some interesting quotes: "It's the zeitgiest," Taylor says. "Should
we put a bet on how long it's gonna be before there's a sitcom that takes
place in a rehab? I would bet you there's one in development right now, because
that's where the next 'Friends' is gonna come from — it's gonna be based
in a rehab. Celebrities go off to rehab, they check into Promises, and nobody
knows what happens there. All we know is they come out and they're back!"
what happens in our video isn't really what goes on in rehab," adds the
12-years sober Taylor of the clip directed by Anthony Mandler (also the man
behind the lens for the Killers' "All These Things That I've Done").
"I've got first-hand experiences. This is a parody." As
for the band's tradition of showcasing scantily clad babes, they explain it
this way: "We're true artists," Taylor defends with a laugh. "The
entire story of art, from Picasso back, is about old dudes trying to get close
to young chicks. What we do is nothing new." Wild boys never lose it.
To read it all click here
Fantastic Nick interview on news.com.au. Below some intersting
quotes. To read it all click here
worst parents of all are those that roll a joint in front of their children
and then smoke it with them." "We wanted to record a record and
play concerts. But today show business culture revolves around people who
grew up simply wanting to be famous. "For
whatever reason, no matter how trivial. "Naturally
that is very unhealthy and one of the reasons why the VIPs are always falling
to pieces. They don't have anything apart from their VIP existence, no substance."Rhodes
says the title Red Carpet Massacre references the way the media "build
someone up and then shoot them down"."Britney Spears is the perfect
example," he says. "She can't escape the treadmill. "The teeny
hysteria turned a lot of people off our band. But we always had more depth
on our records, a dark side that a lot of people didn't see because they were
blinded by our pastel coloured suits on the videos," Rhodes says, laughing."We
always had style," counters Rhodes, who founded the band with his art
school buddy John Taylor in 1978. "But we are not responsible for this
crazy VIP culture, this obscenity.
the news of the banned video for falling Down has reached Italy trough the
main press agency[Ansa] and today you could read it in many newspaper, fee
press and online edition too. The funniest headline comes from Libero
and it says "Duran Duran end up at Neuro"
Check out the great pics
that Blossoming Fire has posted on Mark's
board.If you go there there are many more! The Electro set included: Skin
Trade, I Don't Want Your Love, All She Wants Is and Last Chance on the Stairway
a couple of quotes from the article. If you want to read it all click here
and breathe pop culture,' says Rhodes, who photographed the new album's sleeve.
'When John and I used to buy records as kids, we always judged them by the
cover; it's people who make an effort that matter. When we formed Duran Duran,
we wanted to work with the greatest fashion photographers and designers. We
never figured out how to use architects… although I was talking to Daniel
Libeskind about doing something in Second Life.'
Duran were conceived in an age of excess; can they ever have too much glamour?
Rhodes smiles: 'I wonder that every day when I open my wardrobe.'
- Chevrolet Theatre, CT First Red Cartpet Massacre
Show!!: The Valley, Red Carpet Massacre, Nite-Runner, Falling
Down, Box Full o’Honey, Skin Divers, Tempted, Tricked Out, Zoom In,
She’s Too Much, Dirty Great Monster, Last Man Standing, Essential, Notorious,
One of These Days, I Take the Dice, Ordinary World, Do You Believe in Shame?,
Lay Lady Lay, A View to a Kill, The Reflex, Sunrise,encore: Girls
out the Picture gallery with the great photos taken by Kerry
in Wallingford. Gallery_Wallingford_28.10.07
thanks very much for sharing them with us Kerry!
Carpet Massacre on Tour november 2007 Usa
29, 2007: Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
November 1, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 2, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 3, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 5, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 6, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 8, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 9, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 10, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 12, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
November 13, 2007: Barrymore Theatre, New York
11: All DD Broadway shows canceled: Duran Duran forced to rescheduling their
three remaining shows at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre New York (tonight: Saturday
10th, Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th) due to Local One Union Strike action.
Band members working around the clock to find alternative venue to reschedule
shows for early next week.
november 11: Duran Duran Moves This Week's Broadway Shows [12/13 november]
to the Roseland Ballroom.
IS THE FULL TRACKLIST ON RED CARPET MASSACRE
There's a nice behind
the scenes with the Red Carpet Massacre tour rehearsals on duranduran.com.
check them out!
From the press release
Roger Taylor noted about rehearsals:
“We rehearsed for the whole of October because
we are adding so much in the way of new material to the set. Usually when
we go out we only introduce three or four new songs into the show but this
time we’re playing everything off the new record. Personally, I can’t
wait to play these songs live.”
Some stills from the Jonathan
RossTv show have been posted on the duranduran unofficial
board [thanks to justmaybe] and thanks to mazolauk for the youtube upload!
There's a one page article
with a new Duran picture on page 282 of the november issue of Us Vogue [with
Jennifer Connelly on the front cover] thanks to jaipie for the full scan that
you can see here
repeats itself, 26 years later [the Girls on Film video release] another Duran
video is banned!
October 25 from Mirror.co.uk:
Duran Duran have fallen foul of the TV censors with the risque, X-rated video
for new single, Falling Down. Intended
to poke fun at the "celebrity culture of rehab", it features shocking
and controversial scenes of semi-naked models in distress and suffering breakdowns.
But the censors failed to get the joke and promptly banned it from our television
screens. As a result, the 80s pop icons - who are performing on tomorrow night's
Jonathan Ross show - have had to put out a toned-down version instead. Our
insider reveals: "It's a shame because the film is stunning. It's very
arty, dark and deals with the whole celebrity culture of rehab. "The
band are really disappointed that the video won't be seen because they believed
it to be one of their finest yet." Shot inside the Linda Vista mental
hospital in downtown LA, one scene shows Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger
Taylor and Nick Rhodes - dressed as doctors in white coats - putting drugs
into the mouths of patients. Another shows the lads watching as nude patients
are bathed by stocking-clad nurses. As well as its saucy and voyeuristic content,
it was feared this decidedly unsympathetic take on rehab would spark outrage
among self-help groups. Falling Down, which was co-written and produced by
Justin Timberlake, was inspired by the breakdowns of stars such as Britney
Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Our insider adds: "There has been so much coverage
of young celebrities running off to rehab that the band wanted to poke fun
at how ridiculous they are - but it's backfired on them. "The band had
shot two versions of the video but the one they wanted to release was deemed
too risque, so a more toned-down and censored video will be used instead."
Duran Duran, whose early innovative music videos helped define the MTV generation,
have never been afraid to push the envelope. This isn't the first time they
have upset the censors, either. In 1981 their steamy video for the hit single
Girls On Film was banned by the BBC and heavily edited by MTV. A band's spokesman
confirms: "Unfortunately the first video has been banned, so the tamer
one will be aired instead."
music magazine Beat
enquirers on Durans album sales and gives numbers and a statistic on the sales
of the most popular DD albums. According to the article [above a scan of the
tidbit] the actual Duran Duran album sales are as follows: 7th and Ragged
Tiger 12 millions, Rio 10 millions, Notorious 5 millions, Big Thing 3 millions,
Duran Duran the wedding album a little more than 6 millions, Thank You 2 millions,
Pop Trash about 1 million, Astronaut 3 millions. This statistic brings Duran
album sales to an an average of 6 millions during Duran's long career with
up and downs but of course the above graphic doesn't include
Duran Duran [the first album], Arena, the top selling Greatest/Decade, the
single collections, the spin off projects, the 7" singles and other supports
as 12", Videos and so on... so it seems that the 70 millions records
sales/worldwide that Duran declares it's quite realistic, and we are all sure
that the number of sales will grow up at least to 80 millions with Red Cartpet
16: from Yahoo Music.com: Duran Duran "Falling Down"
Some beauties just can't escape life in the fast lane. Watch Duran Duran nurse
these glamour girls back to health. Falling
Down video premiere
a scan from this month Rolling Stone magazine posted by Tin
to see a full scan of the article about Simon and its new Audi R8.
Its rumored that he got the car from the company as present for a recent corporate
gig Durans did for Audi [close up pic courtesy of dd.com]
the band on KTLA Morning News
Meredith and Yasmin have been spotted on oct 17 in London at Chanel in Brompton
Road for the Vogue Covers Book Launch.
out over 200 photos of Durans and their fans rocking out at the listening
party! They are posted at the Star 98.7 website gallery here
posted in the scans section of the site scans of Giant magazine
and Details. Enjoy the read! Go to the scans section here
yourself to the Yahoo Music video premiere of Falling Down
[tomorrow oct. 16] by watching this picture exclusive that www.duranduran.com
is providing to their fans. here is a link to the beautifull pics on the official
site... enjoy the view! falling
down behind the scenes
out the colorfull tie that Nick was wearing recently at the Bal des
Fleurs. More social life for Mr Rodhes: on the right he's pictured
with Julian Lennon at recent event.
to tgliberty for the Marie Claire scans. Full images available
to figital @ duranduranmessageboard
we have a preview of some promotional stuff [below] issued by the australian
to Craig [a fan] on a recent askkaty about a possible Tv Mania release and
here is the most interesting tidibit of the answer: "...I have been
discussing the grand overdue release with Warren and having consulted our
astrologists, psychics and landscape gardeners, it seems as though this year
things may allign. The album will be released exactly as it was left 11 years
ago..." NR - source duranduran.com
out here a
scan kindly provided by lonelychild60 of "YeahBaby" BMI Baby Inflight
magazine. It seems that the guys want to reach every target with Red Carpet
Massacre! Enjoy the read!
what Nick said on duranduran.com last postcard
from Venice Beach. He talks about a nice day spent in company of the old mate
Warren Cuccurullo in Venice Beach/La [they had some shopping and lot of fun
as they used to have in the old good days]. To read it all and see more snaps
We reoprt the most interesting tidbit... Nick says: "In the 15th
years we worked together, we created so much music together, you have heard
the Duran Duran tracks, but we some other things in between. It seems as though
we have kept TV Mania prisoner for far too long, it's due for parole, I'll
keep you posted." It seems that the project Bored With Prozac
and The Internet will see the light one day or another, at least
Nick's words are encouraging! They started to work on this side project in
summer 1992 and they added final touches to it in 1996. Highlight from the
album the track Camoufllage wich i heard back in the days
at Privacy Studios in the original instrumental version. That track with Warren
on lead vocal was also available to download for a short time at www.warrencuccurullo.com.
Many thanks and credits go to duranduran.com for the recent picture of the
duo. Good to see those two guys back together!
out this cool Tv Mania video made by agterhuis back in the days.
interview by Alka Vuica for east european Tv cable nova. the Show is called
Red Carpet... just like Durans next album. The interview was done in a London
bathroom as you can see from the stills. Simon talks openly and friendly with
Vuica about his family's summer holydays they spent in Croatia together with
his best friend Vuk Vidor. He also talks about Wild Tigris the boat
they used to sail during the summer. Well, enjoy the interview here
right a preview of the definitive cover for the book "Woul Someone Please
Explain?" by Katy Krassner who runs the official Duranduran website.
"Woul Someone Please
Explain?" is the best of Duran Duran's Ask Katy [the section of the official
site mantained by Katy where she answers the questions of the fans] and it
has been defined a delightful bite of pop culture. The book gives
you some insight in to the personalities of Roger, John, Nick and Simon. This
book will be available for purchase on www.duranduran.com in late 2007. For
more infos check out katy's myspace page here
updates on magazines out now... above a collage of articles and pics from
the following mags [from left to right] tatler october 2007, this week Hello
with the very first interview that Amber Le Bon has ever done [about her debut
in a recent fashion show in Glasgow as reported also here],
harpers bazar septber 2007.
of Entertainment Weekly magazine
the band collaborates with the hitmaker of sexyback and they pose for stylish
mags like GQ and Details some naive pics of the early years cames to mind
and since i like retro [to use a word that john likes!] and this site is all
about this [having a step into the current news and a step into the "life
and times of the long story of Duransty"] i decided to let these
pics emerge. In late 1981, when Girls on Film was just released and the guys
did their fisrt promo tour in Usa they would have done anything to promote
their music, even posing for a soft erotic magazine called Oui with
some not so dressed models... it wasn't a hard work for them actually and
even if they were so young they didn't seem too embarassed. It seems they
really enjoyed the photo session. So, from the deep archives of Duranasty
enjoy this this blast from the past here.
and girlfriend Meredith Ostrom have been spotted by paparazzi at Hilary Swank
Hosts VIP Dinner in London on september 27.
Release Date - updated October 11th, 2007
date for RED CARPET MASSACRE has been changed by Sony in some territories.
Please refer to this list. We will update it as necessary if necessary.
2 Nov: Digital Single // 16 Nov: Album release date,
Belgium 29 Oct: Digital Single // 19 Nov: Album release date,
Denmark 28 Sept: Digital Single // 19 Nov: Album release date,
Finland 21 Nov: Album release
date, France 12 Nov: Digital
Single // 19 Nov: Album release date, Germany
16 Nov: Digital Single //16 Nov: Physical Single // 16 Nov: Album release
date, Italy 28
Sept: Digital Single // Nov 5: Physical Single // 16 Nov: Album release date,
Holland 29 Oct: Digital Single
// 16 Nov: Album release date, Norway 19 Oct: Digital Single // 19 Nov: Album
release date, Portugal 29 Oct:
Digital Single // 19 Nov: Album release date, Poland
19 Nov: Album release date, Spain
20 Nov: Album release date, Sweden
22 Oct: Digital Single // 21 Nov: Album release date, Switzerland
26 Oct none 16 Nov UK 4 Nov: Digital Single // 5 Nov: Physical single // 19
Nov: Album release date, Canada 25
Sep: Digital Single // 20 Nov: Album release date, South
Africa 19 Nov : Album release date, Australia
16 Oct: Digital Single (iTunes only) // 17 Nov : Album release date, Mexico
19 Nov: Album release date, Brazil 20
Nov: Album release date, Chile 19
Nov: Album release date, Central America
20-Nov: Album release date, Japan 14
Nov: Album release date, Hong Kong
19 Nov: Album release date, Malaysia 20
Nov: Album release date, Philippines
19 Nov: Album release date, Korea
19 Nov: Album release date, Taiwan 23
Nov: Album release date, Thailand
20 Nov: Album release date.
special update: on the set of the GQ photo session
is, in almost every way, the polar opposite of Reportage,
the grim, grasping-for-something album the band was hoping to release before
Timbaland came to the rescue. To hear Rhodesdescribe it,
the album sounds like a cry for help, if not a suicide note. “It was
a very angry record for Duran Duran, quite political,” he says. “We’ve
always reflected what’s around us; it’s just that we always tried
to pick the more uplifting subjects. But there was so much doom and gloom
and horror that it had got pretty deep under our skin.”
Details: The band has turned to other means of looking good with age:
virtual reality. Avatars, you see, never age, and this band in need of a second
life has recently caught on to Second Life. “We’re opening our
own little universe,” Rhodes says. “The plan eventually is to
do a concert, but in the meantime we’ve created a Duran Duran theme
park, a store, a sushi bar, an underwater disco . . .” They even have
a song on the new album, called “Zoom In,” that reveals the kind
of enthusiasm for Second Life that they once devoted to making videos. But
if it feels like a stretch, or at the very least a challenge, for these middle-aged
pop stars to keep up with the MySpace generation, it is. “It certainly
gets harder the older you get,” Rhodes says. “You’ve used
a lot of your original ideas. You try to look at things with a different angle,
but there are kids younger than you who already have a different angle, and
Duran talk exclusively to GQ.com about the making of their new album, Red
Carpet Massacre. Read Nick Rhodes on the band's quest for perfect pop in the
November issue of GQ, out now and watch the cool video on GQtv here
Le Bon and John Taylor are still going on with their busy schedule of different
radio interviews in the Us to promote Durans upcoming album and single. Picture
above: the guys at the Radio Kiss108 studios in Boston.
an extract of the Details interview. To read it all go here
their birth in Birmingham, England, in the late seventies, Duran Duran have
had several lineups. First there were five. Then three. Then two. Then some
new guys. Then the original five. And now they’re down to four again,
and those four are wondering what happened to guitarist Andy Taylor.
One minute, the band says, they were expecting him at their recording sessions
in New York; the next, well, they were still expecting him . . . “We thought he was going to turn up,” Le Bon says. “We
even had a driver waiting at the airport. Andy’s mobile was switched
off and he didn’t respond to any e-mails—they all bounced back.
After two days it became apparent he wasn’t coming.” “We realized there were probably some slightly deeper problems
going on there,” ... Predictably, the separation has gotten
litigious. And there does seem to be an undercurrent of resentment that Andy
Taylor’s absence has made Duran less than whole at the pivotal moment
of their comeback. “If I was him I think I’d avoid hearing the
album,” Le Bon says. “By now I think I would have got an inkling
that there was something quite special going on. It’s really sad. Some
guys in the band are a bit angry. I’m sad. I’m worried about him,
more than anything.”... “Hey, we can still do it,” he says.
“And you know what? We haven’t got fat. And you know what? We’ve
got hair, and we can still put clothes on, and we can still do photo sessions,
and, okay, we don’t look like we did 25 years ago, but we don’t
look that bad.”