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10 Essential Duran Duran Deep Cuts

January 22nd, 2018

Duran Duran had it all. Five good-looking lads from England who made smashing pop songs, pioneered the music video format and were adored by princesses. Their fans, Duranies, were the noisiest in the world (the band was entered into the Guinness Book of Records for the “loudest pre-show concert noise”). They partied hard, dated (and married) supermodels. They wrote the soundtrack to the first half of the ‘80s.… read more

Roger Taylor’s New Year’s Playlist: 18 songs to bring us into 2018

December 30th, 2017


The creator himself. Released just after my 16th birthday in 1976 but still killer!


From the creator to the original masters ..Chic! Any song that has a tap dancing solo in it deserves credit. Very much part of my mis-spent youth on the dance floor.


Amazing early example of electro funk from the late and great Rod Temperton who went… read more

Duran Duran : Band Year End Lists

December 30th, 2017


Event of the Year

For Duran Duran, playing Lollapalooza, in particular, the show in Buenos Aires.

For England, Harry getting engaged to Meghan Markle.

For me, my mum passing away


I didn’t see many movies this year. I quite enjoyed “Blade Runner 2049.” It was a visual feast. I missed “Dunkirk,” and that probably would have been my #1 film. I think I will love it.


I really … read more

John Taylor Year End, 2017

December 29th, 2017


Event of the Year

I think one of the most significant things that happened was when the Swedish Church removed gender identification out of their teachings. I thought that was extraordinary, especially in light of everything that has been said about sexual politics. It didn’t get a lot of attention in the media as I would have liked.


I am an old English boy and so I did love “Dunkirk.” It … read more

Nick Rhodes year End, 2017

December 28th, 2017


Event of the Year

I found most of the world events upsetting and depressing. I am hoping in 2018 our whole world will perhaps see a little more common sense.

Events I liked were museums and galleries, shows that I saw. Notably, the Royal Academy of the Arts had three interesting shows, all on at one time. 1) Matisse in the Studio 2) Jasper Johns “Something Resembling the Truth” 3) Dali / Duchamp exhibitionread more

Roger Taylor’s Year End, 2017

December 27th, 2017


Event of the Year

Brexit seems to be an ongoing thing in the UK… And of course, the royal engagement.


“Dunkirk.” I saw it in a great cinema with an incredible sound system. I loved it and thought it was amazing. I also saw the movie “Everything Everything” on the aeroplane and I liked it. I wasn’t expecting anything so I was pleasantly surprised.


I love biographies, I can devour them.… read more

Simon Le Bon’s Year End, 2017

December 26th, 2017


Event of the Year

For Duran Duran, playing Lollapalooza, in particular, the show in Buenos Aires.

For England, Harry getting engaged to Meghan Markle.

For me, my mum passing away


I didn’t see many movies this year. I quite enjoyed “Blade Runner 2049.” It was a visual feast. I missed “Dunkirk,” and that probably would have been my #1 film. I think I will love it.


I really … read more

Band Holiday Greetings 2017

December 24th, 2017

December 2017 Collector’s Corner: Band Talks Holiday Faves

December 21st, 2017

The last Collector’s Corner for 2017 goes out with a bang – the band talk about their favorite holiday gift and favourite holiday song.

Watch here:

Special thanks to Katy Krassner and Derek Suprykaread more

Richard Blade Q&A

December 13th, 2017

We never re-print a whole member exclusive Fan Community Q&A, but Richard Blade’s was such a great read, and well, it is the holidays, we thought we’d post it on in its entirety.


1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up?

In the south of England, in a little seaside town called Torquay – about 300 miles from Birmingham and the Rum Runner. Because Torquay was popular… read more

Exclusive SiriusXM Special Performance with Duran Duran December 9th in Miami

November 17th, 2017

Duran Duran to Perform Special Concert in Miami Beach for SiriusXM

Intimate, special performance at the Faena Theater, to air live on The Pulse and 1st Wave channels

NEW YORK– November 17, 2017– SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY Award-winning, iconic British band Duran Duran will perform a special invitation-only show for SiriusXM on Saturday, December 9 at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach.

The exclusive … read more

Nick Rhodes partnering with Sonos on Intimate Bowie Event

November 8th, 2017


Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes will be partnering with Sonos and participating in an intimate event celebrating David Bowie’s work and legacy as told through the powerful stories of artists and fans. Song Stories: Bowie will take place on Friday 17th November at Sonos’ new concept store in London.

A series of intimate events honoring David Bowie’s work and legacy, as told through powerful stories… read more

Duran Duran’s “Face for Today” fan video

November 1st, 2017

Duran Duran wasn’t able to make the original intention of this video come to fruition but the band thought you’d like this just as much.We hope you enjoy Duran Duran’s “Face For Today” fan video.

“You’ve got that thing which makes us smile”

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Halloween Playlist from Nick

October 31st, 2017

I have seen many Halloween playlists in the past and it always struck me (as things unexpectedly do at this time of year) that they tend to feature the same songs. There are of course some great ones like “I put a Spell on You” by either Screamin’ Jay Hawkins or Nina Simone, “Lullaby” by The Cure, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus…… read more

Duran Duran to play New Year’s Weekend in Las Vegas!

October 29th, 2017

While the Paper Gods tour has officially come to an end, the band IS playing a New Year’s Date in Las Vegas on December 30th, as part of a three-night CBS Radio celebration to close out 2017 featuring shows by Foo Fighters (12/31) and the Zac Brown Band (12/29)!

Here is what you need to know:

WHEN: December 30, 2017

WHERE: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

DOORS: 7:00pm

SHOWTIME: 8:00pm

PUBLIC ON SALE: Friday, … read more

Medazzaland 20th Anniversary

October 12th, 2017

It’s the name of a place, but not a physical place. More a state of mind.



It’s not insignificant that the title of Duran Duran’s ninth studio album, released 20 years ago this week, is the name of such a place.

Medazzaland is transportive and, in its best moments, transcendent. It’s the band’s most Lynchian album; the surface might be dazzling, but darkness, sadness and … read more

Lorina Mapa Q&A

October 10th, 2017

“A graphic memoir about growing up in the Philippines in the 1980s with Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and the EDSA Revolution. Mapa returns to Manilla as an adult for the funeral of her father and come to terms with her past. A graphic love letter to her parents, family, friends, country of birth, and perhaps even to herself.”

The Duran Duran Fan Community spoke to author Lorina Mapa about her new graphic novel,… read more

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,,,,… 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


March 20th, 2017



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

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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

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.


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


For immediate release  


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


January 24th, 2017



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.

Members of… read more


January 19th, 2017


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!


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

Holiday Greeting from Roger

Holiday Greeting from… read more