Latest Duran Duran Stories

2008-04-11 10:00:00

With the increasing popularity of Second Life, the 3D online virtual community, many artists and musicians are hoping that virtual fame can be translated into actual fame in the real world.Leo Wolff, a 42-year old electronic musician, joined Second Life in 2005. She and eight other fellow musicians purchased a slab of virtual real estate that became their virtual garage "“ a place for musicians to perform in front of an online audience from anywhere in the world.Under Wolff's online...

2006-08-19 21:20:06

By Lars Brandle LONDON (Billboard) - Veteran British pop/rock outfit Duran Duran has no desire to slow down. Despite cruising well past their 25th anniversary as a recording entity, the members of the quintet are raring to hit the road again. Speaking from his villa in France, keyboardist Nick Rhodes told Billboard.com that the band will give total support to its forthcoming album, due in February or March via Epic. "For us we found that since we got back together, not only have...

2006-08-09 17:46:18

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 1980s pop group Duran Duran is trying to repackage itself as a band for the 21st century, using a virtual reality Web site, in what it says is a promotional first. Garage bands and iconic groups like U2 have turned to the Internet for everything from music sales to marketing. On Wednesday, Duran Duran said its five original members -- Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes -- would appear as custom-designed characters, or...

2006-03-03 19:24:41

By Lars Brandle LONDON (Billboard) - A quarter century after first crashing sales charts worldwide, Duran Duran's two founders are releasing a compilation that pays homage to the band's influences. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor have compiled "Only After Dark" (EMI) -- 18 tracks of the glam rock, post-punk and electronic music that helped develop the group's early sound. As regulars at the now-defunct Rum Runner club in their English hometown Birmingham, the duo...

2005-07-22 13:40:45

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - The music industry has a new scapegoat for its revenue problems: album cover art. A big barcode splashed on the cover of an '80s compilation CD is being mistakenly scanned by British retailers instead of the real barcode, giving Tears for Fears and Duran Duran fans a fat discount. Consumers buying Sony BMG's 46-song, three-disk "Electric 80s" compilation at Tesco Plc supermarkets, for example, were only being charged 9.77 pounds ($17.11) instead of...

2005-06-28 09:05:30

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Wrinkly rockers never die, they just docharity gigs. Teenage pop fans hoping to hail their heroes at Saturday'sLive 8 concerts are in for a rude awakening when headline actshit the stage. It is more likely to be their parents singing along toveteran rock stars who wrote the soundtrack to their lives allthose years ago. Irish rocker Bob Geldof, whose aim is to pressure richcountries to alleviate poverty in Africa at July's G8 summit ofwestern...

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