August 27th, 2015
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC
Summer 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of THE POWER STATION tour. Let’s take a look behind the scenes.
In the summer of 1985, Duran Duran was still on hiatus, but the members of the band were having no trouble keeping busy. Nick, Simon and Roger were still in Studio de la Grande Armee in Paris working on what would become Arcadia’s SO RED THE ROSE. John and Andy had been promoting the POWER … read more
August 20th, 2015
“LIBERTY was the first Duran Duran album we didn’t tour behind. I think we got back in to the Studio pretty soon after it was made, and started a new record, which was THE WEDDING ALBUM. It sometimes feels like LIBERTY is the first part of THE WEDDING ALBUM.
“Violence of Summer” was the first single, and it is a very un-Duran Duran like song. It was in your face. I remember reading in a music paper that Phil Collins… read more
August 19th, 2015
Paper Gods Primer: A Track-By-Track Guide to Duran Duran’s New Album
By Lori Majewski
What do we expect from our pop idols? We expect them to give us back our youth and to make us feel like we’re still filled with the kind of hope and excitement we felt when we first became fans.
Duran Duran had these things handled at the three shows I saw in the past month: August 1st and 2nd in Portchester, NY, and… read more
August 12th, 2015
Celebrated musicians donate tracks for global peace project
Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler l Philip Glass l Angélique Kidjo l Anoushka Shankar l Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor
London, 11 August 2015: Peacebuilding charity International Alert is delighted to announce the launch of Peace Tracks, a global collaborative music project that brings together internationally celebrated recording artists with musicians… read more
August 10th, 2015
SPECIAL DD APPRECIATION DAY OFFER !!
OFFER BEGINS MONDAY 10th AUGUST at 12PM EST/5M GMT THRU TO SUNDAY 16th AUGUST 2PM EST/7PM GMT
The Web Shop is offering 20% across the board on ALL purchases which cannot be combined with any other offer (i.e. it’s not in addition to the Fan Community discount, this would over ride it)
PLEASE enter the code PAPERGODS at check-out!
August 10th, 2015
A month and a day before the release of Paper Gods…Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2015!
August 9th, 2015
Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day! Download and share these icons/cover photos on your social media pages!
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July 30th, 2015
South Street Seaport Museum Announces Cancellation of DOCK ROCKS – Party on the Piers on Tuesday August 4, 2015 due to unforeseen logistical problems at the site
South Street Seaport Museum today announced the cancellation of DOCK ROCKS – Party on the Piers. The concert, originally slated for Tuesday, August 4, 2015, was to feature British rock icons Duran Duran, alongside special guest Wyclef Jean, amongst other… read more
July 30th, 2015
CELEBRATING THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE ICONIC MUSIC EVENT, IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR TWO-DAY HISTORIC IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS SEPTEMBER 18 AND 19
Kanye West, Sam Smith, The Who, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers,… read more
July 25th, 2015
By Adrian Deevoy For Event Magazine
Simon Le Bon no longer chases Girls On Film. John Taylor is back firmly on “Planet Earth” after spinning out of control. Andy Taylor may have left to join the “Ordinary World,” but Nick Rhodes is still a “Notorious” user of blue eye shadow, Roger Taylor is “Hungry Like The Wolf.” Now three and a half decades after the first of 17 UK … read more
July 23rd, 2015
Promotional releases, while not typically available to the general public, are very common among Collectors. Before the digital age, these were sent out to radio stations so DJs would play the track, as well as to newspapers and magazines for reviews.
Not surprisingly, some of the rarest Duran Duran promos are from the beginning of the band’s career. One of the first promos ever issued was “With Compliments,”… read more
July 16th, 2015
With their slick hooks, suggestive videos and unabashed love of fashion, Duran Duran took MTV, radio and the world by storm in the ’80s. Even in that pre-Internet troll era, haters piled on the British pop act, calling them a flash-in-the-pan band with too much eyeliner.
Well, it’s been 34 years since the release of their self-titled debut. And minus a little makeup, the boys are still around — and … read more
July 16th, 2015
The Duran Duran Fan Community website did a great Q&A with OBE Suzi Digby, who worked with the band on all the PAPER GODS choral arrangements. Read more:
Explain, if you can, what it is you do.
I am a choral conductor, music educator and social entrepreneur. I am strongly driven to trailblaze social change through music. I have always had a powerful instinct to make people feel better about themselves through music.… read more
July 14th, 2015
DOCK ROCKS – Party on the Piers– Downtown concert and VIP boat party benefit featuring Duran Duran and special guests
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (rain or shine)
The South Street Seaport Museum announces DOCK ROCKS – Party on the Piers, the first annual concert and boat party fundraiser in support of the Museum on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 beginning at 5pm on Piers 15 and 16, South Street Seaport. Tickets are $55 for… read more
July 9th, 2015
By Popular Demand, Band Will Now Release Album One Week Earlier in the U.S. For a Global Street Date of September 11th.
July 9th, 2015 — Burbank, CA — Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced that, due to popular demand, they will move the U.S. release date of their 14th studio album, Paper Gods, up from September 18th to give Paper Gods a global street date of September 11th.
Pre-order Paper Gods on Amazon… read more
July 2nd, 2015
Welcome to your July D-Blast!
We’ve been busy!
If you haven’t been online at all since our last D-Blast you may have missed that:
Duran Duran’s forthcoming album is called PAPER GODS and you can pre-order it on the Warner Brothers online store, iTunes and/or Amazon! Paper Gods will be out on September 18th in the US and September 11th in Europe and the rest of the world.
Duran Duran’s first single, PRESSURE… read more
June 30th, 2015
Duran Duran and other acts are featured in the War Child PASSPORT BACK TO THE BARS short film. The 7 minute film features all the acts involved in this terrific charity endeavor that raised money for War Child.
Wednesday 1st July, 9am – O2 makes the film available to O2 Priority customers for a 72 hour exclusive.
Saturday 4th July, 9am – O2 Academy TV will host the film and War Child’s YouTube channel will host… read more
June 30th, 2015
Duran Duran has been invited by the Ambassador of the United States in England to perform at a special event to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Independence of America.
The Ambassador lives in London at the biggest private residence outside of Buckingham Palace, and the band is very excited to have been asked to perform as it’s a huge honour. America has been a great friend to Duran Duran and they can’t… read more
June 29th, 2015
DUE SEPTEMBER 18TH IN THE U.S., PAPER GODS WILL BE RELEASED IN FOUR CONFIGURATIONS, INCLUDING A DELUXE EDITION WITH BONUS TRACKS AND AS A DELUXE LP BOX SET
June 29th, 2015 — Burbank, CA — Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced more details about their upcoming new studio album, Paper Gods, which will be released in the U.S. on September 18th and in the rest of the world on September 11th through Warner… read more
June 24th, 2015
Pre- order Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS on iTunes and get an instant download of “Pressure Off” featuring Janelle Monáe & Nile Rodgers [produced by Nile, Mark Ronson & Mr Hudson!]
June 24th, 2015
For the past couple of days we have been working to accommodate changes to the circumstances surrounding the band’s appearance on Sunday at the Killarney festival, in Ireland – learning first that there had been an unexpected move to a new location and then this evening that the event had in fact been cancelled completely.
In a statement issued to us by the promoter just prior to 10 pm GMT tonight the band were told:… read more
June 22nd, 2015
In one of the most interesting (and educational) the Duran Duran Fan Community Q&As we’ve done, Chicago based artist Allen Addington takes us through his journey of sketching pencil drawings of Duran Duran band members for girls at school to his own art shows at major Galleries. He has a fan in Nick Rhodes!
When did you first get in to Duran Duran?
It was August 1982 and I was 12 years old. I turned on channel 39 … read more
June 20th, 2015
Listen! to the new Duran Duran single “Pressure Off” featuring Janelle Monáe & Nile Rodgers (co-produced by Nile & Mark Ronson) from the band’s forthcoming album, Paper Gods
June 20th, 2015
What is it about June 20 that always gives me such a tingly feeling? It used to be something about gifts waiting under the bed…now it’s more of a feeling of impending doom…
I’m having a laugh.
I actually can’t think of a better way to spend June 20, 2015 than to be in Barcelona, Spain and to have a massive gig to play at the Sonar Festival that night. Wow! I got my wish!
Thanks for all the kind birthday… read more
June 18th, 2015
DURAN DURAN’S PAGEANT OF THE TRANSMUNDANE
Sometimes the world of collecting Duran Duran can lead away from the beaten path of records, magazines and posters. As you’ll see, there are some spectacular items out there that defy classification!
Let’s start strong with one of the strangest: this Duran Duran condom was sold on the 1993 tour, for concertgoers who wanted a little more bang for their souvenir… read more
June 17th, 2015
On Sale is Local Market Time
09/01 Ibiza Heart at the Ibiza Gran Hotel – TBA
09/05 Gibraltar… read more
June 15th, 2015
FIRST SINGLE IS “PRESSURE OFF,” FEATURING JANELLE MONÁE
Album due September 18th In The U.S. From Warner Bros. Records and September 11th In All Other Territories
Multi-Platinum Band Announce U.S. & U.K. 2015 Tour Dates
Burbank, CA — Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran will release their 14th studio album, Paper Gods [artwork below] in the U.S. on September 18th and in the rest of the world on September… read more
June 14th, 2015
Thanks very much to everyone for the kind messages today!
Can’t believe it’s this time of year again… every birthday seems to come around so much faster than the last one. I guess that’s just called getting old.
It’s been a fun, creative and interesting year for me – I have continued working with, and developing, some great new artists at my studio. The family and I moved house, and as you all know it can be… read more
June 13th, 2015
Duran Duran have recently announced additional 2015 dates with an exclusive fan community ticket pre-sale (with reduced service charges) PLUS VIP packages! As paid members of the community you will have access before anyone else to pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for many of these shows.
Our fan community pre-sale for US and UK dates will begin on Monday, June 15th at 10am local venue time, with the exception of the… read more
June 13th, 2015
June 11th, 2015
Monday 15th June – 10.30am (GMT+1)
RADIO 3 – SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO – Hoy Empieza Todo to promote Sonar Festival
Wednesday 17th June
TIME OUT BARCELONA (PRINT + ONLINE) to promote Sonar Festival
Friday 19th June
CATALUNYA RÀDIO – MORNING SHOW to promote Sonar Festival
June 11th, 2015
We’re delighted to announce that Duran Duran and Kasabian will be joining us our nine award winners at the O2 Silver Clef Lunch on 3 July.
In celebration of a career spanning 35 years, boasting 14 singles in the Top 10 UK Singles Chart, 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and more than 120 million records sold worldwide, Duran Duran will be awarded the highly coveted Spotify Lifetime Achievement Award. Considered by many to be … read more
June 8th, 2015
June 8th – Happy Birthday Nick Rhodes! Listen to his message below:
May 21st, 2015
Rio – icon of the 80s!
At the end of 1981 Duran Duran started writing and recording their second album RIO. The album was released in May 1982, so this Collector’s Corner seemed like a good time to celebrate it!
Duran Duran’s RIO is one of the band’s best selling albums, and has been certified platinum multiple times in several different countries. It remained in the US Billboard Top 200 Album chart for almost two… read more
May 20th, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, Life is Beautiful Festival announced the official artist lineup for the third edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will return to Downtown Las Vegas to provide festival-goers an exciting experience of world-class cuisine, extraordinary art and some of the world’s biggest musicians.… read more
May 14th, 2015
Our very own Anna Ross is putting out a solo album via a very cool Pledge Music campaign! Read more about it in this Fan Community Q&A excerpt!
What made you decide to record your own album?
I think most people want to develop in their career, in some way over time, and having always been interested in music, singing, and songwriting this felt like a very natural progression for me alongside working with Duran Duran.… read more
May 14th, 2015
TOM ODELL, RAE MORRIS, THE FEELING, LAWSON, AND MANY, MANY MORE WILL PERFORM ACROSS THE WEEKEND
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 15TH MAY//@GibMusicFest
Bringing some of the world’s biggest live acts to Gibraltar each year, GMF is back in 2015 with its biggest lineup to date in the picturesque and intimate surroundings of Victoria Stadium on the Rock of Gibraltar.
Co-headlining will be pop icons Duran Duran. Having sold over… read more
May 11th, 2015
Twenty years doing anything is pretty outstanding but twenty years working for Duran Duran?? Talk about lucky. Talk about special. Talk about the best job in the world!
The guys wanted to help me celebrate this occasion with a series of special Kafe’s for the fan community and here’s a ‘highlight’ reel, so to speak.
It has been a lot of fun reminiscing with Nick, Roger, John & Simon about… read more
May 10th, 2015
Double-Disc Deluxe Edition Expands The Classic Album With Demos, Alternative Mixes And Non-Album Tracks And Will Be Available On June 22
A Single-Disc Version Will Also Be Released The Same Day
Duran Duran set sail aboard a 70-foot yacht in the iconic music video for “Rio,” the title track from the British quintet’s second album release in 1982. That hit single, along with others like “Hungry Like the Wolf”… read more
May 6th, 2015
When Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor recorded his drum part for the band’s title track to the fourteenth James Bond film, “A View to a Kill,” he didn’t know that it would be the last time he filled that post for what would be close to twenty years.
On the anniversary of the song’s release, he reflects on recording the track that would end up being the band’s 2nd Number One single, … read more
April 30th, 2015
Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods – Celebs turn out to free caged moon bears
On May 13, 2015, million-selling artists, comedians and celebrities are coming together. Their goal: to let bears sh!t in the woods.
The “Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods” campaign features major celebrities including Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Simon Le Bon, Anthony Kiedis, Moby, Duff McKagan, Steve-O, and Matt Lucas in a Spinal Tap-inspired… read more
April 27th, 2015
I just finished Le Tour Auto. Paris to Biarritz via Vichy, 5 days, 4 circuits, 8 hill climbs in a 1950 Jaguar XK120 – no top, no power steering, drum brakes all round, Moss crash gearbox & steel racing pipes. My arms are aching & my ears are ringing. But I did learn heel & toe double de-clutch downshifting while braking.
I was co-pilot to owner/driver François Pourcher; seen here goofing off at a gas… read more
April 26th, 2015
As I come to the end of another year & the completion of another Duran Duran album, I can say that I’m in a really great place at the moment and look forward to the year ahead with immense anticipation!
Thank you, in particular, to the many fans that supported us through the album making process..waiting day & night, rain or shine over the entire two year span of the recording, may of them became very familiar… read more
April 23rd, 2015
ON THE COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE…
One of the greatest ways to know your band is going places is to see them on the cover of a magazine. Over the course of Duran Duran’s career, they’ve graced the cover of a staggering number of magazines from all over the world. Let’s take a look at some of them, going right back to the start.
The band’s early covers follow the release of “Planet Earth”… read more
April 22nd, 2015
Motorbike enthusiasts including Duran Duran front-man SIMON LE BON, TV presenter RICHARD HAMMOND and former England Rugby Captain MIKE TINDALL MBE have joined forces to support the Bike4Life Festival. The annual motorbike festival helps raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the trio are urging riders across the region to sign up for the event on Sunday 26 April.
BIKE 4 LIFE FESTIVAL 2015 will take … read more
April 20th, 2015
So for those who don’t know you as the DD supportive tweeter that you are, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a journalist and author, based in Little Rock, Ark. I cover politics and culture for many publications and my work has appeared in numerous publications including The Economist, The Washington Post and Town & Country. I’m the author of “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt”, “1000 Best Bartender’s… read more
April 16th, 2015
The upcoming Tour Auto Rally 2015 begins next week, on April 20th, running through April 25th. Organized by Peter Auto, the 24th edition of the Tour de France Automobile retrospective will see 225 automobiles compete against one another over race circuits and multiple stages on closed roads.
Simon will be the co-driver on “P,” a Jaguar XK120, which is the oldest car in the Rally. Simon will be driving with… read more
April 16th, 2015
Nick Rhodes was recently invited by the celebrated Parisian quality goods company maker, Hermès, to curate a raucous ramble through his old stomping ground of Soho in London.
To celebrate Hermès’ annual theme ‘Flâneur forever,’ twenty-five privately invited guests discovered rock art history, Bowie iconography, Tin Pan alley folklore and the world of new electronica.
Impassioned by his… read more
April 1st, 2015
Duran Duran has spent the last few days in California – first in San Francisco, where they participated in a radio event for their new label, Warner Brothers Records, then in Los Angeles at the Warner offices. At both events, the band played their upcoming single, “Pressure Off,”produced by Nile Rodgers and featuring Janelle Monáe.
Mid week the band also spent time rehearsing, and then performing,… read more
March 27th, 2015
WARNER BROS. RECORDS SIGNS DURAN DURAN TO GLOBAL RECORDING CONTRACT
ICONIC MULTI-PLATINUM BAND COMPLETE NEW STUDIO ALBUM WITH PRODUCERS NILE RODGERS, MARK RONSON AND MR HUDSON
BURBANK, CA – March 27, 2015: Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran.
Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and … read more