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Soundwaves Art: War Child Fundraiser

December 7th, 2018

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. Please click here for more information

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Duran Duran Commemorate 30th Anniversary of BIG THING album with new video for “THE EDGE OF AMERICA”

November 5th, 2018

Duran Duran today have dropped a brand new music video for “The Edge of America,” a song off their 1988 album Big Thing. It was created in collaboration with Colombian-Venezuelan media artist and engineer David Medina. You can watch it here.

In revisiting Big Thing with the thirtieth anniversary of the album in mind, “The Edge of America” stood out to the band. Nick Rhodes explains, “I instantly realized that… read more

Duran Duran Add More Dates in February; Kaaboo Cayman Festival Performance Feb 15-16

November 1st, 2018

Duran Duran has added three more shows in the US in February:

February 19th and 20th, 2019 at the Fillmore New Orleans, LA at Harrah’s Casino
February 22nd 23rd, 2019 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, NV

DETAILS:

New Orleans tickets: https://duran.io/2PufD1d

Las Vegas tickets: https://duran.io/2Oi4zrn

New Orleans tickets here, Las Vegas tickets here.

And don’t forget the band’s anticipated… read more

Duran Duran: Big Thing at Thirty

October 18th, 2018

Listen in as Simon, Nick & John revisit the recording (and more) of Duran Duran’s BIG THING with Producers Jonathan Elias & Daniel Abraham on the 30th anniversary of the album’s release.

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Duran Duran Collaborate with D.S. & Durga on Limited Edition Fragrance Collection

October 8th, 2018

Duran Duran Collaborate with D.S. & Durga on Limited Edition Fragrance Collection
Celebrating Four Decades of Duran Duran’s Music

The Four Fragrances are Available Exclusively at Liberty of London

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With countless hits known around the world, Duran Duran have proven themselves to be timeless songwriters and incredible musicians – both in the studio and on stage. Branded as teen idols when they began –… read more

DS & Durga’s new fragrance range is spritzed with 80s music

October 8th, 2018

Brooklyn fragrance house DS & Durga, founded by wife-and-husband team Kavi Moltz and David Seth in 2008, has collaborated on a new fragrance range with new wave pop band Duran Duran.

The collaboration, initiated a year ago by Duran Duran members, is the first of its kind for Moltz and Seth, both of whom wanted the creative process to be genuinely synergetic, rather than simply ‘stamping the band name on one of our… read more

Simon Le Bon to Officially Open the Sunseeker Stand at the Southampton Boat Show

September 14th, 2018

Sunseeker is delighted to announce that lead singer of iconic British band Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, will be the special guest at this year’s 50th anniversary show starting on Friday September 14.

Simon, a long-serving ambassador of The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), will be officially opening the Sunseeker stand and BLUE exhibition space. Sunseeker will be showcasing its commitment to marine conservation at… read more

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon visits Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth to launch partnership with the Tall Ships Youth Trust

September 13th, 2018

AS RIO danced on the sand in the 1983 music video by Duran Duran, the band’s frontman Simon Le Bon raced through the ocean on board a yacht. A keen sailor, he assumed that position again on Thursday – as he pledged his support for a Portsmouth charity dedicated to getting disadvantaged youngsters out on the water. Over the past year alone, the Tall Ships Youth Trust has supported more than 1,200 young people who face behavioural,… read more

Simon Speaks to BBC Radio About Tall Ships

September 13th, 2018

Simon speaks to BBC Radio about Tall Ships Youth Trust and his new ambassadorship.

Tall Ships runs residential sea voyages which help develop individuals’ employability and personal skills whilst at sea. Over the past year the charity has offered support to more than 1,200 young beneficiaries facing challenges including learning difficulties, hearing or visual impairments or behavioural, emotional and social… read more

Youth Sailing Charity Announces Partnership with Duran Duran Frontman Simon Le Bon

September 13th, 2018

Simon Le Bon, frontman of iconic British band Duran Duran, is setting sail as the new ambassador for the Tall Ships Youth Trust which runs seafaring trips for disadvantaged young people across the UK.

The Trust runs residential sea voyages which help develop individuals’ employability and personal skills whilst at sea. Over the past year the charity has offered support to more than 1,200 young beneficiaries facing… read more

Duran Duran Appreciation Day, 2018

August 10th, 2018

On this most hallowed of days in our ancient DD calendar, as a small token of our great appreciation for your appreciation, we would like to offer you this video clip, Directed by Gavin Elder, of a couple of songs filmed in Tokyo at the Budokan on the penultimate date of our Paper Gods tour last September. We are hoping to complete editing on the film of the full performance for release later this year but until then… … read more

15 awesome Duran Duran songs you still listen to now

June 28th, 2018

80s pop legends Duran Duran are set to take over TV on Friday night with a string of programmes dedicated to them on BBC Four. The band were barely out of the charts in the early-to-mid 80s, scoring two number one singles, selling albums by the truckload (to date they’ve sold over 100m records worldwide) and winning the hearts of fainting teenagers everywhere. In fact, some of those songs have endured so much that you’ve… read more

Sixty Seconds with Simon Le Bon

June 28th, 2018

■ The Rio singer, 59, on Duran Duran turning 40, wearing sweaty headbands and rediscovering Lou Reed

Please, please tell me now, is there something we should know about the BBC’s Duran Duran night?

It’s not about looking forward or back, it’s more about looking at how we got here. It’s not about nostalgia. It’s our story from a bedroom in Birmingham to playing in nightclubs to city halls to arenas all around… read more

TAYLOR MADE COCKTAILS

June 20th, 2018

Drinks inspired by the songs and lyrics of Duran Duran – they smell like they sound!
Amanda Schuster | June 20, 2018 |

We sometimes forget that before the internet and YouTube, a nostalgic whim to hear a song or watch a video clip couldn’t be instantly gratified. When I was in my early teens in the 1980s, before my family even considered a cable subscription or owned a VCR, watching something on analog TV or hearing… read more

Boys on Film: A Night with Duran Duran – BBC4

June 18th, 2018

Duran Duran: There Is Something You Should Know with John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor

In 1978 five lads from Birmingham formed a band. Little did they know that 40 years later they’d still be making music.

BBC4’s Boys on Film: A Night with Duran Duran kicks off with Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know, in which Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor look back at their… read more

Watch ‘A Night With Duran Duran’ Trailer Featuring Interviews With Nile Rodgers, Cindy Crawford & More

June 5th, 2018

Duran Duran lived the dream. They had the looks, the hits, the videos and the wealth. Forty years after forming in Birmingham, England, the dream isn’t over.

In celebration of Duran Duran’s special anniversary, the U.K.’s BBC Four will devote a night of programming to the British hitmakers with a pair of newly-filmed documentaries.

According to the broadcaster, Duran Duran: A Night In traces the TV, movies and… read more

Duran Duran have been awarded a special BBC4 tribute night

June 4th, 2018

80s pop idols Duran Duran have been awarded a special tribute evening on BBC4 to mark the band’s 40th anniversary.

The highbrow arts channel said the group, who have sold more than 100m records, had earned the honour through their fusion of “fashion, design, art and technology with timeless music.” ‘Highs and lows’ A Night With Duran Duran, on June 29, includes There’s Something You Should Know in which … read more

Watch “A Night with Duran Duran” Trailer here

June 4th, 2018

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Duran Duran to take over BBC Four

June 4th, 2018

In the immortal words of Simon Le Bon: “Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise.”

Pop band Duran Duran are taking over BBC Four for one night in June, with a pair of newly-filmed documentaries.

The highlight is set to be Duran Duran: A Night In – which sees the band taking a Gogglebox-style trip through the TV, movies and adverts that inspired them.

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Boys on Film – A Night with Duran Duran to air 29 June on BBC Four

June 4th, 2018

In Boys on Film – A Night with Duran Duran, iconic British rock band, Duran Duran, are set to take over BBC Four on Friday 29 June from 9pm. With exclusive access to the band, the night features two newly-filmed documentaries which showcase incredible insights, previously unseen archive footage and rare demo tapes, as well as the group’s thoughts and inspirations across the decades since they first formed in 1978… read more

This Is My Jam: New wave

May 28th, 2018

This Is My Jam: New wave
By Charlie Rhoad8:14 p.m. May 24 2018

It’s like vaporwave, only less ironic, and … new?

Popularized in the 1980s and characterized by heavy usage of analog synths and early drum machines, New Wave was likely part of the music your parents were into back in the day.

Coming from the age of “business in the front, party in the back,” smoky neon nightclubs, tight leather jeans and the first tastes… read more

The Chainsmokers, Duran Duran to Headline KAABOO Cayman In February 2019

May 15th, 2018

​The Chainsmokers and Duran Duran will headline the first KAABOO Cayman festival on Grand Cayman Island. The two-day event will take place Feb. 15-16, 2019. Among the other 15 acts on the bill announced today are Zedd, Blondie, Counting Crows, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, Bryan Adams and Los Lobos.

The Cayman festival will be the first KAABOO outside of its original home in Del Mar, Calif. The fourth annual original KAABOO… read more

Duran Duran to perform at KAABOO CAYMAN in 2019!

May 15th, 2018

Just announced!

Duran Duran at KAABOO Cayman, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, February 15 and 16, 2019
Get tickets here!

To celebrate the announcement, the festival has provided a unique promo code to share with DURAN DURAN fans for $20 off 3-day THATCH (GA) passes. The code will be valid for 2 weeks, expiring at 11:59pm CT on Tuesday, May 29th.

Unique Code: DURAN

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Interview: 20 Years of Sobriety with John Taylor of Duran Duran

April 19th, 2018

To say I was excited to interview John Taylor would be the understatement of the century. As an allegedly together adult, I resisted the urge to tell him that my adolescent bedroom was papered with his image (covered in lipstick kisses, despite the fact that I didn’t and still don’t wear lipstick). In short, my inner 14-year-old was having a conniption fit while my outer adult had a glorious, insightful conversation… read more

Duran Duran for Record Store Day 2018

March 7th, 2018

Duran Duran are excited to have their very special live LP Duran Duran Budokan included as part of this year’s Record Store Day! Captured at Tokyo’s historic venue, Nippon Budokan, on September 20, 2017, this show marked the end of the band’s two year Paper Gods tour which saw them playing to sold-out audiences around the world.

The one-of-a-kind artwork for this LP was created by famed Japanese graphic… read more

Duran Duran’s Rhodes turns film expert during Oscars season

March 2nd, 2018

LONDON (AP) — It’s the time of year when film enthusiasts turn into industry experts to handicap the Oscars race — and Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes is no different. Rhodes takes his Oscar predictions seriously — so much so that he has been putting them on the band’s website for about a decade, with detailed commentary.

“I love to watch movies. I’ve always watched them since I was… read more

Duran Duran star predict Oscar Winners

March 2nd, 2018

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Duran Duran’s John Taylor to present accolade at Birmingham Music Awards

February 28th, 2018

Duran Duran’s John Taylor to present accolade at Birmingham Music Awards
By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment

Duran Duran founding member John Taylor is set to present a special accolade in Birmingham.

The second city-born bassist will announce the winner of the Rising Star Award at the Birmingham Music Awards, sponsored by the Town Hall and Symphony Hall.

Talking about the awards, John said: “Birmingham… read more

Duran Duran’s John Taylor to Appear at First Birmingham Music Awards

February 27th, 2018

DURAN DURAN’S JOHN TAYLOR TO APPEAR AT FIRST BIRMINGHAM MUSIC AWARDS
DURAN DURAN’S John Taylor Pledges Support for New Birmingham Talent

A search for Birmingham’s brightest and best musicians/music industry professionals is underway as the ‘Birmingham Music Awards’ hosts their first ceremony on May 2nd. The organisers of the BMAs are on a mission to bring together the best of the city’s contributors… read more

Nick & Katy’s 2018 Oscar Picks!!

February 26th, 2018

*Members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community can hear the full audio, with special synth effects done by Nick (!!), on http://duranduranmusic.com.

It is that time of year once again Dear Readers! While Nick and Katy don’t cover every category, they really invest their time in the films they do discuss. This year they added in CINEMATOGRAPHY & COSTUME DESIGN and removed FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM & DOCUMENTARY… read more

Nick on the death of Designer Judy Blame

February 20th, 2018

I am deeply sad to hear Judy has left us…

He was a rare creature with a beautiful vision and undoubtedly key to sculpting the shape of style in the 1980s. His indelible fingerprints are all over the pop culture that followed.

We worked together on the Wild Boys video where his contribution was spectacular. As both an artist and friend, his attitude, instinct and humour were a potent combination.

– Nick, February… read more

DURAN DURAN – THE WEDDING ALBUM 25 YEARS LATER

February 11th, 2018

In the 1990s, enthusiasts of New Wave music—the genre illuminated by the commercial spotlight in the decade that preceded it—lamented the shifting of the lenses’ focus onto Grunge, among other edgier and heavier styles of Alternative Rock music. Unfortunately the style shift sideswiped the majority of the New Wave forerunners of the 1980, relegating many into the fringes of the scene, leaving only a few resilient… read more

TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Duran Duran’s ‘Duran Duran’ (a.k.a. ‘The Wedding Album’)

February 11th, 2018

Happy 25th Anniversary to Duran Duran’s seventh studio album Duran Duran (a.k.a. The Wedding Album), originally released February 11, 1993.

Today, how could anyone not appreciate the progressive pop airs of Notorious (1986) and Big Thing (1988)? These two records by Duran Duran, then made up of John Taylor (bass), Nick Rhodes (keyboards, programming), and Simon Le Bon (vocals), were masterfully influenced by… read more

Italian Impresario David Zard Dies

January 30th, 2018

David Zard, a pioneer of the Italian live music industry, died in Rome, aged 75, on Jan. 27. Zard is credited with staging the first Italian concerts by Genesis, Lou Reed, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and more.

Zard was born in Tripoli, Libya. He began his career organizing concerts in Tripoli for the local Italian community. He was forced to leave his native country … read more

Duran Duran on David Zard

January 27th, 2018

Duran Duran’s groundbreaking Strange Behaviour tour of Italy was sponsored by Jeans Uniform and promoted by David Zard, who passed away today; his legacy includes an incredibly successful career.

Below, John & Nick comment on his passing.

“Very sad to hear, David was such a great guy. The tour he promoted was one of the most fun we did, in large part because of his charm and sense of humor. Italy has lost… read more

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

GET UP – JAMES BROWN

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

MY FEET KEEP DANCING – CHIC

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.

THE GROOVE LINE – HEATWAVE

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

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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

Movie

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.

Book(s)

I really … read more

Band Holiday Greetings 2017

December 24th, 2017

Duran Duran to headline Dubai Jazz Festival 2018

December 6th, 2017

Duran Duran to headline Dubai Jazz Festival 2018
Rio and Girls on Film singers to top opening night of 2018’s festival

Absolute heroes of 1980s British pop rock Duran Duran are coming to Dubai next year, as the first confirmed headliner of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2018 has been announced.

Famous for massive chart hits from bygone decades like Girls on Film, Hungry Like the Wolf and View to a Kill – immortalised… 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

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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

Las Vegas Radio: CBS To Present NYEve Weekend Spectacular

October 30th, 2017

This holiday season, CBS RADIO will present an electric roster of New Year’s Eve weekend shows at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Beginning Friday, December 29 and lasting into the early morning hours of 2018, Vegas residents and visitors alike will enjoy four epic shows across what’s sure to be three unforgettable nights of music headlined by Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, and Zac Brown Band, with a special performance… 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.

Medazzaland.

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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

DURAN DURAN AT THE BUDOKAN/Rockin On Magazine

October 8th, 2017

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(Translation) 9 years since they were last here and 14 since the last time they played the Budokan, Duran Duran’s show this time at the Budokan was filled with commemorative surprises, the ultimate being Nile Rodgers opening the eventful concert.

The band’s mentor for over 30 years, not only did Rodgers bring his full band to Japan just for the Duran Duran shows, he lavished the audience with hit after hit he’s produced,… read more

The History of the Music Industry’s First-Ever Digital Single, 20 Years After Its Release

September 14th, 2017

In September 1997, Capitol Records made history by releasing Duran Duran’s “Electric Barbarella” as the internet’s first-ever digital single, heralding a massive shift in how the music industry operates

Twenty years ago this month, in September of 1997, Capitol Records became the first major label to sell and digitally distribute a single from a well-known artist on the internet, arguably… read more

20 Years Ago: Duran Duran’s ‘Electric Barbarella’ Becomes the First Digital Single Download Read More: 20 Years Ago: Duran Duran’s ‘Electric Barbarella’ Becomes the First Digital Single Download

September 11th, 2017

Duran Duran is music video pioneers thanks to their elaborate ’80s clips and the way they leveraged the cutting-edge medium for promotion. But the U.K. new wavers are also online music pioneers: In 1997, they became the first major label artist to sell digital downloads of a single.

The Duran Duran tune in question was the electro-shocked “Electric Barbarella,” the lead single from the band’s LP, Medazzaland.… read more