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Duran Duran are an English New Wave band that formed in Birmingham, England in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and have, according to the Sunday Mercury, sold more than 100 million records. While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene along with bands such as Spandau Ballet when they first emerged, they later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image that earned them the nickname "the prettiest boys in rock." The band's controversial videos, which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality, became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel MTV. Duran Duran were among the first bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras, which gave their videos a much more polished look. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.
March 21, 2011
Duran Duran have admitted that working with Timbaland on their 2007 album 'Red Carpet Massacre' was a nightmare. Drummer Roger Taylor has said that working with the producer wasn't the easiest process. Read more
February 21, 2011
Duran Duran have announced details of a one-off gig in London next month. The band will play songs from their new album 'All You Need Is Now' at Shepherds Bush Empire on March 7. Read more
January 26, 2011
Mark Ronson is set to become a temporary member of Duran Duran, it has been reported. The producer, who worked on the band's latest album 'All You Need Is Now', will join Duran Duran on their eleven date arena tour, the Daily Star reports. Read more
January 25, 2011
Duran Duran have announced details of a UK arena tour, which is due to take place in May and June. The eleven-date jaunt, which kicks off in Newcastle on May 18, will mark the band's first full arena tour in seven years. Read more
January 18, 2011
The Strokes and Arcade Fire have been tipped to perform at this year's Coachella festival in Los Angeles. The event takes place at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California from April 15-17. Read more
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