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2021-12-31 | CNN

Duran Duran performing "All Of You" on New Year's Eve on CNN.

2021-12-24 | Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas

2021-12-20 | Live 2022

New live dates in next year:
  • April 29, 2022 - Ibiza, Spain [new date]
  • May 26, 2022 - (Jelling Musikfestival), Molvangvej, Denmark
  • May 29, 2022 - (Sommerstemning), Nova Spektrum, Lillestrom, Norway
  • June 2, 2022 - (In The Park), Helsinki, Finland
  • June 12, 2022 - St Anne’s Park, Dublin, Ireland [new date]
  • June 17, 2022 - Castle Howard, Yorkshire, UK
  • June 19, 2022 - (Live Is Live), Zeebrugge Beach, Brugge, Belgium
  • June 25, 2022 - (Rock In Rio Lisboa), Lisboa, Portugal [new date]
  • July 1, 2022 - (The Lytham Festival), Lytham Saint Annes, UK [new date]
  • July 2, 2022 - Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, Scotland
  • July 10, 2022 - (BST Hyde Park), London, UK [new date]
  • (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2020-12-08 | Warren Cuccurullo 65


    Warren Cuccurullo 65

    2021-12-06 | Castle Howard 2022


    Castle Howard Show 2022

    The iconic Duran Duran have announced an outdoor show at the stunning Castle Howard in Yorkshire for 2022, the first in a brand new concert series taking place at the estate. The unique shows will take place within Castle Howard’s grounds, providing the most perfect backdrop for live music. More info on castlehoward.co.uk.

    2021-12-06 | Inverness 2022

    British music icons Duran Duran, will make their debut headline performance in Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, Scotland on Saturday, July 2 2022. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the release of the band’s 15th studio album Future Past and will mark the first time they have ever played in Inverness. Special guest at this event will be Jack Savoretti. (Info: inverness-courier.co.uk.)

    2021-12-03 | Schön! magazine

    Amazing new photo shoot and interview to John Taylor on Schön! magazine. Check it out schonmagazine.com.

    2021-12-02 | Set list - BBC Radio Theatre

    SET LIST - BBC Radio Theatre, London, UK: Hungry Like The Wolf, Notorious, A View To A Kill, Come Undone, Invisible, All Of You, Give It All Up, Anniversary, Ordinary World, Hammerhead, White Lines, Planet Earth, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80's + Tonight United, Save A Prayer. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2021-11-22 | My Own Way (40th Anniversary)

    35th Anniversary ......."MY OWN WAY", the 1st single from the album 'RIO' was released 40 years ago ... November 1981.

    My Own Way My Own Way My Own Way My Own Way

    7“: 1981 UK (EMI; EMI5254)
    3:39 My Own Way
    4:41 Like an Angel

    12“: 1981 UK (EMI; 12EMI5254)
    6:31 My Own Way (Night Version)
    4:41 Like an Angel
    3:39 My Own Way

    In the charts:
    UK #14
    Ireland #20
    Australia #10
    New Zealand #12

    2021-11-20 | duranasty.com

    Dozens and dozens of interviews with newspapers from all over the world, in different languages, on paper, in video and on radios, full of informations, stories and new statements, which together give us an exhaustive photograph of this new page in the history of Duran Duran called Future Past. This is our way of celebrating it, in the way of an old style fanzine, enjoy this new installment of your Duran Duran web-zine! (More information on duranasty.com.)

    2016-11-18 | Notorious (35th Anniversary)

    "NOTORIOUS", the album 'Notorious' was released 35 years ago ... 18th November 1986

    Notorious

    LP: 1986 UK (EMI; DDN 331)
    CS: 1986 UK (EMI; TC DDN 331)
    CD: 1986 UK (EMI; CDP 7 46415 2)
    4:18 Notorious
    4:43 American Science
    5:58 Skin Trade
    5:56 A Matter Of Feeling
    4:31 Hold Me
    4:45 Vertigo (Do The Demolition)
    4:04 So Misled
    4:20 Meet El Presidente
    3:25 Winter Marches On
    4:56 Proposition

    In the charts:
    UK #16
    Sweden #8
    Norway #8
    Austria #20
    Switzerland #19

    2021-11-18 | 1986 A Notorious Timeline

    From time to time the questions: "What 'Notorious' tracks did Andy Taylor play on?" and "on which tracks did Warren Cuccurullo contribute?" are coming up. Some people even wonder who wrote what for the album. This timeline gives you an idea of the work-in-progress for 'Notorious', and since when people became involved in the progression. Here you'll get the chance to make your own opinion to answer these questions.... more on durancompilations.com.

    2021-10-27 | Simon Le Bon 63


    Simon Le Bon 63

    2021-10-23 | Unboxing

    SuperDeluxeEdition.com editor, Paul Sinclair, takes a first look at the various formats of Duran Duran's new album, 'Future Past'.



    Chapters
    00:00 Intro
    00:40 Standard CD edition
    02:10 Vinyl LP - white edition
    04:28 Vinyl LP - green edition
    04:57 Cassette edition
    06:24 Deluxe CD edition
    08:00 Signed prints
    10:30 Summary

    2021-10-22 | New album out now


    John Taylor 61

    2021-10-20 | Single Notorious (35th Anniversary)

    "NOTORIOUS", the 1st single from the album 'Notorious' was released 35 years ago ... 20th October 1986

    Notorious Notorious Notorious Notorious

    7“: 1986 UK (EMI; DDN45)
    3:58 Notorious (45 mix)
    3:25 Winter Marches On

    12“: 1986 UK (EMI; 12DDN45)
    5:14 Notorious (extended mix)
    3:58 Notorious (45 mix)
    3:25 Winter Marches On

    12“: 1986 UK (EMI; 12 DDNX 45)
    6:16 Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix)
    3:58 Notorious (45 mix)
    3:25 Winter Marches On



    In the charts:
    Italy #1
    UK #7
    USA #2
    Switzerland #4
    Austria #14
    France #37
    Germany #12
    Norway #4
    Sweden #2
    Ireland #5
    Holland #6
    New Zealand #6
    Belgium #7
    Europe #2

    2021-10-19 | New track GIVE IT ALL UP

    New track GIVE IT ALL UP (feat. Tove Lo) is out now!!!



    LYRICS:
    yeah, I give it all up for you

    we are pinned to an evening
    that's running out of road
    as the the last ray of light heads into dark
    if it's closure you're craving
    some message in the code
    to fill the empty space in with your mark

    yeah, l give it all up for you

    standing on the edge of something greater than us all
    down into the heart of universes we fall
    falling with the fires trailing glory on their way
    know that we are heading for tomorrow today

    anyway lover what you think I'm gonna do?
    when it's all over I give it all up for you
    giving up believing
    giving up completely
    for you ... ooh

    knowing that the world will keep on turning - going on
    & we let the night forever burn when we're gone
    burning with the stars that wander lonely on their way
    know that life is heading here tomorrow today

    anyway lover what you think I'm gonna do?
    when it's all over I give it all up for you
    giving up believing
    giving up completely
    for you ... ooh

    yeah, I give it all up for you

    & the sun beats down on skin & ground & anything between
    and the moon looks down on broken vows
    fills the space between us with that cold blue shine
    and I can’t remember how our love felt at the start
    no I can't remember

    anyway lover what you think I'm gonna do?
    when it's all over I give it all up for you
    giving up believing
    giving up completely
    for you ... ooh

    2021-10-19 | New video for ANNIVERSARY

    Today, Duran Duran share the incredible new video for ‘ANNIVERSARY’, directed by BAFTA-winning artist, photographer and filmmaker, Alison Jackson.
    The video was shot over three days at the historic Belvoir Castlein the UK, which dates back to the 11th century. Graciously opening its doors to a wealth of celebrity lookalikes, Alison Jackson created lavish scenes of pure decadence, which are wonderfully provocative, and underlined with a healthy sense of humour. Watch what Elton John, The Queen, Daniel Craig, Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and a host of others get up to in one long weekend with Simon, John, Nick and Roger!

    Producers - Alison Jackson, Elizabeth Carmody, Andrew Eborn. Writers - Richard Russell, Chris Baylis, Emily Maddick, Tom Rawstorne. Director of Photography - Marc Swadel. Editors - Jamie Munton and Mick Johnson. Casting - Thomas Adams, Nicci Topping. Costume - Krishan Parmar.



    Line Producer - Elizabeth Carmody. First Assistant Director – George Nelson. First Assistant Director and 2nd Unit Director – Don Weerasirie. Fashion Stylist and casting – Quarry Dolls.
    Casting - Maya Rosenbaum. Creative Director - Jennifer Forward-Hayter. Editor Grader - Callum Jones. Assistant Editors - Josh Cooper, Ryan Powell. Location – The Gore Hotel. Location Director - Belvoir Castle - Rose Farquhar. Location Manager - James Hughes. Hair and Wig Stylist - Angela Hertel. Hair Stylist - Snowden Hill. Hair Stylist - Neil Lucas. Make-Up Artist - Sophie Harty. Make Up for Quarrydolls – Lotus Lasco. Fashion designer and maker - Calum Mac. Art Director - Kate Sutton. Art Direction and Casting Direction - Maya Rosenbaum. Photographers Assistant - Roy Baron. Camera Assistant - Milo Burridge. Camera Operator - Balazs Weidner. Drone Camera Operator – Aidan Quinn. Lighting – Fizza Hassan. Behind the Scenes Photography - Valeria Luongo. Digi Tech - Julian Small. Creative Retoucher - Anastassia Ost. Props - Valentina Galliani. Production Co-ordinator - Georgia Atkinson. Runner - Marta Tamborski. Cars by Street Cars Grantham. Civilised Car Hire Grantham.
    FOR DURAN DURAN
    Kevin Bell – Drum Technician. Jeffery Bryant – Wardrobe. Make-up - Jo Frost and Oliver Simpson. Hair stylist - Cristiano Basciu. Security - Darren Gilchrist.
    Special Thanks to:
    Belvoir Castle, Their Graces The Duke and Duchess of Rutland, their family and staff, Aston Martin, Models1, Select Model Management, Maila Reeves, Nick Valentine, Bloom Twins, Danny Silverman, Oberon Sinclair, Sara Cosgrove.

    2021-10-10 | Set list - Austin City Limits

    SET LIST - Austin, USA: Show Intro, Hungry Like The Wolf, Notorious, A View To A Kill, Anniversary, Come Undone, Pressure Off, Ordinary World, Sunrise, White Lines, Planet Earth, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80's, Save A Prayer, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2021-10-03 | Set list - Austin City Limits

    SET LIST - Austin, USA: The Reflex, Notorious, Anniversary, Come Undone, A View To A Kill, Pressure Off, Ordinary World, White Lines, Hungry Like The Wolf, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80's, Save A Prayer, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2021-09-24 | New track TONIGHT UNITED

    New track TONIGHT UNITED is out now!!!



    LYRICS:
    hey now! if you are, a child of, the world
    born to build bridges & tear down the walls

    we watch the outmode of the old order
    We make a song road to cross all borders

    nah na na nah na na nah na na nah - UNITE
    nah na na nah na na na nah nah na na nah - TONIGHT

    If you wanna make a difference, if you wanna see a future coming round
    got to see it from a distance, got to do it walking barefoot on the ground

    YOU & I TONIGHT
    NO WAY TO FIGHT IT
    WE COME TOGETHER
    TONIGHT UNITED

    2021-09-22 | Astronomia III

    Today, September 22, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and British artist and singer/violinist Wendy Bevan will release their third album ‘ASTRONOMIA III: ‘HEAVEN AND HELL IN THE SERPENT’S TAIL’ via Tape Modern.

    ASTRONOMIA III: HEAVEN AND HELL IN THE SERPENT’S TAIL
    1. Meteor Shower
    2. Pillars of Creation
    3. Incarnatus
    4. Deep Sky Objects
    5. Interstellar Space
    6. Obscured by the Molecular Cloud
    7. Above the 10th Magnitude
    8. Afterglow
    9. X-Ray Flare
    10. The Devil’s Staircase
    11. Ascension
    12. Galactic Halo
    13. The Serpent’s Tail

    (c) 2021 Tape Modern
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    2021-09-19 | Set list - Isle Of Wight Festival

    SET LIST - Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport, UK: Velvet Newton / Invisible, The Reflex, Notorious, Anniversary, Come Undone, A View To A Kill, Pressure Off, Friends Of Mine, Planet Earth, Ordinary World, Tonight United, Sunrise, White Lines, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80's + Save A Prayer, Perfect Day / Wild Boys, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2021-09-17 | Set list - Scarborough Open Air

    SET LIST - Scarborough, UK: Velvet Newton / Invisible, The Reflex, Notorious, Anniversary, Come Undone, A View To A Kill, Friends Of Mine, Planet Earth, Pressure Off, Ordinary World, Tonight United, Sunrise, White Lines, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80's + Save A Prayer, Perfect Day / Wild Boys, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2021-09-15 | Set list - Birmingham

    SET LIST - O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK: Velvet Newton / Invisible, The Reflex, Notorious, Anniversary, Pressure Off, Come Undone, Planet Earth, A View To A Kill, Friends Of Mine, Ordinary World, Tonight United, Sunrise, White Lines, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80's + Perfect Day / Wild Boys, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2021-09-14 | Set list - Birmingham

    SET LIST - O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK: Invisible, The Reflex, Notorious, A View To A Kill, Anniversary, Skin Trade, Come Undone, Pressure Off, Friends Of Mine, Save A Prayer, Tonight United, Sunrise, Hungry Like The Wolf, Girls On Film + Perfect Day / Wild Boys, Ordinary World, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

    2021-08-31 | New single ANNIVERSARY

    New single ANNIVERSARY is out now!!!
    “‘ANNIVERSARY’ is a special song for us. Obviously we were conscious of our own impending 40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way. After playing and working together for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’ can really mean, it’s not something we would have thought song worthy 40 years ago but we do today! It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran hits, they’re like Easter eggs, for the fans to find.” - John Taylor



    Vocals, Producer: Simon Le Bon
    Keyboards, Producer: Nick Rhodes
    Bass, Producer: John Taylor
    Drums, Producer: Roger Taylor
    Guitar: Graham Coxon
    Programmer, Piano, Sound Engineer, Keyboard: Joshua Blair
    Drum Programmer, Producer: Erol Alkan
    Sound Engineer: Mark Stent
    Mixing Assistant: Matt Wolach
    Sound Engineer: John Webber
    Sound Engineer: Ritchie Kennedy
    Sound Engineer: Tom Herbert
    Sound Engineer: Ed Farrell
    Composer: Simon Le Bon
    Composer: Nick Rhodes
    Composer: John Taylor
    Composer: Roger Taylor
    Composer: Graham Coxon
    Composer: Erol Alkan

    2021-08-31 | German Radio Prize Awards

    Duran Duran will be performing live the new single "Anniversary" and "Ordinary World" at the the German Radio Prize Awards Gala in Hamburg. The Radio Prize Gala will be broadcasted live by many private and public programs and live streaming on September 2nd from 8:05 p.m. (Info: duranasty.com)

    2021-08-23 | New tour dates

    Duran Duran announce two intimate performances in their hometown of Birmingham, at the O2 Institute. Duran Duran will play on 14th and 15th September 2021 ahead of the release of their highly anticipated album ‘FUTURE PAST’, due 22nd October. Tickets go on sale for their September performances at 9am Friday 27th August at LiveNation.co.uk

    Duran Duran

    14th September 2021 O2 Institute Birmingham
    15th September 2021 O2 Institute Birmingham
    (Info: duranduran.com)

    2021-08-12 | MORE JOY! (feat. CHAI) [Lyric Video]

    Director/Animator: Melissa Ladybug
    Producer: Bill Fishman
    Character Illustrator: Jess Weiss
    Band Illustrator: Mandy Meader
    Background Artists: Xen Art, Luca Finelli
    Other Illustrators: Ashrafia Adib, Melissa Ladybug
    Colorist: Natalie Logan
    Storyboard Artists: Yoni Limor, Jess Weiss
    Animation Producer: Melissa Masquelier
    Production Assistant: Masora Fukuda
    Special Thanks: Wendy Laister, Angela Barkan



    Lyrics:
    Shudder in dream
    The crying storm
    Lightning strikes a kiss
    Between this world and yours

    Whisper unseen
    Mystery train
    Delirious scream like a nightjar's broke refrain

    Rorschach clowns
    A smudge in the grey
    Frantic we swim in a TV power game

    I know where this is goin
    MORE JOY!
    I'm lookin at you
    I like where it's goin
    MORE JOY!
    Are you comin' too?

    I know where this is goin
    MORE JOY!
    I'm lookin at you
    I like where it's goin
    MORE JOY!
    Are you comin' too?

    Woah oh oh oh
    MORE JOY!
    ah-ah ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah!

    2021-08-12 | FUTURE PAST full tracklisting incl. bonus tracks?

    Invisible - DD/Alkan/Coxon
    All Of You - DD/Coxon
    Give It All Up (feat. Tove Lo) - DD/Alkan/Coxon
    Anniversary - DD/Alkan/Coxon
    Future Past - DD/Alkan/Coxon
    Beautiful Lies - DD/Moroder
    Tonight United - DD/Moroder
    Wing - DD/Ronson/Coxon
    Nothing Less - DD/Alkan
    Hammerhead (feat. Ivorian Doll) - DD/Coxon/Jennings/Layton/Mahi
    More Joy! (feat. Chai) - DD/Alkan/Coxon
    Falling (feat. Mike Garson) - DD

    Bonus tracks:
    Invocation - DD/Alkan/Coxon
    Velvet Newton - DD/Coxon
    Laughing Boy - DD/Coxon

    2021-08-05 | New track MORE JOY!

    The band have just shared CHAI collab "More Joy!," an effervescent electro-disco banger that keyboardist Nick Rhodes says was born out of a jam between the band, Coxon and Alkan. "It was such an unusual piece we weren’t quite sure if it would fit in at first. It reminded me of one of those retro Japanese video games, which I always found quite uplifting. We came up with the chant 'more joy' early on, and that became the key to the rest of the track," Nick says. "Simon had the inspired idea to ask CHAI if they would possibly collaborate with us. To our joy they agreed, and the result most certainly brought an incredible new energy to the song. They are so special!!

    CHAI return the compliment, saying, "We are full of joy! When Duran Duran asked us to join their new song, we listened to it and thought ‘this is lively, rock, cool and fun’, and we danced! We added our voices to their rock sound, making it even more ‘MORE JOY’! Because we are MORE JOY. Thank you Duran Duran!”

    2021-08-05 | Full tracklist?

    Duran Duran will release their new album Future Past on October 22, and the band have now revealed the full tracklist and all their collaborators. In addition to producers Giorgio Moroder, Mark Ronson, and Erol Alkan, and previously announced guest Graham Coxon (Blur), the album also features appearances from Japanese band CHAI, Tove Lo, Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson, and Ivorian Doll. Check out the full tracklist below.

    INVISIBLE
    ALL OF YOU
    GIVE IT ALL UP (Feat. Tove Lo)
    ANNIVERSARY
    FUTURE PAST
    BEAUTIFUL LIES
    TONIGHT UNITED
    WING
    NOTHING LESS
    HAMMERHEAD (Feat. Ivorian Doll)
    MORE JOY! (Feat. CHAI)
    FALLING (Feat. Mike Garson)
    (Info: brooklynvegan.com)

    2021-07-14 | Global Citizen Live

    Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour live broadcast on Saturday, September 25, will feature performances from many of the music world’s top stars, including Metallica, Green Day, Duran Duran and Coldplay.
    The broadcast will be filmed across six continents, with a goal of uniting the world in order to defeat poverty and defend the planet. It’ll air on ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, YouTube, Twitter and more. The musical performances will take place at “iconic locations” in New York, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro.
    Other artists on the bill include Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, BTS, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Lizzo, Lorde, The Lumineers, Ricky Martin, Usher and The Weeknd.
    The broadcast is part of Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan for the World in the wake of the pandemic.
    (Info: everettpost.com)

    2021-07-13 | Girls On Film 40

    The third single by Duran Duran, released by EMI from their eponymous debut album Duran Duran on 13 July 1981. The song reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Happy #duraniversary :-)

    Girls On Film Girls On Film Girls On Film Girls On Film

    7“: 1981 UK (EMI; EMI5206)
    3:27 Girls On Film
    4:26 Faster Than Light

    12“: 1981 UK (EMI; 12EMI5206)
    5:27 Girls On Film (Night Version)
    3:27 Girls On Film
    4:26 Faster Than Light



    The band personally selected the song for release following the failure of its predecessor, "Careless Memories", which had been chosen by their record company, EMI. Its popularity provided a major boost to sales of the band's eponymous debut album, Duran Duran, which had been released a month earlier.
    The extended night version of "Girls on Film", similar to "Planet Earth" wasn't a remix, but a completely new arrangement of the song.

    2021-07-09 | New song

    As the Citi Music series continues on TODAY, Duran Duran performs a new song, “Give It All Up,” from “Future Past,” their upcoming 15th studio album.


    2021-06-20 | Astronomia II

    Today, June 20, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and British artist and singer/violinist Wendy Bevan will release their second album ‘ASTRONOMIA II: THE RISE OF LYRA’ via Tape Modern.

    ASTRONOMIA II: THE RISE OF LYRA
    2:47 Apollo’s Gift
    3:08 Woman Of The Apocalypse
    2:41 Vega
    2:13 Draconis
    1:49 The Masked Portrait Of Tempesta
    3:55 Cat’s Eye Nebula
    2:03 Northern Skies
    2:42 Almagest
    2:05 The Rise Of Lyra
    2:58 Eurydice And The Underworld
    3:09 An Argonaut’s Dream
    2:03 The Charm Of Orpheus
    3:31 Inferno

    (c) 2021 Tape Modern
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    2021-06-20 | John Taylor 61


    John Taylor 61

    2021-06-15 | Duran Duran 1981 (40th Anniversary)


    Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran

    Girls On Film
    Planet Earth
    Anyone Out There
    To The Shore
    Careless Memories
    Night Boat
    Sound Of Thunder
    Friends Of Mine
    Tel Aviv

    Non album track: Late Bar, Faster Than Light, Khanada, Fame (written: Bowie, Lennon, Alomar)
    Produced and engineered by Colin Thurston at Red Bus, Utopia, and Chipping Norton Studios. Winter 1980/81. Sleeve design: Malcom Garret / Assorted Images. Outer photography: Fin Costello. Inner photography: Terry Jones / Perry Haines.
    The charts: UK Album Chart Top 100 (weeks: 117, highest position: 3)

    2021-06-08 | Nick Rhodes 59


    Nick Rhodes 59

    2021-05-20 | A new music video

    Duran Duran have often embraced new technology when making their music.

    They were one of the first bands to truly capitalise on the new frontier of MTV in the 1980s, producing high-end production videos to their singles which propelled them to global stardom.

    And in 1997, they were the first band to sell their single digitally, releasing 'Electric Barbarella' from Abbey Road Studios using Liquid Audio.

    Now, in another technological first, Duran Duran have used Artificial Intelligence to create a music video to accompany their latest single 'INVISIBLE'.

    "When we arrived on the scene, the video age was beginning and we grasped it and it was a very big part of what made Duran Duran global at the time," singer Simon Le Bon told ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar. "I think we've always viewed technology as something that we can use that can really help us. We're not intimidated by it," he added.

    Bandmate Nick Rhodes added: "I think it's super exciting technology and we're sort of the space race generation. "So growing up through that period where a man landed on the moon, anything that was new and technologically advanced was appealing. "And if you can use it to enhance your toolkit for what you're doing, I think that's fantastic."



    The band teamed up with a company called Nested Minds.

    They're group of individuals who studied under Neuroscientist Karl Friston, who created 'Huxley' - a creative AI that exists in the cloud. Providing the lyrics, pictures, music and other information about the band, the video was created entirely by Huxley and was "untouched by human hands". Powered by technology that is uniquely based on the structures of the brain, modelling human intelligence and emotional engagement, Huxley created the video using random images it 'dreamed' up.

    Le Bon added: "They like to say it dreamt it, it dreamt the video completely without any other sort of editing or guidance from his handlers."

    Drummer Roger Taylor said: "They just took those images of us all singing and put them into the program. "And it came out with these incredible kind of ghostly images which kind of blew me away." (Info: itv.com)

    2021-05-19 | Pre-order new album

    Click here to pre-order Duran Duran’s new release, FUTURE PAST, out on October 22.

    Invisible OUT

    Video premiere for INVISIBLE May 19 at 10am ET on the band’s YouTube!
    Single available for download May 19 at 3:45am US / 8:45am UK

    2021-05-19 | Duran Duran sign to BMG

    Duran Duran have signed to BMG for their new album, as well as their post-1997 back catalogue.

    “BMG has been built on working with iconic artists and so we are truly honoured to partner with Duran Duran on their outstanding new album Future Past,” Alistair Norbury, BMG UK president, repertoire & marketing, told Music Week. “After selling 100 million albums, there is still an ever-present hunger and vitality emanating from the band as evidenced in the stunning new music and pioneering visuals. After 40 years this is a band as relevant as in 1981.”

    Duran Duran’s John Taylor added: “We are very happy to be in partnership with the BMG label group internationally. We feel this is a great fit for us and look forward to doing fantastic things together.”

    Wendy Laister, of Magus Entertainment, said: “We have known members of the BMG senior management team for a number of years, and long felt that this would be a great home for the band. With this new deal, we have been able to bring together Duran Duran’s forthcoming studio album, and a number of key titles from their back catalogue – some of which are now available for the first time outside North America.

    “It’s a good feeling to have a very experienced global team behind you who really understand not only the DNA of the band, but also their goals for this new record. We launch the campaign today, around the world, and could not be more excited.”

    “Sonic architecture has always been incredibly important to Duran Duran,” said Nick Rhodes. “I think, with Invisible, we really have managed to carve the sculpture the way we wanted it. Sonically, it's a very unusual piece of music. I think when you merge all the instruments together, it creates an overall sound that perhaps you haven't heard before.”

    Duran Duran have worked with 360 Reality Audio, an immersive music experience using Sony’s spatial sound technologies. The first release from this collaboration will be their new single Invisible, followed by 360 mixes of their upcoming album and their back catalogue. 360 Reality Audio is on supported streaming services Amazon Music HD, Tidal HiFi, and Deezer HiFi.

    The official video for Invisible also features a simulated 360 Reality Audio Experience where fans can immerse themselves in the music with any pair of headphones.

    “As a band we’ve always looked to new technology for a way to enhance our sound,” said Nick Rhodes. “The Sony 360 system brings a new and different dimension to the tracks.”

    Simon Le Bon said: “When we first went into the studio in late 2018, I was trying to persuade the guys that all we needed to do was write two or three tracks for an EP. Four days later, with the nucleus of 25 plus strong songs in the can, that all deserved development, I realised we’d be in it for the long haul, but that was before Covid. (Info: musicweek.com)

    2021-05-19 | Daisuke Yokota

    The band members collaborated with Japanese artist Daisuke Yokota on both the front cover of the single and their forthcoming album. Nick Rhodes first met Yokota in 2019 when he was in Japan making a documentary on post-war photography.

    Daisuke Yokota was born in Saitama, Japan, 1983. Graduated from the “Nippon photography institute” in 2003. In his article for the Guardian, Sean O’Hagan writes, that “Yakota is one of the most talked-about young Japanese photographers with a meticulous approach to photographic experimentation, combined at times with visceral performances” and his willingness “to continuously test the limits of photography”.

    Daisuke Yokota

    With his strongly contrasted black-and-white photography, Yokota seems to, at first glance, be working in the Japanese photography tradition. However a close examination of his work reveals an individual approach in which the elements of process and intervention play an important role. He uses a combination of digital photography and traditional film to shoot and re-shoot images, which he then manipulates further using other techniques such as photocopying and Photoshop.

    He has set up an improvised darkroom in his apartment where he can freely experiment with analogue techniques and chemical processes, where chance is also allowed to leave its traces on the final image. Yokota adds layer upon layer to his work, with each layer offering new potential for the next image, leading to alienated, mysterious and poetic representations of a different sort of world.

    2021-05-18 | Huxley

    The video for the band’s new single, ‘INVISIBLE’, from their forthcoming album, ‘FUTURE PAST’, was created by an Artificial Intelligence called Huxley, a unique dreamer whose ‘mind’ has been modeled after the cognitive and emotional processes of humans. It is the very first collaboration of its kind, between artists in different planes of existence. (Info: DD Youtube)

    2021-05-18 | Zoe Ball Breakfast Show

    UK Radio Alert! Tune in tomorrow (Wednesday) around 8:30am local London time to hear Simon on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, where they will play INVISIBLE!

    2021-05-18 | Save A Prayer (Exotic Mixes)

    WhiteLab Music Present a new Vocal Mix release to the fresh Deep House Save A Prayer Exotic Mixes. Produced by DJ Jon and delivering a 3 mix upfront deep and moody release consisting of an Exotic Vocal Mix, Club Mix and Radio Edit designed to get the floor filled. This release was inspired and mixed from the original vocal mix included on Music-Worx 9/10 rating and debuts at #28 in their International chart and #hype with a re-released version of the Classic Duran Duran song with featured vocals from club hit artist Zoe Unsworth.

    Release Date: 21/05/21 WLM0046
    UPC: 5059713876520 ISRC:UKXN22191873
    UPC:5059713754392 ISRC: UKXN22154158

    More inforamtion and pre-order on whitelabmusic.co.uk.

    2021-05-16 | New single

    New single INVISIBLE OUT 19.5.: pre-save now duranduran.lnk.to

    Invisible OUT

    2021-05-14 | Billboard Music Awards

    Duran Duran are set to perform with Blur's Graham Coxon at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. Simon Le Bon and co will be joined by the Britpop legend when they debut a new track from their upcoming album during the awards show on May 23.
    The 'Wild Boys' hitmakers' set will be filmed in the UK and shown at the ceremony, which takes place at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. (More info: contactmusic.com)

    2021-05-11 | Shooting the video?

    Duran Duran have just finished shooting the video for the new single, Invisible. The last scenes were filmed yesterday at the #HammersmithEventimApollo. Graham Coxon, Blur's guitarist, was also on the set with the guys!!

    2021-04-26 | Roger Taylor 61


    Roger Taylor 61

    2021-04-20 | Careless Memories 40

    Second single of Duran Duran "Careless Memories" is 40 years old today. B-side of this single was song "Khanada". Happy #duraniversary :-)

    Careless Memories Careless Memories Careless Memories Careless Memories

    7“: EMI EMI5168
    3:42 Careless Memories
    3:17 Khanada

    12": EMI 12EMI5168
    3:42 Careless Memories
    3:11 Fame
    3:17 Khanada

    2021-04-19 | New single in May

    New Duran Duran single "Invisible" in May and new album in October! Yay, FINALLY some good news. Finally they care to inform the fans.
    Nick was interviewed by Red Ronnie and various (mostly Italian) fans for over two hours on Facebook live.
    Big news: lead song (can we call it a 'single'?) called "Invisible" to be released in May! This fits with the teased release schedule from Katy last week ("between Roger and John's birthdays").

    Asked about an Anthology release: We want to do an anthology album, but i don't know if it will be for the 40th [anniversary]. We have so much stuff. [He said he'd been going through the archives and found lots of stuff].
    [For example] we have retrieved the original drives from Astronaut - there's enough for a a whole other album... It's a massive task but workable. I don't want to put out scraps - I want to put out gems. (More info: cherrylipstick.co.uk)

    2021-03-21 | All You Need Is Now (10. výroèí)

    13th studio album of Duran Duran is 10 years old today. Happy #duraniversary

    All You Need Is Now All You Need Is Now All You Need Is Now All You Need Is Now

    All You Need Is Now
    Blame The Machines
    Being Followed
    Leave A Light On
    Safe (In The Heat Of The Moment) (feat. A.Matronic)
    Girl Panic!
    A Diamond In The Mind
    The Man Who Stole A Leopard (feat. Kelis)
    Other People´s Lives
    Mediterranea
    Too Bad You´re So Beautiful
    Runway Runaway
    Return To Now
    Before The Rain

    Tracks 7 and 9 written by Duran Duran. Tracks 2, 3, 4 and 8 written by Duran Duran and Dom Brown. Tracks 1 and 6 written by Duran Duran, Mark Ronson and Dom Brown. Track 5 written by Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Dom Brown and Ana Matronic.

    Produced by Mark Ronson and Duran Duran. Recorded and edited by Joshua Blair at Sphere Studios, London. Additional recording by alalal at Eastcote Studios, London. Additional recording and engineering assisted by Samuel Navel at Eastcote Studios, London; Dan Parry at Metropolis Studios, London; and Nick Taylor at Air Edel Studios, London. Mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent and assisted by Matty Green at Mixsuite, Los Angeles. Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York City.
    Guitars and guitar synth - Dom Brown. Newscaster on track 7 and the voice of satellite navigation on track 2 - Nina Hossain. Artwork by Clunie Reid. Original Photography by Nick Rhodes. Design by Rory McCartney. Art Direction by Heath/McCartney for Studio POP.

    2021-03-19 | Astronomia I

    Tomorrow, on Saturday, March 20, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and British artist and singer/violinist Wendy Bevan will release their debut album ‘ASTRONOMIA I: THE FALL OF SATURN’ via Tape Modern.

    ASTRONOMIA I: THE FALL OF SATURN
    2:31 The Great Attractor
    3:05 Pandora And Prometheus
    3:08 Changing Aspects Of The Rings
    1:38 The Drowning Heart Of Andromeda
    2:21 The Fall Of Saturn
    3:55 Unknown Recital
    2:49 Ocean Of Titan
    2:13 The Cassini Division
    3:29 Veiled Apparition
    2:03 Sacred Tears Of Dione
    1:29 Scarlet Awakening
    2:35 Aphelion
    4:07 Sixth Planet From The Sun

    Over the past twelve months, the duo have collaborated on a monumental series of 52 cinematic instrumentals inspired by the Universe. These works will be presented across four 13-track, individually named albums, as the Astronomia project. The first release ‘The Fall of Saturn’ drops on the Spring Equinox (March 20, 2021) and will be followed by three further records, all released on the equinoxes and solstices for the remainder of the year.
    Rhodes and Bevan first started working together during 2018, instantly conceiving an exquisite, and very visual musical language. As artists, separated by the oceans, Wendy in Los Angeles and Nick in London, these works were made as a direct response to the sadness and turbulence of the past year
    Check your accounts on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and more. (Info: ventsmagazine.com)

    2021-02-16 | Andy Taylor 60


    Andy Taylor 60

    2021-02-02 | Planet Earth 40

    "Planet Earth," the band's debut single, which was released 40 years ago TODAY! B-side was song "Late Bar".

    Planet Earth Planet Earth Planet Earth Planet Earth

    7": EMI EMI 5137
    "Planet Earth" - 3:59
    "Late Bar" - 2:54

    12": EMI 12 EMI 5137
    "Planet Earth" (Night Version) - 6:20
    "Planet Earth" - 3:59
    "Late Bar" - 2:54

    2021-01-28 | Five Years (official video)

    Today it is time of premiere of new official video for “Five Years”, a Duran Duran's cover of Bowie's song from 1972. Time of premiere was 5 p.m. GMT.



    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
    Video Assistant: Salo Schoonwinkel
    Assistant Editor: Tom Ross

    LA Film Crew
    Unit Producer: Kerry Brown
    Camera operators: Steve Hadrych III, Tristin Alexandria, Tyler Brown and Dexter Demme
    Lighting Director: James Johnson
    Production Assistants: Laura Diaz and Alyssa Lopez

    Post Production and Visual Effects: Mercury Studios Consultancy
    Post Coordination: Nicole Novak
    Post and VFX Supervisor: John Attard
    Post and VFX Producer: Mark Noland
    Post and VFX Producer: Frances Eames Noland
    Virtual Environment Software: Hassan Farhat

    Production Director, UK: Ken Watts
    Production Coordinator, UK: Orla Clarke

    Costume: Jeffrey Bryant
    #DuranDuran #FiveYears #DavidBowie

    2021-01-28 | Rolling Stone

    Duran Duran have dropped a futuristic new video for their recent cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years.”
    Directed Gavin Elder, the video features the band accompanied by Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson surrounded by swirling colors as they tear through the track. Elder shot each band member individually across Los Angeles and London, enlisting artist Teek Mach to virtually bring it all together.

    The band released the cover earlier this month as part of Just For One Day, Garson’s Bowie tribute that took place on what would have been the late legend’s 74th birthday. “David Bowie’s apocalyptic vision in the song ‘Five Years’ was written almost half a century ago yet it seems ever more poignant today,” keyboardist Nick Rhodes said. “Although it is five years since David left Planet Earth, his vast catalog of songs remain as significant and inspirational as they always have been. Mike Garson’s heartfelt celebration show was a testament to the breadth of influence that David had on other musicians. It was also a display of the deep affection and gratitude for what he gave to us all.” (Info: rollingstone.com)

    2021-01-20 | Lifetime Achievement Awards - Nick Rhodes

    Few synth players have made a greater impact on British music than Nick Rhodes. As co-founder of new wave legends and national treasures Duran Duran, his classic lines powered early-’80s mega-hits like Rio, Girls On Film and Hungry Like The Wolf, while his trusty Roland Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 rode shotgun as the band took on the stadium circuit.
    Since then, Nick’s visionary approach to sound has helped Duran Duran to move with the times. Their acclaimed 14th studio album Paper Gods featured some of his most ambitious synth parts to date, while the associated world tour saw him recreate them using the crossover analogue/digital sound engines of the Roland JD-XA. Wherever synth technology goes next, expect Nick Rhodes to be on the front line.
    Past recipients of the Roland Lifetime Achievement Award include: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Thomas Dolby, Jean-Michel Jarre, Omar Hakim, and Phuture's DJ Pierre & Spanky. (Info: roland.com)

    2021-01-09 | Five Years

    Yesterday Duran Duran released a cover of Bowie’s 1972 song “Five Years.” They performed it live during the global streaming concert, “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!”
    “When we got the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song ‘Five Years,'” lead singer Simon Le Bon tells PEOPLE. “I can’t begin to explain how honored I feel for Duran Duran to be given the opportunity to perform this icon, and to place our name alongside Bowie’s for this commemoration of his music.”

    2021-01-01 | Happy New Year


    Happy New Year
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