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Astronomia Videos [updated weekly]

May 2nd, 2021

To accompany each track, ASTRONOMIA (Nick Rhodes & Wendy Bevan) will release a visually curated film melding their individual, art-driven aesthetics, commencing with the first single “The Great Attractor” and a new clip released every week throughout the year. Visit the Astronomia Instagram page at @astronomiavolumes.

ASTRONOMIA EPK

ASTRONOMIA I- THE FALL OF SATURN – The Great Attractor

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Duran Duran Summer Show Updates

April 30th, 2021

Duran Duran’s show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre has now been rescheduled from this summer to Friday 17th September. Original tickets remain valid for the new date and final tickets are on sale now at http://ScarboroughOpenAirTheatre.com

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Duran Duran’s show at Isle of Wight Festival has now been rescheduled from this summer to Sunday 19th September. Tickets are on sale now at https://isleofwightfestival.com/info/ticketsread more


Roger Birthday Message 2021!

April 26th, 2021

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Nick & Katy – Oscar Picks 2021

April 22nd, 2021

The 93rd annual Academy Awards are upon us! This year we have a shortened list because we weren’t able to see anything in the theatre, making several categories too hard to judge whilst watching at home.

So sit back, have a read & see if you agree with Nick & Katy’s 2021 Oscar Picks!

THE BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Nominees:
“Nomadland” Chloé Zhao
“Borat Subsequent… read more


Duran Duran’s ALL YOU NEED IS NOW turns Ten

March 21st, 2021

Duran Duran’s ALL YOU NEED IS NOW was released as a 9 song iTunes exclusive in December, 2010 and then as a 14 song CD on March 21 (Europe) and March 22 (North America), 2011. Here, the band members and some collaborators look back on the album on its tenth anniversary.

Jonas Åkerlund, Director, GIRL PANIC! music video

I was intimidated to do this video since Duran Duran already had the best videos. What could I do to … read more


Astronomia by Nick Rhodes & Wendy Bevan

March 19th, 2021

Astronomia is a collaboration between the artists Nick Rhodes and Wendy Bevan. It is a creative collision of analogue synthesizers, violins, voices and orchestral arrangements fueled by their shared attraction to the Universe.

The Fall of Saturn; is the first of four albums in the Astronomia project, released on March 20, 2021, followed by three further releases, on the equinoxes and solstices for the remainder … read more


Duran Duran’s FIVE YEARS video!

January 28th, 2021

CREDITS

Lead Vocals: Simon Le Bon
Bass Guitar: John Taylor
Keyboards: Nick Rhodes
Drums: Roger Taylor
Backing Vocals: Anna Ross
Backing Vocals: BARLI
String Quartet: Solas Strings
Piano: Mike Garson

Director: Gavin Elder

Virtual Production Producer and Virtual Art Director: Scot Barbour
Virtual Reality Artist: Teek Mach
Producer: Mantissa Live

UK Film Crew
DOP: James Tonkin
Lighting Designer: Josh Adams
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Duran40 on Pandora

January 28th, 2021

To mark Duran Duran’s 40th anniversary, the band has come together to reflect on the songs and stories that shaped their iconic career. Join Simon, Nick, John and Roger, along with special guests Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson on a journey through hits, fan favorites and more, with host Claudia Winkleman on Duran 40.

Listen here.

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Duran Duran Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Simon Le Bon-Hosted SiriusXM Show, Pandora Playlist (EXCLUSIVE)

January 26th, 2021

Duran Duran is celebrating its four decades of music this year — the band’s self-titled debut was released in 1981 — with new programs set to launch on on SiriusXM and Pandora.

“Duran 40,” an exclusive playlist on Pandora, will feature the band’s biggest hits and fan favorites, along with with commentary from the band and special guests. Its new format merges music and talk and will kick off on Jan. 28. Mark Ronson and Nile… read more


Roland Presents Sixth-Annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Nick Rhodes

January 21st, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Roland Presents Sixth-Annual Lifetime Achievement Award

Roland Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Nick Rhodes for His Incredible Contribution to the Music Industry

Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2021 —During NAMM’s 2021 virtual “Believe in Music Week,” Roland presented its sixth-annual Lifetime Achievement Award to the founding member and keyboardist of Duran Duran, Nick Rhodes, … read more


Duran Duran – Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

January 20th, 2021

“Duran Duran originally intended on spending 2020 on the road celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band. Instead, they had to yank all their plans, and bassist John Taylor came down with Covid-19. He’s all better now, and the group is working on its follow-up to 2015’s Paper Gods. It’s being co-produced by DJ Erol Alkan and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. “It’s quite naked, raw. The grass is slightly sharp and twinkly… read more


Duran Duran Pay Tribute to David Bowie with Moving Cover of “Five Years”

January 8th, 2021

SET TO PERFORM ON GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING EVENT ‘A BOWIE CELEBRATION: JUST FOR ONE DAY!’

ON JANUARY 8, 6PM PT, ADDITONAL PERFORMANCES CONFIRMED BY IAN ASTBURY, GARY BARLOW, BILLY CORGAN, ANNA CALVI, ANDRA DAY, PERRY FARRELL, PETER FRAMPTON, BOY GEORGE, RICKY GERVAIS, MACY GRAY, ADAM LAMBERT, DAVE NAVARRO, GARY OLDMAN, TRENT REZNOR, GAVIN ROSSDALE, TONY VISCONTI, RICK WAKEMAN, YUNGBLUD, AND MANY MORE

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Duran Duran Deliver Blazing Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Five Years’ Band will perform at upcoming Bowie tribute Just For One Day on Friday

January 8th, 2021

Ahead of their performance at the virtual David Bowie tribute Just For One Day, Duran Duran have dropped their cover of the late legend’s “Five Years.”

The band kick up the synths for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars rendition, as Simon Le Bon is bolstered by backup singers for the climatic chorus. “Your face, your race, the way that you talk,” he sings. “I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you … read more


Duran Duran to Release Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Five Years’ on What Would Have Been His 74th Birthday

January 7th, 2021

The band will perform the cover live during “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!” on Friday

Duran Duran is paying homage to David Bowie ahead of the fifth anniversary of his death this weekend.

On Friday, what would have been the late rock icon’s 74th birthday, the band will release a cover of Bowie’s 1972 song “Five Years.” They’ll then perform it live during the global… read more


DD 2020 Year Ends

December 31st, 2020

JOHN

Music of the Year

I am always all over the map, you know me. I really like the Megan Thee Stallion album, I listened to it a few times and started to warm to it. A few songs surprised me. I like Simon’s WHOOOSH! playlists, there’s always interesting. I watch quite a lot of TV and a really good TV show has a really good playlist.

Movie of 2020

I can’t remember seeing anything that blew my socks off. I liked… read more


Roger’s 2020 New Year’s Eve Playlist

December 30th, 2020

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Duran Duran 2020 Holiday Greetings

December 25th, 2020
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Duran Duran, Adam Lambert, YUNGBLUD, Peter Frampton, Andra Day and More Added to “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!” Stream and “Save the Children” Beneficiary

December 15th, 2020

Duran Duran, Adam Lambert, YUNGBLUD, Peter Frampton, Andra Day and More Added to “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!” Stream and “Save the Children” Beneficiary

Duran Duran, Adam Lambert, YUNGBLUD, Andra Day, Michael C. Hall, Ian Hunter, Anna Calvi, Atticus Ross, and more added as featured performers plus additional Bowie alumni including Peter Frampton, David Sanborn and Rick Wakeman

The extensive concert… read more


Avant Gard Composer Harold Budd dies aged 84

December 9th, 2020

I am sad to hear that the great composer, musician and master of minimalism, Harold Budd has left us.

The beauty of his work was a gift to us all, calm and understated. I have spent endless hours listening to his collaborations with the Cocteau Twins and Brian Eno, which are sublimely elegant compositions. From the many gems he produced, for me it is The Pearl, that remains an unsurpassed masterpiece of its genre.

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40 YEARS LATER: JOHN TAYLOR OF DURAN DURAN LOOKS BACK AT THE BEATLES AND THEIR LEGACY

December 8th, 2020

“I will never forget the feeling of hearing that news. I was stuck in London traffic, the December rain pouring. It was cold and I was lonely.”

John Taylor remembers John Lennon, and the Beatles album “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’’

December 8, 2020 –

It’s forty years since John Lennon was shot dead. I will never forget the feeling of hearing that news. I was stuck in London traffic, the… read more


BST Hyde Park is BACK for 2021 With Duran Duran & Special Guests!

November 30th, 2020

American Express Presents: BST Hyde Park

Duran Duran’s Only London show in 2021! First London show in 6 years

Joined by Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Grace Jones, more acts to be announced

American Express presents BST Hyde Park returns in 2021, for what will be THE celebration of the summer in the heart of London! British icons Duran Duran are back, excited to play their hugely anticipated show on Sunday, 11th July.… read more


Duran Duran Reveal Headline Show Headline Show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

October 30th, 2020

British music icons Duran Duran will delight fans next summer with a momentous outdoor show on the stunning Yorkshire coast.

Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records worldwide, scored 18 American hit singles and 21 UK Top 20 tunes, cementing them as one of the most successful and influential bands of all time.

Next summer, the band will bring their epic live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre – the UK’s biggest … read more


Nick’s 2020 Halloween Playlist (and it’s scary!)

October 30th, 2020

13 pieces of music from movie soundtracks curated by Nick Rhodes for Halloween.

Jerry Goldsmith – Ave Satani – The Omen

Popol Vuh – Brüder des Schattens – Nosferatu

Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind – The Shining (Main title theme)

Howard Shore – Videodrome theme

Alessandro Alessandroni – “La Terrificante Notte del Demonio” (end titles)

Krzysztof Komeda –… read more


Roger’s OFFICIAL 2020 Halloween Playlist

October 29th, 2020

“If I was going to DJ a Halloween Party this year, here are some tracks I’d definitely include. Happy Halloween!”

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Simon’s 2020 Birthday Message!

October 27th, 2020
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Touch the Sunrise with Duran Duran

October 8th, 2020

Next October (2021), we’re continuing our 40th anniversary celebrations by inviting 4,000 of our fans to join us in Ibiza for three days of dancing on the sand and soaking up the Ibizan sun. As one of the highlights in a string of events that will take place over the coming months celebrating the band’s rich and colorful career and the release of their 15th studio album, we’ve organised a special weekend that will include… read more


Duran Duran Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Paper Gods

September 11th, 2020

FIVE REASONS I LOVE ‘PAPER GODS’ – John Taylor

1 – THE TITLE TRACK

I love DD ‘journey’ songs (‘Nightboat’, ‘New Religion’, ‘The Valley’), songs that we allow full rein to, that we resist the urge (always present) to cut down to three and a half minutes. Like those songs, ‘Paper Gods’ is political and autobiographical, without being obviously so. The bass story alone is a symphony! Listening … read more


WHOOOSH! A brand new weekly Spotify podcast/playlist hosted by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon

September 3rd, 2020

WHOOOSH! Radio

Available now on Spotify

Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon, has released a new podcast series called WHOOOSH!that is now exclusively available on Spotify. In this new series Simon talks about some of his favourite records from years gone by, together with music he has more recently discovered.

Co-hosted by long-time band associate, Katy Krassner, the series uniquely sits within Spotify’s playlists, meaning that… read more


Duran Duran Word Search #4

August 16th, 2020

Click below & print out your fourth Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key soon….

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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Duran Duran Debut Album to be part of National Album Day UK

August 12th, 2020

“National Album Day is adopting a 1980s theme for its third edition, set for Saturday, October 10.

The initiative is organised jointly by record labels body the BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), and is supported across the BBC, along with AIM and other music trade associations, retailers and digital platforms.

Special releases will include new albums, boxsets and classic reissues such… read more


Nick and John On Instagram LIVE for Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2020

August 10th, 2020

ICYMI: John & Nick’s very fun, very lively, very informative DDAD2020 chat on Instagram Live!

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#DDAD2020 is coming!

August 7th, 2020

Mark these two things down in your calendar!

Monday Aug 10: Nick and John on Instagram LIVE (@duranduran), 10a PST, 6pm BST. Make sure you FOLLOW Duran Duran on Instagram to watch!!

Monday Aug 10-11 : DDAD Sale in the web Shop on duranduran.com! 20 % OFF ALL STORE PURCHASES from 00.00 am PST / 08.00 am BST August 10th to 03.00 pm PST /11.00 pm BST August 11th. Use discount code: DDADstore20 at checkout

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Roger’s Desert Island Discs Volume 3

August 6th, 2020

Volume 3 in a series of chats with Roger on songs that changed his life!

Featuring:

Blondie
Japan
Queen
James Brown
The XX
Duran Duran

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WHOOOSH! has moved to SPOTIFY!

July 17th, 2020

What thrilling news we have: The WHOOOSH! radio podcast with Simon & Katy is now available to listen to on Spotify. Quelle exciting!!!!!

Listen and let us know what you think (cause we want to know) via askkaty@duranduran.com. Enjoy!

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New swag in the DD Web Shop!

June 30th, 2020

Come check out the new swag in the DD Webshop. See photos below and visit the store here:

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ALSO! COMPETITION TIME ! This Summer we are updating the DD Store Lookbook and we want YOU to be a part of it. If you want the chance of not only featuring in it, but receiving a £50 gift voucher to be spent in our store, follow the steps below:

1) Take a picture of you and/or friend(s) or family member(s) wearing, using or displaying one of your… read more


World Search #4

June 25th, 2020

Click below & print out your fourth Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key soon….

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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Roger’s Desert Island Discs Vol. 2

June 24th, 2020

Volume 2 in a series of chats with Roger on songs that changed his life!

Featuring:

Kraftwerk
Ultravox
Stevie Wonder
Chic
Daft Punk
Duran Duran… read more


2020 Birthday Message from John Taylor

June 20th, 2020
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POP TRASH at 20

June 19th, 2020

On June 19, 2000 Duran Duran released the album POP TRASH. With not one Taylor on the record, it was a different experience for the remaining band members. Here, Warren Cuccurullo, Nick Rhodes, Engineer Ken Scott & Art Director Andrew Day recall the work and creativity that went in to putting the album together.

ANDREW DAY, ART DIRECTOR

Way back in 1995, Madeleine Farley put an advert up on the noticeboard in the café… read more


Watch all of John’s STONE LOVE BASS ODYSSEY Tutorials!

June 14th, 2020

You can now watch all of John’s tutorials on this YouTube playlist. Enjoy the Odyssey!

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2020 Birthday Message from Dom

June 13th, 2020

Hello all,

I’ve been very quiet on social media as of late but glad to say we’re all well here and I hope that you and your loved ones are too, staying safe wherever in the World you are! What crazy and unprecedented times we’re going through!

Yep, it’s that time of year again for us Geminis to celebrate another birthday. It’s mine today!

It’s been an interesting year, but obviously the last few months can’t be compared… read more


THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL CONFIRMS HUGE 2021 LINE-UP

June 12th, 2020

This weekend marks what should have been The Isle of Wight Festival 2020, when festival goers were due to stand arm in arm in Seaclose Park, experiencing that special island atmosphere. Whilst we’re celebrating some of the festival’s greatest moments from home this year on Sky Arts and Absolute Radio, organisers are delighted to announce the line-up for next year’s event, taking place from 17th to 20th June 2021.

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2020 Birthday Message from Nick Rhodes

June 8th, 2020
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Duran Duran Re-Scheduled Dublin Date!

May 29th, 2020

Duran Duran’s show, due to take place St.Annes Park, Dublin in 2020, has been rescheduled due to COVID-19. Take note: This event will now take place in the same venue on Sunday, 13th June 2021.

All tickets remain valid for the new date.

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Roger’s Desert Island Discs!

May 25th, 2020

The first in what we hope become a series of chats with Roger on songs that changed his life!

Featuring:

The Beatles
Jackson 5
Generation x
David Bowie
Duran Duran

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Duran Duran Word Search #3

May 24th, 2020

Click below & print out your third Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key soon….

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

DD Word Search 3

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Duran Duran Summer Shows – Update

May 18th, 2020

Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, many of the festivals the band had been planning to be a part of have been canceled or rescheduled to 2021 including Jelling MusikFest, Isle of Wright Festival, Rock in Rio Lisboa, Sommarkväll Med… Concert Series & BST Hyde Park. There are plans to reschedule the band’s show at St Annes Park in Dublin for next year. Please check the band’s social media and websites… read more


Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio

May 15th, 2020

Simon has been hosting his own radio show, Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio, each week! The episodes, co-hosted with Katy, air every Friday on duranduran.com!

If you missed any:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

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Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” Live version for Download

May 12th, 2020

Play below or download (right-click or control-click):

ORDINARY WORLD

Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly
I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio
Still I can’t escape the ghost of you
What has happened to it all?
Crazy someone say
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away
But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
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John’s Stone Love Bass Odyssey Episode 1

May 10th, 2020

Airing every Wednesday on Duran Duran’s Instagram and Facebook!… read more