STREAM: Charli XCX “Kingdom” (Ft. Simon Le Bon)

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on STREAM: Charli XCX “Kingdom” (Ft. Simon Le Bon)

As part of the Lorde-curated soundtrack for Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, Charli XCX has teamed up with Duran Duran‘s Simon Le Bon for a dramatic piano ballad called “Kingdom.” She wrote the song with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij after they spent a drunken night at a Miley Cyrus concert. She recently told Pitchfork […]

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VIDEO: TV Mania “Euphoria”

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: TV Mania “Euphoria”

Duran Duran keyboardist and ex-guitarist Warren Cuccurullo began a side-project in the mid-1990’s while working on a Duran Duran album (the underrated and sadly much-maligned Medazzaland). Vocalist Simon Le Bon had lyrical writer’s block, so Rhodes and Cuccurullo started tinkering in the studio by themselves. They produced a mish-mash of samples and beats entitled Bored […]

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VIDEO: Duran Duran “Girl Panic!”

November 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Duran Duran “Girl Panic!”

Duran Duran has released Girl Panic!, the third single from its Mark Ronson-produced and semi-comeback album All You Need Is Now. The video for Girl Panic! lifts a page from George Michael’s “Freedom” but takes the idea much deeper: A cast of well-known supermodels (Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herzigova, and Helena […]

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David Lynch to Direct Duran Duran in Live Webcast

March 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on David Lynch to Direct Duran Duran in Live Webcast

In an unlikely pairing, David Lynch, the acclaimed director of Eraserehead, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive will join forces with Duran Duran, helming the controls for a live webcast of the band’s concert on March 23rd at 10pm to be held at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. The concert will be streamed via Duran […]

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VIDEO: Duran Duran “All You Need Is Now”

February 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Duran Duran’s new single, the title track from the Mark Ronson produced All You Need Is Now, is its most confident and aggressively catchy song in too long to remember. Nine tracks from the record were released exclusively on iTunes back on December 21, while the physical album will be out in late March on […]

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Mark Ronson Debuts New Duran Duran Song on Radio Show

November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mark Ronson Debuts New Duran Duran Song on Radio Show

Producer du jour Mark Ronson has been working with Duran Duran on its 13th studio album for the bulk of this year. It’s expected to be released some time in 2011 and is currently titled All You Need Is Now. Ronson has played a few snippets and sneak peaks of tracks on his radio show […]

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Angry fans demand recall of Duran Duran remasters

July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With all the fan backlash regarding the sound quality of EMI’s recent Duran Duran remasters, I’m glad I’ve held off purchasing my third or fourth iterations of albums I’ve owned the better part of my life. Some fans are so disappointed – even angry – over the poor sound quality that they are campaigning for […]

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