September 24th, 2016
December 27th, 2016
How did 2016 shake out for the members of Duran Duran? Read below!
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
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.
Simon, Nick, Roger & John
Holiday Greeting from Simon
Holiday Greeting from Nick
Holiday Greeting from Roger
Holiday Greeting from… read more
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
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
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
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.
December 8th, 2016
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
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
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.
DURAN DURAN’S JOHN TAYLOR AND ROGER TAYLOR COLLABORATE WITH AT-RISK YOUTH ON NEW TRACK – “NO REWIND” – PREMIERING TODAY ON ROLLINGSTONE.COMNovember 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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
October 27th, 2016
Happy Birthday to you, was created for you!
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
October 26th, 2016
Duran Duran to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at ASCAP Awards in London on November 10th
LONDON, October 26, 2016 — Today The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announces that the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award for the 2016 ASCAP Awards, London, will be multi-platinum… read more
October 26th, 2016
Every month we do a Q&A on the Duran Duran Fan Community with someone who has worked with the band. Last month we got to speak with opening artist and remixer TokiMonsta, which is excerpted below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m music producer and performer. My music can ranges and is a mix of electronic, r&b, hip hop, and pop.
What got your interested in DJ’ing and making beats?
My love for music,… read more
THE THEATER AT MGM NATIONAL HARBOR TO RING IN 2017 WITH ICONIC ROCK BAND DURAN DURAN DECEMBER 31 AND JANUARY 1October 24th, 2016
Tickets on Sale to the Public Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. EDT
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Kick off 2017 with iconic British rock band Duran Duran who will perform at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. The legendary group joins an unrivaled opening lineup at the newest entertainment venue in the region. MGM National Harbor, a $1.4 billion resort and casino, will open December… read more
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
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
September 13th, 2016
Every month we pull an excerpt from the Fan Community Q&As that run on http://duranduranmusic.com. 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
September 11th, 2016
Simon talks about the One Year Anniversary since the release of Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS
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.
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
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]
Footage courtesy… read more
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.
“Rest assured, I shall return”
August 10th, 2016
July 14th, 2016
We excerpt some of our Fan Community Q&A’s on the duranduran.com 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
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
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 DD.com. 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
June 14th, 2016
DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE NEW YORK’S HISTORIC APOLLO THEATER SHOW
ON JULY 19TH. TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
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
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
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)!
June 8th, 2016
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
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.
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!
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
10:50a … read more
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 DD.com. 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.
I’m a guitar/bass… read more
May 3rd, 2016
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
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
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.
For more, please click here.
Photos courtesy of Nick Rhodes… read more
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
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!
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