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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 www.lollapaloozabr.com, www.youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaB, www.g1.com.br, www.gshow.globo.com, www.globo.com… read more

Duran Duran Will Never Go Out of Style

March 22nd, 2017

Depending on your taste in accents, Roger Moore has probably been one of the best actors to don James Bond’s suave ivory dinner jackets.

In one film in particular, 1986’s A View to a Kill, Moore’s 007 not only seduced Grace Jones (who played a character named May Day) but also faced off against perennial cool-but-creepy bad guy Christopher Walken on top of the Golden Gate Bridge. While the movie made… 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

Embracing the Return of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World”

March 21st, 2017

This month on NBC’s The Voice, seventeen-year-old Josh West performed Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” and received a four-chair ovation from the show’s celebrity hosts. Judge Gwen Stefani gushed about her love for the song after the contestant nailed its soaring melody with his operatic rock voice. The following day, Duran Duran’s original 1992 recording of “Ordinary World” entered the U.S. iTunes… read more

Duran Duran Announce More 2017 Tour Dates, New Remix EP

March 20th, 2017

This summer, Duran Duran will continue their tour in support of 2015’s Paper Gods. Today, they announced a few more concerts in North America, and revealed a new EP that contains remixes of one of that album’s songs, “Last Night in the City.”

The group are currently on the road, with shows in Dallas and Houston in the next few days before they head off to South America for a week followed by concerts in Fort Lauderdale,… read more

CONCERT REVIEW: DURAN DURAN THROWS TWO DAY BASH IN PALM SPRINGS

March 20th, 2017

Duran Duran at Agua Caliente Casino

What a party.

Duran Duran commenced their short 2017 Spring Tour on Friday at the most enjoyable The Show at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA (just outside Palm Springs) with sold-out back-to-back performances at the 2,000 seat venue. The Tour of the Americas, which heads south in a few weeks to central America before wrapping up the States in April, continues support for the… read more

Duran Duran adds stop in Honolulu to North American tour

March 20th, 2017

Brace yourselves: Duran Duran is coming to Honolulu.

The iconic band, whose hits include “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Rio,” will perform at the Neal Blaisdell Arena on July 16.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday.

The stop in Honolulu is part of a North American tour that kicks off next month.

The Oahu date was added Monday, along with dates in four other cities.

The group is promoting… read more

DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND CANADIAN DATES ON 2017 TOUR

March 20th, 2017

DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND CANADIAN DATES ON 2017 TOUR

NEW EP LAST NIGHT IN THE CITY (FEAT.KEISZA) [THE REMIXES] OUT NOW

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 Bassist John Taylor On How to Stay Relevant: “As You Get Older You’ve Got to Dig in Deeper”

March 17th, 2017

Two years ago, Duran Duran released its highest charting album in 22 years. We spoke with bassist John Taylor about that feat.

Best known for ’80s hits like “Rio” and “Hungry Like the Wolf,” the new wave and synth-pop band Duran Duran have been making music for nearly 40 years and seen six of their albums reach top 10 on Billboard. With their most recent release Paper Gods, the band put out their highest charting… read more

Duran Duran bring their only SoCal show to the desert

March 14th, 2017

With their wavy hair, showy clothes, cool British accents and sexy movie caliber videos that blew your mind, Duran Duran ruled the 80’s MTV era.

They weren’t too bad on the eyes either.

Some 35 years later – after some line-up changes, side projects and new hairstyles – one of the hardest working bands with four of five core members, is still at it. They perform Friday and Saturday at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort… read more

Why Duran Duran’s John Taylor looks at live music as a ‘vote for togetherness’

March 14th, 2017

By Vanessa Franko / vfranko@scng.com

Published: March 13, 2017 Updated: March 14, 2017 6:26 a.m.

When John Taylor turned on the radio on a recent Sunday night, he didn’t expect to hear his bass playing back at him.

As a founding member of Duran Duran, it’s not unusual for the band’s beloved hits, like “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Girls on Film” and “Ordinary World,”… 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 https://wbr.ec/lnitc_remixes

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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

Still “Hungry Like The Wolf” Duran Duran’s connection to Coachella makes their return to the desert extra special.

March 8th, 2017

After making its mark in the 1980s, Duran Duran blasted back into the music scene in 2014 on a hazy, golden-desert sunlit stage at Coachella. The warm breeze brushed across Roger Taylor’s hair as he held his drumsticks and prepped to play his first festival set.

With 14 albums, 11 Billboard Top 10 singles, and innovative music videos comprising a successful career, Duran Duran continues to influence generations of… read more

Still Hungry: Going Strong After 40 years, Duran Duran Comes to The Show for Two Performances

March 6th, 2017

Even though Duran Duran began in 1978 and was one of the most popular new wave bands of the 1980s, the band’s current music still sounds cutting-edge.

Duran Duran will be returning to the Coachella Valley to perform at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18.

During a recent phone interview with bassist John Taylor, he explained what has kept Duran Duran going.

“I guess… read more

Nick & Katy – Oscar Picks 2017!

February 23rd, 2017

*Members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community can hear the full audio on http://duranduranmusic.com.

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.

THE BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!… read more

Duran Duran Granted Leave to Appeal Copyright Judgment

February 3rd, 2017

MEDIA STATEMENT

For immediate release  

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!

ROGER

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