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 “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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Archival Duran Duran interview footage from 1981

August 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Pretty amazing early days interview with Duran Duran. A film crew just randomly spotted the then unknown band in the midst of a photo shoot promoting its debut LP and stopped for a quick interview. The band sounds very earnest about its quest for mainstream dominance. Andy Taylor even goes so far as to proclaim […]

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