Duran Duran

Duran Duran



Duran Duran (/djʊˈræn djʊˈræn/) are an English new wave and synthpop[6] band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 to mainstream pop stars by 1984. By the end of the decade, membership and music style changes challenged the band before a resurgence in the early 1990s. The group were a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US. The band achieved 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.[7]

When the band first emerged, they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet. Duran Duran however would soon shed this image, by using fashion and marketing to build a more refined and elegant presentation. The band has won a number of awards throughout their career: two Brit Awards including the 2004 award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a Video Visionary Award from the MTV Europe Music Awards. They were also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[8][9]

The video age catapulted Duran Duran into the mainstream with the introduction of the 24-hour music channel MTV. Many of their videos were shot on 35 mm film, which gave a much more polished look than was standard at the time.[10] They also collaborated with professional film directors to take the quality a step further, often teaming up with Australian director Russell Mulcahy for some of their most memorable video offerings. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.[10]

The group was formed by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bass guitarist John Taylor, with the later addition of drummer Roger Taylor, and after numerous personnel changes, guitarist Andy Taylor and lead singer Simon Le Bon. These five members featured the most commercially successful line-up. The group has never disbanded, but after separation of Andy and Roger Taylor in 1986, the line-up has changed to include former Missing Persons American guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001 and American drummer Sterling Campbell from 1989 to 1991. The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band's fans and music media.[11][12] Andy Taylor left the band once again in mid-2006, and guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member.



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Duran Duran, the Golden Knights, a ranger-guided hike and other stuff to do this week
  –  December 28, 2017
#D-102. –Leslie Ventura Duran Duran at The Chelsea Duran Duran lives, and lives, and lives. The venerable English band has survived just about every music industry pitfall you can name: changing trends, the loss of founding members (though most have ...
TOTP2: Duran Duran Special
  –  December 24, 2017
Broadcaster and DJ Mark Radcliffe introduces the most memorable performances by Duran Duran on long-running music programme Top of the Pops, featuring Girls on Film, My Own Way, Hungry Like the Wolf, Rio, Is There Something I Should Know?, The Reflex ...
What's New in Las Vegas for the New Year
  –  December 29, 2017
The Cosmopolitan celebrates the whole weekend starting Friday with Zac Brown band, followed by Duran Duran on Saturday and Foo Fighters for Sunday’s main event, all at The Chelsea theater. The party spills over to the areas of the resort with Galantis ...
The best movies to watch on Netflix — if you’d rather have a quiet New Year’s Eve
  –  December 29, 2017
Set to the music of Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, and The Clash, Sing Street introduces you to Conor, a 14-year-old in 1980s Dublin who’s adjusting to a new school and some family drama at home. His plan to start a band to impress a mysterious girl feels ...
NOW! That’s What I Call Music 100 – top-selling compilation celebrates pop centenary
  –  December 29, 2017
Launched in 1983 by Virgin Records boss Richard Branson as a bargain-priced double-LP housing smash hits from the likes of Duran Duran and Culture Club, the NOW brand will reach its landmark 100th centenary in July 2018. With 120m UK sales over 35 years ...
The 2017 Undie Awards: All of the good and bad in the Orlando music scene this year
  –  December 28, 2017
Beyond the local outpouring of love, which saw concerts donating proceeds to the Billy Manes Foundation, Duran Duran tweeted a farewell and Cindy Wilson of the B-52's and Five Eight both dedicated their Orlando performances to him. Best new class ...
Art Basel Miami Beach: Paul Sevigny Surveys the Miami Party Scene
  –  December 28, 2017
he asked. When told it was rosé: “Oh — I thought it was a call-girl service.” Nick Rhodes was in town with Duran Duran to perform a show Saturday evening, though he’s made time for art along the way. “It’s a lovely opportunity to also see the ...
Duran Duran, the Golden Knights, a ranger-guided hike and other stuff to do this week
  –  December 28, 2017
The Vegas pop-punks of Rayner are sending out 2017 with a three-date New Year’s weekend mini-tour alongside Salt Lake City’s Problem Daughter. It begins Downtown—with locals No Red Alice and Jesse Pino—before moving on to California cities Pomona ...
Cheesy-yet-earnest ’80s music became cool again
  –  December 27, 2017
Dear Hipster: I was listening to 91X the other day and I heard “Everything Now,” by Arcade Fire, and I thought for a second there was some previously unreleased Duran Duran tune. In a way that’s high praise (because Duran Duran was legitimately ...
Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, more lead NYE lineup in Las Vegas
  –  December 27, 2017
For those who prefer toasting the new year with Budweiser in place of Champagne. Duran Duran, Saturday, The Chelsea: “Save a Prayer” you know someone with tix to this one, as only a few remain as of press time, and they will most assuredly be long ...
TOTP2: Duran Duran Special
  –  December 24, 2017
Broadcaster and DJ Mark Radcliffe introduces the most memorable performances by Duran Duran on long-running music programme Top of the Pops, featuring Girls on Film, My Own Way, Hungry Like the Wolf, Rio, Is There Something I Should Know?, The Reflex, Wild ...
Most notable live performances of the year
  –  December 24, 2017
I particularly appreciated her references to vapor-waved palm trees, '80s pop-art (specifically odes to artists Masoud Yasami and Patrick Nagel), and references to the album covers of Duran Duran — though pairing all that with her songs "Last Friday ...
Paul Weller slams Band Aid track
  –  December 23, 2017
And the former Jam frontman felt very out of place recording the song, which was the biggest-selling UK single of all time until 1997, alongside big name pop stars of the time, including U2, Duran Duran, and the late George Michael. He added in a recent ...
Cask 'n Flagon Parties Like It's 1989 on New Year's Eve
  –  December 23, 2017
The totally '80s-themed affair will have DJ Carney Lansford blaring the best of Prince, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran and more as revelers are treated to a midnight champagne toast, party favors and a few special prizes like tickets to sporting events and ...
The best songs about friendship
  –  December 22, 2017
Sung from the point of view of a boy who’s been taken in for questioning about the murder of the titular Jenny, the juxtaposition of the Duran Duran-y bass lines with lyrics like “There ain’t no motive for this crime/Jenny was a friend of mine,” is ...
10 Christmas Songs That Won't Drive You Crazy
  –  December 22, 2017
But the original is the best. Everyone from Duran Duran to Wham, Culture Club to Bananarama, gathered in one London studio to record what is, as it turns out, a magnificent Christmas tune. Plus, there’s always the memory of Bono wailing, “Well tonight ...
MGM National Harbor gears up for its second New Year’s Eve
  –  December 21, 2017
And now, it’s raising the bar. MGM will welcome 2018 with an entire night around the 1980s — the decade from which British rock group Duran Duran, last year’s New Year’s Eve performer, hails — with what it’s calling "New Year’s Eve Rewind ...
Where to Find the Most Over-the-top New Year’s Eve Parties in the U.S.
  –  December 20, 2017
Duran Duran takes the stage at the hotel’s The Chelsea on December 30, followed by Foo Fighters on New Year’s Eve. From there, the party spreads to every corner of the hotel — from the rooftop ice rink to DJ sets at Marquee Nightclub and Clique Bar ...
Meet the player who gets Mizzou Arena rocking late in the game
  –  December 18, 2017
When he checks in, English pop band Duran Duran’s 1982 hit song “Hungry Like A Wolf” plays. It’s a walk-up song for the walk-on. For the season, Wolf is shooting 100 percent (3 for 3) from beyond the arc, and his teammates would be surprised if he ...
Gerard Butler, McConaughey rock out with Duran Duran
  –  December 11, 2017
Duran Duran played an intimate show of hits and songs from their latest album “Paper Gods,” at Miami Beach’s Faena Theater on Saturday in front of stars, including Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, and hotelier and investor Barry Sternlicht.


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