Back, 30 Years Forward: Edinburgh International Book Festival Celebrates An Astonishing Generation of Talent
Duran Duran’s John Taylor to appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on AUGUST 17th. Read more on John’s appearance here.
In 1983, the inaugural Edinburgh International Book Festival was only the third literary festival in the UK and while 30,000 visitors enjoyed events with 120 authors including John Updike, P D James and Melvyn Bragg; Harry Potter, Inspector Rebus, the Gruffalo and Mma Ramotswe had not yet been born. In 2013 the Book Festival, now one of over 300 in the UK and one of the most prestigious and highly respected in the world attracting over 200,000 visitors, not only celebrates writers and writing and the extraordinary flourishing of culture in Scotland over the last 30 years but also looks into the future.… Read More
June 20th, 2013
Another one bites the dust, London June 20, 2013
Lovely day, no problem there, it’s going to be hot one, puts people in a good mood, helps me celebrate, lucky me!
Thanks for all the cards and well wishes, it’s nice to be appreciated, good to be loved. This year is turning out to be an interesting one, with things happening that I would never have dreamt of a few years ago. At fifty- three life is just kicking in to high gear.
A birthday shout out to parents children higher powers lovers band-mates friends and fiends. Thanks for helping me grow as we go.… Read More
June 14th, 2013
Every month the fan community features a Q&A with someone notable in the Duran Duran community. Last month Tom Sykes, co-author of “In the Pleasure Groove” sat down for an interview. You can read an excerpt below:
Our readers don’t know exactly what you do when you work with someone like John – can you explain?
It was very interesting working with John because it was completely different to how I imagined it would be. I had imagined that I would tape record John, and then write an account of his life, but he had very different ideas. He wrote a lot of the material himself and then I would help him edit it.… Read More
June 14th, 2013
To online friends and cyber surfers,
It’s quite hard to believe another year has past, or I should say flown by!
It’s been a very fun and interesting year for me with many highlights and special moments.
In late August, Duran Duran finished an amazing 18 month World Tour where the band seemed to gel more and play better together from each show to the next. The energy and excitement built to an all time high and the shows were some of the most enjoyable for me since first playing with the band back in December 2004.
In September I began renting a professional studio where I go to work 5 days a week.… Read More
June 13th, 2013
In this new monthly feature, Duranduran.com highlights a rare or unusual release from the band.
“All You Need Is Now,” digitally released in December 2010 and physically released a few months later, has been put out in more formats, both packaging and track listing-wise, than any other Duran Duran album.
In December 2010, Duran Duran initially released the digital version of “All You Need is Now,” containing nine tracks. In March 2011, the standard CD and a digital re-release came out with 14 songs: “All You Need is Now,” “Blame the Machines,” “Being Followed,” “Leave a Light On,” “Safe (In the Heat of the Moment),” “Girl Panic!,” “A Diamond in the Mind,” “The Man Who Stole a Leopard,” “Other People’s Lives,” “Mediterranea,” “Too Bad You’re So Beautiful,” “Runway Runaway,” “Return to Now,” and “Before the Rain.” A few different digital versions, through HMV and Amazon, were available as well.… Read More
June 8th, 2013
2013 Birthday Greeting from our favourite keyboard-man, Nick Rhodes!
Simon Le Bon To Perform With Timbaland At The Sound Of Change Live Concert Twickenham Stadium on June 1May 30th, 2013
Simon Le Bon To Perform With Timbaland At The Sound Of Change Live Concert Twickenham Stadium on June 1
Presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE, Founded by Gucci
London 30 May 2013: It was announced today that Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon will join his friend Timbaland for a special performance at Saturday’s ‘THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE CONCERT’ presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE.
Simon Le Bon said: “In the year which marks the centenary of the Suffragette Movement, I am excited to be a performer at the Twickenham CHIME FOR CHANGE show this Saturday. As a man, raised by a strong, inspirational woman, and the father of three determined daughters, I unreservedly support women’s rights and the drive for equality world wide.… Read More
May 27th, 2013
We have been getting some studio updates from the guys, and if you miss it when we post it on Facebook, you can come back and find them here!
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