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2013

2013-12-24 | Merry Christmas

Good tidings we bring to you and your family. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2013-12-20 | Producer David Richards Dead At 57

Producer David Richards has died at the age of 57 after a long illness, it's been confirmed. He's best known for working on the Queen's last four albums, A Kind Of Magic, The Miracle, Innuendo and Made In Heaven, while also collaborating with David Bowie or Duran Duran.

2013-12-18 | Duran Duran's top moments of 2013

Duran Duran's year will be marked by what lies ahead in 2014: a new album and the band's first tour dates in more than a year and a half. "If only you could hear the music we're making," bassist John Taylor tweeted Dec. 16, "You would be dancing."
Wedding 20: 2013 was a year of milestones for Duran and many of the 13 albums that preceded its next effort. In February, the band's hit 1993 "The Wedding Album" turned 20 to much fanfare. Later in the year, on Black Friday, the band chose to mark the occasion for Record Store Day, releasing a limited edition white vinyl version of "No Ordinary EP." Among the other albums to celebrate big birthdays was 1983's "Seven and the Ragged Tiger." ... full article on examiner.com.

2013-12-08 | Warren Cuccurullo 57

Happy birthday for Warren Cuccurullo (57) from all wild boys and girls on film in Czech republic!

2013-11-29 | 20 Best Music Videos Ever Made

No:20 - Album: Duran Duran - Song: “Come Undone” - Artist: Duran Duran - Director: Julien Temple - Premiere: 1993
Having climbed back into the popularity charts with their previous single, "Come Undone" allowed Duran Duran to express themselves more creatively. Some parts of the song have been shot in the London Aquarium, which had the band members standing around looking cool while the animals in the tanks went around their daily business. This happy co-existence is disturbed when a girl tied up in chains is thrown into a tank. As she struggles to escape, the footage is interspersed with short scenes of various people..uhh.. 'coming undone'.
The shots of the girl in the pool are particularly brilliant with the light streaming down from above. We actually had a tough time deciding which Duran Duran video was better; this one or "Hungry Like A Wolf", but in the end what settled it in "Come Undone" 's favour was the use of lighting. The video is very dark, with the only lights being the ones in the fish tanks. This creates a kind of tense atmosphere that suits the mood of the song. Add to this, the fact that you keep wondering till the end whether the girl in the tank survives or not; making it a really cool watch. (Taken from avmax.tech2.in.com)

2013-11-27 | News on web store

Are you looking for some for Christmas? Duran Duran have new items on web store - creweissue.co.uk :-)

2013-11-20 | 30th Anniversary of Seven And The Ragged Tiger

Seven and the Ragged Tiger is the third studio album by the English pop rock band Duran Duran, released in November 1983. It was the band's first and only number one album in the UK, and would prove to be the last studio album for the band's original line-up until 2004's Astronaut.
Vocalist Simon Le Bon said the album "is an adventure story about a little commando team. 'The Seven' is for us — the five band members and the two managers — and 'the Ragged Tiger' is success. Seven people running after success. It's ambition. That's what it's about."
EMI re-released the album in 2010 in two configurations - a two-disc digipak and a three-disc (two CD, one DVD) boxset. The three disc boxset includes on the DVD the first official release of the "As The Lights Go Down" video. (en.wikipedia.org)

2013-11-19 | New book

The universe's biggest Duran Duran fan—Seattle's Andy "Durandy" Golub—will soon find his life's work in print. After amassing a storage unit full of D2 memorabilia (as seen in the documentary American Collectors), Durandy is publishing a book chronicling Duran Duran's career through select posters from his archive, which will see the light of day by the end of the month... info on durandy.com.

2013-10-27 | Happy B-Day

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Simon LeBon (55) from all wild boys and girls on film in Czech republic :-)

2013-10-27 | Lou Reed, dead at 71

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today on Long Island. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May. (rollingstone.com)
Duran Duran covered and released Reed's song Perfect Day in 1995 year.

2013-10-21 | 25th Anniversary of Big Thing

In 1988, the musical climate was changing, veering to a more dance-based groove. Duran Duran were known primarily as an early '80s new wave synth-pop act, and the band was sitting at a career crossroads; Big Thing was their stab at maintaining mainstream popularity.
Turning to more synth and bass-heavy grooves than their previous efforts, Big Thing was seen by many as the band's "house music" album. Tracks like the first single "I Don't Want Your Love", the title track, and the album's second single "All She Wants Is" cemented the band's more aggressive dance angle... (duranasty.com)

2013-10-10 | In-Edit Film Festival

The Beefeater In-Edit Festival, specializing in the genre of music documentary will screen the David Lynch directed ‘Duran Duran Unstaged’ and also ‘Enzo Avitavile Music Life’ by Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia’), in its eleventh edition, to be held from October 24 to November 3 in Barcelona.
This year, the festival has created a new section, which has been dubbed ‘First cut’, intended to receive domestic works unfinished at the time of closing the program. In this section you can see ‘Cuchibiri Cuchibiri’ Peret documentary directed by Carles Prats and ‘No more Tour, about the latest concert tour Fermin Muguruza.
In-Edit is a music documentary festival, which in its eleven year history has expanded to Latin America and has worked with other Spanish festivals, growing to host 30,279 spectators last year. (dd.com)

2013-10-09 | No Ordinary EP

No Ordinary EP is being re-released in celebration of Record Store Day (Black Friday – November 29) on white 10” vinyl. Limited to 5,000 individually numbered copies, the NO ORDINARY EP will be released for a suggested list price of $16.98, at all participating independent stores.
Currently in the studio working on a new album, Duran Duran bassist, John Taylor, said “We’re really pleased that this rare piece of our history has been chosen for Record Store Day. I can remember the show vividly as it went out around the world via satellite. As an avid collector of vinyl myself, I think it will be a fan favorite.”
**For fans outside of North America, do not despair, an unnumbered version of ‘No Ordinary E.P.’ will be also available for you early December.
*Stay tuned for details. (dd.com)

2013-10-08 | John Taylor and Diane Birch

Beside being in the Studio with Duran Duran, John also plays bass on the first single from Diane Birch’s new album ‘Speak A Little Louder’ out on October 15th. The single is called "All The Love You Got" and is co-written and co-produced by Eg White, Questlove and Steve Greenberg. John recorded his bass part at Sphere. (dd.com)

2013-09-18 | In The Pleasure Groove

John Taylor’s “In the Pleasure Groove” will be available in paperback in the US as of September 24th – not only that, but there’s a Foreward written by Nick Rhodes, which makes it well worth checking out again. (dd.com)

2013-07-17 | Notorious

Singer Nile Rodgers was joined on stage by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon to sing Notorious after a special duet was suggested by Heart’s JK & Lucy. When the drivetime presenters interviewed Nile a few weeks ago, he revealed that Simon Le Bon was going along to Heart in the Park and that he was going to pay homage to the Duran Duran singer by playing their 1986 song ‘Notorious’, produced by Nile. During the interview, JK asked Nile: “Are you going to get him on stage? Simon, if you’re listening, we urge you to go on stage. It would be like the moment of the summer.” Nile replied: “I’ll ask him to do it.” Backstage, Heart’s Margherita Taylor interviewed Nile and asked him about his set list. He revealed: “The good thing is that when I was on the station, JK & Lucy suggested that Simon Le Bon come down and join us and he’s going to do it. He’s going to show up! I can’t wait to see what it sounds like. We’ve had no rehearsal or nothing!” And after the gig, Nile said: “Yo, JK & Lucy. I said I would get Simon Le Bon stage and I did it!”.... (radiotoday.co.uk)

2013-07-16 | Rum Runner

Anniversary alert: July 16, 1980 – Rum Runner, Birmingham, UK - first performance with classic lineup - Simon, John, Andy, Roger and Nick.

2013-07-07 | Festival Of Speed

On July the 14th Yasmin and Simon Le Bon will be on the panel of judges for the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, commonly abbreviated as FoS and referred within the United Kingdom as simply the Festival of Speed, is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles that is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. (dd.com)

2013-07-02 | DJ Roger Taylor

The Montauk Beach House (www.thembh.com) announces the launch of Sound Waves @ The House – a seven week fashion and music series. The summer series kicks off July 20, poolside at the exclusive boutique hotel and continues every Saturday from NOON to 7PM through August 31. The highly anticipated summer series presents top DJs and live musical performances, high-end fashion shows and art installations to an invitation-only crowd.
Sound Waves @ The House commences in grand style on June 20th with the U.S. debut DJ set by Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode, Yaz and Erasure fame. Additional special performers to be announced. On July 27th Sound Wave @ The House will feature Roger Taylor of Duran Duran and Dirty Vegas. Over the next five Saturdays, the series will continue to feature both internationally recognized artists such as well as emerging talent in exclusive performances.

2013-06-20 | John Taylor 53

Happy B-Day Mr.Taylor, our bass God ... have a great day ... have a nice life :-)

2013-06-08 | Nick Rhodes 51

Happy Birthday to our favourite synth man, Nick Rhodes (51)! Have a nice day :-)

2013-06-02 | Simon and Timbaland live

DURAN Duran veteran Simon Le Bon performed with Justin Timberlake’s producer Timbaland at Chime For Change’s gig at Twickenham Stadium yesterday. Timbaland, 41, produced Duran’s last two albums, but has never played live with them. Headlined by Beyoncé, 31, the event was to promote women’s rights worldwide.
Simon, 54, enthused: “As the father of three determined daughters, I support the drive for equality worldwide.” (dd.com)

2013-05-27 | A Studio update from Roger!

"It's been going really, really well, it's so fantastic to be back in the studio and we've had some very creative and productive weeks. I think the success of the last record has really been an inspiration to... us and given us renewed energy. We've written loads of really great material, so much so, it's going to be hard to pick out the final songs that make the record. Simon is writing lyrics and we're excited about what's happening and just getting everything up to spec before beginning the next phase."

2013-05-23 | Support of amfAR

Duran Duran in Cannes - performed 4 songs to a sold out audience ["Hungry Like The Wolf", "Notorious", "Girls on Film" and "Rio"] and also auctioned off an at home performance by John, Dom & Simon, all in support of amfAR!

2013-04-30 | Music video directorial debut of Nick Rhodes

Duran Duran founding member and keyboardist Nick Rhodes has made his music video directorial debut with the song “Beautiful Clothes” from his TV Mania album Bored With Prozac and The Internet?. Watch the video, featuring model Chloe Lloyd, British GQ, Yahoo Music in the US, and Vogue Italia in Italy, where they are also featuring an exclusive interview with Nick Rhodes... More on gq-magazine.co.uk.

2013-04-26 | Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday for my favourite member of Duran Duran - Roger Taylor (53) from all wild boys and girls on film in Czech republic!

2013-04-24 | Duran Duran On TV Mania and The Album

Trust members of Duran Duran to record an album so innovative, it would be 16 years till it became mainstream...
Imagine making an album set in the future then losing it, only to discover it 16 years later when the future it foretold is happening. As strange as it sounds this is what happened to Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and their former guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, collectively known as TV Mania. Their album Bored with Prozac and the Internet? has finally been released, 16 years after it was recorded, back then they were ahead of their time both musically and in envisioning what the future would be like. However, for both of them predicting future trends in music and technology is something they’re long used to... More on sabotagetimes.com.

2013-04-23 | Duran Duran with Ronson in studio

Duran Duran has been back in the studio on and off since last month with producer Mark Ronson, and the band has posted another batch of photos from those sessions.
Duran headquarters tweeted about the studio shots Tuesday. They were the first set of snaps showing the band working with Ronson, who produced the band's preceding album, the critically acclaimed "All You Need Is Now."
That album, which harks back to Duran's trademark sound, was popular with fans as well. Ronson, a longtime fan of the band, encouraged that return to the band's new wave roots.
In the new photos, singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, drummer Roger Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, Ronson, and longtime guitarist Dom Brown sit with and without instruments.
In one shot, Le Bon and John Taylor share a laugh. In the final photo, Rhodes walks down a hallway toward a Pink Floyd print on the wall... More on examiner.com.

2013-04-22 | Simon Le Bon mourns

DURAN DURAN star SIMON LE BON is mourning the death of his close pal, Swedish sailing icon MAGNUS OLSSON, following his death on Saturday (20Apr13).
The 64 year old, famed for his participation in the offshore Volvo Ocean Race, passed away in Spain after suffering a stroke and Le Bon has been left heartbroken by the sad news. In a series of Twitter.com posts on Monday (22Apr13), the singer reveals he will always regret not visiting his ailing friend one last time, but will always remember his famous smile. He writes, "I've been putting off writing this all day. My good friend and shipmate Magnus Olsson died on the weekend. "I am terribly sad that I didn't get to see him and spend one more evening in the glow of that smile. That smile, and the laughter which warmed your heart when all around, everything seemed damp and cold. Goodbye dear friend." ... More on express.co.uk.

2013-04-16 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame vote: Duran Duran takes it all.
The readers have spoken. And they say that, out of 32 acts that have been so far snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Duran Duran is most worthy to be inducted next.
You fans were hungry for the Rock Hall. Like wolves.
Yes, those uber-fashionable, 1980s art school boys from Britain have won our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame challenge, beating fellow British finalist Depeche Mode 14,409 votes (54 percent) to 12,384.
What does this mean? Will this sway the real members of the induction committee at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Do they even know about our little contest?
Probably not. But it was kind of fun, wasn’t it?
Duran Duran beat a field that included Kiss, the Cars, Iron Maiden, and lots of other bands with seriously-dedicated followings. So you middle-aged women still wearing pastel T-shirts cut at the shoulder to one side should be proud. Your wild boys won.
Actually, Duran Duran beat Depeche Mode more easily than it beat Kiss in the semifinals, where they garnered 52 percent of the vote.
Perhaps next year some of these bands — all of those mentioned qualify for the ballot — will be on their way to the real Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On April 18, Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Albert King, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will be inducted at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast on HBO May 18.
Maybe we can talk about it all over again next year. Meanwhile, go Duran Duran. Thanks for voting... More on dd.com.

2013-04-02 | Rio

Congratulations to Duran Duran, whose album RIO was voted, by fans, into #3 of the TOP 100 albums as compiled by BBC Radio 2!!!

2013-03-27 | Is There Something I Should Know? blue vinyl

Duran Duran “Is There Something I Should Know” blue vinyl for Record Store Day (April 20, 2013) will be available in the following territories:
Hong Kong, Korea, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic & Hungary, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Israel and Russia.

2013-03-26 | Nick Rhodes and MNDR

Nick has worked with MNDR recently - get more scoop on when you can hear his remix of her song "Feed Me Diamonds".
MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (Remixes – Part II)
1. Feed Me Diamonds (Radiant Cut Remix) ... remix by Nick Rhodes
2. Feed Me Diamonds (DJ Poet, Chebacca, & Connor Cruise ListenDeep Remix)
3. Feed Me Diamonds (Gutter Brothers Remix)
4. Feed Me Diamonds (Jillionaire & Phat Deuce Remix)
5. Feed Me Diamonds (Peter Wade Remix)
6. Feed Me Diamonds (Safety Scissors Remix)
7. Feed Me Diamonds (Creep Remix)
More on duranduran.com.

2013-03-25 | Is There Something I Should Know? ... 30th Anniversary

UK Chart ... 13th week in 1983 ... No. 1 !!!!!!!! I like this age!!! We were young ... and beautiful ... also :-)

2013-02-27 | The 60 greatest bassists of all time

John Taylor is No.1 !!! Penning and performing basslines for Duran Duran's world conquering hits, including Girls On Film, Rio, and Hungry Like The Wolf, John Taylor nailed technical runs while always serving the song. He's often hailed as an underrated player, so it's about time that he was given his due. You guys obviously think so, since Taylor won the poll with a massive 30% of the vote.. More on musicradar.com.

2013-02-25 | Malcolm Garrett

The latest issue of French design journal Etapes (211) has a special feature on the visual design of Duran Duran. In an interview that coincided with the 30th anniversary of ‘Rio’ Malcolm Garrett, the designer responsible for all of Duran’s packaging and merchandising between 1981 and 1986, discusses with writer Julian Morey how their often serendipitous relationship changed the face of music packaging and was part of a wider shift in the visual process that redefined the industry. More on duranduran.com.

2013-02-24 | The Wedding Album photo strips

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the release of Duran Duran [The Wedding Album], Duran Duran has made the never-seen-before set of photo strips available on Duranduran.com . Taken while finishing up the record, the band had the inspired notion to visit the London Student Union Photo Booth to take the pictures that would end up becoming part of the iconic artwork for the band’s 1993 release. More on duranduran.com.

2013-02-23 | The 20th Anniversary of Duran Duran [The Wedding Album]

The 20th Anniversary of Duran Duran [The Wedding Album] brought forth some reflection from the band, who are as proud of this record now as they were in 1993 when it came out. A seminal release in the Duran Duran catalog, Simon, John, Nick, Warren and friends reflect on what the album meant to them.
Duran Duran [The Wedding Album] was released on February 23, 1993. More on duranduran.com.

2013-02-17 | TV Mania pre-order news

The Vinyl Factory will release both limited Boxed and Gatefold editions of Bored With Prozac and The Internet? In addition to the vinyl featured in the gatefold, the limited edition boxed set will also include exclusive Polaroid photographs shot and signed by Nick Rhodes, screen printed artwork, a personally authored note by Warren Cuccurullo, and an oversized glossy booklet featuring exclusive imagery. The Vinyl Factory collaborates with musicians and artists to create premium vinyl editions. In 2012 the label released records by artists including Florence + the Machine, Roxy Music, Massive Attack, David Byrne and Martin Creed.

To pre-order and for additional information:
Vinyl Factory Box Set of “Bored with Prozac & the Internet?”
Vinyl Factory Gatefold Vinyl of “Bored with Prozac & the Internet?”
“Bored with Prozac & the Internet?” on iTunes

2013-02-16 | Andy Taylor (52)

Happy birthday for Andy Taylor (52) from all wild boys and girls on film from the Czech republic!

2013-02-13 | Is There Something I Should Know? - 30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary, Limited Blue Vinyl Edition to be released exclusively for Record Store Day 2013.
Duran Duran’s eighth single ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ is being released on blue vinyl, for an highly limited 30th Anniversary edition, in conjunction with Record Store Day 2013, which takes place on April 20th.
‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ brought the all conquering chart superstars their first number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 26 March 1983. Originally released as a standalone single on 19 March 1983 ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ was recorded in London, December 1982 & produced by Ian Little (who went on to produce Duran Duran’s third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger).

This 30th anniversary re-issue, is faithfully recreating the original 7” single with a twist – on blue vinyl.
- A Side: Is There Something I Should Know?
- B Side: Faith In This Colour

2013-02-04 | Koishii & Hush’s CD Maxi single

Koishii & Hush’s “C’est Tour Est Noir” CD Maxi single featuring John Taylor is coming- participate in getting the product made with your support! Koishii & Hush will be producing just 500 copies of these Maxi CDs, 20 of which will be signed by JT. Read more on how you can help bring this to life – indiegogo.com.

2013-01-14 | Debut TV Mania

Back in the mid-90s, Duran Duran’s keyboardist and founding member Nick Rhodes and guitarist Warren Cuccurullo had what turned out to be a premonition of a society in which voyeurism was woven into the cultural fabric. In wanting to share their vision of the future, they created its soundtrack in the form of an album called TV Mania: Bored With Prozac and The Internet?, that they also intended to turn into a Broadway musical.
Produced by TV Mania (Rhodes and Cuccurullo), Mark Tinley and Anthony J Resta, and mixed by Bob St. John, Bored With Prozac and The Internet? is a conceptual soundtrack for what the duo imagined as a “bizarre TV cyber soap opera,” about a family who gives away their freedom to scientists in exchange for a hi-tech modern lifestyle and reality show fame. With song titles like “Yoghurt and Fake Tan,” and “Using A Hidden Camera—Eyes In The Sky,” the pastiche of cool beats and conceptual content proved more prescient than its creators could ever have anticipated... more on duranduran.com and tvmaniamusic.com.

Track Listing:
1. What About God? 2. Euphoria 3. Beautiful Clothes 4. You’re Dreaming Pal 5. Paramount 6. What’s In The Future? 7. I Wanna Make Films 8. Yoghurt and Fake Tan 9. Grab The Sun 10. Using A Hidden Camera – Eyes In The Sky 11. People Know Your Name
Remixes:
Beautiful Clothes (Eric Hart and Warren Cuccurullo Remix)
Beautiful Clothes (Peter Wade MNDR Remix)
Beautiful Clothes (The New Sins Remix)
Euphoria’ (Monikkr Remix)
Euphoria’ (MSTMX Remix)
I Wanna Make Films (MSTMX Remix)

The Vinyl Factory limited editions:
Boxed Edition
* Cloth bound pure white lift-off lid box w/black ribbon pull inside
* Front of box screen printed black and gold
* Nick Rhodes signed Polaroid hand dipped onto white art stock 12” square paper
* CMYK photo of Nick Rhodes & Warren Cuccurrullo on same 12” stock
* Black envelope holding Warren Cuccurrullo’s signed A5 paper drawing positioned on 12” stock
* 12pp newspaper print fold out booklet
* 12pp 4 col. 12” glossy booklet
* 2 x 180gram white vinyl
* 2 x white disco bags
* 4 x black labels hand-stamped with white ink TV Mania logo

Gatefold Edition
* Gatefold sleeve screen printed w/black & gold
* 2 x 180gram white vinyl
* 2 x white disco bags
* 4 x black labels hand-stamped with white ink TV Mania logo
* 12pp newspaper print fold out booklet

2013-01-08 | Koishii & Hush feat. John Taylor

Note from Koishii & Hush: With the first single from our album being released today, it is extra special for us as it is a collaboration with John Taylor. As long-time fans of Duran Duran, getting the opportunity to work with John was fantastic. Before we started working on the album, we put together a wish list of people we wanted to have on it and luckily enough John was into our idea and agreed to take part.
After meeting with John at the Toronto show in April, 2010, we began creating a backing track that would capture the mood and feel of what we were looking for. Once we gave that to John, he began the process of writing the lyrics and recording the vocals in LA. We think it is a cool fusion of pop and electronic. Somewhat dark and sensual while maintaining an upbeat vibe... more on duranduran.com

2013-01-07 | Update from band

The band is still on a bit of an extended break – Simon, John and Roger are all still on holiday through the middle of January – but the most exciting news of all: Simon, Nick, Roger, John & Dom are going to go back in to the studio with Mark Ronson sometime in early March, 2013. After a long, and well deserved break, the band members are thrilled to not only be back writing and recording together again, but also that they’ll be with Mark. As John mentioned in his Year-End Katy’s Kafe on the fan community site, this will be the first time Duran Duran has worked with the same producer twice in a row since they worked with Colin Thurston on DURAN DURAN and RIO. The whole band agree that Mark re-energized them, and since they were unanimously pleased with the results of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, they can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

2013-01-01 | Happy New Year

Happy New Year with too much Duran Duran´s music for all wild boys and girls on film!
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