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BST Hyde Park reveal event delayed until 2022 with Pearl Jam and Duran Duran set to to return “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that BST Hyde Park will not take place in July 2021”

March 30th, 2021

BST Hyde Park have revealed that this year’s event won’t go ahead in July due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The event will be back in 2022 and will see Pearl Jam and Duran Duran – who were set to headline this year’s event – return in 2022.

In a statement, organisers said: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that BST Hyde Park will not take place in July 2021.

“We are however happy to share that Duran Duran and Pearl… read more

Duran Duran Summer Show Updates

March 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

Duran Duran Drop Five Classic Albums on Streaming Platforms

March 22nd, 2021

Duran Duran fans got an earful this weekend, when five of the British band’s albums dropped on streaming platforms for the first time.

The trove includes the Mark Ronson-produced All You Need Is Now, a fan-favorite which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary; and 2004’s Astronaut, which featured the reunited classic lineup of Simon Le Bon (vocals), Nick Rhodes (keys), John Taylor (bass), Roger Taylor (drums) … read more

Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and Wendy Bevan Debut First Piece in Their ‘Astronomia’ Project

March 22nd, 2021

Following a year of collaborating on 52 cinematic pieces, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and singer-songwriter, violinist, and photographer Wendy Bevan have released the first collection of their musical union on Astronomia I: The Fall of Saturn (Tape Modern).

Inspired by the universe, and presented across four individual, 13-track albums under the moniker the Astronomia project, the first “part,” The Fall of Saturn,… 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

Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes Unveils Solo Project With Wendy Bevan (EXCLUSIVE)

March 19th, 2021

On Saturday (March 20), Duran Duran cofounder and keyboardist Nick Rhodes will release the first music from a collaborative project with British artist and singer/violinist Wendy Bevan.

While in lockdown over the past year, Rhodes (in London) and Bevan (in Los Angeles) collaborated on a monumental series of 52 cinematic instrumentals inspired by the Universe. The recordings will be presented as the Astronomia … 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

Q&A with Scot Barbour

February 15th, 2021

If you’ve watched Duran Duran’s new video for FIVE YEARS, then you’ve seen the work of Scot Barbour. He and his crew worked on all the Virtual Art you see in the video. Scot’s had an amazing career thus far, and as a music lover, added so much to the FIVE YEARS vid. Definitely a Q&A worth reading!

1. Before getting in to what you DO for a living, tell us a little something about yourself

I think … read more

BEST DURAN DURAN SONGS: 20 POP ANTHEMS DONE THEIR OWN WAY

February 2nd, 2021

From New Romantic trailblazers to elder statesmen of pop, the best Duran Duran songs established them as icons that defined the 80s.

Since the early 80s, Duran Duran have been one of the UK’s greatest bands who once stood at the forefront of the new wave revolution. Far from being a manufactured boy band, the talents of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, and the three Taylors (Andy, John and Roger) proved they had the songwriting… read more

“Planet Earth” at 40: The perfect debut single that boldly launched Duran Duran

January 31st, 2021

Some new artists take a while to find their creative groove or footing. But the Birmingham-formed Duran Duran experienced remarkable success from the release of their first single, “Planet Earth.”

Released 40 years ago, on February 2, 1981, the song reached No. 12 on the U.K. singles chart; led to the band making an appearance on “Top of the Pops”; and even made inroads on the U.S. Billboard… 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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Watch + Listen: Duran Duran Cover Bowie’s ‘Five Years’ – Five Years After His Passing

January 28th, 2021

When the fifth anniversary of David Bowie‘s death came on January 10, 2021, it was almost as if we were forced to finally accept that we now live in a world without him. As his own lyric told it, “News had just come over / We had five years left to cry in.” And that five years was up.

Of course, those words were taken from his song titled, yes, ‘Five Years,’ from 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. … read more

JOHN TAYLOR: STILL IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE WITH DURAN DURAN

January 28th, 2021

John Taylor is the bass guitarist in Duran Duran, a band that stormed out of the New Romantic movement in the early ‘80s with a series of songs, albums and videos now considered classics. Duran Duran will release their 15th studio album this year. Pandemic permitting, they will play a series of outdoor gigs and festivals in the summer, including a headline performance at London’s Hyde Park on July 11. Taylor talked to Please… read more

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 SHARE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘FIVE YEARS’

January 28th, 2021

DURAN DURAN SHARE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR TRIBUTE COVER OF DAVID BOWIE’S ‘FIVE YEARS’
OUT NOW ON S-CURVE RECORDS/BMG

STARTING THIS WEEK, SIMON LE BON TO HOST WEEKLY WEDNESDAY MUSIC SHOW ‘WHOOOSH!’ ON SIRIUS/XM’S VOLUME

BAND LAUNCHES DURAN 40 ON PANDORA
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS NILE RODGERS, MARK RONSON AND MORE

2021 UK AND EU TOUR DATES ON-SALE NOW

Following the release of their poignant tribute cover of David Bowie’s… read more

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, Human League, Depeche Mode: These British New Wave Bands’ Classic Records Turn 40

January 19th, 2021

When it comes to British alternative rock albums, 1981 truly delivered the goods. At a time when the United Kingdom were in the midst of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s administration, civil unrest in the form of riots, and the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, that year brought out some of the most arresting and innovative albums in the genres of post-punk, New Wave and synthpop from these 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 Share Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Five Years’

January 8th, 2021

Duran Duran are starting the year off with a commemoration for David Bowie, who would have turned 74 today. They’re paying tribute to the late icon with a cover of “Five Years,” a deep-cut from the classic The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, ahead of their performance on A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day tomorrow at 6 pm EST. A portion of the ticket proceeds go to one of Bowie’s favorite organizations,… read more

Duran Duran Share Cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years”: Stream

January 8th, 2021

The new wave legends are also set to participate in the star-studded tribute livestream “A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day

Duran Duran will mark what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday by joining the star-studded tribute livestream “A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day”. In anticipation, the new wave legends have shared a new cover of Bowie’s 1972 classic “Five Years”.

“Five Years” wasn’t chosen… read more

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

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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Adam Lambert, Anna Calvi, Duran Duran And More Join Line Up For David Bowie Tribute Livestream Event

December 16th, 2020

Adam Lambert, Anna Calvi, Duran Duran And More Join Line Up For David Bowie Tribute Livestream Event. Further acts have been confirmed for A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!.

Organised by David Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson (pictured), the event will be streamed globally on January 8, 2021, coinciding with what would have been the late icon’s 74th birthday and the fifth anniversary of his passing.… read more

Peter Frampton, Duran Duran, Ian Hunter & more added to lineup of virtual David Bowie birthday concert

December 16th, 2020

Peter Frampton, Duran Duran, Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter and ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman are among the artists who have newly joined the lineup of a recently announced livestream event marking what would’ve been David Bowie’s 74th birthday.

The online concert, dubbed A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!, will air January 8, 2021, which also is two days before the fifth anniversary of the… read more

Yungblud, Anna Calvi, Duran Duran and more added to line-up of David Bowie tribute livestream

December 16th, 2020

A host of names, including Yungblud, Anna Calvi and Duran Duran, have been added to the line-up of the special charity livestream event which will honour David Bowie‘s life and career next month.

A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! will be streamed globally on January 8, 2021 to mark what would have been the late artist’s 74th birthday, and will be hosted by Bowie’s longest-standing bandmember Mike Garson. The event… read more

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

Duran Duran announced for BST Hyde Park 2021

November 30th, 2020

Duran Duran announced for BST Hyde Park 2021

Duran Duran are the second act confirmed for next year’s BST Hyde Park.

The band, who are currently celebrating 40 years together, were originally scheduled to be part of the cancelled 2020 series and will now headline the festival on July 11, 2021. It will be their first London show in six years.

Guests announced so far include Nile Rodgers & Chic and Grace Jones,… read more

Duran Duran, Chic and Grace Jones to play BST Hyde Park 2021

November 30th, 2020

Postponed show will now go ahead on July 11

Duran Duran will headline BST Hyde Park on Sunday July 11, 2021, supported by Nile Rodgers & Chic and Grace Jones.

Duran Duran were originally due to the play the festival this year; anyone who bought tickets for that event is guaranteed tickets for the new date if they rebook.

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday December 9 from here.

It will be Duran Duran’s first London… read more

Duran Duran announce huge BST Hyde Park gig with Chic and Grace Jones

November 30th, 2020

Duran Duran have announced a new date as part of London’s BST Hyde Park for July 2021.

The band were set to play the festival this summer, but the entire event was cancelled back in April due to coronavirus concerns.

The new date is set for Sunday July 11, 2021, and will see Duran Duran play their first London gig in six years.

Nile Rodgers and Chic will support the band at the show, as planned for the 2020 gig, with Grace Jones … 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 frontman Simon Le Bon reveals band will play new music at British ­Summertime festival in London

November 29th, 2020

RIO-PEN FOR BUSINESS Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon reveals band will play new music at British ­Summertime festival in London

EXCLUSIVE

IT’S been five years since Duran Duran’s last album Paper Gods but finally Simon Le Bon has some good news for fans.

In an exclusive interview the singer revealed the band will be playing new music at next year’s ­British ­Summertime festival — as it was confirmed they are to headline… read more

35 today: The story of Arcadia’s So Red The Rose – In their own words

November 25th, 2020

The story of the album featuring new interviews with Nick Rhodes, Carlos Alomar, Andy MacKay and Mark Egan

Released in November 1985, Arcadia’s only album So Red The Rose is one of the most remarkable side-projects in pop. Created by Duran Duran‘s Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon when they had time on their hands while Andy Taylor and John Taylor were living out their rock star dreams in The Power Station, So Red The Rose is often… read more

Nick Rhodes on what makes a good reissue and a potential ‘Liberty’ redux

November 24th, 2020

Nick Rhodes has told SuperDeluxeEdition he wants Duran Duran to release a deluxe edition of their Liberty album – and revealed he and John Taylor recently rediscovered “three or four” songs from the sessions of their third album, Seven And The Ragged Tiger.

Meanwhile, Rhodes also discussed plans for the band’s next new album, which will follow 2015’s Paper Gods.

Talking to SDE around the 35th anniversary of Arcadia’s… read more

Duran Duran Perform at the 2007 ‘Concert for Diana’: Watch – Rolling Stone

November 19th, 2020

“It worked well for us,” said Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor. “It was genuine. I don’t think it was some sort of PR stunt. It was massive for us because she was the number one icon of the early Eighties.”

Watch Duran Duran at the Concert for Diana on RollingStone.com

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Listen to John on the 500 Podcast

November 19th, 2020

“Duran Duran bassist John Taylor’s first concert was to go see Roxy Music with Nick when they were 14 and 12 years old respectively. This is what this show is all about. Musical inspiration and storytelling, check out EP396 of the 500 Podcast. It’s a banger”

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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

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 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

(please note the VIP code… read more