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DURAN DURAN GRANTED LEAVE TO APPEAL COPYRIGHT JUDGMENT

February 3rd, 2017

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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

Fans give Duran Duran a loud welcome to Alberta

February 2nd, 2017

‘Possibly the best concert in the history of civilization as we know it’

Duran Duran was at the height of their fame in 1984 when they began the North American leg of the Sing Blue Silver tour in Calgary.

As the only Alberta date on the tour, fans came from across the province to see their new-wave idols.

The British group drew comparisons to a young Frank Sinatra and The Beatles for the way fans swooned at their… 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 among acts coming to Azalea Festival

January 27th, 2017

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –
Duran Duran is among the performers coming to the Azalea Festival in April.

Duran Duran will perform Friday, April 7, on the Miller Lite Main Stage. Tickets are $68.50 and will increase to $78.50 on the day of the show.

Country music star Cole Swindell will perform on Thursday, April 6. Tickets are $38.50 before bumping up to $48.50 the day of the show.

Singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo… read 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

Duran Duran to kick off Chastain Park Amphitheatre season

January 23rd, 2017

Almost exactly a year after Duran Duran dazzled Atlanta with a full-scale production at Philips Arena, the band will return for a scaled-down version at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

Still touring in support of their 14th studio album, “Paper Gods” – which features the funky “Pressure Off” with Janelle Monae – Duran Duran will kick off the season at Chastain with a show at 8 p.m. April 8.

Tickets are $35-$85… read more

Simon radio interview on Metro 95.1, Buenos Aires

January 23rd, 2017

“Direct communication London-Buenos Aires, Harry had the luxury of interviewing Simon Le Bon, singer of Duran Duran. Listen to what he said here“… 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

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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Celebrating David Bowie David Bowie’s old band, Gary Oldman, La Roux, Simon Le Bon, Def Leppard and more play hit-packed Brixton tribute show

January 9th, 2017

To celebrate what would have been David Bowie‘s 70th birthday, last night saw a special tribute concert at Brixton Academy featuring Gary Oldman, and a host of special guests. Check out footage, photos at the setlist below.

‘Celebrating David Bowie With Gary Oldman And Friends’ saw the actor and friend and collaborator of the late music icon curate an evening featuring in his honour, featuring a cast of Bowie’s… read more

Music Park: Duran Duran @ MGM National Harbor — 12/31/16

January 5th, 2017

“Did you get your smoked salmon and your caviar? Or is anybody hungry?” roared Simon LeBon, introducing “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran on New Year’s Eve.

Booked for a special weekend of shows on New Year’s Eve and then New Year’s Day 2017, Duran Duran fed a ravenous sold-out crowd song after song at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Saturday, fielding one of the very first concerts in the brand new … read more

Duran Duran: Ready to Rock New Year’s Eve and 2017

December 30th, 2016

Iconic British band Duran Duran is a chameleon in the music world. Never willing to stand still or stay the same, Duran Duran has rocked the charts for over three decades selling over 100 million records and producing 18 American hit singles and 30 UK Top 20 songs. This New Year’s Eve, they are heading across the pond to help fans ring in the new year with their signature style.

Drummer Roger Taylor and bandmates singer … read more

Still ‘hungry’: Duran Duran bassist Taylor on band’s New Year’s gig at MGM National Harbor

December 30th, 2016

John Taylor dislikes acting his age. He knows he’s not 20 anymore, but the longtime bass player for Duran Duran, now 56, believes it’s not the years or the mileage, but rather the “hunger” to continue growing as a musician.

“The hunger has to be nourished,” Mr. Taylor told The Washington Times. “I knew [music] was running me already at 17. If something was going to be running me, it’d just as soon be music.”… read more

Duran Duran: Still feisty after all these years

December 28th, 2016

There’s something different about the sound of the crowd at a Duran Duran concert these days. It’s what happens when more guys start showing up.

“Yeah, the sound of the crowd is a little deeper,” founding member John Taylor, the group’s bass player, says with a laugh. “I notice, really only in the last couple of years, it’s like guys seriously surrender to the band. For many,… read more

From Prince to Bowie to Carrie Fisher, death came for dozens of pop culture icons in 2016

December 27th, 2016

Jane Wiedlin couldn’t handle it. Couldn’t swallow the pain of losing her idol, David Bowie, last January.

“I had no idea how bad it would be for me,” said the Go-Go’s guitarist. “It was literally the worst death ever. And that’s weird, because I don’t know him. He was just so important in my life, and still is important in my life, that I just freaked out. I was a mess for… read more

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

Celebrate the New Year with Duran Duran

December 22nd, 2016

There’s a scene in the 2016 critical darling “Sing Street” where a Dublin family circa 1982 is mesmerized by Duran Duran’s music video for “Rio,” which pretty much characterizes how many in the U.S. and U.K. felt at the time.

Formed in Birmingham, England in 1978 and comprised of singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, guitarist Andy Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor (although … read more

Celebrate the New Year with Duran Duran

December 22nd, 2016

There’s a scene in the 2016 critical darling “Sing Street” where a Dublin family circa 1982 is mesmerized by Duran Duran’s music video for “Rio,” which pretty much characterizes how many in the U.S. and U.K. felt at the time.

Formed in Birmingham, England in 1978 and comprised of singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, guitarist Andy Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor (although … read more

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

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

Music Scene: Taylor made charity track No Rewind a stunning record

December 3rd, 2016

DURAN Duran’s John Taylor and Roger Taylor have teamed up with Road Recovery charity to release a stunning dance rock track entitled No Rewind. Road Recovery is a New York based organisation that helps vulnerable young people to work on creative projects in a safe and sober environment.

Those who may be at risk of drug and and alcohol abuse are able to channel their artistic energy through the charity’s laudable… 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

‘Notorious’ Turns 30: How Nile Rodgers Conducted Duran Duran’s Reinvention

November 28th, 2016

By the time 1986 rolled around, Duran Duran was at a major turning point in its career. The year before, the group had splintered into two factions: the hard-rocking supergroup the Power Station, featuring bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor; and the art-rock outfit Arcadia, made up of singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, and drummer Roger Taylor. Both groups released their own albums (The Power … read more

Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor and John Taylor Collaborate with At-Risk Youth on New Track

November 25th, 2016

Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Taylor collaborated with at-risk youth from the charity Road Recovery to produce, mix, and record an original dance-rock song, “No Rewind.” The song is available to purchase exclusively at CrowdRise through a download-for-donation campaign. All proceeds will go to support NYC-based non-profit Road Recovery’s youth programs. Road Recovery was founded … read more

Duran Duran Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness Read More: Duran Duran Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness | http://diffuser.fm/duran-duran-albums-ranked/#photogallery-1=1?trackback=tsmclip

November 23rd, 2016

Although they’re primarily celebrated for their run of hits in the early-to-mid-’80s, Duran Duran have been releasing new music fairly regularly since 1981. We’ve ranked all 14 studio albums, plus the band’s mostly live record, 1984’s Arena, in order of awesomeness.

Duran Duran’s golden-era lineup—vocalist Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, guitarist Andy Taylor, drummer Roger Taylor and keyboardist… 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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Hear Duran Duran Duo’s ‘No Rewind,’ Penned by At-Risk Youth John Taylor and Roger Taylor collaborate with Road Recovery for dance-rock track, available as donation-for-download

November 22nd, 2016

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor have shared a new track titled “No Rewind,” which the duo created in collaboration with at-risk youth in the Road Recovery program.

Over the course of nine months, the Duran Duran members and the young people involved in the New York–based program traded riffs, demos and ideas before finally recording “No Rewind” at New York City’s… read more

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 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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Duran Duran Honored at 2016 ASCAP London Music Awards

November 13th, 2016

Iconic British group Duran Duran was honored with the prestigious Golden Note Award at the 2016 ASCAP Awards London.

The event, held Nov. 10 at London’s One Embankment, also recognized artists Jess Glynne and MNEK with the Vanguard Award. Other awards included: songwriters Amy Wadge for her collaboration with Ed Sheeran on “Thinking Out Loud” (song of the year, top digital song); Anthony Hannides, Michael … read more

Duran Duran say they’re chuffed to receive the ASCAP Golden Note award

November 11th, 2016

Duran Duran say getting an award for songwriting, is a massive compliment.

They were last night honoured with the prestigious Golden Note at the ASCAP awards.

Nick Rhodes says it’s a real honour: Listen here.

Courtesy AudioBoom… read more

Billboard’s 10 Election-Themed Hot 100 Hits

November 8th, 2016

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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

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

Duran Duran to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award

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

New Year’s Eve: Kaskade, Duran Duran

October 24th, 2016

Kaskade lines up a San Francisco gig to close out 2016 … Duran Duran plans not one but two nights in one Maryland community where the band will play its last show of the year and its first concert in 2017.

Kaskade plans on leading partiers into the undiscovered country that is 2017 when the DJ/producer/singer headlines the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco Dec. 31.

It’s been a great year for Kaskade. He played the… read more

THE THEATER AT MGM NATIONAL HARBOR TO RING IN 2017 WITH ICONIC ROCK BAND DURAN DURAN DECEMBER 31 AND JANUARY 1

October 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

The Bass Player LIVE! 2016 lineup featuring Duran Duran’s John Taylor

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

Duran Duran’s New ‘Last Night in the City’ Music Video Is a Reminder That Duran Duran Does Good Pop

September 11th, 2016

You don’t have to remember how much you like Duran Duran. You can experience that feeling right now, as you watch their new video. The band released the video for their track “Last Night in the City” featuring Kiesza this weekend; the song is from their 2015 album, Paper Gods. Now you’re thinking about Duran Duran and how much you like them. It really takes you back — way back to two minutes ago when you started watching… read more

Duran Duran, Kiesza Share New “Last Night in the City” Video: Watch

September 11th, 2016

Duran Duran have shared a new music video for their song “Last Night in the City” featuring Kiesza. Directed by Nick Egan and Snorri Bros, the video depicts the band playing the song to a stadium crowd, amidst neon lights, and edited footage of New York City streets and landmarks. The song originally appeared on their 2015 album Paper Gods, which also featured contributions from Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monáe, Mark… read more

See Duran Duran’s Celebratory ‘Last Night in the City’ Video

September 11th, 2016

Band marks one year anniversary of ‘Paper Gods’ with new video co-starring Kiesza

Duran Duran celebrated the one-year anniversary of their latest LP Paper Gods by dropping the new video for “Last Night in the City,” a standout from the pop rock group’s 2015 LP.

The video, directed by Nick Egan and Snorri Bros, combines concert video and behind-the-scenes footage from Duran Duran’s… read more

Simon on the One Year Anniversary of PAPER GODS

September 11th, 2016

Simon talks about the One Year Anniversary since the release of Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS

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Duran Duran’s “Last Night in the City” featuring Kiesza

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.

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The Best Things We Heard and Saw at MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst

September 3rd, 2016

Best Unfrozen Synth-Pop Gods: Duran Duran

Although the beer lines got absurdly long earlier in the day, I didn’t really feel the enormity of the crowd until the transition between Ice Cube and Duran Duran. Seemingly all 10,000 people attempted to traverse from one side of Waterfront Park to the other at the same time, creating a brutal bottleneck around the middle section of the field. By the time I made it out there,… read more

NO RELIC Duran Duran is coming to Spokane; the band continues to work in high style

September 1st, 2016

Given their blend of club-ready songs, cinematic videos and high-fashion attire, it’s easy to pigeonhole Duran Duran as mere relics of the ’80s.

That would be a mistake.

Yes, the band’s visual appeal in the dawning of the MTV Age made them fodder for bedroom-wall posters. But Duran Duran’s early music was a winning amalgam of the diverse tastes of the so-called “Fab Five,” and… read more