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2009-07-14 11:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the vinyl 45 single, EMI Music is launching a 'digital 45' campaign on July 14, bundling hit singles with B-sides and replicated label art for download purchase. EMI's digital 45s will be included in iTunes D45, a showcase for these new digital bundles on iTunes. They will be exclusively sold by iTunes between July 14 and July 27, after which they will be available for download purchase from all major digital...

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2008-12-22 16:31:23

VH1 Classic plans to kick off the new year with its 2,009 for 2009 Music Video Marathon, the U.S. music television network said Monday. Mark Goodman will be the host of the event, during which a marathon of VH1 Classic's 2,009 favorite videos are to air. Goodman is to ring in 2009 at midnight ET Jan. 1, with the first video on the countdown, 1-2-3 by Gloria Estefan. He will close the marathon seven days later with David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. Videos by Van Halen, Madonna, Guns N' Roses,...

2008-10-22 15:00:21

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Calling all shower singers, rush-hour traffic vocalists, wanna-be rappers, pop princesses and those with a country twang: "Lips," the highly anticipated singing experience exclusively for Xbox 360 from iNiS Corp., will be available in mid-November 2008. Picture throwing a "Lips" party for your closest friends where everyone sings and grooves to a vast array of music backed by the original music video, lyrics and scoring. Not only can everyone...

2008-10-03 18:00:21

By Alison Dayani BIRMINGHAM pop legends Duran Duran have scooped the accolade for Greatest Video Of All Time. The ground-breaking 1982 music video for Rio, which saw Simon Le Bon and pals frolicking on a yacht with a model, was voted the most legendary by MTV viewers. It beat off competition from Michael Jackson's Thriller, Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and Take On Me, by A-Ha. New romantics Duran Duran were among the first bands to realise the potential of music videos to...

2008-09-20 12:00:34

Duran Duran's Rio (right) has been named the greatest music video of all time. The 1982 video, featuring the band in suits on a Caribbean beach being teased by scantily-clad women, beat favourites like Michael Jackson's Thriller and Madonna's Like a Prayer. Bjork's video for her 1999 hit All Is Full of Love, where she played a robot in a steamy clinch with another robot, took second place. Take On Me, the 1985 video from A-Ha, where singer Morten Harket was a comic book character who...

2008-09-20 12:15:00

By SHERNA NOAH DURAN Duran's Rio has been named the greatest music video of all time. The 1982 video, featuring the band in suits on a Caribbean beach being teased by scantily-clad women, beat rivals including Michael Jackson's Thriller and Madonna's Like a Prayer to claim the title. Bjork's video for her 1999 hit All Is Full of Love, where she played a robot in a steamy clinch with another robot, took second place. Take On Me, the 1985 video from A-ha, in which singer Morten Harket was a...

2008-09-05 00:00:16

Duran Duran, GIRLS ON FILM, 1981, by Smooth Radio's Gary Burton. HERE'S a way to get the most out of your manager - use him to provide sound effects on your record! The first few seconds of Duran Duran's number five hit features manager Paul Berrow's Nikon camera clicking and whirring as a prelude to a song about the glitz and glamour of the fashion world. The band had been formed in the late 70s (and at first featured singer/song writer Stephen Duffy) in Birmingham. Their early...

2008-07-11 00:00:13

U.S. recording artist Alicia Keys may sing the title song for Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond movie, sources said. Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Duran Duran, Jack White, Duffy and Annie Lennox are some of the other performers who submitted songs for consideration to producers of the film, which stars British actor Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent, E! Online said. Although no official announcement has been made, a source told the entertainment news Web site, I believe Alicia is the...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

By Linda Kennedy MAMMA MIA! is having children. A new generation of me-too musicals is on its way. There's a Monkees musical. A Barry Manilow musical. Somewhere, I fear, Simon le Bon, Nick Rhodes and any Taylors left are pondering upon "Rio", a musical featuring the songs of Duran Duran. All they need is a storyline. Nick Rhodes: "How about a young girl desperate to escape small- town life?" Simon le Bon (sings): "Look now, look all around, there's no sign of life. Bop bop bop, bop bop...

2008-06-27 06:02:40

By ALAN POOLE WITH a dozen studio albums to sample, Duran Duran are not exactly short of material as they set out on a four-date UK dash next week. The four survivors from the original famous five play the O2 Arena next Thursday, taking in Liverpool and Nottingham before ending up at Birmingham NIA on Monday, July 7 - remarkably their first-ever show at the home-city venue. And as well as favourites dating back to their 1981 debut, they will be featuring songs from their most recent...