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Simon’s Whooosh Podcast on Duran Duran Radio : Episode 5

May 22nd, 2020

Episode 5 of WHOOOSH on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner .

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Blame Fire – Petite Noir

You Got a Feeling – Caveman

Crumpy – Nick Hakim

Ladies For Babies (Goats for Love) – Nadine Shah

Sunset Garage – Duran Duran

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Duran Duran to reissue live album A Diamond In The Mind

May 19th, 2020

Duran Duran have announced the reissue of their live album A Diamond In The Mind on vinyl, coming this Friday 22 May. An exclusive edition on pink vinyl will land in August.

Recorded on Duran’s 2011 tour for their album All You Need Is Now at Manchester MEN Arena, the live set was originally released in 2012. The new 2LP vinyl edition adds a version of Duran’s 1983 classic Is There Something I Should Know? from the concert,… read more

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 … read more


May 16th, 2020

If you haven’t heard, John has started a limited series where he gives a bass tutorial of a Duran Duran song on Instagram and Facebook, followed by a LIVE Q&A with a special guest on the band’s Instagram channel (@duranduran)

If you missed any of the episodes, you can watch (or re-watch!) them here:

Episode 1, “Planet Earth”

Episode 2, “Girls on Film”


Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 4

May 15th, 2020

Episode 4 of WHOOOSH on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner (and a special guest!).

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Hanging Around – The Stranglers

Coffee & TV – Blur

Michael, You’ve Got a lot to Answer For – Duran Duran

Heart Shaped Box – Glass… 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!

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):


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… read more

John’s Stone Love Bass Odyssey Episode 1

May 10th, 2020

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

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor breaks down their biggest songs in new series/ MusicRadar

May 10th, 2020

Stone Love Bass Odyssey sees the keen groovesman reveal his secrets – see the first episode on Planet Earth now.

One of the elements that set Duran Duran apart in their ’80s heyday was their bass lines – and we have John Taylor to credit for that. Now the bass ace is using his lockdown time in LA to breakdown the low end work behind their biggest songs in a new series.

The first of John Taylor’s Stone Love Bass… read more

Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 3

May 8th, 2020

Here is the third episode of Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner. Simon chooses the songs, they discuss…fun hopefully had by all!

If you want to look up/ listen to any songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Sat By The Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age

Peaches – The Stranglers

Billy Porter – Mick Ronson

Phone Scam –… read more

David Lynch and Duran Duran Launch Initiative for Medical Professionals Fighting Coronavirus//People Magazine

May 7th, 2020

Heal the Healers Now is bringing the transcendental meditation (TM) technique to medical professionals across the country amid the ongoing health crisis

David Lynch and Duran Duran, along with their famous friends, are lending support to aid healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the Center for Health and Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation launched a new initiative, called Heal the… read more

Musicians Who Are Wearing Masks During the Pandemic / Billboard Magazine

May 7th, 2020

Musicians are often rocking the coolest styles, whether they’re performing or just hanging out with friends. But since the global coronavirus pandemic, they’re accessorizing with something we should all be wearing — a mask.

Though states are now starting to reopen, many artists were already sporting face coverings when shelter-at-home orders were still in place across the nation. From head-to-toe… read more

Nick on the passing of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider

May 6th, 2020

“I just heard the very sad news that Florian Schneider, the co-founder of one of my favourite bands, Kraftwerk, has died.

When I first heard their song Autobahn, I was struck by how radically different it sounded from everything else on the radio. It became a surprise hit in the UK and sparked my lifelong admiration for their innovation and creativity.

Kraftwerk’s influence on contemporary music is deeply… read more

Duran Duran and David Lynch Announce Omaze Campaigns to Support “Heal the Healers Now”

May 4th, 2020

Duran Duran and David Lynch Announce Omaze Campaigns to Support “Heal the Healers Now” Initiative to Provide Transcendental Meditation to US Medical Professionals Battling COVID-19

British Music Icons and Filmmaker to Offer Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences to Lucky Fans through Omaze, the Leading Online Fundraising Platform, at and

New York, NY – May 4, 2020: “Heal… read more

Nick Live with Red Ronnie!

May 3rd, 2020

Don’t forget to tune in TOMORROW night at 8pm (local time/Italy) for Nick with Red Ronnie!


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Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 2

May 1st, 2020

If you want to look up/ listen to any songs after the broadcast, they are:

Black Gold of the Sun – The New Rotary Connection feat Minnie Riperton

Apparently Nothing – Young Disciples

In Vogue – Japan

Christine – Christine & The Queens

Marquee Moon – Television

Amidinine – Bombino

Falling Angel – Duran Duran

Cowgirl – Underworld

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Sommarkväll Med… Concert Series cancelled for this year

April 30th, 2020

From Sommarkväll Med… Concert Series: Due to the Corona pandemic and the regulations surrounding public gatherings in Sweden, it’s unfortunately impossible to go through with the Duran Duran show in Stockholm and the concert that was planned for May 31st has unfortunately had to be canceled. As there is currently no new date scheduled your tickets will automatically be refunded.

Please note that the processing… read more

Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 1

April 24th, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner. Simon curated the songs, listen as the pair discuss his choices!

If you want to look up/ listen to any songs after the broadcast, they are:

A Horse with No Name – America

Find U Again – Mark Ronson, Camila Cabello

The Man – The Killers

Sleeping Satellite – Tasmin Archer

Thunderclouds – LSD… read more

Nick to accept the “Spirit of Yuri’s Night” award on behalf of Duran Duran

April 10th, 2020

Live Webcast Saturday April 11th, 2020 to Feature NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly in conversation with Bob Weir founding member of Grateful Dead; Nick Rhodes of the iconic band Duran Duran; Bill Nye CEO of Planetary Society, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield of YouTube “Space Oddity” Fame (45MM views); Greeting from Jessica Meir from the International Space Station, NASA Astronauts Nicole Stott, Cady Coleman andread more

A Note from John

April 6th, 2020

DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago.

Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 year old – I like to think I am – or was blessed with getting only a mild case of Covid 19 – but after a week or so of what I would describe as a ‘Turbo-charged Flu’, I came out of it feeling okay- although… read more

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

April 6th, 2020

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor tested positive for COVID-19 but has recovered, the band revealed in a statement posted on social media.

“DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago,” Taylor wrote Sunday night (April 5) on the group’s Instagram page, where he detailed his experience with… read more

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Reveals Coronavirus Recovery

April 6th, 2020

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor took to Facebook on Sunday (April 5) to reveal that he had tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently on the mend.

Taylor was diagnosed with COVID-19 “three weeks ago,” and has been self-quarantining as per medical protocol.

“Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 year old — I like to think I am — or was blessed with getting only a mild case of COVID-19, but after a week or so… read more

A Message from Duran Duran

March 19th, 2020

Hi Everyone,

We have made the decision to take a temporary break from the studio in order to keep everyone safe and sound. While we are ‘self-isolating’, however, we still want to be in touch with you all in some way. So, for thirty minutes each week, we’re going to take turns striking up conversations and taking questions via the Duran Duran Twitter feed. For us, we feel it’s important during this crazy time… read more

Nick Talks Working with Giorgio Moroder

March 16th, 2020

“When we first formed Duran Duran, we often spoke about our dream producer being Giorgio Moroder. It’s taken a while for the stars to align but finally, we got to collaborate with the maestro on a couple of songs for our new album. What a thrill it was, the tracks have turned out just the way we always imagined they would…”

Nick Rhodes – London

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Duran Duran to celebrate 40th anniversary headlining BST Hyde Park concert

March 12th, 2020

Duran Duran are embracing ­turning the big 4–0 with a year of celebrations.

The Wild Boys headline a massive BST Hyde Park concert in London on July 12, almost 40 years to the day after their first gig.

It was one anniversary they could not ignore.

“The whole year, in every aspect, is a celebration for us,” Simon Le Bon told me. “This concert is a particularly special one because it’s the closest gig to the very … read more

Duran Duran revealed as final BST Hyde Park headliner, Gwen Stefani plus Nile Rodgers & Chic also to appear

March 10th, 2020

Duran Duran have today (March 10) been confirmed as the final headliners for BST Hyde Park 2020.

The group will close this year’s BST Hyde Park on Sunday July 12 as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. It will mark the first time the group have played London in five years.

An official BST press release stated that Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to 2015’s Paper Gods with several… read more

Duran Duran announced as final headliners for BST Hyde Park 2020

March 10th, 2020

Duran Duran have been announced as the final headliners for BST Hyde Park 2020.

The annual outdoor concert series will be held on two weekends in July, 3-5 and 10-12, with Post Malone, Little Mix, Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift among the headliners.

Duran Duran have now been confirmed as the final headliner for the central London festival, with the band set to play on BST’s final day of Sunday July 12.

The gig… read more

Duran Duran to headline BST Hyde Park 2020: How to get tickets

March 10th, 2020

Duran Duran have been unveiled as the final headliners at this summer’s BST Hyde Park.

The famed new wave band will be supported by Gwen Stefani and Nile Rodgers and Chic at the show, which is set to take place on Sunday July 12.

It will be Duran Duran’s first gig in the capital in half a decade, and will likely feature cuts from the band’s upcoming album, due for release some time this summer.

“I look at film of the… read more

British Summer Time festival reveals final headliner

March 9th, 2020

Duran Duran have been revealed as the British Summer Time festival’s final headliner.

The New Romantic group will celebrate 40 years together with a show on Sunday July 12.

They join Post Malone, Little Mix, Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift on the bill for the event in London’s Hyde Park.

Support comes from disco veterans Nile Rodgers and Chic, and US pop star Gwen Stefani.

Led by vocalist Simon Le Bon, they… read more

Duran Duran Celebrate 40 Years with First Show in London in Five Years

March 9th, 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park Duran Duran, Sunday July 12
Band to Celebrate 40 years with First London show in 5 years
Joined by special guests Gwen Stefani, Nile Rodgers & CHIC Plus more to be announced

Duran Duran is the final headliner for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020. One of the most iconic and ground-breaking bands to come out of the UK in the past four decades, Duran Duran will close this… read more

JUST ANNOUNCED: Duran Duran Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, May 1-2

March 3rd, 2020

Following four sold-out performances in 2019, British music icons Duran Duran will return to The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for a two-night engagement on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.

Tickets for Duran Duran at The Chelsea go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. PT and are available online at or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets start at $49 plus applicable … read more

Duran Duran’s A DIAMOND IN THE MIND to air on PBS!

February 26th, 2020

Duran Duran’s A DIAMOND IN THE MIND will be premiering on many PBS stations beginning February 29th and continuing through mid-March. Interspersed through out the airing will be NEW interviews with Simon & Nick, filmed earlier this year.

View the list of stations below and see if your local PBS channel will be airing it, and if not, call and ask for it!

See below for a clip of the show!

AK Alaska Public Television… read more

Duran Duran, a-ha, Xutos & Pontapés and Bush complete Rock and Rio Lisboa’s Sunday, June 27 lineup

February 19th, 2020

The lineup for Rock in Rio Lisboa’s Main Stage on June 27 is now complete! The stellar soundtrack for the third day of the festival has Duran Duran taking over the City of Rock, returning to Portugal to headline the Main Stage, 15 years after their last concert in the country. But the British music icons won’t be the only major band on the Sunday lineup. a-ha will also perform on the Main Stage, making this their first show… read more


February 7th, 2020

Duran Duran will return to Sweden for their first concert in the country in 15 years to headline this summer’s Sommarkväll Med… concert series on Sunday, May 31st. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00 am local time, through

Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American and 21 UK hit singles, won countless awards and continue to perform to huge concert audiences around… read more

Nick & Katy’s 2020 Oscar Picks!

February 5th, 2020

The 92nd annual Academy Awards are upon us! As per usual, Nick & Katy had a lot to say about the movies and actors up for awards, and want to share! So take some time and read on, here are our 2020 Oscar Picks!


The Nominees:
“HONEYLAND” North Macedonia
“PAIN AND GLORY”… read more

Duran Duran: More mature, but still hungry like the wolf

January 20th, 2020

It was sibling mini-warfare fought in Dublin suburbia in the early 1980s. My sister Marina, a year and a bit my junior, loved Duran Duran while I loved The Jam. I would write Simon Le Bon is something that rhymes with banker on her singles by the Duranies. She would be just as complimentary about pimply, parka-clad Paul Weller.

All these decades later, I have developed something of an understanding of the nuances of what … read more

British Hitmakers Duran Duran to headline Jelling Musikfest

January 9th, 2020

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!

December 23rd, 2019


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

Russell Brand puts on a dapper display as he joins Duran Duran’s John and Roger Taylor to share addiction stories at a charity ball

December 16th, 2019

He’s always spoken candidly about his past problems with substance abuse and alcoholism.

And Russell Brand, 44, was set to share his story once more at the fundraising Fire and Ice Ball for charity Changes UK in Birmingham on Saturday night.

The comedian looked dapper in a black suit jacket and was joined by Duran Duran’s John and Roger Taylor, with bass player John also having overcome addiction.

He completed… read more

Showtime Tunes Up Docs On Rock Bands New Order, Duran Duran; Trailers Released

December 10th, 2019

Rock bands New Order and Duran Duran will get the documentary treatment on Showtime later this month, the premium cabler announced today. Both films will debut Dec. 27.

New Order: Decades, part concert and part documentary, will follow the band’s preparations for the re-staging of album So It Goes, a collaboration with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra during Manchester International Festival… read more

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

December 10th, 2019


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

December 9th, 2019

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

Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles, 21 UK Top 20 tunes and… read more

Isle of Wight Festival 2020 line-up: Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and Duran Duran among confirmed headliners

December 4th, 2019

Each year, hundreds of thousands of music lovers descend on the town of Newport for the Isle of Wight Festival.

Offering revellers a selection of rock and pop acts, the festival attracts an eclectic audience who pitch up for three days of fun.

Now, organisers have confirmed the first three headline acts for next year – Lewis Capaldi, Duran Duran and Lionel Richie.

Here’s everything we know about the festival… read more

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

November 15th, 2019

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

November 7th, 2019

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!

October 30th, 2019

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

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon sails into Portsmouth with disadvantaged youngsters

October 24th, 2019

He was well known for his exploits aboard yachts in the 1980s – and today Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon sailed into Portsmouth as part of an initiative to give disadvantaged youngsters the chance to join a sailing expedition.

The singer joined teenagers from Tower Hamlets on the final leg of their journey from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The youngsters had been taking part in the Tall Ships Youth Trust UK Sailing Challenge.… read more

It happened – Ms. Heidel not only meets Duran Duran, she’s brought on stage!

September 15th, 2019

Dreams really do come true.

A life-long dream came true for South Tahoe High English teacher Bridey Heidel when she met Simon LeBon of Duran Duran on Friday night during their outdoor concert at Harveys. Not only did see meet him during a personal one-on-one back stage before the concert, she was also brought on stage for hugs, holding hands, a kiss on the cheek, and a song.

“I feel like I’m going to explode,”… read more

Duran Duran Appreciation Day, 2019

August 10th, 2019

“Nick was very much involved in our “space themed song” set list for our performance at the Kennedy Space Center, and he suggested we do this track. The original is such a good vocal, I didn’t want to do a “Simon Le Bon impersonation of Sting.” I started the song an octave below, but then I pulled my trousers up and went for it! I don’t think we will do this song again, but it was fun to perform.” … read more

A view to a thrill: Celebrate Duran Duran Appreciation Day with John Taylor’s most party-ready fashion moments

August 9th, 2019

Few current artists, even in today’s Instagram-obsessed era, dress as fabulously as Duran Duran themselves. The new wave icons were at the forefront of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s fashion-focused New Romantic movement, and they developed their early style in the legendary dance club that gave the band its start, Birmingham, England’s Rum Runner. And they’ve been pop’s best-dressed boys on film ever since.… read more