time for a long vacation friends! I'll be off with my wife and the kids to
some beautiful beaches for a while. I hope you won't miss the site too much.
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shows just send them to the usual email firstname.lastname@example.org,
I'll make sure to post the best stuff when duranasty.com will come back at
the end of agoust. To everyone attending the Duran shows: have a blast!
great summertime everyone and keep on loving Duran Duran!
to Maz we can now read the Hotline interview
to Simon Le Bon 'cos she was kind enough to send us the text from the interview.
Read it all here
5: Andy Taylor has just released a new solo album, The Underdog
Has Landed and he'll be launching it in Ibiza a the Rock Nights event
next july 11th, here some information taken from diariodeibiza.es
[article translated from the spanish version] | Andy Taylor, ex-member of
the mythical group Duran Duran has chosen Ibiza to present the next solo work,
´The Underdog Has Landed´. The musician will offer a concert on
the 11th of July at the Somni area, in Figueretes, Ibiza,
within the popular show Rock Nights, organized by Marks Torres
and Diego Calvo. Both confess to be moved to be able to count on Andy Taylor
for the next show [the subject chosen this year is ´Welcome To Another
Planet´]. Conscious that people doesn't buy records anymore, Andy Taylor
has announced that from tomorrow everyone interested will be able to download
for free tracks from the new record on the page andy-taylor-music.com.
Next Saturday's show will be free, you just have to send an email to confirm
the attendance to email@example.com.
Besides Andy Taylor, the Rock Nights event will start with a visual science-fiction
montage as well as some galactic girls walking on the dancefloor, and the
music will go on after Andy Taylor with djs Colins Peters, Lost Angeles and
Abel Pons. The organizers of Rock Nights confess that they are glad that the
ex Duran Duran has chosen Ibiza, and Rock Nights, to present ´The Underdog
Has Landed´. “he could have done it in any other place instead
he's doing it here” they comment.
the press release: "The Underdog Has Landed” | A revolutionary
new work by Mr. Andy Taylor, who embarks on this final mission - after a
long and mythical interstellar journey with Duran Duran from the Planet
sonic data - is freely available to all mankind & for those that maybe
aligned in another space or time…
4: More press from the Uk: two different articles in the same newspaper,
the Daily Record from july 3, once again by Rick
Fulton | Simon aims for Amy duet | Duran Duran legend
Simon Le Bon wants to duet with Amy Winehouse, but won’t ask her pal
Mark Ronson. “That would be a bit embarrassing,”
he says. “I’m Simon f****** Le Bon from Duran Duran, I
don’t need to be asking about any other artists do I?”
he adds, deadpan, before giggling. He’s not being an Eighties diva.
In honesty, Simon is a big fan of Amy and it would make perfect sense now
award-winning that Brit producer Mark is recording Duran Duran’s 13th
studio album and planning to make it their best since 1982’s Rio. AWinehouse
collaboration would be certainly a coup. Simon, 50, said: “I’d
love to do a duet. I don’t know if that’s up her street. Don’t
know if she has even heard of the band. I haven’t met her but I’m
a very, very big fan.” [...]
the lyrics on 13th: All the music has been done to and now it’s
up to Simon to write the lyrics. He said: “The musical influences range
from Blondie to Grace Jones to the Buzzcocks to David Bowie. There isn’t
an album of ours that hasn’t got a little bit of Bowie. One track could
be Blondie – the melody is so out in your face and gets into every single
corner.” And his lyrics? He promises: “It won’t
be doom and gloom.There’s also a bit of hope in a Duran Duran song.”
and download a scan of this article here
article "Ronson's a wild Boy" reports that Mark
Ronson will join Duran Duran on stage at their massive Edinburgh Castle gig
later this month. An insider said: "Scots fans are really going to be
in for a treat. "I think there's a strong possibility there will be new
stuff from the album."
doesn't find any confirmation in Roger and John's interviews in fact they
both said that won´t be playing any of the songs they are recording
with Mark Ronson at the moment. Here
is Roger's radio interview. To listen what John has to say about the new music
just login into duranmusic.com and listen to the latest Katy
Cafè. There you'll find also some pics of the band in London rehearsing
for the upcoming tour [as you can see there's a string section but it's only
for the Uk dates]. The photos below were taken by Nick Rhodes during rehearsals,
we guess before he broke his foot [the bad news has been
reported by John in this
and download a scan of this article here
not least... Hotline magazine features a great Duran Duran
article [with Simon on cover]. The magazine is not available
to buy in the shops, it's an exclusive to passengers on Virgin trains.
Simon talks candidly about the live Uk dates they are playing this month and
about being in the studio recording new material with Mark Ronson.
1: From Daily
Record a very nice two page spread with a new John Taylor Interview by
Rick Fulton | Duran Duran insist they're happy to see Spandau
Ballet rise from the ashes and reform - despite the two bands' fierce
Eighties rivalry.But bass player John Taylor insisted: "I'm happy for
them. The rivalry was just the fun of the time, like Blur and Oasis. Everyone
likes a bit of rivalry. It was north versus south.We were from the Midlands
and they were from London."
has been dominated by the death of another Eighties star, Michael
Jackson, who was the biggest male act in the world while Duran Duran
were the biggest band. Despite a conversation in 1983 between Jackson and
Nick Rhodes about the two acts working together, nothing
came of it. And John can't help feeling "we are all responsible"
for Jacko's death. He feels there was too much intrusion in the star's private
life - and he should know.
The band are currently in the studio with Mark Ronson and John revealed: "Mark
wants to make the best Duran Duran record since Rio. "We aren't there
yet but it's exciting. It could be a masterpiece. "The album we are making
now is the one our fans have all been waiting for. People are expecting a
party record because that's what Mark makes. Perhaps we could call it Rio
Rather than being aggrieved that the album flopped, John admits "we felt
strangely vindicated." John says: "We had really been following
our instincts but the record company panicked, thinking it was too real and
saying we needed some party music." John admits losing Andy
was "the biggest blow." He says: "I love Andy and his playing.
But we would be in a waiting lounge or on the bus and saying 'Isn't
it great not having him complaining about something'. "It had
gotten like that. Nothing was right. There wasn't a week that didn't go by
when he didn't want to fire somebody. "He didn't like travelling. It
was a real grind for him. And with this economic downturn, even with us guys,
it's get your head down and get on with your job. And be grateful you've got
one." He added: "It took Andy leaving to galvanise the four of us.
"We are maybe doomed to replay our past, but we might make more significant
music in the future. "If we break up we won't manage that so our thing
is to stay together at all costs.".
a huge scan of the article here
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