sees a voice therapist on daily basis to exercise his
voice to reach again the high notes.
says " The voice is coming back in tiny increments.
Will try a rehearsal next week."
John Taylor sounds optimist today and assures: "rescheduled
UK dates almost in place. Patience please! This stuff
takes time + we wanna make the best experience possible
for us all."
Report | duranasty.com's friends Cinzia
have just been in London and met the guys. Cinzia, who had
a long chat with our frontman, reports that Simon is well
in good spirits and his voice problems are improving thanks
also to the specific programme that he has been following.
She also reports that Simon is still seeing the voice therapist/vocal
trainer on a daily basis and he does specific exercises
to reach the high notes.
friday (june 10), Simon was quite happy as he noticed that
he reached some more of his lost semitones, our correspondent
can only be happy and optimist for him that the hard work
he has been doing over the past four weeks is beginning
to show its fruits.
who got from the girls a beautiful bouquet of roses on his
birthday, told them that even though the band is facing
the problem step by step, they are positive about the july
though Le Bon's recovery seems slow it's reassuring the
fact that there are signs of improvement. Thanks to our
friends for sharing some good news and these new cool Nick
Duran postponements push possible start of tour to July | Duran
Duran postponed three more shows in Europe on Wednesday as singer
Simon Le Bon continues to recuperate from vocal problems.
the uncertainty surrounding Le Bon's condition was best summed
up by his comment on Twitter:
four weeks in to this, I am in completely unknown territory."
Le Bon recently underwent an MRI and has been advised to continue
to rest his voice to avoid further damage and restore his full
vocal range. Continue reading on Examiner.com Duran Duran postponements
push possible start of tour to July. Coming shows in Helsinki,
Finland, and Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, were the most
recent dates of the "All You Need Is Now" tour to be
According the Duran's official website, the band now hopes to
be back on stage in Dublin, Ireland, on July 14, which would give
Le Bon a full month's rest.
and Gela in Paris for three days
were two of the 168 guest who attended the gala
fundraising "the American Friends of the Louvre"
Taylor and his wife attend the 'Liaisons Au Louvre II' Charity
Gala Dinner at Musee du Louvre on June 14, 2011 in Paris
turned inward. Frustrated that I can't do anything to help my
I admit it- I'm depressed. Missing the adrenaline. Now I know
why it's known as DOWN time"
what John tweeted a couple of days before he left for France...
So maybe to escape from depression John Taylor [and wife Gela]
on Sunday june 12 morning headed to Paris for three days. They
attended the gala fundraising for the Louvre "the American
Friends of the Louvre". The extraordinary evening that raised
more than $3.5 million for the vaunted museum and featured a full-blown
rock show by Janet Jackson.
couple at the Champs des Bataille
number of those 168 guests, who payed up $10,000 for the trio
of soirées, took the early afternoon motorcoach to reach
the country a enjoy a tour of the Chateau
du Champ De Bataille [above pic] walk in the chateau's expansive
gardens and its historic interiors, have candlelight dinner and
also test drive the spectacular vehicles Maybach, the luxury brand
of Mercedes Benz. In that occasion Duran Duran's John Taylor wore
a three-piece hipster black and white plaid suit with lavender
the American embassy with Derek Blasberg fashion editor and New York
Times best selling author
tribute to Girls on Film and Simon's songwriting
from Girl Panic! to Girls On Film
13th will be the thirtieth anniversary of the Girls On Film
single release, one of the band's signature songs and a classic
encore at every Duran's show.
lines like "Wider baby smiling you've just made a million",
this song, with a sense of fun, cleverly sends a message of
criticism of the fashion model exploitation.
| In December 2010 Simon was asked to write a piece about
the song for the english music magazine "M". At
the same time Simon Le Bon's handwritten lyrics went under the
hammer as part of the PRS for Music Art of the Song Charity auction
in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Let's read in this exclusive article
written by Simon what he has to say about the song 30 years later.
out this funny pic of Nick and the deejay at the Baazar and Royal
Accademy Dinner at Sketch held in honour of the exhibition GSK
Contemporary Aware - Art Fashion Identity at the Royal Accademy
a loyal Duran Duran fan, has started an e-card for Simon
to show him the support we have for him during his difficult
card will run until the end of the month [June 30th] at
11pm [Central Standard Time] and it's open to everyone.
If you want to contribute to the card and pass it out amongst
your friends, it would be much appreciated.
the link to the card: groupcard.com
to Cinizia and Serena for the report, Mandy for the John pics,
CJ for starting the card and duranasty.com's archive
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