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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
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.

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.

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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