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Duran Duran
Duran Duran

Background information
Origin Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Pop Rock
New Wave
Years active 1978—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Hollywood Records
Virgin Records
Capitol Records
EMI Group
Parlophone Records
Associated acts Justin Timberlake
Mark Ronson
Neurotic Outsiders
Robert Palmer
The Power Station
The Devils
Website Website
Roger Taylor
Simon Le Bon
Nick Rhodes
John Taylor
Former members
Andy Taylor
Sterling Campbell
Warren Cuccurullo
Stephen Duffy
Andy Wickett
Simon Colley
Alan Curtis
Jeff Thomas

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Duran Duran Overview


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.

All You Need Is Now (2010) Red Carpet Massacre (2007) Astronaut (2004) Pop Trash (2000) Greatest (1998) Medazzaland (1997) Thank You (1995) Duran Duran [The Wedding Album] (1993) Liberty (1990) Decade (1989)

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Duran Duran: 'Timbaland Project Was A F*cking Nightmare'

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 

Duran Duran To Play Intimate London Gig In March

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 

Mark Ronson To Join Duran Duran On Tour

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 

Duran Duran Announce Summer UK Arena Tour

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 

The Strokes, Duran Duran, Arcade Fire Tipped For Coachella Festival 2011

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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