16 | Duran Duran's visit to Milan in late february was
originally announced as a special event/show organized by Vogue
Italia and Comune di Milano within the Milan fashion week but
it became more that what we all expected.
actually became the proper high profile European launch of
All You Need Is Now with a huge exposure for the band
as the amount of media coverage [national and international],
and interest were great! Exposure was multiplied also because
of the Fashion Week as Milan was at the center of the international
media attention and of course the guys didn't miss the chance
to attend fashion shows and parties in the city.
Milan fashion week everything seems agitated and in movement.
The arrival of the fashion system here is felt on the streets
days and days before.
city has made a name for itself throughout the world for being
the ultimate fashion capital, and this has been the perfect occasion
to honour this tradition with a number of special and exciting
Anyone who has been anywhere near Milan during those five special
days will be familiar with the craziness and know just how much
goes on. A busy week of exciting events even busier with Milano
Loves Fashion, an initiative from the city of Milan.
Duran's trip to Milan started on the 23 of february and ended
on the 27 and it included also a full promo-radio day, a press/media
day and a national sunday afternoon tv show.
I have been lucky enough to see the guys over the 5 days in different
location and situations. I had a great time with the guys, with
my long time duranie-friends and also living the beautiful atmosphere
of the Milan fashion week.
It all started on the 23 as we went to see the guys arriving at
the airpot, we were late and we thought we had missed them...
when we were about to leave we spotted John and Gela arriving.
That was probably the funniest moment of the 5 days marathon as
we just said them 'Hello' a let'em go as we also hoped to see
the other guys... [pic on the right: John smiles at the airport
so John kept going, went out of the airpot and we stayed in. But
at some point he turned toward us and invited us to follow him
to the car... he jocked about the fact that our Intelligence isn't
working as it used to as we missed the other guys [who arrived
in the afternoon], then he pointed us and said 'I'm gonna take
a picture of you two guys!'. That was very nice of him and totally
unexpected. In about 5 minutes we were getting text-messages from
our friends saying that John had just posted a pic of us on twitter.
Well, that was just the beginning, the next couple of days would
be even better!
of style in the twentieth century
February 25, 2011 Duran Duran, were rewarded by Milan
Major Letizia Moratti as innovators not only in music,
but also in the costume and fashion. The same day band performed
at the Vogue Party organized at Teatro dal Verme
thanks to the patronage of the Milan Municipality and to the sponsors:
Peugeot and Hogan.
Under the initiatives of 'Milan Loves Fashion'
Milan Mayor, Mrs Moratti and the City councillor of Fashion, Design
and Youth Events, Giovanni Terzi handed a parchment
to the band at Palazzo Marino .
Milan, Palazzo Marino. Duran Duran receive the
parchment by Mayor Letizia Moratti and the City
Giovanni Terzi in the presence of Franca Sozzani, editor of Vogue
am very happy - Mrs Moratti said - to have Duran Duran here in
Milan, a legendary band that has made music history. A group that
loves our city and who is closely following the developments and
prospects of the Universal Milano Expo in 2015."
our city is an honor to host important and internationally renowned
artists such as Duran Duran," Mr Terzi said to the band when
they met the reporters at the press conference. "Their arrival
has aroused such strong emotions in Milan [and beyond], we asked
them to return in July as part of the Milano Jazzin 'Festival.
That will be a great summer concert and everyone will be able
to attend the show."
am very happy - Mrs Moratti said - to have Duran Duran here in
Milan, a legendary band that made music history. A group that
loves our city and who is closely following the developments and
prospects of the Universal Milano Expo in 2015. Today, we have
delivered an award to pay tribute to their ability to arouse emotions,
to interpret the new trends, with their extraordinary talent.
press release given to the italian media during the ceremony which is
just a translation of text written on the parchment.
Taylor, Mrs Moratti, Franca Sozzani and John Taylor at the ceremony
held at the 'Sala dell'Orologio' at Palazzo Marino
Duran Duran, masters of music, within the fashion week - Mr Terzi
concluded - is also to recognize the creativity of our city, based
on 'originality and quality. "
Mayor said she felt sorry because they hadn't enough concert tickets
for the show to satisfy all the requests.
Franca Sozzani, director of Vogue said that they only had 300
tickets to give away through vogue.it but they actually received
the text of the scroll given to the band reads: "Duran Duran
are one of the most beloved and popular bands in the world, a
legend in the international art scene of all time. A thirty years
career, more than 85 million records sold, 29 album products,
always at the top of the charts. We remember some of the most
important album by British rock band like 'Duran Duran', which
marked the debut of the band, Rio, Seven and the Ragged Tiger,
Arena, the first live album, Notorious. They have received the
most important international awards, including 18 platinum albums
and two Grammy Awards.
Simon proudly poses with the parchment
city of Milan, the capital of fashion and design - the text continues,
within the initiatives of 'Milan Loves Fashion' celebrates Duran
Duran as icons of style, innovation not only in music but also
in the costume and fashion . They have always been able to renew
their look and dictate new trends, while maintaining a personal
style that has been a landmark for several generations. Milan
pays tribute to these extraordinary artists and their ability
to arouse emotions, thanks to their musical genius and their creativity.
love style, we care about the graphic design, the colour of
the label, the typeface and photography and the clothes and
the videos and we still do"
Rhodes Milan, february 2011
Palazzo Marino, press conference: This is Planet Earth!
Duran will take part at the 2015 Universal Expo in Milan
too much information for me"
ceremony Duran Duran did a press conference in another hall
of Palazzo Marino. Simon took the chance to express to the media
the band's interest in taking part to the Universal Expo that
will take place in Milan in 2015. Mrs Moratti, the Major, during
her private conversation with the band has mentioned their song
Planet Earth as a possible song to represent an event with such
a noble cause: the Expo infact will be held under the theme
Feeding The Planet, Energy For Life.
about the Expo | Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal
Exposition after Expo 2010, and will be hosted by Milan. The
theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding
the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation,
culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food
and diet. Expo 2015 will further develop themes introduced in
earlier Expos in the light of new global scenarios and emerging
issues, with a principal focus on the right to healthy, secure
and sufficient food for all the world’s inhabitants. Participants
in the Expo are expected to include over 120 countries
plus a significant number of international organizations.
for the upcoming event, the City of Milan has signed numerous
collaboration agreements with other cities in Italy and Europe
in order to coordinate initiatives united by the common denominator
of Expo 2015. These agreements focus principally on tourism,
culture and infrastructure.
see videos of the entire private meeting between Mrs Moratti
and Duran Duran, some private conversations between Simon and
Nick and the Major after the parchment ceremony and also videos
from the Vogue party and show at the official Comune di Milano
Marino, february 25, 2011. Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, the only
members to have been with the band throughout its 30-year professional
career, poses with Salvo.
were not inspired by fashion designers but by style. Fashion did
not come up until later."
Taylor, Milan roundtable, 26 february 2011
to Major Moratti about the Universal Expo:
want to do something for you, we'll figure out a song, a performance
whatever it is, I think it's good to mingle, I feel very passionate
about lots of the things you are doing, it sounds so overwhelming
the amount of countries, the people you are dealing with, but
I think we should be able to figure something out."
Rhodes, Milan feb. 26 2011, aftershow party at Teatro dal Verme
Wendy Leister escorts Nick to Palazzo Marino. In the back Craig
Duffy, Duran Duran's tour manager. Wendy did a great job during
the Duran promotion coordinating all the Duran media meetings
and making sure that everything worked.
Piazza Scala, 25 february 2011
the parchment ceremony the guys posed for the photographers outside
Palazzo Marino, in Piazza Scala.
italian designers really made it after we made it big, like Dolce,
Armani, Versace really exploded in 80s and throughout the 90's"
Rhodes, Milan roundtable, 26 february 2011
what a week in Milan. Thanks to all the 'Duranians' that showed
us so much warmth , can't wait to get back there in the summer"
Taylor, march 2011
in Milan Teatro Dal Verme and Vogue Party
Duran rock Milan Fashion Week.
Duran Loves Italy... and Italy Loves Duran Duran," screamed
Simon Le Bon into the mic, as the band kicked off an electrifying
private gig at the Teatro dal Verme, in via Giacomo Puccini, to
celebrate Milan Fashion Week, on Friday night.
Donatella Versace and her 24-year-old daughter, Allegra - fresh
from the showing of the Versace autumn/winter 2011 collection;
French Vogue's Emmanuelle Alt, Silvia Venturini Fendi and her
daughter Delfina Delattrez, the jewellery designer; Renzo Russo;
Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci; Jefferson Hack; Margherita Missoni;
and Coco Brandolini d'Adda were among the fashionistas and socialites
who rocked the house. Lots of italian celebrities and pop stars
among the audience and the Major of course.
fans were treated to a very special performance and the world
live premiere of Runway Runway.
were treated to a dinner based on pasta, tuna carpaccio and Champagne.
After dinner, Le Bon, with a black and white scarf around his
neck, warmed up his voice to perform new tunes and old favorites
before 1,400 guests.
Duran Duran raced through a selection of greatest hits and tracks
from their latest album, before belting out "Girls on Film"
in a finale that had the 1400-strong audience dancing in the aisles,
mobile 'phones aloft.
The gig was staged in collaboration with Hogan, Italian Vogue,
Peugeot, and the Comune di Milano.
24 february 2011: Promo-day, radios!
the guys arrives at Radio Deejay: 1985 or 2011?
now we got a relationship with Edel Records here in Italy and
in other parts of Europe aswell and so far they have done a great
Le Bon press conference Milan 26 february 2011
Duran Duran were in Italy they informed the media that they have
agreed a deal with Edel Records for the full-length euro release
of the band’s 13th studio album All You Need Is Now on March
21. Edel will be responsible for the release of the physical album
in few european countries, Germany for sure [Edel's main office
is based in Hamburg] and Italy. I don't have the full list of
all the european countries that will publish AYNIN via Edel but
we know that the Edel network extends the label presence all over
Europe with affiliates offices and labels and in the rest of the
world with a strong network of distributors, Edel is in fact still
present in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, United Kingdom,
Sweden, Finland, and France.
Duran have already worked with Edel back in 2000 for the release
of Pop Trash. More recently Edel has also distribuited 'Rio Classic
Album' in Italy - that prodouct was originally published by Eagle
Rock Records which over the years has been purchased by Edel].
The new release comes three months after nine-song version of
the album hit the stories and will add five new tracks to the
release. It is on the band’s own Tape Modern label t/a Skin
Divers under exclusive license to Edel Germany GmbH trough earMUSIC,
which is a project of Edel.
The extended album will be available on cd, vinyl, deluxe edition
cd package, including a bonus song and a remix of the album’s
title track, and an iTunes lp.
can listen snippets of the 14 tracks here
Duran Radio Day
the promo-day Duran Duran visited the following radios
in Milan: Radio Deejay [you can watch
some videos of the interview here
also some cool pictures taken at the radio]. In the afternoon
they were special guest of the 'Flight' on RTL 102.5,
the interview was aired both on radio and digital tv.
RTL people were great as they invited fans to join the
band in the studio [you can spot me among other fans in
the pic on the right]. You can listen the interview here.
The band has also been interviewed by Capital
Radio, Discoradio, Radio
Montecarlo and Radio 105 [check
out some beautiful pics here].
Some of these interview were not live and will be aired
later this month, around the album release. There's a
lot of stuff online, videos, interviews and reports...
I recomend these online video-interviews: GQitalia.it
report radio deejay
a cartoon character, like a comic book, Corto Maltese, and I love
that image, I always wanted to look like that."
Le Bon, Milan february 2011
with you all this little piece of Art that Nick did for me in
music is like painting"
the press conference, Nick described the writing process using
this metaphor: "We
sit in a room together we look at each other and say ‘what
we do today? It’s like a blank canvas to fill...
addict John Taylor
arrives at the studios
meets Tiziana Baudo (daughter of Pippo, the famous italian showman),
long time fan who works at RTL 102.5
you think this record would have pleased Andy Taylor?
it's the first time this crossed my mind, really, we've always
have lived thirty years on a roller coaster, with ups and downs.
Is there something you wouldn’t do the same way if you
could go back?
You can not change anything. We are so happy where we are now.
One false move on the path and we'd be somewhere else.
maybe we would change our career for U2's would not be bad...
but we feel so good about ourselves now we couldn't be another
band. We all think the same way, if we want to make a funk record
or a rock record we can...
photos taken during the interview at the RTL 102.5 studios
all this artistic recognition you are getting from other musicians
is it difficult to write and not to think "oh my God, what
are the others saying about this song"
Simon: it is very flattering but especially when
you are writing you cannot think about what other musicians will
say it would be a mistake, it does not work like that"
new world tour is about to start. How long we have wait to see
you in Italy?
Nick: We'll be back in Italy around July but
still do not know the exact dates as we are trying to match them
with other scheduled shows between the U.S. and England. However,
the idea is to came back with a European tour in July and August.
the earlier online publication piracy could harm you even more,
are you afraid about that?
Obviously we are concerned about piracy but that's not enough
to solve the problem. We have to learn to live with it and try
to create a situation where its impact is minimized.
did actually end up on the internet … it has been protected
till quite late but then a journalist, in France actually, leaked
it to the internet and obviously as an artist who create something
you wanna have a proper launch date you want to be available
to your fans on a particular day, it was disappointing that
somebody chose to do that, but there’s not really much
you can do about it, I mean I’m amazed we managed to keep
it like that for that long, but we do know who he is…
explains his reasons
was difficult to return to a sound that you left a long time
Actually, I think Mark has pulled off something that we had
within us. Sometimes you listen to music all the time trying
to understand what is modern, what is trendy, what people likes.
But this time we didn’t need to hear anything, we had
in us the ideas to make more than one album and he came up with
this simple guide to focus on what we had to do.
Italy seem very fond of you guys...
Italy and Duran have a 'special relationship'
the band meets the press february 26, 2011
John, Roger and Simon told the journalists how the
world of music has changed and why they preferred
to release All You Need Is Now independentently...
and lots more.
Nick: We released the last record
on Sony, and frankly I thought they
were diabolical absolutely hopeless, we really didn’t
feel comfortable, we didn't feel they handed the album
well, so this time we looked at some options, and
the first people to approach us about the record independently
were Apple, at that said a lot to
us. They have made the effort to come and say what
are you doing with the record? And it was very appealing.
We like to try to do things a little differently than
other people so, being big fans of Apple generally,
we thought it was a good place to start, but we also
wanted to make a phisical release with the cd and
vinlyl so we started looking for the right partners,
we did speak with some of the major labels, but it
just didn’t make sense, I think they are still
leaving in a world… in the past, and the independet
lables are able to move more freely and offer more
We felt that the iTune exposure was the best kind
of promotion that we could give to our album. The
major labels were not sure about that, they thought
we were giving the album away. We think what we did
with Itunes was create a great story around the album.
as we deliver the album as a phisical release, we
have got this terrific story [being n° 1 in 15
countries with the digital release], and we got our
fan-base out there that are familiar with at least
9 tracks of the album, and feeling really excited
about the album. We feel it hasn’t take anyrthing
away from the phisical release at all, we feel this
story added a lot to it.
and now we got a relationship with Edel Records here
in Italy and in other parts of Europe aswell and so
far they have done a great job, right?!
John Taylor pic is part of the photosession published
click on the link to see the full set and a cool video.
the time RCM got released the entire music business
was really depressed everybody knew we were struggling
to get music out and now I feel there's optimism again."
Simon at 'Quelli Che il Calcio' tv show feb 27, 2011
the main feature of this album?
A return to the more experimental, I think it’s
more pioniring for us, we were braver with the songwriting
with this album, and that’s something that really
Mark facilitated, he wanted to return to the style of
the first two albums, of Duran Duran and Rio, which he
felt were much more the head of the game then some of
our album, certainly the third one, for me has more more
musical reinassance, song they are not sqaured, for example
there’s no end chorus in Being Followed...
We worked in much the same way as we did in the early
years. We were in front of a blank canvas to fill and
we wondered how we should do it. Ironically, this made
us return to our roots, something we've never done over
the past thirty years. We looked for a way to reinvent
ourselves that would electrify us, and we found it.
Red Carpet Massacre
We're really proud of it, we couldn't have done it any
differently given we had those great producers onboard.
This one is closer to our roots and we've learned a lot
from both the experiences. At the time RCM got released
the entire music business was really depressed everybody
knew we were struggling to get music out and now I feel
there's optimism again.
Brown is playing with you since 2004 and he has also been
involved in the writing process of All You Need Is Now:
is there a chance he'll become a full member of the band?
Simon: In a sense we are moving in that
direction. He is a talented guitarist and is acquiring
the necessary security to become more expressive in the
way of playing. On "All You Need Is Now" did
a great job.
Nick: Dom is our Ronnie Wood, he's gaining
confidence...like with Ronnie it took him a while before
getting full on the Rolling Stones records.
the left Nick at Vogue party feb 25, 2011
had a vinyl record of the 'Rocco And His Brothers' soundtrack
and that Nino Rota piece seemed to work at the end of
the song, it reminded me of Shining."
Nino Rota's 'Rocco And His Brothers' sountrack
sample on The 'Man Who Stole A Leopard'
I had a vinyl record of the 'Rocco And His Brothers' soundtrack
and that Nino Rota piece seemed to work at the end of
the song, it reminded me of Shining. We were thinking
about altering it using string arrangements and stuff
but then we ended it using that way and it works.
Simon, you were one of Berlusconi's guests in
a dinner at Villa Certosa back in summer 2008, did you
notice anything strange?
I noticed lots of strange things, for example he has a
vulcano in his back garden, that’s preatty strange…
and he has a little fairground and he has Snowhite and
6 dwarf... why is that? Where is the other?
february 26, 2011 | During the press conference for
the new album "All You Need Is Now", Red Ronnie
surprises the guys giving them the Gandhi 9.11, a Peace Award
done as a light-sculpture by the italian artist Marco Lodola.
The idea of Gandhi 9.11 was born when Red Ronnie discovered
from Tarah Gandhi [his nephew] that the Mahatma made his first
statement of non violent struggle in 9.11, 2006 in South Africa.
That movement was called "Satyagraha". Red Ronnie
called immediately his friend Lodola sharing this incredible
coincidence: 9.11 was the beginning of peace in protest and
the infamous World Trade Center violence in NY. Red asked
him to do a piece of art about the two opposite meanings of
One hour after Lodola sent the first sketch and after he produced
a very big "light-sculpture" where the twin towers
had the peace colors and a black Gandhi [he didn't know that
Gandhi peace struggle was born in South Africa, so he was
a "black Gandhi"].
Some days after, Lodola and Red Ronnie decided that the "Gandhi
9.11" had not to be sold, but smallest limited editions
of Gandhi 9.11 had to became awards for people that did something
in their life for peace. Gandhi 9.11 were awarded to Rigoberta
Menchù in Guatemala [Nobel prize for peace], Bob Geldof
[for Live Aid], Salif Keità [for the help to african
albinos], Muhammad Junus [Nobel prize for Grameen Bank and
Now to Duran Duran: for the right attidute to do Live Aid
and all the peace DD brought, with their music, to a lot of
girls & boys that needed hope and happiness in ther life.
Lodola is very famous and was one of the artists in Venice Biennale
2010. His work for Biennale took inspiration from the italian
futuristic movement and the idea of "people like stars
constellation" that was... coincidence... in the Duran
video "What Happens Tomorrow". His light sculpture
also were in Shanghai Expo 2010.
I have been scanning a bit for you all, hope you enjoy these.
All italian newspaper and magazines [I will only translate headlines],
click on the link to get the full scan.
magazine 17 march 2011 [A Matter of Sstyle: Duran Duran
26 february 2011 [Fashion: Milan awards Duran Duran. Le
Bon: "We will play at the Expo"
Oggi 23 february 2011 [New Album and Tour: Duran Duran
a band with seven lives]
della Sera 26 february 2011 [Award at Duran Duran's style,
a huge crowd for the band. They are ready to support the Expo]
della Sera 27 february 2011 [Duran Duran, the comeback.
Here we go again, independently]
della Sera, Milano, front page, 26 february 2011 [Awarded
Spio 4 march 2011 [Music and style merge thanks to Duran
15 march 2011 [Wild Boys in the front row]
14 march 2011 [Wild Boys bring a bit of Rio to Milan]
Giornale 26 february 2011 [Milan enlists Duran Duran for
Giorno 25 february 2011 [Even this time I missed Duran
Duran but I would remarry Simon Le Bon - interview to the
authoress of the 1985 book 'Sposerò Simon Le Bon' ]
+ "Duomo, how exciting", the band stops to take
Giorno 26 february 2011 [Duran Duran will play at the
Expo, and the Major gives a ticket to superfan Clizia Gurrado]
Giorno 27 february 2011 news section [Duran Duran, controversy
concert: "too many expenses", "No, a success"]
Giorno 27 february 2011 Show and Entertainment section
[Duran Duran version 2011 restarts from iTunes]
Secolo XIX 27 february 2011 Duran Duran against majors:
we do it on our own
del Sud 27 february 2011 Duran Duran, new album without
Stampa 27 february 2011 We're just reborn thanks to iTunes
di Bergamo 27 february 2011 New Duran Duran cd and in
july a concert in Milan.
27 february 2011 The best of the Milan fashion for the
Duran Duran 'amarcord'
2000 10 march 2011 [Roger and Gisela picture at Cavalli
10 march 2011 [Letizia is "Wild" says Duran
10 march 2011
Sarda 27 february 2011 [Simon Le Bon, the handsome of
Duran Duran: that time in Arcore] the article refers to Simon
meeting Berlusconi and wrongly reports Arcore in the headline.
They actually met in Sardinia]
Fair 9 march 2011 [full page article about the show]
This article talks about the controversy started by the City
Council Basilio Rizzo who says that the Municipality has spent
18.000 euro to rent Dal Verme theater with a total amount of
expenses equal to 35.000 euro. Terzi answered "That's sad,
everytime we organize an international event someone starts
a controversy. The cost? The Municipality only spent 15.000
euro that will return to the city in terms of publicity and
marketing. I just want to remember that the municipality hasn't
spent a single euro to have Duran Duran [editor note, it was
all organized by Condé Naste with the help of the two
sponsors]. We need to be less provincial!" said the City
the current issue of Verve magazine
from a party to a catwalk, up and down Milan
Duran rock Milan Fashion Week
arrives at Versace fashion show in Via del Gesù, Milan February
the right, Simon arrives at Versace fashion show and the guys
posing with Donatella Versace.
the run: Duran Duran members Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick
Rhodes and Roger Taylor took in the early Versace show Friday
night, as they were expected to play at a party hosted by
Italian Vogue and Hogan later that evening. The gig was a
warm-up for their upcoming tour of the U.S. and Britain following
the release of their 13th album, “All You Need is Now.”
three decades in the business, each member has developed his
own routine for dealing with the rigors of the road. “I
like a mug of tea before going to bed,” noted John Taylor.
“I don’t know about Nick.” Rhodes paused for
thought. “A small goblet of virgin’s blood,”
Le Bon, Cavalli Dinner Party. On saturday february
26, after a 4 hours meeting with the media, Simon spent some
free time watching Manchester United on tv, then he went with
the other guys at the Just Cavalli party.
Taylor and Franca Sozzani, director of italian's Vogue magazine
since 1988. This huge Duran Duran event was organized by her.
The band dedicated Notorious to her during the live show, a
nice way to say thank you.
Talents Corner, February 23, 2011
february 23, as soon as the guys landed in Milan Simon
and Nick attended The Vogue Talents Corner, an event held
at 6 Via Sant'Andrea in Milan at the Palazzo Morando,
where fourteen new designers from around the world presented
their creations. [pic on the left]
Cavalli Dinner Party February 26, 2011
The hosts were, naturally, Roberto
and Eva Cavalli, with their son, Daniele, who is now an
integral part of the Maison on the Menswear side. Usual
glam Cavalli, atmosphere between Baroque and future, steel
and devoré velvet, foamy champagne under the symbolic
and futurist architecture of the Torre Branca, raised
up by Giò Ponti in the 50s.
the dance floor until the wee hours with a very young
prevalence. From lunch participants, divided among various
tables, the beautiful Valeria Golino, Kelly Rowland, Nadége,
Duran Duran, Anja Rubik, Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt,
Gaia Bermani Amaral, perfect testimonial of the gypset
inspired look that connoted the fashion show, Remo and
and Gela attended Pucci fashion show
said of the show [via twitter] "At the Pucci show.
I've seen enuf fashion shows now to know that this was
Gela... about her upcoming new fashion
says: “I had to be the good wife,” said Gela
Nash-Taylor, who sat front row at Emilio Pucci Saturday
night as the plus-one to her husband, Duran Duran member
John Taylor. Of her upcoming new fashion project, the
Juicy Couture founder said her non-compete clause obliged
her to stay mum until June 30. source
guys meets Roberto and Eva Cavalli at the Torre Branca in Milan
on the way for Roger and Gisela, the couple attended the Cavalli
Fashion show and posed for photographs, Gisela looked beautiful
Fashion fashion show took place at the wonderful location
Arco della Pace.
Bernales and Roger Taylor attended Roberto Cavalli fashion
show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter
2011 on February 26, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
a recent blog published on duranduran.com Roger Taylor announced
the good news, the couple is expecting a baby! "We also
just had an amazing whirlwind trip to one of our favorite
countries, Italy. The warmth and vibrance of the people there
never ceases to amaze me. We always have such a great welcome
there and I feel that it has set us up for the rest of the
year. Also, very excited to see dates being scheduled in the
U.S before our May UK tour. I hear that some of the U.S shows
are selling out in minutes, amazing! Some
more news..my wife Gisella is in the ‘family way’
..due in June, can’t wait!!!
the right a paparazzi picture of Roger trying
a pair of shoes at the Hogan store in the city
center. Check out the full set of pics here |
Duran Duran at Quelli Che il Calcio
and funny italian sunday tv show about football
february 27 Duran Duran were special guest at 'Quelli
Che Il Calcio', typical italian sunday tv show about
football. The band played All You Need Is Now and Save
got interviewed by Simona Ventura, presenter
and a long time fan, in a quite a 'maccheronic' english, so
funny I would say. They guys were introduced as huge international
stars and the full show was based on Duran Duran's presence
with Duran Duran jingles announcing 'Duran Duran coming soon'
before every commercial break. Despite announcing the new
single with the wrong title [All You Need Is Love]
Simona Ventura acted like a real fan, and she even confessed
her love to John Taylor. Very genuine and naive I would say
but sincerely in love with the band.
was a good opportunity for the band to present the new single
to a wide audience as 'Quelli Che Il Calcio' is a very popular
sunday tv show, I'm not saying that is the best one but it's
so popular, so if Duran were looking for some exposure they
got it! The band looked great even though they didn't rehearse
for tv shooting [only Simon was live, not the music]. Simon
rehearsed Save A Prayer in the dressing room...
was cool to chat with the guys before they got on stage and
humanly touching Simon's spontaneous hug when I was just giving
him a high five as they were about to leave the Rai studios
to go to the airport. These have been 5 incredible and unforgettable
days. Thanks to the guys for making them so special.
out a selection of pictures I took at the tv show by clicking the
poses for me at Rai Studios in Milan, february 27 2011. Below Simon's
beautiful smile at the airport.
thanks to Simon, John, Nick, Roger, Dom, Gela, Gisela, Wendy,
Gavin, Comune di Milano, Press Office Quelli Che il Calcio,
RTL 102.5, duranduranmusic.com and Edel Records.
report wouldn't have been the same without the support of
Claudia, Angelo and Nicolò and the help of my long
time pal Christian: friendship above all.
to the italian fans whom I met over those five incredible
days and spontaneously approached
me to say hello and expressed appreciation for duranasty.com.
Your compliments really left me speachless and quite embarrassed,
I'm sincerely glad that you enjoy this site.
was great to meet long time fans/friends of mine: Donata,
Francesca, Luana, Pietro, Mita, Lucy, Laura, Stefania, Chiara
and Maura, Cinzia, Matteo and Danilo. Can't wait to see
you all again soon!
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