Duran Duran

Duran Duran

 

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Duran Duran (/djʊˈræn djʊˈræn/) are an English new wave and synth-pop[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, and an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. 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. They also collaborated with professional film directors to take the quality a step further, often teaming up with Australian 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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Highlights10

Duran Duran: Big Bang Concert Series
Album
Duran Duran: Big Bang Concert Series is an album by musical group Duran Duran, released on May 3, 2017.
Last Night in the City
Song
Last Night in the City is a song by musical group Duran Duran, released on March 10, 2017.
Barbarella
 
Barbarella is a 1968 science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim based on the French comic Barbarella.
Hungry Like the Wolf
 
"Hungry Like the Wolf" is a song by the British new wave band Duran Duran.

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People Recently Photographed at Duran Duran Events6

Popular Albums51

Album Appearances & References21

Popular Songs43

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Popular Live Albums6

Films3

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows3

Book References & Influences1

Video Game References4

Collaborators & Influencers36

Other Music-Related Relationships36

Awards & Nominations22

Events5

Band Members9

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Upcoming Concerts2

News Articles27

Duran Duran Will Perform in Miami Next Month
  –  November 21, 2017
The exclusive performance for SiriusXM will feature Duran Duran playing signature music from throughout their career, including songs from their most recent, Top 10 charting studio album, Paper Gods. “It’s going to be an up close and personal ...
Duran Duran Picture 21
  –  November 17, 2017
To fit your screen, we scale this picture smaller than its actual size. The original picture size is 1000x666 pixels and this photo has been viewed 1965 times since October 25, 2015 Related pictures : The 2015 MTV European Music Awards - Arrivals, Duran Duran
Duran Duran Putting On Private Show On SiriusXM
  –  November 17, 2017
"DURAN DURAN is one of those bands that has continued to deliver indelible music and style for decades," SIRIUSXM Pres./Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN said. "This intimate concert for their most die-hard fans takes us back to the FAENA THEATER in ...
Sirius XM : Duran Duran to Perform Special Concert in Miami Beach for SiriusXM
  –  November 17, 2017
The exclusive performance for SiriusXM will feature Duran Duran playing signature music from throughout their career, including songs from their most recent, Top 10 charting studio album, Paper Gods. This very special performance for SiriusXM coincides ...
Foo Fighters, Duran Duran and Zac Brown Band to Perform New Year’s Eve Weekend
  –  October 30, 2017
Beginning Friday, December 29 and lasting into the early morning hours of 2018, Vegas residents and visitors alike will enjoy four epic shows across what’s sure to be three unforgettable nights of music headlined by Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, and Zac ...
'Loudwire Music Awards' On AXS A Win For Loudwire And Heavy Metal
  –  November 22, 2017
And then here comes MTV and all of a sudden overnight you’ve got a Duran Duran and one of the biggest bands in the world with one hit because of the power of TV,” Hagar points out. “If you use that power properly I think it’s fantastic. My favorite ...
West Island roots run deep at Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair
  –  November 22, 2017
Off-Island authors: *Lorina “Rina” Mapa lives in Hudson. Her graphic novel Duran Duran Imelda Marcos and Me (Conundrum Press) is about growing up in the Philippines in the 1980s. *Author Trevor Ferguson also lives in Hudson and has been participating ...
CHEAP THRILLS: SMALL BIZ SATURDAY IS ANOTHER EXCUSE TO EXPLORE THIS HIDDEN VINYL MINE
  –  November 22, 2017
We had a great time. A lot of in-store appearances, a lot of artists played there. We had in-stores with people from Cher, to Duran Duran, The Clash, Marilyn Manson. The main thing that’s changed [about record shopping]—which everybody knows—is the ...
Rejuvalift Australia Now Gives Access to Q-Link, the World's Most Popular Human Energy Product
  –  November 21, 2017
Other famous persons, amongst the many who swear by Q-Link, include Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran, actress Salma Hayek, Orlando Bloom and Wimbledon winner Pat Cash who have all been spotted wearing Q-Link. Even more significant and interesting perhaps are ...
The Fox Hunt - Firefox and friends compared
  –  November 20, 2017
Are you familiar with the lyrics of The Reflex, by Duran Duran? The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting by the ... and so on. Well, Firefox is not a lonely child. In fact, the Firefox family has many members, and now that we're facing the crucial ...
Ten years old, boogie-boarding since he was five
  –  November 20, 2017
Rio was named after the 1983 Duran Duran hit. He is 10 years old, and he’s been boogie-boarding since he was five. “When I catch a wave,” he said, “I just want to spin around in circles.” This Sunday, Rio paddled out with his red Morey boogie ...
Duran Duran Will Play Art Basel
  –  November 20, 2017
Considering their long history of associating with the pop/contemporary art world (Nagel album covers, Warhol and Keith Haring collabs), it’s rather fitting that Duran Duran would wish to find themselves providing at least some of the soundtrack to the ...
Old school is the best school: Titos and Titas of Manila, View on the 3rd bring back your childhood
  –  November 20, 2017
A simple post asking who their favorite New Wave artists were: Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, or Spandau Ballet, easily got a minimum of 200 responses. Photos of the old Manila C.O.D. Department Store's Christmas display or of Virra Mall during its 80s ...
14 songs that remind us of how much we love Chicago
  –  November 20, 2017
7. "Lake Shore Driving" by Duran Duran: This instrumental track from the New Wave rockers is another perfect jam for a long drive along Lake Michigan. It sounds like a compilation of every obscure synth that Duran Duran has ever used, without being a hot mess.
1980s Musicians You Probably Didn’t Know Were Still Making Music
  –  November 19, 2017
Despite a few breaks throughout the years, Duran Duran released its 14th studio album in 2015. The band concluded their Paper Gods tour in October 2017. Another British rock band, Depeche Mode, defined the late ‘80s with its electronic sound. Like so ...
Strictly Come Dancing’s Tess Daly - married to Vernon Kay - is worth THIS much money
  –  November 18, 2017
She worked as a model, based in Paris, for five years, and then worked in New York for another five years. She appeared in two Duran Duran music videos and has been the face of La Senza lingerie in the UK. Tess has been the face of L’Oreal since 2013.
Alexi Lalas: The American soccer community is knowledgeable, discerning, passionate and committed
  –  November 18, 2017
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Duran Duran to Perform Special Concert in Miami Beach for SiriusXM
  –  November 17, 2017
NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY Award-winning, iconic British band Duran Duran will perform a special invitation-only show for SiriusXM on Saturday, December 9 at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach. The exclusive ...
Duran Duran Picture 10
  –  November 17, 2017
66th Cannes Film Festival - amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS - Arrivals Photo credit: / WENN To fit your screen, we scale this picture smaller than its actual size. The original picture size is 663x1000 pixels and this photo has been viewed 5935 ...
Duran Duran Putting On Private Show On SiriusXM
  –  November 17, 2017
'80s British new wave band DURAN DURAN will perform a special invitation-only show for SIRIUSXM on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th at the FAENA THEATER in MIAMI BEACH. The private performance will air live via satellite on THE PULSE (ch. 15) and 1ST WAVE (ch.
Aly + AJ Usher In A New Era With ‘Ten Years’
  –  November 17, 2017
Current artists like St. Lucia, Chvrches, Tame Impala, have definitely been influences for this new sound as well. Aly: Duran Duran and Robert Palmer, too. Our sound is kind of in those worlds more than current music. Not that we don’t listen to current ...
What's Funny About Superheroes? 'Justice League' And 'Thor: Ragnarok' Go For Laughs Instead Of Sincerity
  –  November 17, 2017
By the time Hulk/Bruce Banner is sporting a Duran Duran “Rio” album T-shirt, and the giant mythological wolf Fenris and an undead army are attacked by lasers and AK-47s on Asgard, suffice it to say, it’s hard to get your bearings. Indeed, watching ...
Jim Duffy: A prophetic warning of an Ordinary World from Duran Duran
  –  November 10, 2017
The spiralling human population is threatening to ruin our extraordinary planet, writes Jim Duffy. As many of the 1980s bands make a comeback, there is one band that stands out as pioneering in its time. Its songs were great and the group even had a Bond ...
Duran Duran star's girlfriend's sheer daring: Stylist sports transparent dress at party in London
  –  November 9, 2017
Suvio, who is 18 years younger than the 55-year-old keyboard player, is a stylist. ‘I advise him to change if he needs to and let him borrow my mascara,’ she says. ‘He tells me what to wear, too. He will say: “Find a pair of shoes with an inch more ...
Watch ‘Stranger Things’ Star Dacre Montgomery’s Crazy, Shirtless, Duran Duran-Filled Audition (Video)
  –  November 6, 2017
So how do you upstage Joe Keery’s Steve as the bad boy of “Stranger Things”? Well, Australian actor Dacre Montgomery managed to do just that in his outrageous audition tape to play the mulleted high school heavy Billy in the second season of Netflix ...
Foo Fighters, Duran Duran and Zac Brown Band to Perform New Year’s Eve Weekend
  –  October 30, 2017
This holiday season, CBS RADIO will present an electric roster of New Year’s Eve weekend shows at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Beginning Friday, December 29 and lasting into the early morning hours of 2018, Vegas residents and visitors alike will enjoy ...
Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, and French Montana Headline New Year's Eve Bash at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  –  October 28, 2017
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will ring in the New Year this December with a star-studded, eclectic lineup, featuring Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Zac Brown Band, French Montana, DJ Mustard, and Galantis. The performances will be spread around various venues ...

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