Hi all duranasty.com friends, in a few hours I'll be on a airplain directed
to a beautiful place by the sea. This is going to be the last update for some
time as summertime has arrived and I'm taking a long break from work and from
the site aswell. It's been an incredible year since I revamped duranasty.com
and gave it a more news-oriented cut with this particular graphic design.
From the quantity of emails I got over the last year I know that all of you
[and you are so many!] apreciate the site very much, I have saved every single
email and every comment you posted about duranasty.com, all good comments:
Thanks to all of you guys. This site wouldn't have been the
same without your support, your news and photos submission. Your nice emails
are what really pays me for all the hard work behind it and give me the joy
to go on always trying to keep high the level. Well, as I already said summer
has arrived and it's time to relax a bit, take care of my family giving them
a well deserved vacation and also enjoy the extensive Duran Duran italian
tour! So duranasty.com will be on vacation untill late agoust when it will
come back with some more stories, exciting news and pictures. Special Thanks...
without you this site wouldn't have been the same: my wife Claudia and my
son Angelo for supporting me and my passion for the band, You know, I love
you! Thanks also to the Duran Duran guys: every day you write a new chapter
of "the life and times of duranasty", thanks for that! Thanks to
Dom and Katy Krassner at duranduran.com, my best friend Christian, everyone
at my favourite space on the web: the Duran_Duran_unofficial_Message_Board,
and all my worldwide correspondents and contribuitors. See you soon, hope
you all have a fantastic summer!
I leave, here is a little update on the Paris Smirnoff show written by davidc
on the duranboard.
got back from what was problably the best time I have ever seen the band.
Mark Ronson on at 8pm with full band - huge brass and string section plus
guest vocalists from Tim Burgess from the Charlatans - Amazing Venue was
a theater and probably stood 1000 people. As Mark Ronson played his final
track "Stop Me" on walked Simon to huge applause and sang the
whole song. The rest of the band walked on to massive applause and Mark
Ronson went back to conduct the strings - what happenned over the next 2
hours literally blew everyones minds - the strings started up, the beats
started up and somewhere in there "Is there something I should know"
started up! They played [this is not the correct order]: "Is There
something I should know", "Wild Boys", "Night Runner"
mixing into "Notorious", I Don't Want Your Love, Bond medley into
A View to A kill with full string and then full band version! The Valley,
Tricked Out, Save A Prayer mixing into a superb Chauffeur, Red Carpet Massacre,
Song 2 [Blur cover], Planet Earth mixing into Girls On Film [night version],
Ordinary World, a really nice slow song [maybe a cover?! don't know] mixing
into Rio. They were so tight and hearing the songs in a different light
with different arrangements was just superb.Crowd were really into it though
and the whole thing was filmed on multi cameras so we should all be able
to enjoy soon!
can see some pictures from the press conference here
and many great pictures from the Ronson Vs Duran show here
Thaindian News [thanks to Kelgura for the link] - Washington,
July 2, 23 years after releasing the title track to A View To A Kill, British
rockers are teaming up with producer Mark Ronson to record a second James
Bond theme. The band recently chose Ronson to remix a string of their hit
singles. They will also be performing a one-off gig with him in Paris, France
on Wednesday night. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes reveals that the band is keen
on working with Ronson again, and that the perfect thing would be to come
up with the new Bond theme for Quantum of Solace.“We’d
love to collaborate with Mark on a single for the next Bond film. With him
we may even surpass A View To A Kill.” Same story here,
to current news