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2020-12-16 | Andy Taylor and Reef

Reef performed 'Best Of Me' on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (Andy Taylor on guitar) from the band's upcoming new album ‘Shoot me You’re Ace’ set for release next year. (Info: virginradio.co.uk)

2020-12-15 | Just For One Day

Adam Lambert, Andra Day, and Duran Duran have been added to the lineup for the upcoming virtual David Bowie tribute, Just for One Day, which will air on Bowie’s birthday, January 8th, 2021.
Other additions to the lineup include Yungblud, Michael C. Hall, Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter, Anna Calvi, Atticus Ross, Kid Heaven Orchestra singer Etty Lau Farrell, and How to Destroy Angels singer Mariqueen Maandig Reznor. The previously announced lineup boasts Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan, Perry Farrell, Lizzy Hale, and Macy Gray.
Just for One Day was organized by Bowie’s long-time pianist, Mike Garson, and the livestream will be anchored by an all-star band of musicians who played with Bowie over the course of his career. Three more alums have been added to the lineup: Peter Frampton, a childhood friend of Bowie’s, who played on Never Let Me Down and the subsequent Glass Spider Tour; Young Americans saxophonist David Sanborn; and Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who played on Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, and Ziggy Stardust.
Tickets for the Just for One Day livestream are on sale now, and $2 from every ticket will be donated to Save the Children, an organization Bowie supported with funds raised from his famed 1997 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden. The show will start on January 8th at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, and ticket holders will be able to watch the show for 24 hours after its initial stream." (Info: rollingstone.com)

2020-12-08 | Warren Cuccurullo 64

Warren Cuccurullo 64

2020-11-30 | Hyde Park 2021

It's on! Duran Duran are heading back to American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Sunday 11 July 2021! And they won't be alone... Joining them will be the unstoppable Nile Rodgers & CHIC and the sublime Grace Jones + many more to be announced!
The Amex Cardmembers pre-sale starts NOW and all 2020 ticketholders can rebook from Wednesday, before Thursday's general pre-sales. Tickets on sale from 9am Friday.

2020-10-31 | Bei Incubi

A new Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) art book, called Bei Incubi, is being published by The Vinyl Factory.
The 120-page art book features spot UV gloss details, silk-screened endpapers, gilt and colour-edging to book block. All elements are housed in a hand-stamped Keaykolour deep black slipcase, with a magnetic closure which has then been hand-wrapped in a silver decorative and protective maltese cross wrap, presented and protected in a bespoke black mailer. Limited to 300 worldwide, it features art direction and design by Modern Construct, with production by Adam Teskey.
Order a copy here and check out the 7” tracklist below.
Side A
1. Bei Incubi
Side B
1. Bei Incubi (Classical)

2020-10-27 | Simon Le Bon 62

Simon Le Bon 62

2020-10-08 | National Album Day

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 as Duran Duran’s Duran Duran, Paul Simon Graceland, The Stone Roses’ eponymous debut LP or Smash Hits 80s.

2020-10-05 | Duran Duran presents Touch The Sunrise

From duranduran.com: We’re thrilled to announce we're partnering with the Ibiza Opening for 'Duran Duran presents Touch The Sunrise' in Ibiza in May 2021!
We have all been working hard on this and can finally reveal that we’re inviting 4,000 of the band's biggest fans to Ibiza to celebrate 40 years of Duran Duran. Join us for three days and nights of dancing in the Ibizan sun, DJ sets, outdoor screenings and a closing headline show to remember.
Prices start from L399 with accommodation included and you can secure your spot for just L30 and pay the rest monthly.
If for any reason the trip gets cancelled due to Covid-19, we'll postpone to alternative dates and If anyone is unable to attend these dates they’ll receive a full refund.
Sign up here for information.

2020-10-01 | Serious (30th Anniversary)

Serious Serious Serious Serious

7" single (UK, EMI, DD15)
Serious (Single Version)
Yo Bad Azizi

12" single (UK, EMI, 12DD15)
CD single (UK, EMI, CDDD15)
Serious (Single Version)
Yo Bad Aziz
Water Babies

All tracks written by Taylor, Rhodes, Cuccurullo, LeBon, Campbell. Produced by Chris Kimsey in association with Duran Duran. Remixed by Brown Eyes. Released in October 1990.

UK Chart Top 75 (weeks: 3, highest position: 48)

2020-09-12 | Call Of Duty

New trailer for Call Of Duty game with Duran Duran's Notorious. Here is video.

2020-09-05 | A new Biography book

"Please Please Tell Me Now" a new Biography book | A stunning new hardcover book on Duran Duran by the best-selling author of "Gold Dust Woman" [bio on Stevie Nicks] and "Hammer of the Gods" [bio on Led Zeppelin] is going to be published on April 13, 2021 by Hachette Books.
In "Please Please Tell Me Now", bestselling rock biographer Stephen Davis tells the story of Duran Duran starting from their roots until the recent years. 384 pages featuring exclusive interviews with the band and never-before-published photos from personal archives, "Please Please Tell Me Now" offers a definitive account of one of the last untold sagas in rock and roll history. A treat for diehard fans, new admirers, and music lovers of any age. (Info: duranasty.com)

2020-08-23 | Andy Taylor and Chemia

Andy has co-written and produced Chemia’s new single, Modern Times. Chemia are Polish rockers, who’ve going since 2010. They have claimed they’ve been inspired by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and grunge. Their sound is based around loud riffs, growling vocals, and drums thumping to introduce a rockin’ chorus. That's tended to be an effective brew for a reason. More info on cherrylipstick.co.uk.

2020-08-20 | Liberty (30th Anniversary)

Liberty Liberty Liberty Liberty

Violence Of Summer
All Along The Water
My Antarctica
First Impression
Read My Lips
Can You Deal With It?
Venice Drowning

Non album tracks: Yo Bad Azizi, Throb

All album tracks written by Taylor, Rhodes, Le Bon, Cuccurullo, Campbell. Produced by Chris Kimsey in association with Duran Duran. Engineered by Christopher Marc Potter. Assistanat Engineer: Michael Bulterworth. Musicians: John Jones, Spike Edney, Stan Harrison, Luis Jardin, Roddy Lorimar, Bernard Fowler, Carol Kenyon and Tessa Niles. Photography by Ellen Von Unwerth. Calligraphy by Ruth Rowland. Designed at Icon London, Los Angeles.
The charts: UK UK Album Chart Top 100 (weeks: 4, highest position: 8)

2020-07-23 | Violence Of Summer (30th Anniversary)

Violence Of Summer Violence Of Summer Violence Of Summer Violence Of Summer

7" single (UK, EMI, DD14)
Violence Of Summer (7" Mix)
Violence Of Summer (The Story Mix)

12" single (UK, EMI, 12DD14)
Violence Of Summer (The Power Mix)
Violence Of Summer
Violence Of Summer (The Story Mix)

12" single (UK, EMI, 12DDX14)
Violence Of Summer (The Power Mix)
Violence Of Summer (The Dub Sounds Of A Powerful Mix)

All tracks written by Taylor, Rhodes, Cuccurullo, LeBon, Campbell. Produced by Chris Kimsey in association with Duran Duran. Remixed by Brown Eyes. Photography by Ellen Von Unwerth at Paris. Designed at Icon London, Los Angeles. Released in July 1990.
The charts:
UK Album Chart Top 75 (weeks: 4, highest position: 20)
Swiss Top 30 (weeks: 2, highest position: 29)

2020-07-18 | Duranasty Update

A new site update almost completely dedicated to the making of the new Duran Duran album. It's certainly an album that has grown over the months, which has been enriched with collaborations in terms of production. This is how duranasty.com wants to celebrate the band's 40th Anniversary. More on duranasty.com.

2020-07-16 | 1st Duran Duran performance

40th Anniversary..... First Duran Duran performance with the original line up took place on this day in 1980 in Birmingham at the Rum Runner. The classic line-up of Simon/Nick/John/Roger/Andy played their very first show together on this day and to 'celebrate,' the band has some amazing new things in the web store! More on duranduranofficialstore.com.

2020-07-15 | Reef and Andy Taylor

Reef, the Somerset blues-rock outfit who achieved their greatest success in the mid-Nineties, have been one of the first bands to announce concerts in a format appropriate to the COVID era. In August and September, they will be criss-crossing the country with a series of twelve drive-in concerts at venues such as the Lincolnshire Showground and Newmarket Racecourse (details here). To add oomph to the package, they will be joined onstage by their pal Andy Taylor, once of Duran Duran, so who knows what songs may turn up. A valiant attempt at flying the flag for live rock’n’roll, it’ll also be a test-case to see whether an atmosphere can be generated at these kinds of gigs. (Info: theartsdesk.com)

2020-07-13 | A View To A Kill No.1

Today in music history: 1985, Duran Duran became the first artists to have a No.1 on the US singles chart with a James Bond theme when ‘A View To A Kill’, went to the top of the charts.

2020-07-13 | 35th Anniversary of LIVE AID

Duran Duran performing at Live Aid in front of 100,000 people in the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia USA on the 13th July, 1985. The event was organised by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine disaster. Broadcast across the world via one of the largest satellite link-ups of all time, the concerts were seen by around 40% of the global population.
Duran Duran’s four-song set marked the final time the five original band members would publicly perform together until 2003. Their set saw a weak, off-key falsetto note hit by frontman Simon Le Bon during “A View to a Kill”. The error was trumpeted by numerous media outlets as “The Bum Note Heard Round the World”, in contrast to Freddie Mercury’s triumphant effort at Wembley. Le Bon later recalled that it was the most embarrassing moment of his career.

2020-06-20 | John Taylor 60

John Taylor 60

2020-06-13 | Pop Trash (20th Anniversary)

Pop Trash Pop Trash Pop Trash Pop Trash

Someone Else Not Me
Lava Lamp
Playing With Uranium
Halucinating Elvis
Starting to Remember
Pop Trash Movie
Mars Meets Venus
Lady Xanax
The Sun Doesn't Shine Forever
Kiss Goodbye
Last Day On Earth

Non album track: Prototypes
All tracks written by Rhodes, Le Bon, Cuccurullo except Pop Trash Movie, written by Rhodes, Cuccurullo. Produced by TV Mania in association with Syn Productions. Engineered by Mark Tinley and Ken Scott. Programming: Mark Tinley. Mixes by Chris Lord-Alge, Ken Scott and TV Mania. String Arrangements: David Campbell. Musicians: John Tonks, Steve Alexander, Greg Bissonette, Luis Conte, Guy Farley and Sally Boyden. Art Direction: Duran Duran and Andrew Day.
The charts: UK Album Chart Top 100 (weeks: 1, highest position: 53)

2020-06-12 | Isle Of Wight Festival 2021

The Isle of Wight Festival has unveiled the lineup for 2021, with Lionel Richie and Lewis Capaldi among the artists still set to perform and new additions including Carly Rae Jepsen and Mavis Staples added to the bill.
Saturday night will see Snow Patrol and Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra presents Ibiza Classics co-headline, with Duran Duran due to close the festival on the Sunday.
Bassist John Taylor said: ''All of us in Duran Duran were disappointed by this year's cancellations and postponements, most notably The Isle of Wight Festival.
''It seems to me that now more than ever, we need, as human beings, to be able to connect - sharing common space, making noise together, and celebrating both our diversity and our commonality, our passions and our collective values. I look forward to being at the festival next year with my bandmates and celebrating 40 years of music-making - and engaging in that great unifying experience that is LIVE MUSIC!''
And frontman Simon Le Bon added: ''We were so looking forward to playing The Isle of Wight Festival this year. You can imagine how disappointed we all were when the show got postponed - but of course it had to be that way. Now that it has been rescheduled, it's the best bit of news I've had in all of these C-19 lockdown days. Isle of Wight Festival 2021, bring it on!'' (Info: contactmusic.com)

2020-06-08 | Nick Rhodes 58

Nick Rhodes 58

2020-05-23 | Warner Chappell Music

Duran Duran has signed a publishing administration agreement with Warner Chappell Music that will cover the group’s catalog from 1986 to date along with future compositions. (Info: facebook.com/duranduran.sk)

2020-05-06 | A View To A Kill (35th Anniversary)

A View To A Kill A View To A Kill A View To A Kill A View To A Kill

7" single (UK, EMI, DURAN007)
A View To A Kill
A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)
All tracks written by Duran Duran with John Barry. Digitally recorded at Maison Rouge & CTS Studios, London. Produced by Bernard Edwards, Jason Corsaro and Duran Duran. Engineered and mixed by Jason Corsaro. Released in May 1985.
UK Chart Top 75 (weeks: 16, highest position: 2)
USA Billboard Hot 100 (weeks: ?, highest position: 1)
Swiss Top 30 (weeks: 17, highest position: 7)
Austria Top 30 (weeks: 7, highest position: 6)
France Top 50 (weeks: 20, highest position: 11)
Norway Top 10 (weeks: 13, highest position: 2)
Sweden Top 20 (weeks: 8, highest position: 1)

2020-04-26 | Roger Taylor 60

Roger Taylor 60

2020-04-06 | John Taylor was Covid-19 positive

From John Taylor: 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 I must admit I didn't mind the quarantine as it gave me the chance to really recover.
I am speaking out in answer to the enormous amount of fear being generated by the pandemic, some of it entirely justified, and my heart goes out to everyone who has had to deal with real loss and pain. But I want to let you know that it isn't always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing.
Sending LOVE to all my Homies and Fans, in Italy particularly, the UK and the US and everywhere in the world I have been lucky enough to visit on my travels with DURAN DURAN.
Cannot wait to be back onstage again, sharing new music, love and joy. Stay safe, stay connected and get creative! Love John. (Info: facebook.com/duranduran)

2020-04-11 | Yuri's Night

Nick will be accepting the "Spirit of Yuri’s Night" award on behalf of Duran Duran in acknowledgement of the group’s influence on the style and aesthetics of space and the future. Yuri’s Night (YN), a non-profit organization, brings people together every year for a global celebration of April 12,1961: the day the first human flew to space. The mission of Yuri’s Night is to use the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for global transformation. The ceremony will take place today evening, Saturday, on a live stream.

2020-04-04 | Thank You (25th Anniversary)

Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You

White Lines
I Wanna Take You Higher
Perfect Day
Watching the Detectives
Lay Lady Lay
911 is a Joke
Crystal Ship
Ball of Confusion
Thank You
Drive By
I Wanna Take You Higher Again

Non album tracks: Needle And The Damage Done (written: Young), Diamond Dogs (written: Bowie)
Tr.1 written Glover, Robinson. Tr.2 written Stewart. Tr.3 written Reed. Tr.4 written Costello. Tr.5 written Dylan. Tr.6 written Shocklee, Sadler, Drayton. Tr.7 written Pop, Bowie, Gardner. Tr.8 written The Doors. Tr.9 written Whitfield, Strong. Tr.10 written Page,Plant. Tr.11 written Duran Duran. Tr.12 written Stewart. Produced by Duran Duran. Tracks 5 and 12 produced by Duran Duran and John Jones. Engineering by Ken Scott, John Jones, Tony Taverner, Avril McCintosh and Steve Churchyard. Musicians: Steve Ferrone, Terry Bozio, Tony Thompson, Roger Taylor, Abe laborial Jr., Anthony J. Resta, Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five, Mele Mel, Lamya, Curtis King, Tessa Niles, Maxanne Lewis, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Lee Oskar, Jonathan Elias, Bruce Dukov, Ron Folsom, Armen Garabedian, Henry Ferber, Berj Garabedian, Joy Lyle, Michelle Kikuchi-Richards, Maria Newman, Pamela Goldsmith, Scott Haupert and Suzi Katayama. Art direction by Duran Duran and Eric Roinstad. Photos by Ellen Von Unwerth.
The charts: UK UK Album Chart Top 100 (weeks: 3, highest position: 12)

2020-03-20 | Anna Ross

From Anna: With travel limited, we can still travel in our minds. Taking time out, rejuvenating, reaffirming and strengthening resolve to deal with life’s curveballs! is a strong theme of my new album ‘From Chamonix’ now available to download or buy a signed CD at annarossofficial.com.

2020-03-16 | DD and Giorgio Moroder

"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

2020-03-13 | The Times

"The studio sessions are quite exhausting... we are working with the same cast; it’s like a soap opera - says John- that’s why collaborators become so important as you need to keep the spirit lively”. Rhodes says the new album is more "handmade" and "guitary”. About the themes of #DD15, John says Simon took inspiration from “the challenges of long-term relationships...” (Info: duranasty.com).

2020-03-12 | Wood / Le Bon

New song "The Story Of How" of Nick Wood and Simon Le Bon is avalaible for listening here.

2020-03-11 | New album in September?

Today Simon was interviewed by BBC's Jo Whiley to promote Duran Duran's new show at BST Hyde Park on July 12th. Here is an excerpt of the most interesting part of the interview. Simon speaks about the new album, which they aim to release in September 2020, "the quality of the music is really up there!" - he says. He talks about being a lot in the studio, writing lyrics, he mentions one of his favorite tracks on the album and all the collaborations, including the Moroder one which gives an eurodisco flavor to some of the tracks of #DD15. Check it out! Info: duranasty.com.

2020-03-09 | Hyde Park 2020

Duran Duran is the final headliner for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020. Duran Duran will close this year’s BST Hyde Park in London’s greatest outdoor venue on Sunday 12th July. 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.
“I look at film of The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park back in ’69 and think of all the great acts who’ve performed there since. It really is an honour to add the name Duran Duran to that roster, and to play our music at one of the world’s greatest inner city locations at BST Hyde Park.” – Simon Le Bon.
Gwen Stefani joins Duran Duran at Hyde Park as a UK exclusive for 2020. A multiple Grammy Award-winner, Stefani has achieved global success as a multi-platinum solo performer, songwriter, and the iconic frontwoman for rock band No Doubt. The legendary Nile Rodgers will bring CHIC back to Hyde Park for first time in 5 years; he has played a formative role in Duran Duran’s career adding his production touch to seminal songs including “The Reflex” in 1983, “Wild Boys” in 1984 and “Notorious” in 1986 straight through to the band’s 2004 album Astronaut and 2015’s Paper Gods. (Info: duranduran.com)

2020-02-19 | Rock In Rio (Lisbon)

It looks like a confirmed message. Duran Duran will appear with the Norwegian A-Ha at the Rock in Rio Festival in Lisbon, Portugal on June 27, 2020.

2020-02-16 | Andy Taylor 59

Andy Taylor 59

2020-02-11 | New cover of Save A Prayer

Bob Moses (Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie) showcased its artistic bona fides with the release of the EP Unplugged. Shared in December 2019. The EP finishes with a captivating cover of Duran Duran's 1982 hit “Save a Prayer,” a song Bob Moses first performed live during a stop at the SiriusXM studio and couldn't stop mulling over. “First of all, we love that Duran Duran song,” Vallance says. "It's maybe collectively our favorite Duran Duran song. We have a friend who is mutual friends and sent it to them. I think they've probably heard it, but we haven't heard back.” “Maybe they think it sucks,” Howie says. “Maybe one day,” Vallance says, “we're gonna get Simon Le Bon to give us a call [and] be like, 'Nice cover, boys.'” Info: miaminewtimes.com.

2020-02-07 | Sommarkväll Med

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 Eventim.se. SOMMARKVÄLL MED… is an all-new series of music experiences that invites you to some of this summer’s best shows in the most beautiful setting Stockholm has to offer. Join us for some amazing concerts, good food and drinks, all while enjoying a panoramic view of Stockholm. Info: duranduran.com.

2020-01-17 | Bad Omens release Duran Duran cover

Richmond’s Bad Omens have officially dropped the deluxe edition of their 2019 album Finding God Before God Finds Me, which includes previously released new song “Never Know.” To celebrate the effort’s unleashing, Bad Omens have just shared another new track, their cover of the Duran Duran song “Come Undone.” Info: nextmosh.com.

2020-01-13 | GQ: James Bond theme songs ranked

As we patiently wait to find out who’s been enlisted to provide the theme song for No Time To Die, we take a look back at all of the Bond songs and decide which are the best of the bunch, once and for all. Here are all the 007 songs so far, ranked from worst to best... and No.4 is "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran ... One of the few Bond themes that can start a disco; the ridiculous camp swagger of Duran Duran was a perfect fit for the final appearance of Roger Moore. “Dance into the fire” might be terrible advice, but here it sounds intoxicating. Info: gq-magazine.co.uk.

2020-01-10 | Jelling Musikfestival 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. ”I’m extremely pleased that Duran Duran will play in Jelling this year. They have an amazing catalogue of songs and are one of most significant bands to come out of the UK in the last 40 years. Now playing better than ever, this will be their only show in Denmark in 2020,” says Lars ‘Charlie’ Mortensen from Jelling Musikfestival. More infos and tickets on jellingmusikfestival.dk.

2020-01-03 | There’s Something You Should Know (Review)

“Good songs. That was what it was about,” keyboardist Nick Rhodes says at the beginning of the 2018 documentary Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know. Given the staying power of the group’s biggest hits, it’s hard to argue with him. Produced by the BBC and currently streaming on Showtime, the film runs through the band’s career highlights in a scant 58 minutes, though I’m not sure lengthening its running time would make a difference either way.
“What did I want to be when I grew up? I wanted to be adored,” perpetually handsome lead singer Simon LeBon tells us at the outset. He’s racing around some English city – Birmingham, I think – in a vintage sports car, an age-appropriate echo of the globe trotting jet setters the band made themselves out to be. If you hated Duran Duran as a kid because they were good looking guys who got all the girls, I’ve got bad news for you; they’re still pretty good looking guys now that they’re pushing 60. Likable and talented, too. Maybe their image wasn’t so much construction as projection, a manifestation of the men they would become. Chalk it up to the power of positive thinking or just hard work plus dumb luck... full review on decider.com.

2020-01-01 | Happy New Year

Happy New Year
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