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Simon Remembers Shipmate Woody Wooderson

We don’t often do obituaries on duranduran.com for all sorts of reasons. But today, I’d like to set down a few words about an old shipmate of mine, and a true gentleman, Johnson Wooderson, who died earlier this month at a very good ripe age. Known to me and the guys who’ve sailed with him as “Woody,” he was a real lynch pin of our race crew on DRUM. Dear, lovely, clever Woody – he saved… read more


British Hitmakers Duran Duran to headline Jelling Musikfest

British music icons Duran Duran to headline Jelling Musikfestival 30th May 2020 In their only Danish performance in 2020, global hit-makers Duran Duran will return to Scandinavia to headline the iconic Jelling Musikfestival. On Saturday, the 30th of May, singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes and drummer Roger Taylor will perform on the main stage in front of an audience of 35,000 people.… read more


Duran Duran Best of 2019!

ROGER Event(s) of the Year Aston Villa getting back into the premiership! I went with the kids to the game at Wembley and it was an amazing day. We had no real expectation of the team getting through, and we did it after quite a few years of languishing. Favourite Movie I re-visited the movie “Apollo 13” after we did the NASA event and I really loved seeing it again. It was so well done. I also loved “Rocketman,” the Elton… read more


Bid RIGHT NOW to support Changes UK Before the Fire & Ice Gala Tonight!

YOU can get in on the amazing Changes UK auction whether you’re at the event or not! Note all timing is UK time. LOT 1 PRE BIDDING NOW OPEN Changes UK Live Auction Starts at 10pm Saturday 14 December 2019 – Pre Bidding Closes at 9pm. ① DURAN DURAN TOUR TICKETS and MEET & GREET: 2 Tickets, pre show meet the band and official merchandise goody bag. How to Bid via email/online now: Send your maximum bid to us… read more


Showtime Announces Premiere Dates and Unveils Trailers for Features on Two Legendary Groups

SHOWTIME® ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES AND UNVEILS TRAILERS FOR FEATURES ON TWO LEGENDARY GROUPS: NEW ORDER AND DURAN DURAN NEW YORK – December 10, 2019 – SHOWTIME has announced two new documentaries profiling iconic rock bands New Order and Duran Duran. NEW ORDER: DECADES will premiere on Friday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Part concert, part documentary, NEW ORDER: DECADES follows the band’s preparations… read more


Duran Duran announce their highly anticipated return to Ireland

Duran Duran has announced their highly anticipated return to Ireland with an outdoor performance at St Anne’s Park, Dublin on Sunday 7th June 2020, in support of the release of their next studio album. Tickets priced €59.90 inclusive of booking fee go on sale at 9 am next Friday, 13th December via www.ticketmaster.ie. Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles, 21 UK Top 20 tunes and… read more


Duran Duran To perform at Isle of Wight Festival, June 14

PLAYING: MAIN STAGE British music icons, Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles, 21 UK Top 20 tunes and have continued to perform to huge concert audiences around the world since the band first formed in 1980. Consistently fusing art, technology, fashion and a signature sense of style with their unique and infectious brand of music, singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist… read more


Duran Duran Centrepoint Gala performance at the Roundhouse, November 13, 2019



Roger remembers ARENA …

Wow…released 35 years ago…to be honest it seems like another lifetime. An album that was recorded in what I call the ‘eye of the storm’. I can’t even remember where and when these songs were captured live, but apparently it was ‘recorded live around the world’. How they managed to record the shows, I do not know ..in those early days, as the stage curtain went up, the screaming… read more


Centrepoint marks 50 years tackling youth homelessness with Gala and charity performances by Duran Duran and Rita Ora

British music icons Duran Duran and global superstar Rita Ora are set to perform at a special Gala to mark the 50th anniversary of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. The Gala will take place at London’s historic performing arts venue, Roundhouse, on 13 November. With the support of its patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Centrepoint – and its partner charities – works with… read more


Halloween 2019 Playlists from Rog & Nick!

Roger curated some great tracks for your Halloween dance party:     Nick went a little more esoteric (duh!). Enjoy his picks here: Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid CJ & Co – The Devil’s Gun Cameo – Rigor Mortis Hot Blood – Soul Dracula Souls Unlimited – The Raving Vampire James Brown – Hell Billy Preston – Creature Feature Lee Perry & the Full Experience… read more


Roger remembers Ginger Baker

“Very sad to hear that the great Ginger Baker has passed away. He was an inspiration to millions of kids all over the world that took up playing drums in the 60s and 70s ..including me. His name was synonymous with drumming ..”who do you think you are ..Ginger Baker?” could be fired in the direction of any aspiring young drummer. He somehow managed to combine wildly diverse styles including both jazz and tribal… read more




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